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Are Invisalign Braces Right for Me?

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More and more adults are turning to orthodontic treatment to correct crowded or crooked teeth. Perhaps they never had orthodontics during adolescence, or maybe they forgot to wear their retainer after treatment when they were younger.

With so many great orthodontic options for adults such as Invisalign, there is no reason for you to live with a smile you're not happy with. Here's what you should know about Invisalign.

Invisalign Straightens Your Teeth with Discretion in a Timely Manner

Invisalign offers something that traditional orthodontic does not –discretion. Instead of wearing metal brackets and wires, you wear smooth, clear plastic aligners. Because they fit snug against your teeth, they're comfortable to wear and hardly ...

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I Would Like Whiter Teeth. What Are My Options?

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Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? It is natural over time that your smile will lose some of its luster. Dull-looking teeth may even cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. The good news is that professional whitening can help you reclaim your smile, and your dentist in Barrie, ON can help!

Is Professional Whitening Better than Over-the-Counter Products?

The answer to this question is - absolutely, yes! OTC products offer a lot of choices and a lesser cost; however, this doesn't mean that you will achieve the same results as working with your dentist. In fact, your dentist has access to much stronger products than you ...

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When to Call Our Office for a Dental Emergency

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You were enjoying your favorite sandwich for lunch when you felt that telltale crack. Much to your dismay, out came a piece of your tooth. Surprisingly, your tooth didn't feel sensitive, and since it's a tooth in the back of your mouth, you wonder if you should still call your dentist. It could probably wait – right?

The truth is, whenever you have a broken, lost, or painful tooth you should contact your dentist. Your dental team can assess your situation over the phone and determine if you need emergency dentistry in Barrie, ON. Here are some other cases when you should contact your dentist right away.

A Knocked Out Tooth

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Invisalign - How It Works and Why We Recommend It

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Are you tired of crooked or crowded teeth that mar the appearance of your otherwise healthy smile? It can be frustrating as an adult to deal with tooth alignment issues; you know you should address the problem, but your life is too busy to deal with brackets and wires on your teeth.

You’ll be pleased to know that Invisalign is a short-term treatment that was developed for adults just like you! Instead of brackets and wires that can be difficult to wear, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that are customized to move your teeth gently into their ideal positions.

How Invisalign Works

The first step is an evaluation where Dr. Joo Young will ...

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3 Services that will Transform Your Smile for a Special Occasion

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Do you have a big event coming up? Perhaps a wedding or family reunion that you would like to look your best for? As you're picking out your outfit, take a look at your smile. Is it as bright and white as it can be? Are you able to smile with confidence?

Did you know that cosmetic dentistry in Barrie, ON can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted and your treatment can actually be quick and affordable? Here are some cost-effective ways you can improve your smile in a timely manner.

Teeth Whitening

You might be surprised to learn the impact a bright and beautiful smile can make on your ...

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How is Botox Used in Dentistry?

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You have probably heard of Botox and may have even had treatment to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

While it’s true that it works wonders for restoring a more youthful appearance, there are several therapeutic uses for Botox in dentistry than you might realize.

What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name for a type of neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The toxin works by blocking the release of neurotransmitters, causing facial muscles to relax, which is why it’s widely used for facial esthetics.

More and more dentists today are trained to administer Botox injections because of their familiarity with the movement of facial muscles. ...

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3 Reasons Why We Recommend Dental Sealants for Kids (and Some Adults!)

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Does your child do an excellent job brushing their teeth? Do they enjoy a sweet treat every now and then? Do they like to snack throughout the day? If your child snacks, enjoys sweets, and could use some help brushing their teeth properly, dental sealants would probably benefit them, and your kid's dentist Barrie, ON can help!

What is a Dental Sealant?

A sealant is thin coating that is placed over the chewing surfaces of your child's back teeth and molars. A sealant will fill in any grooves or pits that may attract bacteria and be hard to keep clean. Sealants help prevent tooth decay and cavities from occurring by protecting ...

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