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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush – Which Is Best For Me?

December 20, 2022

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It’s highly recommended that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two full minutes. Not only does this keep your smile clean and fresh, but it also helps clear away food particles, debris, plaque, and harmful bacteria. While your technique is essential, does having the right kind of toothbrush matter for preserving healthy teeth and gums? Keep reading to learn the benefits and drawbacks of both electric and manual toothbrushes.


4 Steps to Take If You’ve Broken Your Braces

December 7, 2022

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woman covering her broken braces in Woodbridge

Traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to straighten your smile. However, the metal brackets and wires are not indestructible. One wrong bite or one blow to the mouth and you can end up damaging them. While this can be a major setback for your treatment, there are certain measures for addressing the issue. Keep reading to learn the four steps to take if you’ve broken your braces so you can continue with your orthodontic process!


How to Manage & Prevent Mouth Sores with Braces

November 25, 2022

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woman with braces being examined by a dentist

Traditional braces have been the go-to orthodontic treatment for many years to achieve a straighter, aligned smile! They can fix a range of dental issues, from minor gapping to severely rotated teeth. While they may give you the pearly whites you have always wanted, it’s no secret that braces cause mouth sores. Keep reading on how to prevent and manage mouth sores caused by braces.


Top 4 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures

November 4, 2022

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dentures soaking in a glass of water

Nighttime rituals can be so comforting. Drinking some warm tea. Watching a fun movie. Snuggling under the covers. It can be easy to get in such a relaxed state that you just want to drift right off to sleep without taking care of important oral health habits. Soaking your dentures is one of those essential routines! Read on to learn the top four reasons for soaking your dentures overnight.


3 Issues That Can Affect Your Dental Implant Eligibility

October 4, 2022

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Dental implants against a blue background

Considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are able to restore lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality—and better yet, they can last for virtually a lifetime if you take great care of them! However, as incredible as implants are, they aren’t for everyone; there are certain factors and issues that can negatively affect your eligibility, as they could prevent your implants from properly integrating. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Woodbridge about three of these issues.


Exciting News: Dr. Aquino Received His FAGD!

September 23, 2022

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Usually, our blogs are dedicated to patient education, covering everything from what to expect at an emergency dental visit to common flossing mistakes. Today, we are doing something a bit different: we are sharing an exciting announcement from our very own Dr. Aquino. He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)! With only 6% of general dentists in the US and Canada with the same distinction, it’s safe to say that this is a massive accomplishment. To learn more about this achievement, keep reading!


5 Signs That Your Child Might Need Braces

August 11, 2022

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Child sitting in a dentist’s chair.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—and the same goes for your child and their smile! That said, it isn’t always obvious when your child is ready for orthodontic work—but that doesn’t mean you have to guess when the appropriate time is. Here are five signs from your orthodontist in Woodbridge that indicate it might be time for your little one to start their braces-journey.


4 Things You Can Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

August 4, 2022

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Woman visiting her emergency dentist because of a toothache.

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them to—and they have a funny knack for occurring when it’s least convenient, too! That said, upon suffering any type of dental emergency, your first move should be contacting your emergency dentist and informing them of the situation. But you might not know what to expect upon showing up for your visit, which can sometimes make things a little stressful. Keep reading to learn about four things you can anticipate when you arrive to ensure that you’re able to quickly get your smile the help it needs.


5 Tips to Help You Through Your First Week with Braces

June 8, 2022

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person with braces in Woodbridge

Do you wish you had a straighter smile? One of the most effective ways to correct your bite is with traditional braces. By placing metal brackets and archwires to your pearly whites, your dentist can help shift them into a more ideal position to improve your dental health. While the results are promising, you may be wondering how you’ll manage your first week with braces. Read on to learn five tips to help you through the experience to ensure a smoother process!


Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers—Which One Is Right for You?

May 9, 2022

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woman smiling with white teeth

Having a brighter smile provides numerous benefits—from improved dental health to a boost in your confidence! One of the most popular and convenient cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. However, you can also improve your pearly whites with veneers. But which procedure fits your smile goals? Keep reading from your cosmetic dentist in Woodbridge about the two treatments and how you can benefit from each!

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