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6 Ways To Improve Your Smile

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Who would say no to a prettier smile? With all of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Cornwall Dental Arts, most dental patients can get the smile they want.

Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

  1. Teeth whitening is the most common procedure and it is used to lighten discolored teeth. This quick and easy procedure is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be surprisingly dramatic.
  2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.
  3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.
  4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.
  5. For most Cornwall, Long Sious, and Ingleside patients, dental implants are the best way to fix a missing tooth.
  6. And finally, there are clear braces. Clear braces are a way of subtly and quickly straightening crooked teeth.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that give you the smile makeover you’ve dreamed of. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Do You Have A Thumbsucking Toddler?

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For years, Cornwall Dental Arts has warned parents that thumb-sucking can cause future dental problems for their thumb-loving kids. One of these problems is a type of malocclusion called an open bite.

An open bite occurs when the front teeth in the lower and upper jaw have been moved forward, often to the extent that they do not meet when the mouth is closed. A common cause of this is thumb sucking, but pacifiers and tongue thrusting can also move teeth out of alignment.

Tongue thrusting refers to an abnormal swallowing action in which the tongue is pushed forward during swallowing. Normally, the tongue is on the roof of the mouth and the teeth closed completely when swallowing. A tongue-thrusting habit can develop due to factors other than thumb sucking, though this is a common cause. Allergies, large tonsils, tongue size, jaw angle, muscular problems, frequent sore throats, and anything that makes swallowing difficult can result in a tongue-thrusting habit.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we diagnose bite problems in young Cornwall dental patients such as underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites. If dental treatment is started early in a child’s life, many bite issues and their associated problems can be prevented.

Cornwall Dental Arts offers comprehensive dentistry for kids, and general and family dentistry for the rest of your brood. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Children's dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Pediatric dentistry

Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, bite issues, tooth implants, oral sedation, teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for answers.

Our family friendly staff has helped develop an atmosphere of active listening. We enjoy getting to know our patients and determining each patient’s unique dental needs. We want to understand your dental goals and challenges and help you understand the hows and whys of recommended treatment.

Many of our new dental patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry care such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to communicate with you about these protocols.

Dental Care For Every Member of the Family

If you have toddlers, it is important for you to make decisions about protective sealants and fluoride supplements. If you have older children, it is helpful to discuss braces, sports mouthguards, and dental caries prevention.

If you are not happy with your smile, we would like to introduce you to the latest in cosmetic dentistry. If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution. If you have a family member with a chronic illness, we can counsel you about the impact their condition has on oral health. Oral cancer screenings are critical for patients of all ages.

Thank you for visiting our dental blog and taking the time to learn more about Cornwall Dental Arts. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral cancer screenings, Oral Health, Pediatric dentistry

Remake Your Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your Cornwall Smile With Bonding And Shaping

When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not what first comes to mind. But at Cornwall Dental Arts, we may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, we apply tooth-colored materials, and bonds them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. It’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Cornwall dental care, give us a call. Our family friendly dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and teeth whitening. Book an appointment with us today!

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

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Hello friends and neighbors in the Cornwall area! Have you been searching for the right dentist to correct your crooked, stained, or chipped teeth? The team at Cornwall Dental Arts  wants to end your search! We specialize in porcelain veneers, which are a fantastic, minimally-invasive treatment for cracked, stained, or chipped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted glass-like porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth that need correcting.

A veneer can transform a tooth’s color, shape, size, or length. The porcelain closely resembles authentic tooth enamel so you will look like you were born with a perfect smile. Our veneers are essentially indistinguishable from natural teeth – naturally perfect teeth, that is.

Because we offer porcelain veneers that are tailor-made and fitted perfectly to your teeth, you can repair multiple issues at once with just one process.

Fix chips and cracks without compromising the healthy tooth structure.

When considering porcelain veneers, it’s essential that you have them done the right way by a trusted cosmetic dentist. When done the right way, porcelain veneers can stay strong and beautiful for many years.

Here at Cornwall Dental Arts, we will ensure that your porcelain veneers are done right. Then we will provide you with the details you need so you can keep your unforgettable new smile! We also provide general and family dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

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Life is hectic. That’s just the way it is. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and important things get put on the back burner. But the team at Cornwall Dental Arts urges you to protect your beautiful smile, and not to become complacent about dental care.

Here are some prevalent dental care shortcuts. Are you guilty of any of them?

Rushing Through Brushing
Your teeth deserve an attentive two minutes or more. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a systematic approach to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.

Only Seeing Your Dentist When You Have a Toothache
We hope none of our patients put off checkups and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may be way too late to prevent a filling or even a root canal.

Neglecting Professional Cleanings
When softer plaque turns to calculus, you can’t brush it off with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of the calculus or tartar before it can impair your enamel or irritate your gums.

Using Floss Picks Instead of Dental Floss
While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to know that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. A floss pick holds just a small length of floss stretched in a straight line. Looking down, a tooth is shaped somewhat round or oval. A straight piece of floss just doesn’t make sense geometrically because it doesn’t conform to the shape of the tooth as well as traditional floss. When you wrap a string of floss completely around the circumference of a tooth, you can more thoroughly clean that essential area around and just below the gumline. We have seen patients who are faithful floss pick users who developed decay in a very small crack the floss pick missed day after day.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we urge our patients to practice preventative dentistry to guard their beautiful smiles for life. We deliver the full spectrum of general and family dentistry. Ask us about smile makeovers! Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Keep Them Clean! Tips from the Cornwall Dentist

Cornwall Guide To Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

The team at Cornwall Dental Arts would like to use this post to clarify the differences between plaque, calculus, and cavities.

Plaque is a film that covers teeth – a sticky layer of bacteria. You can remove plaque through daily brushing and flossing. If it isn’t removed, it can build up and harden into calculus.

Calculus, also known as tartar, is hardened plaque that accumulates minerals from food and saliva. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your Cornwall dentist are necessary to remove tartar as well as hard-to-reach plaque.

Plaque and calculus are not cavities, but they can lead to cavities.

A cavity is basically a hole in the tooth caused by decay. Because plaque and calculus contain bacteria, the bacteria release acids which accelerate tooth decay and eventually lead to more cavities.

A good rule of thumb for Cornwall dental patients is this: avoid plaque to avoid tartar to avoid tooth decay. Got it?

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we provide general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, along with children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Pediatric dentistry

Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

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At Cornwall Dental Arts, we want to do everything we can to help our patients have healthy teeth and gums, and a beautiful smile. With that in mind, here are some tips for good oral hygiene.

1. Do… remember you are just cleaning the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has settled into tartar, no measure of scrubbing at home can safely remove it.

Don’t… scour your teeth and gums until your gums pull back and expose parts of your tooth you don’t want vulnerable.

2. Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Proper brushing and daily flossing can keep your gums healthy and strong.

Don’t… hesitate to see your dental professional about sore or bleeding gums, tooth pain or mouth sores.

3. Do… establish a routine for brushing and flossing that leaves adequate time to spend a full two minutes delicately cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your mouth.

Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a vital routine.

4. Do… schedule twice-yearly dental visits for cleaning and examination by a professional.

Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we provide general and family dentistry that will help you maintain your beautiful smile, and keep your teeth and gums in great condition. We offer mouth guards for those who grind their teeth at night, and also provide cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Beautiful smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

Attention Cornwall Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethDental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of people, and they do a good job of improving a tooth’s appearance and the patient’s bite. But they are not problem free. Many people find it impossible to keep keep them completely clean. It can be hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

That opens the door to harmful bacteria, which can lead to new tooth decay. If the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is a titanium post screwed directly into the jaw bone. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. It is not attached to teeth like with dental bridges. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that come with dental bridges. Of course, patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Cornwall dental patients.

Dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing durability, beauty, and natural function.  Moreover, they can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we also provide general and family dentistry, and love catering to kids with our pediatric dentistry. We provide you with patient comforts to make your visit more enjoyable. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental bridges, Dental Implants, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Oral Cancer Screenings

At Cornwall Dental Arts we want our patients to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you skip a checkup because you don’t think you have any cavities, remember there’s more than that to your visit, because we perform oral cancer screenings, too.

Lung and breast cancer get a lot of public attention. There is less awareness of oral cancer, even though it claims thousands of lives every year. If you smoke or have tested positive for HPV, you have a higher risk for developing oral cancer.

We work to elevate awareness of oral cancer and the significance of early diagnosis. Here are five important things to know about oral (mouth) and oropharyngeal (back of mouth and throat) cancers.

  1. About 80% of people with oral cancer use some variety of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes).
  2. 40% of individuals who receive late-stage diagnosis of oral cancer die within five years. The survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.
  3. In many cases, it is almost impossible for the individual to detect oral and oropharyngeal cancers because they can produce inconspicuous symptoms or no symptoms at all. Any abnormality in the mouth or throat, even if small and painless, should be examined by a dentist or doctor.
  4. HPV (the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US) is the most common cause of oropharyngeal cancer. Of the numerous strains of HPV, HPV16 is the one most often linked to oropharyngeal cancer.
  5. Black males have a higher risk of dying from oral cancer than whites.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we use VELscope light to examine your cheeks, teeth, and gums for signs of oral cancer. It is a fantastic, non-invasive screening device that helps us to find any abnormalities.

By having an oral cancer screening, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve got a clean bill of health. If we happen to find an abnormality, then you’re on the road to early treatment, which dramatically improves the chances of a positive outcome.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we also provide general and family dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

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