The expression, “it’s like pulling teeth,” is said to be cited as early as the 17th century. The idiom refers to something that is difficult and painful. For example, getting my kids to do their chores is “like pulling teeth.” Sigh. That’s very true. Fortunately, the pain associated with the actual procedure is no longer true. This expression relates to the early days of tooth removal. According to Wikipedia, until the early 20th century in Europe, dental extractions were often made by travelling dentists in town fairs. One such infamous dentist was a charlatan known as Painless Parker. According to the
Okay, so for the most part you take good care of your teeth. You brush, floss, and visit the dental hygienist twice a year at least. But maybe there was that one time when you were soooo tired that you just fell into bed without brushing or another time when you finished your kid’s Halloween candy and then forgot to floss…It’s okay. We’re human and tooth decay can catch up to us in spite of our best efforts. When decay happens to the point where it causes a cavity and warrants a filling—don’t worry—we’re here for you. What are the benefits
One thing most Hollywood A-listers have in common is a perfect photo-ready smile. Even those who didn’t start out with perfect teeth, often invest in their smile after their careers take off. (Hint: Tom Cruise and Chris Rock.) Many A-listers admit to choosing veneers to improve their smile. Most likely you’ve seen celebrities and other people with veneers and didn’t even know it. That’s because veneers are one of the most natural looking cosmetic improvements you can make to your smile. Let’s face it, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A great smile can
If hearing the words ‘root canal’ scares you as much as Mike Myers on Halloween, you’re not alone. Most people associate the procedure with torture and pain their point of reference made through sitcom plotlines or hearing horror stories from their grandparents. Let us set your mind at ease. According to the American Association of Endodontists, extreme pain is just one of the myths associated with root canals. This myth or stereotype might have been true in the olden days but just like all medical procedures, root canals, also known as endodontic therapy, have made tremendous advances. Improved pain management and
What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a popular cosmetic dental procedure aimed to erase discoloration of your teeth, resulting in that coveted sparkly white smile. There are multiple teeth whitening options for both in-office and at-home treatment. Talk with your local dentist to find the best teeth whitening procedure for you! Why get teeth whitening? When do you need teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic procedure, and therefore is completely determined by the patient. Our society places a high value on a bright smile, and as such we all tend to desire whiter teeth. Professional teeth whitening
Dental implants are a permanent surgical solution to replace missing teeth by anchoring a false tooth to the jaw bone by use of metal posts that resemble screws. These posts act as the roots of absent tooth. Approximately 100,000-300,000 dental implants are placed every year (NIH, 2014), making them a common alternative when dentures or bridgework is not an option, or is not preferred by the patient.
Many type of orthodontic treatments are available depending on your specific teeth or jaw problem. Braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments provided by dentists or orthodontists. At Diamond Dental Clinics, we will help you find the right type of braces and other orthodontic needs to make your visit informative, convenient, and more pleasant.
Smoking changes the mouth’s microbiome significantly, with potential implications for tooth decay and the ability to break down toxins. according to results published in the ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) Journal, cigarette smoking changes the mouth’s microbiome significantly, with potential implications for tooth decay and the ability to break down toxins. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and mortality in the US, leading to 480,000 deaths annually, or 20% of all deaths. According to CDC figures ( Central Disease Control ) Over 16 million people live with a smoking-related illness in the US. In 2014, the CDC estimated
A continued pledge to provide better oral health for People in GTA (Toronto Greater Area)! For about two decades Diamond Dental Clinics provided services, education and information on oral health to thousands of people throughout the Toronto, North York, Markham, … Campaigns and promotions such as Smile Month, Free Dental for university and college’s Students and faculty, free dental care for low income family and financing with best possible rate all around GTA have been successful in promoting the values of good oral health, and the Diamond Dental Clinics has firmly established itself as one of the major players in providing
If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful, then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or damaged, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin.