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Porcelain Veneers or Lumineers: Which is Right for Me?

September 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — baldentalcentre @ 6:29 am
Porcelain veneers against a dark background

To help your smile look better, you might think of getting porcelain veneers. They’d certainly be a good choice, as they’re one of cosmetic dentistry’s best treatments. However, did you know there’s more than one kind of veneer? Indeed, some dentists offer a different brand called Lumineers that addresses similar issues. That said, you may not know which of the two to choose. If so, your Toronto dentist can help you settle the matter. Read on to learn the strengths and weaknesses of porcelain veneers and Lumineers.


Is it OK if I use Charcoal for Teeth Whitening?

September 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — baldentalcentre @ 5:00 pm
Activated charcoal, a material used in DIY teeth whitening

DIY teeth whitening got popular in recent years. Many believe it’s more affordable, flexible, and convenient than the alternatives. As such, some people now claim that activated charcoal is an effective DIY teeth whitener that can beautify smiles. In truth, though, this product isn’t as safe or effective as it’s often made out to be. You’re much better off seeing a cosmetic dentist for healthy and beautiful teeth. To learn more, here’s a summary of activated charcoal, its risks, and why professional whitening is the superior choice.


The Surprising Link Between Academic Success and Oral Health

August 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — baldentalcentre @ 3:02 pm
Young girl focusing on class assignment

And just like that… back-to-school season is here again! To prepare your child for a new school year, your days may be filled with purchasing new supplies, setting up carpools, and the like. However, there’s one to-do that parents often forget about: scheduling their child’s biannual checkup and cleaning. After all, recent studies have shown that oral health and academic success are closely linked. To learn more about the relationship between the two (as well as how to keep your kiddo’s smile in tip-top shape), keep reading.


The Dental Veneer Process – Step-by-Step

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — baldentalcentre @ 2:56 pm
woman smiling getting teeth shade matched

You’ve heard of spring cleaning, but what about summer transformation? Making bold moves this time of year is a great way to re-energize yourself for the fall and winter. If you are looking into ways to dramatically improve your overall look, check into porcelain veneers. These thin coverings enhance the front teeth for a more confident, beautiful smile. Keep reading to learn more about the veneer process and whether or not you may be a candidate. 


How a Healthy Smile Leads to Success In School

August 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — baldentalcentre @ 8:00 pm
young girl smiling on play gym

School is almost back in session, and that may mean you’re packing backpacks full of fresh pencils, blank paper, and a box of Kleenex or two. While you are busy marking things off the back-to-school to-do list, have you considered a trip to your children’s dentist? Recent research suggests that having a healthy smile is correlated to greater success in school. Keep reading to learn more about the study, as well as tips for maintaining clean teeth and gums all year long! 

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