Maybe you were crunching on some ice, took a puck to the teeth, or have started to grind your teeth in your sleep. Whatever the culprit was, a chipped tooth can be startling, uncomfortable, and distressing. If you chip your tooth, it’s important to see your dentist soon, whether the chip is a small annoyance, […]
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Do Teeth Whitening Strips Work?
Teeth whitening is increasing in popularity, and many brands of whitening strips are popping up on shelves in grocery stores and pharmacies. If you’re dreaming of a whiter smile, you may wonder if these teeth whitening strips actually work. At Shawnessy Dental, we care about our patient’s smiles and want to ensure their most optimal […]
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Dental veneers are tooth-coloured shells fastened to the surface of your teeth to help improve appearance, and make your smile a little brighter. Veneers are used to treat various dental concerns, like discolouration, broken or chipped teeth. Veneers are appealing because of their close appearance to natural teeth, and the effortless installation procedure. If you’re […]
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Invisalign offers dental patients the ability to slowly reposition their teeth without drawing attention to a visually-obvious orthodontic device. Many people prefer the idea of using Invisalign to wearing braces, due to their relative comfort and lower profile. But how does Invisalign compare to traditional braces when it comes to speed? Our practice has spent […]
What Are Veneers & Will They Work for Me?
Veneers are thin “shells” applied to the front of the teeth to give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. They’re primarily used to improve your teeth’ appearance and are a permanent way to fix unsightly problems with your smile, such as chipped, broken, discoloured, or smaller-than-average teeth. Each veneer is applied individually, so you […]
How to Prevent Sensitivity from Teeth Whitening
Having sensitive teeth can affect many people, but it can have wildly different causes. When a patient complains about sensitive teeth typically, it can be caused by issues with their gums or the surface of their teeth. But when a patient opts for teeth whitening, the cause, the prevention, and the treatment of sensitive teeth […]
Can Dentists Offer BOTOX?
Father Time comes for us all. But sometimes he has the nerve to act before his appointment. As we age, we get smile lines and crows’ feet, which may not be a nice trophy for living your best life in your 40s, 50s, and 60+. Sometimes, our faces only need a youthful touch-up to give […]