Burlington, ON patients with missing teeth, might feel overwhelmed at the choices available to them for repairing the smile. Dr. Thelam Nguyen and his team at Tansley Woods Dentistry understand patient concerns. Educating patients on the options that can be used is just the first step in finding out if dental implants are right for an individual. Visiting a dentist “near me” in the area is of high demand, and our team encourages patients to book a consultation appointment to learn about the purpose, cost, and expectations of dental implants. What are dental implants? Dr. Thelam Nguyen of Tansley Woods … Continue reading
Fall is back to school season for many students everywhere from kindergarten to university. This time of year is extremely busy for many students and also parents so the priority of dental health and wellness is put by the wayside. Students are struggling to find time for proper dental hygiene, thus during the school year, Many dental problems can arise. These back to school dental tips can help you stay healthy. Regular dental examination checkup. Parents should call your dentist to schedule a checkup appointment for your children. This will ensure your children will have great dental health before the … Continue reading
When we are missing our front teeth, we will do everything to have them replaced because of cosmetic reason. But when it comes to back teeth, these teeth get a really bad rap. “I am missing my back teeth, so what”, “Nobody sees them”. These are the typical answers I hear from patients all the time. And to be honest, they are not totally wrong. For aesthetic reason, our back teeth are not really needed. However, having teeth are not for aesthetic alone. It is for aesthetics, function, comfort and biology. By not replacing posterior teeth, you are missing three … Continue reading
The most essential and beneficial appointment at my clinic is the New Patient Exam. A Core part my dentistry philosophy is centered around complete oral care. Many years of my experience go into the diagnostic process, I prepare a long term treatment plan, present and discuss this treatment plan with the patient before we even begin clinical treatment with the patient’s consent. Because of this, it cannot be a quick in and out appointment. It’s never a “quick cleaning” or a “quick filling”. I cannot provide the best possible oral care for you without meeting you, properly diagnose, and recommend … Continue reading
Your teeth are designed to work together to help you chew, speak and smile. When one or more of these teeth are missing, it can be very difficult to do those things. When your back teeth are missing, often teeth will start to drift and shift and affect the way your teeth come together. This will force you to compensate and adjust the way you bite which will have a lot of other consequences. Some examples are uneven wear of other teeth, and TMJ disorder. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced. The following are three options for replacement. Not all … Continue reading
One of the things that I assess during every examination of our young patients is their breathing. I call it an ‘airway exam’. At Tansley Woods Dentistry, I have a series of pertinent questions that I ask the parents in order to assess their child’s breathing when they sleep. I usually get a blank stare, as I know they are thinking, ‘What does breathing have to do with my kid’s teeth?’ Well, breathing is crucial but breathing the right way when your child sleeps is important, especially when they are young. Nasal breathing, breathing through your nose, is optimal. Your nose … Continue reading
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