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Invisalign Regina

Invisalign involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help to shift teeth into the proper position. Like braces, Invisalign correct overcrowding, overbites and spacing problems with teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign are preferred by...
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Dental Implants Regina

While significant strides have been made in dental care, millions of Canadians suffer tooth loss due to tooth decay, injury or gingivitis. For many reasons, the only option available was to replace missing teeth with bridges or dentures. The development of dental implants added...
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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many people experience wisdom tooth pain from the growth of oversized wisdom teeth. Typically there is not enough room in the jaw for wisdom teeth to erupt, causing pressure and discomfort on the jaw and existing teeth. Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted unless they cause pain,...
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Dental Emergencies

Are you experiencing extreme pain or other dental emergencies?  Contact us for emergency dental help.    Emergencies can happen anytime including outside of our office hours.  We are still available to help after hours.  Call Dr. Konotopetz at...
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Children's Dentistry

Your Child's First Dental Appointment Many dentists recommend visiting a dentist by the age of 3. However, there are advantages to having your child visit a dentist at the age of one.  Some of the advantages include providing parents with early education on...
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Dental Exams & Cleanings

At Signature Smiles, we provide comprehensive patient exams that include: Medical history review Evaluation of existing dental conditions and treatment recommendations Oral cancer screening Smile evaluation Blood pressure screening A review of any concerns you may have...
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Periodontal Disease

The term “periodontal”means “around the tooth.”  Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth; also the jawbone itself...
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has increased significantly over the past ten years.  A beautiful smile is important for our health and wellness.  It is a natural expression of ourselves.  There are a number of reasons why a great smile is important - it affects our...
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Space Maintainers

When a child loses a baby tooth, there is a chance that other teeth can shift causing crowding or can shift filling in the vacant space.  When this occurs permanent teeth may be prevented from growing properly, cause problems with chewing or even cause problems with...
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Signs and Symptoms

Common signs & symptoms of periodontal disease are as follows: Unexplained bleeding when brushing, flossing or eating food. This is a sign of periodontal infection.  Toxins in the plaque cause an infection which makes the tissues prone to bleeding.  Redness,...
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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is important for the prevention of tooth decay.  Fluoride treatments can be done at home or in the office.  In office, treatment is done during a regular exam using foam or gel fluoride. Home treatments may include a prescription toothpaste or...
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Mouth - Body Connection

Good oral hygiene does more than just giving you a beautiful smile.  A healthy mouth goes hand and hand with a healthy body.  Proper oral hygiene has been shown to reduce the risk of serious diseases and perhaps even preserving your memory in golden years according to...
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Sealants

Sealants are applied protect your enamel from plaque and acids that contribute to tooth decay and cavities.  Sealants are a material made of plastic resin that is applied to premolars and molars.  They are most helpful for areas that toothbrushes cannot...
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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are made of porcelain and are very thin, durable and can be easily shaped to the size of a tooth by professional dental laboratories.  They are used to create an attractive, beautiful smile by bonding them to the front of the teeth.  Veneers have improved...
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Oral Healthcare Recommendations & Tips For Parents

Here is a quick checklist of things that parents can do to help ensure their child's dental hygiene: Visit a dentist within six months of the signs of the first tooth or by age one. Use bottles for bedtime only with water.  Napping or sleeping with milk or juice can cause tooth...
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Mouth Guards

Mouthguards are important in protecting teeth against sports injuries.  A properly fitted mouthguard by a dentist can help prevent oral injuries like broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face and jaw.  While boil and bite options are cheaper, custom-made...
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Diagnosis

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examination.  This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up. A periodontal probe (small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the sulcus...
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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Crowns cover tooth surfaces restoring them to their original size and shape.  They not only strengthen the tooth structure but protect tooth  Crowns are typically used when other types of restoration options cannot be used such as fillings. There are several types of...
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Tooth Eruption Chart: The Developing Smile

At Signature Smiles, we believe that a child's teeth should be examined within six months of the first tooth showing or before they turn one year of age.  The following chart provides the tooth eruption pattern of a child.     

Treatment

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease.  Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the...
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Home Care

At Signature Smiles our goals when treating a patient is to help them have a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.  We call it your signature smile.  To accomplish our goal, we provide our clients with some personal home care tips.  These tips play an important...
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Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic dentistry includes tooth whitening or bleaching.  Teeth whitening can enhance and beautify your signature smile.  Typically, teeth whitening techniques are done to help remove stains from teeth form normal use, or stains from teeth due to...
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Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are now done with digital radiography.  This technology uses electronic sensors that capture and store digital images.  These images can be instantly viewed by the dentist to detect dental issues.   This new technology reduces...
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Porcelain Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges.  We will discuss with you the best options for your particular case.  Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years....
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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are used to treat cavities, fix chipped or broken teeth or to decrease the gap between teeth.  Composite fillings are a tooth coloured filling.  They are durable and typically used for small and medium-sized cavities.  They are well suited...
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