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How to Floss: Flossing Techniques & Tips

You’ve heard it everywhere: from parents to your dentist, to friends, and even advertisements.  Flossing is an essential part of oral hygiene. Yet, many people skip it due to misconceptions or lack of knowledge. At Portrait Dental, we help teach our clients important hygiene habits for oral health. So, we will teach you the proper…
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Bad Breath & Halitosis: Diagnosis and Treatments

Do you suffer from bad breath?  Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be an uncomfortable problem affecting social interactions and oral health. Portrait Dental understands the impact of this common symptom and we want to help you find solutions to combat this problem! To help you overcome this very common symptom, we'll discuss the…
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10 Foods For Healthy Teeth: Nutrition Affects Your Oral Health

Do you want a healthy and bright smile? Well, did you know that certain foods are better and worse for your oral health? Of course, proper dental hygiene is important, but so is maintaining a balanced diet! Eating certain foods can help keep your teeth healthy and strong. So strap in and get ready for…
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What is Non-Surgical Gum Therapy?

Did you know that non-surgical gum therapy can effectively treat gum disease without surgery? This exciting new therapy is a treatment option for gum disease that we are proud to offer at Portrait Dental. Gum disease is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the bacteria in plaque cause the gums…
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Gum Disease: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects millions of people worldwide. We see many patients struggling with this affliction in our office. So don't worry! It is a common dental issue-- but it can lead to tooth loss and other health problems. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of…
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Adult Braces: Pros and Cons

Adult braces can be a daunting thought for those considering treatment--the social shame and the treatment itself can be such a hassle. But don't let that stop you from beginning your journey to the perfect smile. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. Through the…
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Overcoming Your Dental Phobia With Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is a common problem that affects many people and can prevent them from receiving necessary dental care. This fear and nervousness can stem from past negative experiences, a fear of needles or drills, or simply a general fear of the unknown. Fortunately, sedation dentistry offers a solution to help individuals receive the dental…
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8 Reasons Why It’s Important to Smile

When you don't like your smile, you develop tricks to hide it. Whether you cover your mouth with your hands or smile in a certain way, you know that not having confidence in your smile causes a lot of problems in life. But some of the benefits of smiling more are very surprising! This article…
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Sedation Dentistry: Goodbye Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a common phobia that many of our patients at Portrait Dental suffer from. In fact, many Canadians struggle with dental anxiety, and it keeps them from getting necessary treatments or pursuing a better smile. Well at Portrait Dental we offer sedation dentistry, a fabulous service that helps everyone feel more comfortable at…
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Coffee Stained Teeth: What to Do About Them

What other way is there to start your day other than a morning cup of joe? If you're like most Canadians, 75% of us in fact, then you drink coffee on a regular basis. So coffee lovers take note: coffee stains teeth, and the longer you leave it unaddressed the worse the problems become. That's…
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Gum Contouring: Everything You Need to Know

It isn't a lie that a first impression means everything. And our smiles are one of the first things to introduce ourselves. That's why it's important you feel confident when you flash your teeth at strangers. There's an indescribable warmth that radiates from a person with a beautiful smile, and we all want to capture…
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How to Get Braces & The Braces Process

Did you know that only about 35% of Americans are born with straight teeth? Canada has similar rates too! So if you find yourself or your child with imperfectly aligned teeth, don't worry! You are not alone. Located in Liberty Village, Toronto Ontario, Portrait Dental will walk you through everything you need to know about…
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5 Common Dental Cosmetics & Their Benefits

What does it really take to get the smile you've always dreamed of? Aside from proper oral hygiene habits, there are ways for you to take your smile to the next level. With professional treatment from Portrait Dental, one that is customized to your specific needs, you can leave our office with a picture-perfect smile.…
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10 Teeth Facts From History & More

One of the best ways to build a new habit or improve an existing one is to get yourself thinking about it in a new and interesting way. That's why we've assembled 10 of the strangest teeth facts to make you wonder. After reading this article, you'll find your idle thoughts turning to the crazy…
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Laser Teeth Whitening: How it Works

Teeth whitening is a simple way to better your smile by reducing tooth discolouration. Whiter teeth make you more confident and look younger. There are many options for whitening, and one of the most popular and effective is laser teeth whitening. In this article, we'll explore how laser teeth whitening works and how it compares…
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