Dealing with dental anxiety

Anxiety is a common psychological disorder affecting many people worldwide. Early records show that anxiety has been around since Greco-Roman times. However, as time passes, anxiety triggers change and adapt to modern days. Moreover, a lot of people within contemporary times are afraid of dentists. Although the reasons behind this are numerous, the dentist, their team and patient must know …

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Wisdom teeth: when and why removing them?

Having a proper oral care routine with regular dentist appointments will keep your teeth clean and healthy. However, wisdom teeth removal is something that most people will have to experience at a certain point in their life, even with optimal oral care. You might be wondering why dentists suggest removing them even though they are not causing any pain or …

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The Importance of the Complete Oral Exam (COE)

Dentist exam

During the complete oral exam (COE) your dentist will make a full assessment of your overall and oral health. While examining you, the dentist will look for: Damaged and missing teeth Early signs of cavities Your gum condition Dental treatments previously done Early signs of oral cancer The position of your teeth (e.g., spacing, bite) The health and function of …

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Dental Implants in Waterloo, at Iris Dentistry

Dental implants

Dental Implant is an artificial replacement option for a missing tooth or a damaged tooth with a poor prognosis for survival. A dental implant is a screw-like fixture made up of titanium material that is surgically fixed into the jawbone. Once the implant is healed, a crown, denture, or bridge is planned on the top of it, to restore aesthetics …

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Iris Dentistry is celebrating their 5th anniversary

Iris Dentistry has been providing dental care and helping patients and their families in the Waterloo community and surrounds areas for the past 5 years. Have you had a chance to meet Dr. Iris Moreira? Dr. Iris Moreira was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she earned her dental degree in 2002. After completing her dental training, …

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Orthodontics: what are the benefits of braces?

You probably have heard about braces and you may know that they straighten teeth. But creating a beautiful smile is just one of the benefits orthodontics can offer. Putting your teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment also improves the function of the smile.  Orthodontic treatment is becoming an addition for many other dental procedures, such as creating space for …

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Child’s first visit to the dentist

At Iris Dentistry, your dentist in Waterloo, we provide dental care for the whole family The Ontario Dental Association recommends that when the first tooth appears, between the ages of 6 months to 1 year old, it is time to book your child’s first visit to the dentist. During the child’s very first visit, the dentist will take a look …

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Top 10 good reasons to visit the dentist

Don’t you have enough reasons to go to the dentist? Iris Dentistry decided to help you by creating a listing with the top 10 reasons why you should go visit a dentist before 2020 ends. Teeth are the hardest tissues in our body. They are so strong that they can withstand the enormous forces of our bite, helping us to …

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Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants In Waterloo?

Retired couple lie down in bed and smile with their new dental implants in Waterloo

At Iris Dentistry, your dentist in Waterloo, we believe everyone deserves to experience life with a complete, healthy smile. That’s why we provide restorative dentistry, including dental implants in Waterloo – a revolutionary way to replace missing teeth. Because of this treatment, many people like you are proudly showing off their new and improved look and enjoying the everyday benefits …

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Information and Tips: Ending the “Fear of the Dentist”

At Iris Dentistry, your dentist in Waterloo, we provide dental care for the whole family  Making a dental appointment may not be the most pleasant thing, but yet very important. “Phobia” is defined as an irrational fear or aversion to something that leads a person to avoid unpleasant situations, objects or activities. Many people are afraid of a dentist just …

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New Year’s Resolutions

2021 has finally arrived! The start of a new year is always very promising and it is the best time to make a list of things that need to be accomplished during the year, the famous “New Year’s Resolutions”. The most common items in the “New Year’s Resolution List” are related to health and lifestyle change, such as start a …

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