Oral health for total health

Oral health is part of your overall health. With a healthy mouth you can eat, speak and smile in comfort, which helps you feel physically, socially and mentally well. A healthy mouth helps you enjoy life. Risk factors Caring for your teeth requires more than brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. It is important to understand the risk factors …

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Dental Assistants: a vital member of the oral health team

“Dental assistants are vital members of the oral healthcare team who work with other dental healthcare professionals. Dental assistants facilitate the work of dentists and hygienists. They work at chairside by assisting the dentist with dental procedures. Dental assistants may expose radiographs and perform other intra-oral duties. They are responsible for infection control protocols within the office. They clean, disinfect …

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Child’s oral health – dental care during early ages

With the right dental hygiene routine at the right age, you and your family will have the tools you need for success Tooth decay can happen at any age. From the moment the first baby tooth arrives there are steps you can take to keep it healthy. One way to spot tooth decay early is to look for white spots …

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Dental plan and dental treatment in Canada

As a dental office in Waterloo, we always listen to people discussing how dental care in Canada is expensive. It is also expensive to maintain a dental office here. Setting up and maintaining a dental office is not an easy task. We have to find the best location, with free parking for patients, make sure the place is always nice …

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Avoid gum disease

Gums occupy a large portion of the mouth surrounding your teeth and are vulnerable to bacteria attacks. Moreover, everyone experiences gum disease to any degree at some time in their lives. However, prevention is vital, and gum disease can be easily avoided with a simple and good oral care routine and a few changes in your lifestyle. In this article, …

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Invisalign or regular braces ?

Orthodontic treatment is usually associated with undesirable and uncomfortable shiny metal braces bonded to the teeth. At Iris Dentistry, it is guarantee you will achieve the smile you deserve, either if you choose Invisalign or regular braces. Traditional orthodontics has evolved to be more comfortable and aesthetically pleasant. The best examples of this are ceramic braces and clear aligners (commonly …

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Cosmetic dental procedures

Within contemporary times, aesthetics has turned into a serious matter. As a result, only healthy teeth is often not enough. Your smile represents a crucial role in your appearance. Dentistry has evolved to meet the patient’s expectations regarding how they want their teeth to look. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures options. In …

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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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