Dentistry Blog

What is a Dental Phobia and How Can I Overcome It?

By Chroma Dental Team | October 25, 2023 | Post

Fear is a powerful and often irrational emotion that can grip even the bravest of souls. However, while some fears are perfectly rational and serve as a protective mechanism, others can be debilitating and interfere with our daily lives. Dental phobia, an intense and irrational Read More...

What is Periodontal Disease?

By Chroma Dental Team | October 25, 2023 | Post

When it comes to dental health, the focus often falls on cavities, orthodontics, and sparkling smiles. Nonetheless, a hidden danger lies beneath your gum line that could seriously jeopardize your oral health: periodontal disease. Understanding Periodontal Disease Often known as gum disease, periodontal disease is Read More...

How to Sleep After Wisdom Teeth Removal

By Chroma Dental Team | October 25, 2023 | Post

The extraction of your wisdom teeth is a typical dental operation that many people undergo at a certain stage in their lives. These third molars, positioned at the rear of the mouth, typically appear during the late teenage years or early adulthood, and can lead Read More...

What is Sleep Dentistry?

By Chroma Dental Team | August 27, 2023 | Post

When it comes to dental procedures, anxiety and fear can often accompany the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair, and this fear can become even more pronounced when more complex procedures are involved, such as oral surgeries or extensive dental work. In such cases, Read More...

What is Bone Grafting?

By Chroma Dental Team | August 27, 2023 | Post

When we think about our smiles, the first thing that often comes to mind is teeth. However, beneath those pearly whites lies an essential foundation that plays a crucial role in oral health – the jawbone. Sometimes, due to various reasons, our jawbones may need Read More...

Unlocking the Mystery of TMJ

By Chroma Dental Team | August 27, 2023 | Post

The human body is a marvel of complex systems working in harmony, and one such intricate system is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint plays a crucial role in our daily lives, enabling us to perform basic tasks like speaking, chewing, and even expressing emotions Read More...

How Often Should I Floss?

By Chroma Dental Team | August 27, 2023 | Post

When it comes to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile, brushing your teeth is just the beginning. According to North York dentists flossing, the often-underestimated sibling of brushing, plays an equally vital role in your oral hygiene routine. However, the question that often arises is: Read More...

Proven Toothache Treatments to Relieve Pain Fast

By Chroma Dental Team | March 24, 2023 | Post

Tooth pain is one of the most unbearable pains a person can experience. The pain can be so severe that it can be impossible to carry on with daily activities. Toothache can be caused by several factors such as tooth decay, gum disease, a damaged Read More...

Can I Switch My Dentist?
Can I Switch My Dentist?

By Chroma Dental Team | March 13, 2023 | Post

Dental care is integral to your overall health, and while loyalty to your dentist may be common, in some cases, it may become necessary to switch dentists. Therefore, making the decision to change dentists must not be taken lightly, and should include a number of Read More...

What Are Early Signs of Dental Trouble?
What Are Early Signs of Dental Trouble?

By Chroma Dental Team | March 13, 2023 | Post

When it comes to caring for your oral health, it’s important to recognize the signs of trouble. From bad breath to tooth sensitivity, changes in taste, or discoloration, the ability to recognize subtle cues that something is wrong with your oral health should never be Read More...

Are Dental X-Rays Safe and Necessary?
Are Dental X-Rays Safe and Necessary?

By Chroma Dental Team | March 13, 2023 | Post

X-Ray imaging technology has been used by medical professionals since 1895, and the benefits of this technology are numerous. Being able to detect cavities or fractures without invasive procedures makes this technology invaluable – however, what about the risks? Dental x-rays are an important part Read More...

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Everything You Need to Know

By Chroma Dental Team | February 1, 2023 | Post

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in the mouth, and typically appear in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, the eruption of wisdom teeth can sometimes result in a number of complications, and the removal of newly grown wisdom teeth may be necessary Read More...

Symptoms and Causes of Cavities and Tooth Decay

By Chroma Dental Team | February 1, 2023 | Post

Our mouths contain millions of bacteria, both good and bad. The good bacteria help us break down food, while the bad bacteria feed on sugars and starches in our diets. When these bad bacteria build up in our mouths, they can lead to cavities or Read More...

Retiring Soon? Questions That You Should Ask Your Dentist

By Chroma Dental Team | November 9, 2022 | Post

Retirement is only a few years away. Along with making sure your finances are in order, it makes sense to think about future health needs. Specifically, what do you need to know about dental care for seniors? Now is the time to have a word Read More...

5 Important Reasons Why You Should have That Root Canal Done Now
5 Important Reasons Why You Should have That Root Canal Done Now

By Chroma Dental Team | May 13, 2022 | Post

Of the many dental procedures available for treating dental and oral health issues, the root canal is among the most dreaded and misunderstood by patients. In fact, there are still many patients who prefer to extract their decayed or infected teeth rather than undergo the Read More...

Should You Use Mouthwash Before or After Brushing?
Should You Use Mouthwash Before or After Brushing?

By Chroma Dental Team | June 18, 2022 | Post

Strong and healthy teeth are not only a good sign of oral health but may contribute to your body’s overall health and wellness. We all know that maintaining regular brushing and flossing habits is the foundation for oral hygiene, but rinsing your mouth with mouthwash Read More...

Root Canal Treatment: Know Before You Go
Root Canal Treatment: Know Before You Go

By Chroma Dental Team | February 25, 2022 | Post

What is a root canal? A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that removes the infection of a damaged tooth which would otherwise end up needing to be removed. In other words, it is dentists’ last attempt to save a severely damaged tooth before Read More...

Cosmetic Dentistry 101 – A Complete Guide to Dental Cosmetic Procedures
Cosmetic Dentistry 101 – A Complete Guide to Dental Cosmetic Procedures

By Chroma Dental Team | April 4, 2022 | Post

Having a beautiful smile and strong teeth are essential for many reasons — esthetically and in relation to overall health. All of us encounter yellowing, crooked, and broken teeth at some point in our lives. If you’re not satisfied with your smile, modern cosmetic dentistry Read More...

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

By Chroma Dental Team | January 27, 2022 | Post

A dental emergency can occur at any time. Even if you’ve been diligent about your dental hygiene, anything could happen to call for immediate care. However, it may not always be evident if your emergency requires urgent dental care. Chroma Dental is here to answer Read More...

Centre for Pediatric Dental Care
Centre for Pediatric Dental Care

By Christopher Dunce | December 2, 2021 | Post

Many people think that they don’t need to take care of baby teeth because they will eventually be replaced by permanent ones. This, unfortunately, is a harmful misconception. Damage to baby teeth does have an impact on gums and the adult teeth that are still Read More...

Emergency Dentist in Toronto
Emergency Dentist in Toronto

By Christopher Dunce | January 14, 2022 | Post

Sudden toothaches – as well as other dental emergencies – often occur at the most inconvenient of times. In these cases, it is critical to visit a dentist as soon as possible; this will prevent the pain from worsening while avoiding additional expenses and complex Read More...

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Toronto
Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Toronto

By Christopher Dunce | November 5, 2021 | Post

Wisdom tooth removal is a common problem for many adults; however, modern dental technologies can painlessly solve this issue in as little as one dental visit. Modern dental technologies can painlessly solve this issue in as little as one dental visit. What are wisdom teeth? Read More...

How much do new dental implants usually cost in Toronto?
How much do new dental implants usually cost in Toronto?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 21, 2021 | Post

Dental implants could be a rather expensive option if you want to improve the way you look but no other option will make your smile so perfect. Though you may consider choosing dentures or bridges over implants (as both variants are cheaper and take less Read More...

How long does a dental bridge last?

By Chroma Dental Team | May 15, 2023 | Post

Patients often report hearing that dental bridges don’t last very long and are quick to come out, but fortunately, this is not true. How long dental bridges last depends on how you take care of them, among other factors, so the answer is that it Read More...

What’s the difference between a bridge and a crown?
What’s the difference between a bridge and a crown?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 5, 2021 | Post

Dental procedures to fix or replace damaged or missing may not be the most pleasant of experiences, but most often, they are necessary.  One commonly asked question from our patients is about the differences between dental bridges and crowns. Both bridges and crowns are fixed Read More...

How much does dental work cost in Toronto?
How much does dental work cost in Toronto?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

Dental work can often vary massively in cost, depending on the dental practice, as well as your individual insurance plan.  If you have a good dental plan the majority of the costs are likely to be covered by them.  However if this is not the Read More...

What to do if I can’t afford a dentist?
What to do if I can’t afford a dentist?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

Without insurance coverage, unfortunately, patients often have no choice but to pay for their dental procedures out of pocket. In some cases, your dental care provider may offer payment plans or reduced rates. However, this isn’t always an option.  Obviously, dental operations can often be Read More...

What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

While your dentist will perform cleanings, checkups and treat more common issues like cavities, an orthodontist specializes in orthodontics, which is the practice of straightening and aligning a patient’s teeth and bite. Both dentists and orthodontists focus on oral care.  However, there are some major Read More...

What procedures are considered orthodontic?
What procedures are considered orthodontic?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

When it comes to fixing and aligning crooked teeth and bites, there are many orthodontic procedures available, such as:  Braces Headgear Jaw Surgery Palatal Expansion If you’re experiencing issues with your bite, alignment, or jaw, consider speaking to an orthodontist about your options.   What Read More...

How can I whiten my teeth naturally?
How can I whiten my teeth naturally?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 15, 2021 | Post

Teeth whitening is a popular and regular used method in dentists offices.  Additionally, there are also many natural teeth whitening solutions available, such as changes to your diet, as well as using baking soda or charcoal.  You can also choose to get your teeth professionally Read More...

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 15, 2021 | Post

Although some patients report sensitivity and mild irritation, there is no evidence to suggest that teeth whitening is inherently harmful to your teeth.  In fact, teeth whitening is a regular routine used by many dental patients to get a brighter, whiter smile.  Teeth can become Read More...

What’s the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?
What’s the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?

By Chroma Dental Team | December 3, 2021 | Post

While a family dentist is trained to treat both young and adult patients, a pediatric dentist is specially trained to treat young children.  When it comes to teeth, it’s important to start good oral hygiene practices as early as possible.  While some parents choose to Read More...

How early should your child start seeing a dentist?
How early should your child start seeing a dentist?

By Chroma Dental Team | December 3, 2021 | Post

According to the Canadian Dental Association, you should take your child for their first dentist appointment within 6 months of their first tooth, or when they turn 1.  Because oral health is such an integral part of our overall health, the earlier you start taking Read More...

Why do root canals take two visits

By Chroma Dental Team | May 15, 2023 | Post

When a root canal is performed, the initial visit is typically to remedy the pain by removing the infection and any infected tissue surrounding the area. The root of the tooth is then filled and the surface is finished to mimic your existing teeth. Afterwards, Read More...

Is a root canal going to be painful?
Is a root canal going to be painful?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

No, when the procedure is performed correctly by a trained dental professional, a root canalshould never be painful.  In fact, you’ll be given an anesthetic, or in some cases, sedation dentistry may be available (ASK US) Both of which means that you shouldn’t feel any Read More...

How much do invisible braces cost?
How much do invisible braces cost?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

Unfortunately, there are no definite answers when it comes to how much invisible braces will cost. In fact, the price will depend entirely on how severely crooked your teeth are, as well as how long you’ll need to wear your invisible braces to realign your Read More...

The history of orthodontics
The history of orthodontics

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

Although modern orthodontics are still a relatively new procedure, the idea of straightening and correcting crooked teeth dates as far back as Ancient Rome and Greece, back when the minds of great men such as Aristotle and Hippocrates were busy trying to figure out the Read More...

What are the advantages and disadvantages of veneers?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of veneers?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 15, 2021 | Post

When it comes to restoring the health and vitality of your smile, veneers are one of the best and least invasive treatment options available.  Essentially, a veneer can be used to fix crooked teeth, replace missing teeth, fill gaps in between teeth, reverse discoloration, repair Read More...

Can veneers ruin your teeth?
Can veneers ruin your teeth?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 5, 2021 | Post

Today, veneers are one of the best ways to get a perfect smile, without orthodontics or any other major treatments.  Veneers are made from either porcelain or ceramic, and nearly instantly allow dental patients to restore their smile, seamlessly covering any gaps, crooked teeth, or Read More...

Are dental implants covered by my insurance?
Are dental implants covered by my insurance?

By Chroma Dental Team | November 5, 2021 | Post

Today, dental implants are one of the most effective methods for permanently replacing lost or missing teeth. However, one question we often hear is whether or not the cost of a dental implant will be covered by your insurance policy.    Does insurance cover dental Read More...

Overview of dental implant procedure and how it’s performed
Overview of dental implant procedure and how it’s performed

By Chroma Dental Team | November 15, 2021 | Post

In the past, patients had very few options when it came to replacing missing teeth.  Today, on the other hand, patients have a variety of options available to them, which includes dental implants, one of the most popular methods of permanently replacing lost or missing Read More...

Will I have to pay for my emergency dental treatment?
Will I have to pay for my emergency dental treatment?

By Chroma Dental Team | February 17, 2022 | Post

Sometimes, no matter how careful we are in life, accidents happen.  And sometimes, an accident might lead to a dental emergency, that requires prompt and professional care.  Dr. Aksana Tkachenko, DDS and her staff here at Chroma Dental are happy to say that we’re here, Read More...

Can I visit the ER with a dental emergency?
Can I visit the ER with a dental emergency?

By Chroma Dental Team | June 18, 2022 | Post

While we generally hope to avoid dental emergencies, they happen regardless.  And when they do, many are unsure if they should suffer through the pain until they can see their dentist, or if they should visit their local ER to have their situation dealt with Read More...