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Suspect A Bite Problem?

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Hello! I’m Tim Mahoney, DDS, of Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin. Thanks for visiting my dental blog. The topic of today’s post is malocclusion – literally – “bad bite”.

Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most cases the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues.

When you combine multiple teeth on two arches and a jaw joint with a considerable range of motion, it is easy to see how these elements can fail to align properly. In fact, it is a wonder that they work correctly for most people – allowing them to talk, eat, and breathe without giving it a second thought.

There are many causes of malocclusion – some originating with the teeth and some originating with the jaw. Misshapen teeth, extracted teeth, impacted teeth, crowded teeth, and widely spaced teeth can affect the bite. Injury to the jaw can also cause malocclusion as well as improperly fitting restorations and other dental appliances.

Children with a normal bite can develop bite issues with prolonged pacifier use, thumb sucking or bottle drinking. In rarer cases, oral tumors can move a bite out of alignment.

The treatment for malocclusion depends on the cause. Orthodontics can move teeth into alignment to correct bite issues. Overcrowding often requires extraction of one or more teeth. Misshapen teeth that affect the bite can often be repaired with crowns or dental bonding.

If the jawbone is significantly misshapen or misaligned, maxillofacial surgery may be needed. Jaw surgery is a serious undertaking with significant risks and a long, painful recovery. While the jaw heals, it is secured with wires and screws. Ouch!

If your jaw hurts or you observe unusual wear to your teeth, it is vital that you are examined by a professional. Call 855-416-4959 to schedule an appointment with Doctor Tim Mahoney.

Our calming dental team has been serving patients at our comfortable Wetaskiwin office since 1983. We can give you more details about malocclusion, Invisalign invisible braces, dental implants, or cosmetic dentistry.

Doctor Mahoney also advises Wetaskiwin parents about essential issues such as tooth development, thumb-sucking, water fluoridation, dental sealants, oral sports protection, and orthodontia. If you suspect that your child has any degree of malocclusion, schedule an exam ASAP. Untreated bite troubles in children can inhibit proper nutrition, breathing, tooth development, and speech development.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in General Dentistry

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

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Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS we urge people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you skip twice-yearly dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more persuasive reason to see your dentist regularly. (While your dentist is checking for oral cancer, we encourage you to have a thorough dental examination as well!)

In the last few decades, lung and breast cancer have drawn a lot of public attention. There is relatively less awareness of oral cancer even though it claims almost 10,000 lives every year in the United States. If you smoke or have acquired HPV, you have an increased risk for developing oral cancer.

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS, we work to increase awareness of oral cancer and the importance of early diagnosis. Courtesy of the CDC, Oral Cancer Foundation, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, here are 5 vital things to know about oral (mouth) and oropharyngeal (back of mouth and throat) cancers.

1. About 80% of people with oral cancer use some variety of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes).

2. 40% of men and women who receive late-stage diagnosis of oral cancer pass away within five years. The survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.

3. In many cases, it is almost impossible for the individual to detect oral and oropharyngeal cancers because they can produce unobtrusive symptoms or no symptoms at all. Any abnormality in the mouth or throat, even if small and painless, should be evaluated by a dentist or doctor.

4. HPV (the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US) is the most common cause of oropharyngeal cancer. Of the many strains of HPV, HPV16 is the one most repeatedly linked to oropharyngeal cancer.

5. Black males have a higher risk of dying from oral cancer than whites.

Sources:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/oral_health/oral_cancer_and_tobacco_85,P00900/
http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/hpv-oral-cancer-facts/
https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/conditions/index.html

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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5 Reasons To See Wetaskiwin’s Truly Amazing Dentist, Doctor Mahoney

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When we are young, we feel invincible. We think we will live forever, and we know more than our parents. As we age, we soon discover that invincibility fades, forever isn’t as long as we thought, and we begin to appreciate the collective wisdom of those who have gone before us.

Since you have probably discovered by now that your teeth are not invincible, today’s post offers some important advice about your oral health. Developing a relationship with a skilled, experienced, and friendly family dentist is essential for maintaining healthy smiles for every member of the family. Here are 5 reasons to make Doctor Tim Mahoney your partner in oral health.

Visit Timothy G. Mahoney DDS For the Truth.
Visiting the dentist has emerged as one of the wisest moves a parent can make for their child. A child’s oral health is a journey of guiding and correcting. Healthy habits are formed over time. Perhaps last year it was about refraining from chewing ice, this year it’s about brushing at the base of the molars and next year it will be about flossing daily. Best to get the bad habits corrected right away. The same holds true for adults. Regular visits can correct a course that may eventually lead to pain, gum disease, damaged teeth, or complete tooth loss. Potential problems are best discovered sooner than later.

Visit Timothy G. Mahoney DDS For the Atmosphere.
At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS the dentist makes it a point to confirm your needs. Whether you have urgent concerns or just need a routine check up on the state of your oral health, Doctor Tim Mahoney would like to be your first choice. We’ve got a staff second to none. We keep the atmosphere calming.

Visit Timothy G. Mahoney DDS For the Discussion.
Tim Mahoney DDS delivers valuable assessment and discussion regarding cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and dental implants. Doctor Mahoney provides fresh, clear specifics regarding your treatment. You can count on cheerful care and innovative oral treatment. Call 855-416-4959 today to schedule an appointment.

Visit Timothy G. Mahoney DDS For the Answers.

When you enter our doors at 5116 51 Ave, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 0V2, expect to get answers. What are the pros and cons of sedation dentistry or the advantages and disadvantages of braces and at what age are each appropriate? How much does it cost for general dentistry? How much for fillings and crowns? How long does it take for Invisalign invisible braces? Where does it hurt when dental implants is done? Who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry? What are symptoms of teeth grinding?

Visit Us For Your Health!

Health is maintained through regular check ups, maintenance, and preventative measures. Enjoy continued health and vibrancy as a result of superior dental care, vigilant dental hygiene and healthy habits. Doctor Tim Mahoney is pleased to offer strength, time and wisdom to our Ponoka and nearby Leduc neighbors. We will keep your smile invincible.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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It’s Not About Vanity

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Since 1983, Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS has been providing confidence and dignity to our amazing Wetaskiwin and Wetaskiwin patients through cosmetic and general dentistry.

Many Wetaskiwin people seem to have it all together with bright eyes and great smiles. We want you to be on the same footing as your friends, colleagues and customers. Wanting to look your best and feel your best is not about VANITY, it’s about reality in the Wetaskiwin professional community. A remarkable smile creates a favorable first impression and demonstrates polish and attention to detail. These are advantages for Wetaskiwin people in every field of work.

Popular ways to achieve such a worthy goal might be found in the services we offer at Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS in Wetaskiwin. We offer dental implants, sedation dentistry, and Invisalign invisible braces as ways to improve your confidence and security. Don’t hesitate to ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, sedation, dental implants or any other questions that might be gnawing at you. We’ve got the answers and Doctor Tim Mahoney can set you up with a dental treatment plan that will make your jaw drop!

No matter your age, no matter your location from Leduc to Camrose to Ponoka – we invite you to see our calming staff and take the step toward that impressive smile you deserve.

A phone call away at: 855-416-4959. Book a consultation today!

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Timothy G. Mahoney DDS Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

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For those of you who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Timothy G. Mahoney DDS is here for you. Doctor Tim Mahoney has been treating this common problem since 1983.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can lead to receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort (who are we kidding – it’s pain).

Here in our Wetaskiwin dentistry practice, Doctor Mahoney can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

Tim Mahoney usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps alleviate tooth pain after several applications. However, some Wetaskiwin patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened. Here at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS, Doctor Mahoney can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Call our Wetaskiwin cosmetic dental office today at 855-416-4959 to get relief for your sensitive teeth.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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Missing Pieces In The Mouth Puzzle For Wetaskiwin

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing.
A 50-piece Kitten puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place.
But,
A 32-piece Dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges of teeth, struggling with eating because of your dental puzzle, there are solutions. To understand the types of braces, the cost of veneers or the price of dental implants, sit down today with Doctor Tim Mahoney for the helpful consultation you deserve.

Let us fill in those missing pieces – there has never been a better time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, state-of-the-art materials, and the expertise of cosmetic dentists such as Doctor Tim Mahoney, combine to create truly beautiful smiles.

In 1983 Timothy G. Mahoney DDS undertook the great task of serving Wetaskiwin, Alberta’s dental needs. Since then they have served satisfied patients in many cities: Leduc, Camrose, Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, and beyond!

Your lucky smile could be the next puzzle to be put back together beautifully, no matter your dental disarray. We offer the missing pieces: Invisalign invisible braces, general dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry.

We cater to cowards; dentistry with a caring touch

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

5 Cavity Basics

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Some of the most popular dental topics discussed in Leduc and Wetaskiwin relate to cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. However, the desire to avoid cavities is still the main reason Camrose and Ponoka residents visit their dentists, so today the Wetaskiwin dental blog is going to highlight the 5 things you need to know about cavities.

1. Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities.

2. Factors that contribute to tooth decay are:

Frequent eating
Consuming sugary beverages
Oral bacteria
Poor dental hygiene

3. Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call us today for an appointment.

4. Cavities are more common among children, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t have to take precautions.

5. Avoiding cavities is simple. Be sure to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat right and avoid snacking, and have regular visits with your dentist.

If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Wetaskiwin area, give Timothy G. Mahoney DDS a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Wetaskiwin since 1983. We can also answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring and smile makeovers.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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Cosmetic Dental Artistry

Wetaskiwin Cosmetic Dental Artistry Wetaskiwin cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art.

I’m Tim Mahoney of Timothy G. Mahoney DDS and enjoy using my extensive dental training and artistic skills to design treatment plans unique to each of my Wetaskiwin cosmetic dental patients.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, I do much more than recommend specific procedures. I consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The Wetaskiwin dentistry patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

My artistic abilities have been perfected over several years of creating smile transformations for my Leduc and Camrose cosmetic dentistry patients. Even fairly recent cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have advanced considerably. Dental implants are a truly remarkable solution for our Alberta dental patients who have lost one or more teeth.

I would love to perform a personalized smile makeover for you. When the work has been completed and you are enjoying your new look, it will only be obvious to those who see you all the time. Others will assume you have always been blessed with a naturally beautiful and healthy smile.

 

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Don’t Bite The Dentist!

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Bite down hard, but not on Doctor Mahoney’s hand!

Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.

Let Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, Alberta help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing pleasurably every meal of the day.

As we examine your mouth and survey the damage, we will remain gentle and forthright. We can guarantee a wonderful view of our ceiling. And if you haven’t already, come check out our catering to cowards. Call now while you’re thinking about it: 855-416-4959

Tim Mahoney DDS remains the dental provider in Wetaskiwin most worthy of your trust. We, of course, offer cosmetic dentistry. When we schedule you for cosmetic dentistry, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled. We also encourage our Wetaskiwin friends to consider dental implants as an option with us.

When it comes to dental restoration, improving your smile, instilling confidence, offering gentle care, and generally providing affordable cosmetic dentistry throughout the Alberta area, Timothy G. Mahoney DDS is going to drill this home every time- We cater to cowards; dentistry with a caring touch.

Instead of the dentist, chew on that, Wetaskiwin!

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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Timothy G. Mahoney DDS On Jaw Bone Deterioration

Wetaskiwin Jaw Bone Deterioration Hello friends of Timothy G. Mahoney DDS! Today’s post focuses on jaw bone health.

To remain dense, your jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure attached to the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment for our Wetaskiwin patients with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the original root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new, artificial root which keeps the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant consists of a tough titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone. It replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss with a very high success rate.

For more specifics about dental implants, call Doctor Tim Mahoney at 855-416-4959. The calming team at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Wetaskiwin and the surrounding areas.

We cater to cowards; dentistry with a caring touch.

 

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

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