Call Us Today!

855-750-3010

What Is Crown Lengthening?

gummy smile surgeryPerfect smiles created at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin often require crown lengthening, a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening surgery to alter their gummy smile.

A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because excess bone and soft tissue covers part of the teeth. When a gummy smile is eliminated, patients can’t believe how it changes their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth.

Sometimes, a patient needs crown lengthening because of tooth fracture. When a tooth breaks at the gumline or a crown is fractured, crown lengthening makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging is one of the technological tools that helps perform crown lengthening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. With a highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure, we can achieve the precision necessary to design smiles to the patient’s exact specifications.

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin we offer general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 1388
Posted in Dental health, Dental hygiene, General Dentistry

4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

Bad Breath Treatment Wetaskiwin

We all go to our dentist for cleanings and checkups, but there are other, less-obvious issues that we can help you with. In this post from Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin, we consider some of the most frequent oral conditions that should be discussed with us.

1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually related to bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating dental caries. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this malady. (Your friends will appreciate it.)

2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very bothersome and can predispose dental patients to a host of troubles such as dental caries and gum disease. Some men and women experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

3. Jaw Issues. If you experience frequent jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD.

4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with us. A simple appliance can protect your teeth.

At Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 4795
Posted in Dental health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Bright And Healthy Smiles

No one disputes the fact that bright and healthy smiles are attractive. Everybody likes to see a gorgeous smile, and having beautiful teeth is also healthy for your self esteem. Cosmetic dentistry from Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Whiten, Straighten, or Get Rid of the Silver

There are many economical procedures that will allow you to achieve a bright and healthy smile. Cosmetic dentistry is all about creating beautiful, natural-looking teeth. We can do wonders for your smile!

There are effective teeth whitening procedures that whiten smiles significantly. If you would like to straighten your teeth, you also have numerous orthodontic options. Still have silver amalgam fillings? How would you like to have them switched to white fillings? When you open your mouth wide, your teeth will look like they did before you ever had dental caries!

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, cosmetic dentistry is all about creating positive changes to your teeth and to your smile. Our focus is on patient-centered dental care in a friendly environment. To book a consultation, exam, or cleaning, call our office today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 69
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental health

Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

Ponoka Best Teeth Whitening

When you see photos of famous actors and actresses, they all look like they have flawless teeth. Some may be natural. Some may be Photoshopped. At Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin, cosmetic dentistry can give you a movie star smile; no fancy software required.

Can ordinary men and women obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely! Whether it’s porcelain veneers or a complete smile makeover—cosmetic dentistry can improve any smile.

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry. Whether it is a relatively minor alteration, such as teeth whitening, or combining procedures in a smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving people just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

Most of us will never star in a movie or walk the red carpet at the Oscars. But with cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskwin, all of us can have a smile every bit as beautiful as our favorite actor, singer, or supermodel. (Who wants to constantly be harassed by annoying paparazzi anyway?)

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 4557
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Don’t Like Your Teeth? 5 Great Reasons To Get A Smile Makeover!

sedation dentistry Wetaskiwin

Do you love your smile? If the answer is, ‘Not really,’ then you may want to consider these 5 great reasons to get a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin.

  1. Even one procedure can change your look. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings are simple but have dramatic results.
  2. It’s more affordable than you think. Discuss prices and financing options with your dentist. You may be surprised at the prices (in a good way!).
  3. Your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many men and women worry that the procedures are painful, but dentists can help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort whether you’re getting tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile makeover. Ask your dentist about oral sedation.
  4. You will look and feel younger!
  5. Regardless of your dental problems, we can help you. Some individuals believe they have to live with stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix all of these dental problems and more.

Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin provides smile makeovers with cosmetic dentistry. We also offer general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 4629
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile makeover

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

inflamed gums Wetaskiwin

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Gum disease  should never be taken lightly. But it is treatable at Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin.

The swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid the bone of the dangerous material the bacteria is creating. Over time, bone loss will develop.

Inflammation in the gums also is associated with atherosclerosis, the occurrence of fatty deposits inside of the body’s arteries. Inflammation coincides with an increase of the blood protein CRP (C-reactive protein), produced by the liver. The more inflammation there is, the more the liver produces CRP. The more CRP present, the more likely cardiovascular disease is present, along with related problems. CRP production is also related to arthritis, auto-immune disorders, and intestinal issues.

Scientists are currently looking into the relationship between periodontal inflammation and CRP level and the effects outside of the oral cavity. Links have already been discovered between periodontal disease and pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

If inflammation is left untreated, gums can develop pockets that provide the perfect breeding ground for infection. The longer the infection persists, the more likely bone loss will ensue, eventually causing tooth loss.

It is vital to brush and floss at home every day, and have regular visits to the dentist. Dental appointments should include an exam, cleaning, and full mouth x-rays, along with the critical knowledge and instruction on how to properly care for teeth and gums at home. It is also very important to see your dentist immediately if a tooth suddenly becomes sensitive or you observe any other changes.

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, we provide treatment for gum disease, along with general dentistry and other services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 7095
Posted in Dental health, Dental hygiene, Gum disease, Oral Health

Affordable Teeth Whitening?

Affordable Wetaskiwin Tooth WhiteningAt Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin, we offer professional teeth whitening services. Sometimes, as we browse the Internet, we see online advertising for ‘free teeth whitening kits.’ Make no mistake, we do not consider them our competition: far from it! This blog post is, in fact, a caveat emptor – buyer beware.

You’ve probably seen those ads, too. Some show a ‘real Leduc mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Camrose dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are fraudulent. In a recent article, U.S. regulators explained the scam:

The countless websites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

Complaints have been lodged about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet fraudster! Your teeth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth whitening. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free whitening. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 1384
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening

A Proud Dental Practice

Wetaskiwin best family dentist

Timothy G. Mahoney DDS is proud to serve not only Wetaskiwin but the greater Wetaskiwin area with general and cosmetic dentistry. Our skilled team consists of proud members of the community we serve.

Are you proud of your smile? You should be. Your smile is unique. It can express friendliness and confidence. Why not make it the best expression of who you are? Cosmetic dentistry offers remedies for chipped teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, and darkened teeth.

We offer services above and beyond basic cleaning and oral care instruction and guidance. While oral hygiene is important, sometimes advanced dentistry is required for a true smile makeover. Come see our office for cosmetic dentistry. Your smile is our priority. We want your personality to shine.

Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin also provides general dentistry services. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 6712
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention

Dental Sealants - Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Leduc

Most of us know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal dental health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants from Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

Many people might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with us. This simple dental procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, we apply sealants to protect the dental health of our patients. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 3871
Posted in Dental health, General Dentistry

Fun Floss Facts

Camrose after hours dental

You probably believe that the most crucial aspect regarding flossing is simply to do it every day. At Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin, we agree. However, many people find that trying out different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire, along with improved dental health.

Let’s look at some of the most common types of dental floss.

Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is usually made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less pricey, more common and is sold waxed or unwaxed.

Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth easier. This type of floss is frequently referred to as “glide” floss.

Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is useful to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.

Dental tape is nylon floss in the layout of a wide, flat ribbon. Many of our patients find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.

For those of you with braces or appliances, there are also flosses designed to be used with these devices. Make sure to meet with your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this important habit just because you’re having your teeth straightened!

A good person to give you guidance about flossing is your dental hygienist. Our hygienists are prepared to answer any questions you have about flossing, brushing habits, and even cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth brightening and veneers.

Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin promotes dental health through general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2

 

ArticleID 5273
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental health, Dental hygiene, General Dentistry

NEW PATIENT ONLINE OFFER
FREE Sedation
(Includes medication and monitoring only, not any dental work)
Contact Us Today For Details

Have an emergency?
Call 855-750-3010 right now and stop the pain.

Contact Us

NAME:

EMAIL:

PHONE:

MESSAGE:

Timothy G. Mahoney DDS
Dr. Mahoney is proud to offer dentistry services to the Wetaskiwin area, from Invisalign and dental implants to sedation and cosmetic dentistry! Call today if you are in the area, including Leduc and Camrose!
5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0V2
Call: 855-750-3010
info@drmahoneydental.ca

Review Us

sedation dentistry with a cosmetic dentist in Wetaskiwin and LeducWrite a review for Wetaskiwin dentist Dr. Tim Mahoney