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Mouth guards are a useful device to protect your teeth and prevent injuries. Not all mouthguards are alike or are used for the same purpose. Types of Mouth GuardsStock mouth guards: This is an over-the-counter mouth guard and it is fairly inexpensive. They are used to cover your top teeth. These mouth guards come in different sizes but do not provide a very secure fit.Boil-and-bite mouth guards: This is also an over-the-counter mouth guard and is relatively inexpensive. They are made...

Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. They are the last teeth to emerge from the gums and grow at the back of the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth; one that erupts in each corner of the mouth. Because there is less space at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth can emerge from the gums odd angles or only partly emerge.These are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a variety of...

Gallery Dental will now open until 6pm in order to allow those with rigid work schedules to receive the dental care they need without having to book holiday time to cover their absence. Dentistry is an essential part of overall health and wellbeing, and can also help improve people’s self-esteem. As a combination of both art and science, it takes an immense amount of skill and training to provide excellent results with compassionate service. Gallery Dental specializes in mastering that balance,...

Because mercury can be released during filling removal, Dr. Sekhon takes special steps to ensure isolation of mercury particles and vapors during the procedure. When we remove your metal filling, we place a white filling or crown in its place, giving you a restoration that is the same color as the rest of your smile. Many of our patients come to us with questions about mercury fillings. While you are here for your exam and treatment consultation, Dr. Sekhon will be...

Gallery Dental offers an alternative to silver fillings: white composite fillings. Composite fillings have many benefits that make them an excellent choice for our patients, like: Resembling the Natural Color of Your Tooth Requiring Less Tooth Preparation Providing Smaller Restorations Bonding Directly to the Tooth Enamel Being Completely Free of Mercury If you’re concerned about having silver fillings, then composite restorations are an excellent alternative....

At Gallery Dental, we have many people come to us for the removal of their old, metal mercury fillings. Silver fillings, or amalgam fillings, are made up of an alloy of silver, tin and mercury. The mercury content can make up as much as 50% of the metal alloy. Although there is a debate on the safety of mercury fillings among dental professionals throughout the world, many people feel that the fillings impact their health and function of the central nervous...