Dr. Tal Lewinger

Dr. Tal Lewinger
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

The science of white fillings. Fellow dentists: If you feel especially nerdy you may want to read this one! http://ping.fm/llXil

Friday, January 06, 2012

Check out this blog post I wrote for Pink and Blue Baby Magazine. About taking your kids to the dentist. Enjoy :-) http://ping.fm/b4obB

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm pleased to announce Marketplace Dentistry has been voted the #1 Dentist in Vaughan by Vaughan Today readers http://ping.fm/0IU4u :-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Marketplace Dentistry is celebrating its one year anniversary! Vist our new website & like it, tweet it, google+ www.marketplacedentistry.ca

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Second appointment, my aligners are in!!

 Pictures of Marketplace Dentistry
Hello again!



So sorry that I have been slacking on the blogging......
Since the last time I posted I have had my teeth slenderized, had my attachments put on and received my aligners.


First I am going to explain what goes on when your teeth are slenderized. Because my lower teeth are crowded  Dr. Lewinger had to make some space between them in order to line them up. He used special abrasive strips, kind of like dental sand paper to make tiny spaces between my lower front teeth.  He said not to worry the spaces will close as the teeth straighten.

Next are the attachments, the best way to describe these are little bumps that are glued to your teeth temporarily. They are tooth coloured, made from the same material that is used for the white dental fillings. These attachments are used to help keep the aligners on as well as aid in moving certain teeth in the desired direction. They are removed when your Invisalign treatment is finished. I am getting six to start and am getting one added on aligner nine (18 weeks). The one added later is to move my tooth second from the front because it is shorter than the one on the other side.

Finally, Dr. Lewinger fits my clear aligners. He checks that they fit properly, makes sure there are no rough spots also that my gums aren't being pinched. He gave me some special sticky wax just in case my tongue or cheeks get irritated from having something new in my mouth. It's like when you have to break in a new pair of heels, it takes a little bit of time to get used to.
This appointment was a very exciting one for me, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be as well. Completely pain free, no freezing needed. It felt a little weird getting my teeth slenderized, but not at all painful.
My advice is to make this appointment when you don't have a hot date or dinner party to go to within the next 3-4 days, only because the aligners fit tightly and your teeth are moving and are a little bit sore.
I only felt discomfort for the very first set of aligners for about 3 days when I was eating crusty bread or hard foods, softer foods were fine. When I put in the second set of aligners after two weeks they felt tight but there was no discomfort while eating.




My bag of goodies :)

Wearing my aligners, u cant even see them!


Please visit my website for more information: Marketplace Dentistry

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dental CT Scanners One Step Closer

Soon it will be much easier for me to get 3D images of my patient's teeth and Jaw. I currently use cone-beam CT technology to treatment-plan my dental implant placement. However, my patients have to go to a special dental radiology center to take the 3D scan of their jaws. In the near future general dentists like me will be able to own,prescribe and take 3D x-ray images or their patient's jaws in their offices. This is great news for dentists who perform jaw surgery (like dental implant placement or removal of impacted teeth). 3D images of teeth can be also useful for identifying extra roots and canals before performing root canal treatment. In essence a 3D image will make dental treatment safer and more predictable for our patients.

Here is the link to the official statement from the Royal Collage of Dental Surgeons of Ontario: Dental CT Scanners One Step Closer
Please visit my website for more information: Marketplace Dentistry

Monday, January 17, 2011

My First Invisalign Appointments

Hello, my name is Chanelle,

I am Dr. Lewinger's assistant, patient and I also model with an American race team part time. I will be blogging about my experience straightening my teeth with Invisalign at Dr. Lewinger 's new, state of the art and environmentally friendly office. Please follow me through this experience.

My first visit to Dr. Lewinger's office, Marketplace Dentistry, was great. It is in the Maple part of Thornhill Woods, which is essentially in Vaughan. It was easy to find...I didn't even get lost! Here's the link to the website, where there is a map, so you won't get lost either! :) --> http://www.marketplacedentistry.ca/

"Before"


"Before"
The first appointment consisted of taking impressions so Invisalign can make replica models of my teeth how they were before treatment, taking pictures of my teeth, smile and facial profile as well as going over the things I would like to change about my smile and things Dr. Lewinger thought could be improved as well. There are always things we as patients look over, we are concerned about cosmetics Dr. Lewinger looks at the overall picture and takes my bite and even places where I get food caught between my teeth into consideration.

"Before"
So impressions, in case some people have never had them, are pretty simple. Dr. Lewinger gets trays and fits them to my mouth. One for upper and one for the lower. The impressions are taken in two steps so that they are super accurate. First he puts in a thick putty like material and puts it in my mouth and presses it down onto my teeth. He jiggles this first impression around a bit to make space around my teeth. The second step is another impression done within the first impression, he uses the impression he just took, with the space around my teeth and refills it with a more flowable putty material. This is what makes the impression very accurate, as it flows into every nook and cranny in my teeth :)
Pictures are just that, photographs, close ups of my teeth from different angles as well as my front and side profile shots. I have attached my "before" pictures, so everyone can see how I started out.



"Before of lower teeth"
"Before of upper teeth"

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Everyone always told me that my teeth were perfect, but me working in the dental field I started noticing little things that could be improved, and well, at 27 I finally decided to stop procrastinating and just do it!

"Before"
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Magnification in Dentistry. Can your dentist really see your teeth?

I’m pleased to announce that finally after 9 years I have upgraded my Designs for Vision Custom Made Surgical Telescopes from 2.5X magnification to 3.5X magnification. And I also splurged on a new LED Daylight headlight. These new microscopes especially when combined with the new headlight will allow me to see and perform the high quality dentistry that my patient s deserve and have come to expect from me. I will find molar root canal procedures and delicate microsurgery easier now with better illumination and improved magnification!

Here are some links to literature explaining the advantages of magnified dentistry.

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Vision enhancement in the operatory

http://www.designsforvision.com/

Enjoy,

DR. L
Please visit my website for more information: Marketplace Dentistry

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

why snoring can be more than just a nuisance

It has recently come to my attention that many of my patients that are suffering from sleep apnea are unaware of the fact that they have it or of the serious consequences they can suffer as a consequence of not treating their sleep apnea.  The good news is that doctors and dentists can help.  Doctors prescribe a CPAP device but if a patient can not wear a CPAP device then a dentist can have a costume oral appliance made I like the SomnoDent oral appliance.

Please read the CNN article on the subject and as always contact my office for more information.

Dr. Tal Lewinger

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I know this is heavy but this info is important to know. Why a dental cheackup is important before any cancer treatment: http://ping.fm/xV5Vq

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"WHY FLOSSING CAN PREVENT A HEART-ATTACK" a simple article explaining the link between oral health and overall health. http://bit.ly/aEBApF enjoy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Today is the 115th Anniversary of the discovery of the X-Ray. Thank you Dr. Rontgen :-)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Here is the link to my Office facebook page. Please visit and click "like" while you are there http://ping.fm/Ir5ml