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How to Become a Dentist in Canada – An Easy and Simple Guide for ITDs

For international students and ITDs, how to become a dentist in Canada can be a lengthy and costly. With so many steps involved, it’s easy to feel lost and overwhelmed. We’re here to help!

This guide will cover how to become certified by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) and start practising as a Canadian dentist. 

The route to NDEB certification will depend on a few factors:

– Where you received your dental education

– Whether you want to be a licensed general dentist, specialist, or both

If you need more personalised help, we recommend contacting an immigration consultant for help.

Here’s how to become a dentist in Canada for Internationally Trained Dentists.

How To Become a Dentist in Canada

IDTs who want to become a licensed general dentist and graduated from a non-accredited general dentistry program will need to follow the steps below to become a dentist in Canada.

Step 1: NDEB Equivalency Process

The NDEB Equivalency Process can be a long, tedious and costly for ITDs. First, you must apply and be approved before you can begin taking exams.

Let’s take a look at the NDEB Equivalency Process step by step.

  1. Create an NDEB Login

The first step is to create an NDEB profile. Your online profile will allow you to submit all necessary documents and start the Equivalency Process.

To create your profile, you will need:

-A passport-style photograph in JPG or PNG format

-A valid credit card

Of course, you will also need access to a laptop or desktop computer.

When filling out the form to create your profile, the NDEB will ask you several questions, including your:

1. Graduation date

2. Graduation school

3. Name and address

4. Unit side (left or right-handed)

If your school isn’t listed in the dropdown menu, you will need to contact NDEB to find out your next steps.

  1. Fill Out and Submit All Required Documents

Once you have created your profile, you can begin submitting all of the required documents and the Confirmation of Degree Completion Form. Don’t worry, the NDEB provides detailed instructions on how to submit all of your documents.

The NDEB also provides a detailed list of the documents you need, what they are and their acceptable forms.

Additionally, you will need to sign, date and submit the Equivalency Process Required Documents Form. The form is just to verify that you:

-Acknowledge and understand the documents you need to submit

– Authorise the release of your academic record information to the NDEB

Basically, the Board is looking for documents that verify:

Your Credentials

» Confirmation of Degree form, which you will send to the university from which you graduated. Your university will fill out part of the form, and send the completed document back to the NDEB office.

» Official academic record with the original university stamp and the university official’s signature. If you attended multiple universities, you must send your official academic record from each one.

» Original final dental degree that was awarded on the date of your graduation in its original language. Please note that provisional degrees, letters of completion, certificates and graduation statements are not acceptable.

» Translation of academic record (if applicable). If your academic record was recorded in a language other than English or French, you must provide a verbatim translation by a certified translator.

» Internship completion certificate in the original language it was issued. This document is only required if your dental program required an internship to obtain your final degree. Also, if your academic record shows clinical work, then an internship completion certificate is not required.

Your Identity

» Government issued photo ID, such as a foreign passport, Canadian driver’s license or Canadian passport.

» Name change documentation (if applicable). Documentation will also be required if your legal name is different from any names that appear on your documents. A legal name change document, marriage certificate or sworn affidavit will suffice. The NDEB provides detailed information on acceptable documents for name changes.

Once your documents have been submitted, they will go through the verification process. Credential verification is a multi-step process that can take some time, so be patient. If there’s an issue with any of the documents, the NDEB will contact you and provide you with information on how to fix the problem.

You can also view the status of your documents through your online profile.

When all of your documents have been accepted and approved, you can finally register for the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) exam.

  1. Take the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)

The AFK is the first exam in the Equivalency Process. You will need to get a passing score (75) before taking any other exams in the Equivalency Process.

Here’s what you need to know:

⇒ The AFK will test your knowledge of applied clinical science and biomedical science.

⇒ The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions.

⇒ The AFK is broken into two parts. Each part lasts two hours.

⇒ There are two exam formats: electronic (at Prometric testing sites), and booklet format (at select testing sites).

To take the AFK, you must:

⇒ Register, and pay the fees for the exam. The costs for this exam are $800.If you’re taking a paper exam, no other steps are required.

⇒ For electronic exams, you will need to schedule your exam through the Prometric website.

The NDEB provides detailed information about what you can expect when taking the AFK, including the check-in process and question formats. You can view their booklet in PDF format here.

You can also take an online self-assessment to see if you’re ready for the AFK exam.

After the AFK exam, you have two routes you can take:

⇒ Take the ACJ and ACS/NDECC exams, OR

⇒ Complete a Qualifying and Degree Completion Program

Option 1: ACJ and ACS/NDECC Exams

  1. Take the Assessment of Clinical Judgment (ACJ)

The purpose of the ACJ exam is to gauge your ability to make a diagnosis and clinical decisions. It will also focus on oral radiology and your ability to make radiographic interpretations and diagnoses.

Here’s what you need to know:

⇒ The ACJ is an intense exam that lasts 5 hours with a 30-minute break.

⇒ The test consists of 120-150 multiple-choice questions.

⇒ Each section will have questions related to case-based diagnosis, clinical decision-making and treatment planning.

Paper exams are not available for the ACJ. You will need to:

⇒ Register for the exam and pay the fee through your NDEB profile. The fee for this exam is $1,350.

⇒ Schedule your seat time with Prometric.

  1. Take the Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS)/NDECC™

The ASC (now known as the NDECC™ or National Dental Examination of Clinical Competence) will test your clinical skills on simulated patients.

Here’s what you need to know:

⇒ The ACS/NDECC spans two days.

⇒ You will be asked to perform 12 dental procedures on manikins in a clinical environment.

⇒ The fee for the exam is $9,000.

Under previous rules, you were only permitted to take the ACS a maximum of three times. Starting in 2022, examiness can take the NDECC™ as many times as they need within a five-year period.

The NDEB has created a helpful video that explains (in great detail) what to expect during the ACS.

Option 2: Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs

The AFK is required, but you can choose Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs as an alternative to the ACJ and ACS exams.

These are known as bridging programs, and they help internationally trained dentists  become familiar with dentistry in Canada and the country’s dental practices.

Bridging programs typically span 5-6 months. Once completed, students can enroll in the second or third year of a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program. Completing the DDS program will take 2-3 years.

Not every university offers a bridging program, and those that do may have different entry requirements. It’s important to contact an institution first to determine whether they offer this program and their requirements to entry.

Once completed, you will be eligible for the NDEB Certification Process. You can view a list of programs here.

Step 2: The NDEB Certification Process

You’re halfway there! Once you have gone through the Equivalency Process, you can then go through the Certification Process to become licensed and start practising.

There are three steps in the Certification Process:

  1. Take the NDEB written exam
  2. Take the OSCE exam
  3. Obtain your certificate and license
Certification Process Exam Fees

Before we get into details about each step, let’s talk about fees. Here’s what you’ll need to pay:

⇒ NDEB written exam: $1,000 ($1,100 if outside North America)

⇒ OSCE exam: $1,000 ($1,100 if outside North America)

⇒ Application fee: $450

Once you have paid the fees and passed the exams, you will be issued an NDEB certificate.

  1. Take the NDEB Written Exam

The NDEB exam will test your knowledge of applied clinical science and basic science.

Here’s what you need to know:

⇒ The exam consists of 300 multiple-choice questions.

⇒ The testing period spans two 150-minute sessions. One session is administered in the morning, and the other in the afternoon.

You can take the exam up to three times. It’s worth the time and effort to focus on NDEB exam preparation and ensure that you’re ready to take the exam.

  1. Take the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

The OSCE is similar to the ASJ. It will assess different aspects of clinical judgment, including:

⇒ Making a diagnosis

⇒ Treatment planning and methods

⇒ Prognosis

⇒ Clinical decision making

Here’s what you need to know:

⇒ The exam will be administered in two parts, both on the same day.

⇒ The OSCE will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions and one constructed response.

⇒ Each question will have up to 15 answers, and one or more may be correct.

⇒ You will be askedto review case information to answer questions, such as case history, photographs, dental charts and radiographs.

The NDEB provides a PDF with detailed information on preparing for the exam and what to expect on your exam day.

  1. Obtain Your Certificate and License

Once you have passed the written exam and the OSCE, you will be able to obtain your NDEB certificate.

If you chose the Qualifying and Degree Completion Programs route, you must also provide proof of graduation. However, if you went through the Equivalency Process, proof of graduation won’t be necessary.

Once you’re certified, you can contact the Dental Regulatory Authorities (DRA) about licensing.

2023 Changes to the Certification Process

NDEB Canada will be changing the Certification Process starting in 2023 with the launch of the NDEB Virtual OSCE. The new exam will combine the written exam and the OSCE into one exam that will be administered electronically in one day.

Costs and Considerations for ITDs

The road to becoming a dentist in Canada is a long and difficult one for ITDs. However, if it’s your dream to live and work in Canada practising dentistry, then it will be worth every penny and minute spent on exams, studying and preparation.

Still, it’s important to consider the less obvious costs of becoming a licensed dentist in Canada. In addition to exam fees, you must also consider:

⇒ Cost of living: Don’t forget that you will need to cover the costs of living in Canada. This will likely mean that you will need to work part-time or full-time while saving for and preparing for your exams.

⇒ Time: The Equivalency Process and Certification Process will take time. You may need time off of work or to go part-time in order to have the time for preparation, study and self-assessments.

The time commitment is just as concerning as the cost of living and exam fees. Many ITDs ask, “How long does it take to become a dentist in Canada?” Unfortunately, it’s difficult to provide an answer simply because every student is different.

It can take 18 weeks just to verify your documents to create an NDEB profile. The time it takes to go through exams will largely depend on whether or not you pass on the first try. Some exams are only given twice per year, so the entire process from start to finish can take years.

Simply put, to become a dentist in Canada as an ITD, you must be committed and prepared to invest the time and money into the process. However, it’s well worth the effort to obtain your certification and license. 

Stay tuned for more helpful and informative articles about ITDs!

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Best Clear Aligners (Invisible Braces)

Admit it, you’ve probably stood in front of the mirror dreaming of the perfect smile. A true eye magnet. We all have. 

But the sheer cost and time of traditional orthodontic treatment make it nothing more than a pipe dream. But what if it didn’t have to be? 

Enter At-Home Clear Aligners

Yes, even some parts of dentistry have moved online. Who would’ve thought? Now, you can get straighter, whiter teeth without stepping a single foot out of the house. And no, your dentist doesn’t set up shop in your living room, but they can send you some life-changing products to bring out a new you. 

In this comprehensive guide, we talk about the ins and outs of at-home teeth alignment treatment and shed light on why it’s important, how the process works, and the best at-home aligner brands to look out for.  

What are Clear Aligners?

Known also as invisible aligners, clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment for misaligned or crooked teeth. Like braces, they apply constant pressure on your teeth to gradually move them into shape. But unlike braces, they’re virtually invisible and removable.

An aligner tray is customized for every patient, depending on the degree of tooth misalignment (malocclusion).

When do I need aligners?

Dental aligners are capable of treating a variety of different cases. If you have one of the following conditions, then you could be a good candidate for aligners:

Crowded teeth (happens in small mouths, where teeth overlap one another, stick out, and/or get pushed inside)

Crooked teeth (teeth that don’t stand front-faced and straight)

Diastema (small or large gaps between the teeth)

Overbites (upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth)

Underbites (lower front teeth overlap with the upper front teeth)

Open bites (outward-slanting front upper and lower teeth that don’t touch when mouth is shut)

Misaligned primary (baby) teeth (to make room for the developing permanent teeth and existing baby teeth, clear aligners may be used during phase I orthodontic treatment. Suitable for children between ages 6 to 10)

In-Office Aligners vs. At-Home Aligners

Clear aligners come in two types:

The most popular option among aligners is in-office alignment. These aligners must be received from a licensed doctor, and treatment is more intensive. 

At-home aligners, also known as direct-to-consumer aligners, are less expensive than in-office aligners. Since the application and treatment are completed remotely (your aligner is delivered), you won't have to visit a dentist or orthodontist for checkups. It’s the future of clear aligners. 

At-home and in-office aligners are both made from clear, medical-grade, BPA-free plastic.

Some aligners may or may not touch your gums. With a 'scalloped' design, the trays sit comfortably along your gum line, which makes the trays less irritating and even more invisible. 

In other aligners (most options at home), the gum line is not trimmed. As a result, they partially cover your gums and might cause more irritation at first. But most people aren't bothered by it as the discomfort is minor. 

For this article, we’ll be talking about at-home aligners.

Getting Your Dental Aligners: The 4-step Process

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, you’re probably also curious to know how the entire dental alignment transaction works. In this short section, we outline the process for getting your at-home invisible aligners:

1. Get a customized treatment plan

The first step is to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist or make an order online for an impression kit. In person, a dentist will examine your teeth and scan your mouth, or for the at-home teeth aligning treatment, you can send back the impression kit with the mold of your teeth (after biting into the “goopy putty”). 

An individualized treatment plan will then be developed—we won’t bore you with this part; just let the experts handle it.

2. Your aligners are made and delivered

Using 3D technology, your custom treatment plan will be digitally created once your teeth impressions from the goopy putty have been inputted. Following approval of the digital models, the aligners are made in a production facility.

As soon as you accept treatment, the process begins. It can take up to 3 weeks for some aligner brands to ship you the product. The preliminary impression kits usually take less time to reach your door. 

3. Wear and replace your aligners accordingly 

You'll replace your aligner trays every one to three weeks (they’ll be sent to you periodically). For teeth straightening to be effective, you need to wear them for about 20 to 22 hours a day.

Single aligners can only move teeth slightly (1 mm or less) so multiple aligners are needed.

With each set of aligners, the teeth will slowly move into the correct position. You’re looking at anywhere between 3 and 24 months to complete the treatment. 

4. Flex that smile at day, keep it conditioned at night

Once treatment is complete, a custom retainer is created from a mold of your newly straightened teeth. These retainers are meant to be worn every night while sleeping to ensure your teeth don’t slowly move back to their original position. 

Why Should I Get Clear Aligners? 

They are invisible

These appliances are almost undetectable when worn on the teeth since the aligners don’t require brackets and metal wires. 

If you have many interactions with others and your smile plays a big role, clear aligners can help maintain your confidence and approachability

Aesthetic dental anomalies have shown to be a strong motive for bullying for children especially, which can affect their upbringing and social development. That includes braces themselves. So people who suffer from social anxiety and insecurities can take the subtler route with invisible aligners and fix their teeth. 

They are more convenient to use

Unlike traditional braces that restrict your menu options to foods like hard, chewy, and brittle, clear aligners can be taken out of a case while you eat, so you can eat any food you want while wearing them.

Less risk of chronic conditions and injuries

Your oral and overall health can be negatively affected by misaligned teeth. Overcrowding can result in excessive wear and tear on your enamel since they’re grinding on each other so much. Teeth that protrude can also cause discomfort in your mouth and can even lead to speech problems and headaches

Not to mention, misaligned teeth and jaws have shown to affect mental health especially in children and teenagers who get bullied for crooked teeth, and thus have low levels of confidence and self-esteem. 

On a more positive note, clear aligners treatment has shown to significantly improve periodontal health. 

Easier to maintain proper dental hygiene

Clear aligners have been shown to facilitate oral hygiene and reduce the number of appointments and emergency visits

Besides taking out the aligners when you want to eat, removable clear aligners allow you to clean your gums, teeth, and other dental parts thoroughly. 

And, the removable aligners themselves can be cleaned separately, so you won’t have to try and maneuver your toothbrush around delicate wires and brackets.

Reduced treatment times

Compared to metal braces, clear aligners may reduce treatment time by half. Clear aligners usually treat your alignment problem in as little as twelve months, while traditional metal braces can take over two years to work.

But only your dentist can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment time estimate based on your individual alignment issues.

Some Things to Look Out For With Clear Aligners

Clear aligners can be amazing. But there are some drawbacks, too. We mention them in this section:

They’re not for everyone

For starters, clear aligners are not the best option for those with severely crooked or misaligned teeth. In cases where they must be gradually repositioned upward or downward for better alignment with the rest of your mouth, conventional braces get the job done more effectively.

Clear aligners, studies show, were also not as effective in producing adequate occlusal contacts (where your teeth meet when your mouth is closed), controlling teeth torque, and retention.

Aligners require your cooperation

The success of clear aligners depends heavily on the patient's cooperation. You may want to remove them more often than necessary due to their ease of removal. 

To have successful alignment and keep pace with your treatment schedule, your clear aligners should be left in your mouth for at least 22 hours daily for the duration of your treatment. As long as you leave them in, other than for eating or brushing, you can easily stay in control of your progress. 

However, if you have a strong tendency to keep taking them out, traditional metal braces might be better since they cannot be taken out at will.

You’ll need to do more brushing and flossing

You won't have to change the details of your oral hygiene routine. You can still use your regular toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash. But you’ll need to use them more frequently—after every meal specifically. 

Imagine wearing clear aligners and the spinach from lunch is trapped between your teeth for everyone to see. Not only is that a socially lousy look, but if you don’t remove all of the plaque and food particles from your teeth, you’re more likely to develop cavities as they remain there for a longer time.









Popular Invisible Aligner Brands: Your Best Options

You’ve learned all you need to know about clear aligners. Now, you might be looking for directions. Where do you go to buy the best clear aligners? In this section, we’ve reviewed the best possible options based on public approval and service. 









1. NewSmile

NewSmile is a pretty recent company founded in early 2020—but they skyrocketed to stardom for their fantastic service. With NewSmile, you can have clear aligner treatment designed remotely and administered from the comfort of your own home.

Pricing $1499/ yr or $79/ mo (As of Jan. 03, 2022)

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Night aligners Pricing $1699/yr or $88/mo (As of Jan. 03, 2022)
Treatment Length 4 mos-10 mos
TeleDentistry Yes
0%  Down Payment Available with a monthly plan. 
Impression Kit $89
Shipping Front Door Delivery

Impression Kit Free Shipping

Pros

NewSmile costs $1,499. Even though this isn't the absolute cheapest option available for teeth alignment in Canada, it still represents thousands of dollars less than braces or Invisalign, as well as nearly $800 less than SmileDirectClub. 

You can keep track of your progress with the NewSmile Aligner Monitoring App. 

The NewSmile customer satisfaction rating is excellent. Even though they don't have as many customer reviews as some of their competitors, we were able to find more than 100 reviews of their services, most of them positive.

If at the end of your treatment, your smile does not match the one in your treatment preview, NewSmile will "work with you to identify the cause, and will help you achieve the results you desired."

Cons

You might not be getting the most specialized treatment since they use a team that includes both orthodontists and general dentists.

Nighttime-only aligners from NewSmile cost $200 more, even though they’re exactly the same as the all-day aligners.

 

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2. SmilePath

 SmilePath is another at-home invisible aligners provider. They’re unique because they make clear aligners financially accessible to anyone, even if their credit score needs some work. 

Simply make an order online and send your molded teeth to them. They’ll evaluate your eligibility and send you image previews for what your teeth might look like at the end of the treatment. Like what you see? They’ll start making your aligners as soon as you approve and ship them to you within a few weeks. 

Pricing $1399 - one time 

$78/mo  (18 mos)

$117/mo  (12 mos)

(As of Jan. 03, 2022)

Night aligners Pricing $1499 - one time

$84/month (18 mos)

$142/month (12 months)

(As of Jan. 03, 2022)

Treatment Length 6 mos. - 8 mos.
TeleDentistry Yes
0%  Down Payment Available for an 18-month plan.

$295 for 12-month plan

$299 for Night Aligner 12-month plan

Impression Kit $55
Shipping FREE shipping within Australia

(Up to 3 weeks)

Pros

As an additional convenience, SmilePath offers a nighttime option so that you can wear your aligners only at night.

The pricing for at-home clear aligners from SmilePath is the lowest available. Additionally, they frequently provide discounts on their website, which further cut their great rates.

They have an excellent customer service team that can answer all of your tough questions professionally and politely.

They use high-quality plastic aligners produced by supplier Retainer Essix, with over 15 years of industry experience. 

Cons

While some of their competitors offer free tooth scanning in their physical offices, SmilePath requires you to make your own molds of your teeth.

Although SmilePath aligns your teeth more quickly than braces or Invisalign, it is not the fastest option. Other brands can complete the alignment in only three months, while SmilePath usually takes at least six months.

The aligners won't arrive as quickly as others, so you might have to begin your treatment a week or two later compared to other providers.

 

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3.Straight My Teeth

As the lowest price provider, Straight My Teeth makes treatment affordable for a wide range of people without compromising quality. Alongside affordability, at-home clear aligner companies like Straight My Teeth eliminate all in-person checkups, a true godsend during the pandemic. 

Pricing £654 - one time

£45/mo (12 mos) with £359 Downpayment

(Price as of Jan. 03, 2022)

Night aligners Pricing £704 - one time

£50/mo (12 mos) with £399 Downpayment

(Price as of Jan. 03, 2022)

Treatment Length 4 mos-8 mos
TeleDentistry Yes
0%  Down Payment No
Impression Kit Included in one-time price. 

£44.99 separately

Shipping (12-14 business days)

Pros

Straight My Teeth has the lowest prices on the market by far. For your full treatment, you'll only pay £999 (or less if you catch a sale). The fee also includes one set of aftercare retainers and a whitening kit.

Retainer Essix manufactures the plastic for Straight My Teeth aligners, a reputable and established dental supply company.

Their customer service staff is consistently praised for their responsiveness and professionalism in online reviews.

On par with the industry average, treatment takes an average of 6 months.

Cons

You might not be working with the most qualified professional on your case when you visit Straight My Teeth as they have unlicensed dental technicians on staff.

Refinements cost an additional £150 if you are unsatisfied with your results at the end of treatment.

 

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4. AlignerCo

AlignerCo is relatively young as far as home aligner companies are concerned. So far, they have flown under the radar in the U.S. and Canada since opening their doors in May 2019. 

Although they have not had any marketing campaigns like SmileDirectClub, they have generated some buzz by offering prices well below the industry standard, quickly establishing themselves as an affordable service.

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$1135 - One-time payment which includes Impression kit 

               and a set of Retainers

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$1235- one time

Treatment Length 4 mos - 8 mos
TeleDentistry Yes
0%  Down Payment Available with a 12-month plan 
Impression Kit $55
Shipping Up to 3 weeks

Pros

Everyone can apply for the SmileFlex Easy plan since there is no credit check (although it requires a $345 down payment).

Among all the companies offering at-home aligners, AlignerCo's $1,635 sticker price is easily one of the lowest, and sometimes they run promotions that further cut the price.

All AlignerCo aligners are made from Essix plastic, a reputable and experienced dental products company.

Anyone who does not wish to wear their aligners all day can opt for the NightOnly treatment offered by AlignerCo.

Customers consistently praise them for their attentive, helpful service.

Cons

To begin your treatment, you will need to order an impression kit from AlignerCo since it doesn’t have any physical locations offering free tooth scans.

On their website, AlignerCo claims to offer orthodontist-designed treatment plans, but they actually use both orthodontists and dentists. Both are highly qualified to design and oversee your treatment, but if you are sure you want to work with an orthodontist, AlignerCo might not be the best option for you.

Compared to some of its competitors, AlignerCo may be a bit slower with delivery and treatment.

Their shipping policy is foggy, and their impression kits aren’t eligible for returns.

 

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Conclusion

At-home clear aligners are a new era. They’re budget-friendly, convenient, and intuitive—if you buy from the right brands, that is. Not to mention, they’re a safer and more sanitary option to in-office alignment during the pandemic. 

After reading, you’re now fully informed about at-home clear aligners and what to expect if you order from the best brands. The road to straighter teeth has never been straighter. Start flexing a newborn smile in no time with clear aligners delivered to your doorstep. 

 

Karen Nunez is a practicing dental health care practitioner in Alberta, Canada. She's passionate about educating her readers on achieving optimum dental health through extensive research on the latest dental topics and providing science-backed product recommendations. During her free time, you can find her glued to her favorite Paulo Coelho books and concocting the best chocolate cupcakes her loved ones go crazy about.

 

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Tongue Cleaners

Mastermedi Tongue Scraper

Tongue Scraper with Travel Case - 2 Pack, Fights Bad Breath, Medical Grade 100% Stainless Steel, Great for Oral Care, Tongue Cleaner for Adults and Kids, Easy to Use with Non-Synthetic Handle

Let's get rid of gunk and bad breath using this 100% stainless steel tongue scraper. This gentle medical grade tool can keep you plaque-free, spruce up your taste buds and helps you enjoy every last bite.

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Has a dual action tongue cleaner using ultra-soft bristles that loosen the dirt-carrying bacteria and build in scraper that removes the bacteria from the surface of your tongue. Guys, you are looking at the #1 Tongue Cleaner in the U.S.

4PCS Tongue Scraper, Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaners, 100% BPA Free Fresher Tongue Tools, Healthy Oral Hygiene Brushes, Medical Grade Reusable Stainless Steel, Eliminate Bad Breath

Designed with double side curved shape which can thoroughly clean tongue, remove oral dirt, and improve overall oral health. Also comes with a high medical grade stainless steel U-shaped tongue scraper to satisfy all your tongue cleaning needs.

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Steel Dental Wax Carving Tool Kit

 

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Why You Can’t Stop Smiling With Whiter Teeth

A smile is contagious–that’s not just a saying, but a scientific fact. Dental aesthetics has been shown to boost your self-esteem– fact again. Needless to say, a beautiful white smile helps, but a dirty, yellow one doesn’t.

Here are some effective teeth whitening products- to brighten your smile. Just pull a chair- and start choosing the teeth whitening system that works best for you.

You will be delighted that most of them are affordable and give quick results.

When you finally get a brighter and dazzling smile, you will wonder why you can't stop smiling.

 

Formulated by dental experts to effectively whiten stubborn coffee and wine stains.

Whitening strips that work like magic

Whiten your teeth in as little as 9 minutes a day. Absolutely No Harmful chemicals and No animals were used for testing.

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A gentle and nonirritating way to whiten your teeth. Proven and Tested. Try it.

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Want to Have a Beautiful and Healthy Smile?

Do you want a beautiful and healthy smile?

 Here’s a dirty little secret: gum disease, tooth decay, and pain won’t get you there. But, proper oral hygiene can result in a nice smile and prevent most dental diseases. The American Dental Association (ADA) reminds us that our mouths are windows into the health of our bodies, and it is essential that we follow the recommended guidelines for optimum oral and dental health.

So what are those, you ask.

 Read further.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss or clean in between your teeth once a day.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet and limit in-between snacks

No matter your age, oral health is important because your teeth are with you till the end. Beyond just health benefits, almost 60% of people feel more confident and positive simply by being satisfied with their smile.

Better social life?

Here we come.

 The pro tips in this bite-sized read are for preventative care to avoid painful diseases and costly treatments, and teeth whitening tips to boost your confidence for a better lifestyle.

 Let’s get started.

Brush Your Teeth with a Powered Toothbrush

Proper oral hygiene and a beautiful, healthy smile are age-old testaments to brushing your teeth regularly (twice a day). But frankly, you can do better than manual toothbrushes. In today’s age, it’s far more effective to remove plaque, germs and thereby avoid gum diseases with a powered toothbrush. Plaque is the sticky, colorless film that adheres to the surfaces of your mouth within four to twelve hours after brushing. And you would not want to hear this- the house of bacteria forming in your mouth.

But worry no more, I researched some products for you that I believe will help you decimate those microscopic germs.

Product Recommendations


Philip’s Sonicare toothbrushes are industry leaders with patented technology for oral cleansing. The following two options are not only affordable and highly effective, but smart in tech, too:

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Toothbrush can remove up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush in a set 2-minute timer. You’re also reminded when it’s time for a replacement to maximize the effectiveness of every brush long-term. The pressure sensors ping you if you’re brushing too hard for your teeth and gums, and the adjustable speeds/preset modes help you gradually build up brushing power.

Philips One By Sonicare Battery Toothbrush

Philips One By Sonicare Battery Toothbrush: the micro-vibrations from the powerful motor and the tapered bristles effectively polish your teeth to the bone (pun intended). This brush is better for traveling as it flexes a 3-month long battery life, compared to 14 days with the first option. It also has a 2-minute timer with notifications every 30 seconds.

Rinse with Therapeutic Mouthwash

There are two kinds of mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. We recommend the latter because, in addition to just breath-freshening (like in cosmetic mouthwash), therapeutic mouthwash has active ingredients to control/reduce gingivitis (gum disease), plaque, and tooth decay. You’re hitting more birds with one stone. Although, keep in mind that children should not use this product unless directed by a dentist.

The American Dental Association says mouthwash can be a helpful addition to your daily hygiene routine since the cleansing chemicals can touch areas your toothbrush may have trouble with. Therapeutic mouthwashes contain antimicrobial agents, like Chlorhexidine and Cetylpyridinium and essential oils, which are effective in reducing the germs in your mouth.

Product Recommendations

Two products worthy of recommendation are:

Lumineux by Oral Essentials

This mouthwash is packed with ingredients that are alcohol and toxin-free. It contains aloe vera which has a soothing and healing effect. 

A study shows that aloe vera has the ability to reduce plaque and gingival bleeding, and it does not stain your teeth, unlike Chlorhexidine.

Dead Sea Salt and Xylitol are also proven ingredients to reduce the harmful bacteria in your mouth. What more you can ask for a mouthwash?

Periogen Rinse: containing baking soda within its formula, this mouthwash is equipped to efficiently reduce the acidity of plaque fluid and improve periodontal health

This rinse has been clinically proven to prevent and reduce tartar; safe and not acidic with a pH of 7.5; and does not contain bleach and alcohol. It is great for kids at least six years of age and adults with braces, implants, or bridges. 

The formulation is to prevent plaque (the sticky colorless film that binds on your teeth) from hardening into tartar- the bacteria build-up that irritates your gums. Tartar is that gunk that covers your tooth, gets under your gum line, and sticks to your fillings or dental work

This award-winning mouthwash is a sure way to bring down the calcified coats on your gum lines. 

Use Oral Irrigators to Clean in Between Your Teeth

Also known as dental water jets or water flossers, oral irrigators force out plaque and food debris between teeth and below the gum line with a high-pressure pulsating water stream. It’s like a water toothpick you can use to improve oral health.  

You ask me why they are Oral irrigators better than regular flossing or interdental brush?

 Here’s why:

  • It reduces gingival bleeding
  • Lessens gum inflammation
  • Aids in plaque removal

If you wear braces, have non-removable bridgework or crowns, dental implants, or bleed easily, oral irrigators are a viable option to flush out sensitive, hard-to-reach areas. Complemented with a sonic toothbrush, irrigation can significantly reduce plaque and gum inflammation compared to flossing and a manual toothbrush.

Product Recommendations

You know where to find powered toothbrushes (previous section). But, you may be wondering where to look for your water toothpick to eliminate manual brushing and flossing. We have two solid recommendations for their performance and reliability:

Water Flosser, Professional Cordless Dental Oral Irrigator by Laluztop: you can choose between 5 pulse water flow modes. The 360º rotatable nozzle allows you to reach those hard-to-reach areas. The waterproof irrigator is incredibly versatile with 2 standard jet tips, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 periodontal tip, 1 nasal cleaning tip,1 tongue cleaner, and 2 toothbrush heads.

Cari Pro Cordless Water Flosser

This FDA-registered dental product comes with a two-year warranty to ensure you are happy with your purchase. It comes with the traditional four tips- standard, ortho, pocket, and brush tips. The waterproof design makes it safe for baths and showers as well.

Want to get rid of a tiny steak strip in between your teeth? Choose the Pulse button to flush out annoying food debris that makes your mouth taste funny; or  Soft and Normal - for the typical day of your no-string- flossing!

Use Teeth Whitening products

A healthy smile can be more than just its literal meaning. Whitening your teeth has some dazzling indirect benefits, too. It has been shown that dental aesthetics like whiter teeth have a positive effect on the oral-health-related quality of life, psychological well-being, and self-esteem. You’re also seen as more attractive–so people are more drawn to you, thus aiding in better social interactions and relationships. Remember that smiles are contagious–white smiles, though.

Product Recommendations

Before trying teeth-whitening products, it’s best to consult with your dentist if you have oral health conditions like existing tooth fillings or gingivitis. With that out of the way, some popular and highly effective teeth-whitening products are:

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects Kit

If you use the strips once a day consistently for 30 minutes, you could remove 14 years’ worth of stains for a whiter smile.

You may be wondering how they work: each of the plastic strips you apply to the front of your teeth are coated with a gel that contains either Carbamide Peroxide or hydrogen peroxide–chemicals known to whiten teeth. Once applied, the special peroxide gel will seep into the teeth to help remove stains and lighten the teeth.

Cali White Vegan Teeth WHITENING KIT with LED Light

You can expect to see a 2-8 whiter shade smile within just 7 days of use–for 10-30 minutes a day. Their patented Universal Comfort fit Tray, and Custom Thermoform trays provide complete upper and lower bite coverage, allowing the gel to fill crevices between teeth and whitening molars, giving a uniform whitening effect on all teeth.

The VEGAN plus-side: If you choose to purchase this product, you can ensure that you’re supporting a cruelty-free production because no animal tests and harm are done.

Parting Words

You made it to the end. Congrats. Hopefully, you’ve realized that the right tools are essential alongside your daily oral health best practices. Taking these preventative measures for your oral health and using the whitening products for a beautiful smile will not only save you agony in the long run, but boost your confidence, self-esteem, and mood, too.

Go kill some nasty oral bacteria and shine your dazzling white teeth to blind some eyes, tiger.

 

 

 

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