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A healthy smile is priceless

March 12, 2023
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Dr. Justin Russo, a cosmetic and general dentist, is passionate about making people feel better and live healthier lives by fixing their dental issues. Here we will discuss Dr. Justin Russo’s article from The Scout Guide. It talks about how one can achieve a million-dollar smile and is accompanied by Ashraf Dentistry’s input.  (Source: The Scout Guide, How To Achieve A Million-Dollar Smile, February 2, 2018, https://thescoutguide.com/how-to-achieve-a-million-dollar-smile/ ).


Regular cleanings and fillings maintenance

Dr. Justin Russo emphasizes the importance of flossing daily and recommends the use of string floss. Ashraf Dentistry agrees, “Disciplined oral care daily cannot be replaced by anything. Brushing twice daily, using mouthwash, and flossing daily are habits we develop throughout childhood. However, once we grow up, we may find ourselves slacking off on our oral hygiene. This is a big mistake. Having a healthy smile is possible only when we put in the work. Following a strict oral care routine, going for regular cleanings and fillings maintenance helps in keeping your teeth away from dental issues.”


Teeth whitening

Dr. Justin Russo explains that the yellowing of our teeth could be the side effects of drinks like tea, coffee, and wine. Ashraf Dentistry elaborates, “These coloured beverages, including carbonated drinks, have dark pigments in them. Along with that, they also contain high levels of acidity. Long-term consumption of such drinks will do substantial damage to your oral health. Staining of teeth can be reversed with professional dental whitening treatments and products. However, it is best to follow that up with dental cleanings and fillings check-ups.”

Dr. Justin Russo shares that you should avoid consuming coloured drinks for 48 hours from the teeth whitening process. Ashraf Dentistry explains, “The teeth whitening procedure opens up the pores of your teeth and makes them sensitive. Your teeth may become discoloured, negating the effects of the whitening product if you drink artificially coloured beverages or naturally pigmented drinks immediately after the procedure. You could consume water or milk during this time. You will be doing yourself a favour by completely avoiding wine, alcohol, tea, and coffee.”


Cosmetic dentistry

Dr. Justin Russo talks about cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers and how they can help you restore a bright, beautiful smile. Ashraf Dentistry agrees, “Depending on the condition of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help you fix any functional dental issues you may have, as well as make your smile look radiant.”

“Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, they help give you a million-dollar smile, they can be customized exactly as per your requirement, and they are low maintenance,” adds Ashraf Dentistry.


Dr. Justin Russo shares how in today’s times of constant selfies putting in the work to keep your smile radiant is a choice almost all of us will take up. Ashraf Dentistry concludes, “Having a healthy smile not only enhances your personality, but it also boosts your self-confidence. Fixing your smile will also correct functional issues and enhance your ability to chew your food properly, leading to an improvement in your overall health. Everybody wants to look and feel good about themselves. When you aim to put forward your best self, investing in your smile is a great place to start.”

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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