If our patients step through the front door, we are hoping that they are seeking serious consideration and the best dental advice that we can give. We hope our love for dentistry shows through our enthusiasm and continuous change.
First, a little anecdote from Dr. Wong's earlier practice life as associate dentist in Saint John, New... READ MORE
October 22, 2017
The allure was strong: place a dental bridge without having to shave down a substantial amount of tooth structure like a conventional bridge. Bond that thing in and you have a tooth where there was none before! This type of bridge was developed at the University of Maryland in the early 1980's (although provenance is... READ MORE
August 25, 2017
As we have mentioned in the past, we like to use this portion of our website to truly communicate updates to our current (and future) patients. As it is now January 1 2017, it is the perfect time to provide a glimpse into changes that are coming to Dr. Elston Wong Dentistry in the following... READ MORE
January 1, 2017
We at Dr. Elston Wong Dentistry are proud to introduce the awesome Velscope VX, a handheld light that allows users to detect changes in oral skin tissue way before such changes may be detectable to the naked eye. It is useful as an oral cancer screening tool (and other dysplastic epithelium) and has even won... READ MORE
October 3, 2016
What do I really need to keep my teeth healthy? Or what oral hygiene products are actually important?
Any time we walk into a pharmacy, the dental care aisles are invariably a cornucopia of brush types and designs, flosses, rinses, appliances, gels, and who knows what else seemingly designed to confuse and complicate. So which oral... READ MORE
May 21, 2016
"My dentist told me I grind my teeth" is a common phrase overheard with the subtext "but I don't think I do". So why are you wearing night guards?
If you know that you are a tooth grinder, and you have been tested and are free of sleep apnea, by all means wear your night guard. ... READ MORE
May 14, 2016
Dental procrastination comes with many reasons, but if it is because one is just nervous, we have a few solutions that may help. If you find yourself just too nervous to come to the dentist, one of these may be the answer:
1) nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas): yes, it really does work! - this form... READ MORE
January 18, 2016
After a journey spanning over three years, Dr. Elston Wong is now a Kois Center Graduate! The Kois Center, a teaching Center for dentists interested in comprehensive patient management located in Seattle, WA, holds a nine course core curriculum taught by Dr. John Kois that provides dentists with an evidence-based systematic approach to dealing with... READ MORE
June 15, 2015
When people complain about the cost of dental treatment, there is often one factor that has not been considered: barring accidents, almost all dental problems could have been prevented. For one reason or another, steps were not taken to prevent the problems, and they were allowed to progress until they became expensive to fix. This... READ MORE
November 30, 2014
Have crooked front teeth but don't want braces? The MTM (minor tooth movement) solution has arrived at Dr. Elston Wong's Barrie dental office! If you have been spending time looking at some mild spacing , mild crowding, rotations or just uneven front teeth, MTM clear aligners can be a simple, cost-effective and braces-free way to... READ MORE
November 23, 2014