Never underestimate the power of knowledge, especially when it comes to your health. Education is an important
part of the services that we provide. When you visit any of our three locations in the greater Toronto area,
we will help you develop mouth-healthy habits and effective oral hygiene. We will also clearly explain any
problems we discover, or treatments that we recommend. However, you don’t have to wait until your next visit
to start brushing up on oral health. We have provided these educational videos, free of charge, to empower
you with the knowledge you need to make smart decisions regarding your oral health and dental care.
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Gum Disease - the 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused
by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include
swelling, sensitivity and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily
reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible
bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line
which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage but
at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting
the teeth are destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending
on how enhanced the disease is become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing
gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.
Dental Implants - dental implants are titanium roots that are replaced in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth.
A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the
screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns,
dentures and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s
approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advancements in dentistry, some implants
can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details, ask your dentist.
Veneers - veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on front of the tooth to improve the appearance of teeth that
are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are as thin as contact lenses and are an aesthetically
pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural.
Veneers are intended to last many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic
procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
Root Canal - root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful, but when
done properly, it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root.
When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, its root and its nerves become irritated. As a result
the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to
its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with a
natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root
canals are diagnosed by patient’s sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist
if any symptoms or discomfort occur.
Teeth Whitening - at a young age, our teeth are healthy and white but overtime the enamel coating of the tooth is slowly
worn down, causing are teeth to become stained and yellow. Which is why teeth whitening is becoming increasingly
popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office
treatments you’ll see faster results, receive the safest treatments for bleaching the teeth and yield
the whitest smile. So don’t settle for teeth that have become stained by years of coffee drinking, tobacco
use or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right for you