Let Your String Sing!
What’s the first thing you search for when you get a piece of spinach caught in your teeth? Dental floss
– naturally! It may surprise you to learn that food removal isn’t the only reason you need to floss. It’s
to remove the bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth. Even if you were fasting, you’d still need to
brush and floss!
In fact, if you’re not flossing, you’re missing about 35% of tooth surfaces that brushing alone can’t
reach. And if you have a dental restoration like a crown and bridge, flossing will let you pay special
attention to the gumline.
There are many flossing products designed for individual needs and preferences.
Ask us – we’ll be happy to give you advice!
The Secret? Strength!
A crown restoration or cap can do wonders for your smile! The benefits of this natural-looking and
durable restoration are evident even for inconspicuous zones like your side or back teeth! A single
crown or a crown and bridge will eliminate gaps, drifting, crooked teeth or a malocclusion (bad bite).
The secret is in its strength.
A crown is used for protection and support when a tooth is weakened by a break, a fracture, or a very
large filling. For one or more missing teeth, a bridge (one or more replacement teeth) can be anchored
by one or more crowns.
Crowns and bridges restore tooth function and appearance. Beautiful materials that reflect light like
natural enamel ensure the completely confident and natural-looking smile that everyone notices!
You've Lost A Tooth
Your teeth work together as a team. Each tooth helps its neighbors do the chewing work so that none
has to carry the full load. When a tooth is removed, it’s like a team losing a star player; the whole team
suffers and some members have to do more work.
Although the removal of a tooth can be a lot simpler than procedures such as root canal, in the long run
it’s better to treat than to pull. Root canal therapy can eliminate the infection and save the tooth.
But if you do lose a tooth to disease or accident, it’s important to replace it with an artificial one to
prevent other teeth from getting stressed out and drifting out of line, which would wreak havoc on your
smile. The whole team will thank you!
Just as bridges span rivers and lakes, a dental bridge can close up the gap left by one or more missing
teeth. The bridge helps restore the normal function and proper position of your bite. If the surrounding
teeth are in good shape, we may recommend a type of bridge called the Maryland Bridge. It's made of a
porcelain replacement tooth bonded to the back of the teeth on either side of the gap with sturdy metal
wings. Installing a bridge can be more effective and less complex than some of the alternatives. The
Maryland bridge also requires much less preparation filing and grinding work on neighboring natural
teeth than other bridge options. If you want to know more about the Maryland bridge, we'd be happy to
discuss it during your next visit
Crowns For Prevention
A crown is an artificial cover for a tooth and is used to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its
normal shape and size. It can also protect the structure of a tooth that is cracked, broken or severely
stained. We can even use crowns to stabilize teeth loosened by gum disease by connecting them to the
neighboring teeth. In some cases we may even suggest a crown for a tooth that is not yet visibly
3. Get regular checkups for your whole family to curtail decay, gum disease, and correct overcrowding
or gaps that can cause problems.
Remember ... the true foundation of even the most glamorous Hollywood smile is a healthy mouth!
Chances are, your first cavity was filled with dark-silver amalgam. You might have multiple fillings,
and you might wish you could change them for something less conspicuous. Now could be your time.
It’s a filling fact that due to natural wear, these restorations can deteriorate to the point where bacteria
can seep under the filling, allowing decay to grab hold of healthy tooth material. We’d like to help you
and your family to prevent that.
Please ensure your regular recall appointments so that we can check the stability of your amalgam
fillings, and if necessary, replace them with natural-looking enamel-colored ones. And for a limited
time, we’ll do it at a discounted rate – just give us a call. It’s always our goal to help prevent potential
damage and improve your smile!
A Pretty Face And…
Today’s tooth-coloured invisible fillings can give you more than just a pretty face – they can strengthen
your teeth, seal out bacteria, and decrease tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. After all, besides wanting to
look great, there are many reasons for replacing older fillings. Chewing can eventually wear down
restorations (allowing bacteria into the tooth) and can create cracks that may require further restoration.
Attractive, invisible fillings called inlays can be made from porcelain, cast glass, or composite resin.
Comparable to the strength and beauty of natural teeth, these can be coloured and formed to fit so well
that you can hardly detect them.
With new self-confidence, you’ll be laughing out loud again – and not showing those fillings off! Give
us a ring ... consider it done!
Good For Your Waist
You may not realise that diet pop can do terrible damage to your teeth. Diet sodas don’t have any
sugar, but they do contain larger amounts of phosphoric and citric acid to enhance flavor.
These acids attack the enamel that protects your teeth, which means you’re much more likely to get
cavities and to develop irritations, cracks, and have sensitivity to cold.
Any highly acidic drink, such as orange juice, other fruit juices, and sodas can spell trouble! A tall
glass of water following the consumption of highly acidic drinks will help, as will chewing sugar-free
gum or eating a crisp apple. But the best way to reduce your risk is to brush your teeth.
Better yet, why not choose the very best thirst quencher? Water has no fat, no caffeine, and no acid!
Sealants, or plastic coatings on the grooves of molars, are a simple and effective way to stop decay.
Many people think sealants are for children, but several situations make adults good candidates.
Change in personal habits – Young adults who leave home may develop oral health problems because
of a change in diet and home care. Sealants help protect teeth during this time.
Change in health – Many people suffer loss of motor skills because of arthritis or stroke, and may have
a harder time brushing. Sealants help when teeth aren’t cleaned as well as they should be.
Introduction of medicines – Some medications increase the risk of tooth decay. Sealants help protect
Coffee and Cavities
Researchers may have found a connection between cavities and coffee. A recent study has linked
cavity development in young rats with caffeine consumed by their mothers during breast-feeding. The
study concluded that young rats breast fed by mothers who were given caffeine developed more
cavities than normal nursing rats. The rat mothers in the study were given amounts of caffeine equal to
about two or three cups of coffee a day.