Are you nervous or anxious about your dental treatment?

Brampton Dentists, Top Dentist in Brampton, best dental treatment, Nitrous Oxide, Nervous Dental patients, Brampton Dental offices, Nitrous oxide also known as “laughing gas” is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax during your periodontal treatment.

Nitrous oxide is one option we offer to help make you more comfortable during your periodontal treatment. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to requests, questions and directions. Your will be asked  to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Talk to one of our dental professionals to find out whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.

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Are your teeth going from white to not so bright?

Young Man Smile Before And After Teeth WhiteningHave you noticed your teeth change colour ….. going from white to not so bright?

There are many reason teeth can change colour or get stained. From the foods consumed, and trauma to medication, age and visiting the dentist regularly for dental cleanings.

Food and Drinks

Certain foods and drinks have intense colour pigments that attach to the white outer part of the tooth (enamel) causing colour change. Such foods and drinks are: Coffee, tea, red wine, candy and foods containing colour.

Tobacco

Tar and nicotine create stains. Tar is naturally dark and although nicotine is colourless when mixed with oxygen it turns into a yellowish surface-staining substance.

Age

The enamel of the tooth is white however the layer under the enamel, called dentin, is yellowish. With age, as the enamel gets thiner, more of the yellowish dentin shows through.

Trauma

If you have hit your tooth you may notice it get darker as a reaction to the injury, by laying down more dentin.

Medication

Certain medications can also cause teeth to change colour and darken. Be sure to speak to your dentist if you have concerns that the medication you are taking are causing your teeth to change colour.

The best way to keep your teeth white is to brush twice a day, floss daily, see your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings, and limit stain-causing foods and habits. However if you feel your teeth can use a little whitening help, there are a few options you may want to consider:

Chair-Side Bleaching – usually takes about 2 hours.  A shield (or rubber dam) protects your gums from the bleaching agent (usually a form or hydrogen peroxide) which is “painted” onto your discoloured teeth and activated with heat or high-intensity light.

Take-Home Bleaching – is done by you at home. You wear a custom-made tray with special bleaching gel (provided by your dentist) for a period of time each day over a number of weeks. You may also use Crest Whitestrips Supreme which can be purchased at our office.

It’s important to know that not everyone’s teeth will “whiten” the same. It depends on the number of teeth involved and the severity of discolouration. Over-the-counter, at-home whiteners are not recommended because they may cause problems associated with over exposing gum tissues to the active whitening agent. Any bleaching treatment should be done under your dentist’s supervision.

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Is periodontal/gum disease contagious?

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Research has shown that periodontal/gum disease is caused by the inflammatory reaction to bacteria under the gums, so periodontal disease technically may not be contagious. However, the bacteria that cause the inflammatory reaction can be spread through saliva. This means that if one of your family members has periodontal disease, it’s a good idea to avoid contact with their saliva by not sharing eating utensils or oral health equipment. If you notice that your spouse or a family member has the warning signs of a possible periodontal problem (bleeding, red and swollen gums, or bad breath) you may want to suggest that they see a dentist or periodontist for an exam. It may help to protect the oral health of everyone in the family. (APP)

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Do you have a white line on the inside of your cheek?

Although it may scare some when they first see it, a white line inside the cheek, called Oral Lichen Planus, is a temporary condition that may last up to 10 years. It most often affects adults between the age of 30 and 60, more common in women and is not contagious.

Oral Lichen Planus comes from the lace-like pattern of fine white lines that appear on the inside of the cheeks, gums, and tongue, usually not requiring treatment. It is asymptomatic, and does not hurt.

As the exact cause of Oral Lichen Planus not know, research suggests that the immune cells, which normally protect us by destroying bacteria or viruses, start attacking the skin or the lining of the mouth.

While there is no “cure” for Lichen Planus, it is a manageable condition. If you think you might suffer from Lichen Planus, you should talk with your dentist or doctor. They can determine what treatment (if any) is needed.

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Dental Programs For Children in Need of Dental Treatment Healthy Smiles – Dentists Brampton

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Did you know that good oral health is very important for a child’s overall health, however, for some, dental treatment is not affordable? Ontario offers a dental program for children 17 and under that do not have access to dental coverage. If eligible, children are covered under this program at no cost. For more information call your local Public Health Unit and ask about the Healthy Smiles program.

If you know a child under the age of 17 that may be in need of dental treatment be sure to contact the local Public Health Unit in your area for more information. You may also contact our dental professionals for more information.

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