Dental Care

Proper Tools for Cleaning Around Crowns, Implants and Bridges

Joanna SAYS!

Dental Crowns, Brampton Dental Offices, Best dental office in Brampton, Dental Care, Dental Crowns,Dental bridges, crowns and implants take special attention when caring for your overall oral health. With a dental bridge the key is cleaning efficiently under the abutment tooth (replaces the tooth that is missing) to ensure food or bacteria won’t get trapped underneath. For a crown and implant depending on the shape of them, there may be more food and plaque getting trapped in and around the adjacent teeth.

Cleaning Aids for Dental Bridge, Implant, or Crown

SuperFloss:  Starts with a stiff end of floss for threading under bridge, followed by a fluffier middle section of floss for filling the space under the abutment and ending with regular floss for cleaning the remaining teeth.

Interdental Brushes: A small cylindrical brush used to clean in between teeth and comes in a variety of sizes. Easier to use if the dental bridge is located further back in the mouth and difficult to thread superfloss under.

*When cleaning an implant, make sure it doesn’t have a metal wire component to avoid scratching the implant under the crown.* 

Waterpik: A pulsating water device used to clean around difficult to reach areas with regular floss.

To find which tool is right for you be sure to ask your dental professional at your next check-up and cleaning appointment.

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Blog by: Joanna – RDH

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 and age.

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.

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.

At Dr. Dimovski’s Dental Office we have three different whitening systems and are 25% off until February 29th 2016. Be sure to contact one of our dental professionals for more information.

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski Brampton Dental Office

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The best toothpaste for your teeth!

Best Toothpaste, Brampton Dentists, Top Dentist in Brampton, Brampton Family Dentists, Dental Care, Dental Info,With so many types, brands and flavours of toothpaste, it can sometimes be overwhelming choosing the right one for you and your family. Truth is, you can’t really go wrong with any toothpaste as long as it carries the Canadian Dental Association Seal. Simple way to choose: The one you like enough to use every single day.

With this being said, different toothpastes offer different benefits in addition to cleaning your teeth. Some of which are: Tartar Control, Whitening, Sensitivity, Cavity Protection and Gum Protection.

For more information you can always contact one of our friendly dental professionals.

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – We Protect Your Smile!

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Brampton Dentists – Questions about dentistry or dental care?

Article By: Mira Budd

Smiling Young ManAs dental professionals we get asked question about dental care on a daily basis. We have created this Blog Page to provide you information on dentistry, dental care and health. With the help of The Canadian Dental Association, The Ontario Dental AssociationThe American Dental Association and through our knowledge and experience we aim to aid you with best possible information in taking care of your pearly whites and gums.

Should you have any question on dental topics, be sure to ask us and we will be sure to answer!

One of the questions we get ask often is what is the best possible home care to prevent gum disease, dental caries and tooth loss.

Dental home care is essential in taking good care of your teeth and gums. This includes brushing your teeth half an hour to an hour after every meal and before bedtime, flossing at least once each day, and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings and exams every 3 to 6 months. Spending a few minutes a day on preventative measures may save you the time and money of preventing dental caries, periodontal disease, tooth loss and replacement!

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GIVE YOUR TEETH A BREAK – HARD VS SOFT BRISTLE TOOTHBRUSH! Brampton Dentists

Article By: Mira Budd

Using a hard bristle toothbrush is good for your teeth and oral health!

WRONG! 

Brampton Dentists, Top Dentist in Brampton, Best Dentist in Brampton, Tooth Brushing, Dental health, Dental info, Dental Facts,It is very important when choosing a toothbrush we choose one with soft bristles. Brushing your teeth with a medium or hard bristle toothbrush damages the tooth enamel and gum tissue which can often lead to gum recession and abrasion of the enamel. The myth about a hard bristle toothbrush cleaning your teeth better is just wrong. A soft bristle toothbrush is a lot more flexible allowing the bristles to reach between your teeth and gums. It is also easier on the teeth to assure not causing damage. Give your teeth and gums a break and make sure you use a soft bristle tooth brush!

Soft brushes are designed to be gentle on your teeth and gums, but don’t throw those hard brushes out , they are good for ring around the collar and cleaning around faucets and little corners!

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski & Associates – We Protect Your Smile!

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905-458-6620