The importance of regular dental cleanings

Author: Melissa O’dell

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Dental cleaning\scaling is when the dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments (hand and /or ultrasonic) to remove plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar\calculus (grey, yellow, brown, black) hard deposits from your teeth without harming them. A few minutes after brushing a thin layer of saliva, proteins, and bacteria (called pellicle) is formed on the teeth which acts as a base for bacterial attachment and growth. Eventually with the accumulation of various species of bacteria and sugars from the foods we eat we get a white\yellowish substance called plaque along our gums and teeth. If the plaque is not removed it will attract minerals from the saliva and harden turning into calculus/tartar. If calculus/tartar is left on the teeth it will provide a situation for bacteria to thrive next to the gums which is detrimental for the health of the gums and can lead to gum disease(gingivitis) which leads to periodontal disease which leads to tooth loss. The purpose of the cleaning is to leave the teeth clean and smooth so bacteria is unable to stick to them, reverse gum disease and prevent the progression to periodontal disease.


Polishing/Prophy


Polishing is done after scaling to remove any leftover plaque from the teeth and gums and to remove extrinsic stain. It is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup at the end and a special gritty toothpaste-like material.


Fluoride

Fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth from the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque that can weakened them, it also possesses antibacterial qualities. 

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Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski’s Graham Vicars Scholarship 2016

Graham VicarsDentist in Brampton, Brampton Dental Office, Graham Vicars Scholarship, Dentist Brampton, Brampton Dentist, was one of our awesome patients. It was always a great pleasure having him come in the office as he always carried a smile that put a smile on our faces and brightened up the office.  An awesome person so organized who never missed an appointment. In his memory Dr. Dimovski’s Dental Office is awarding the $500.00 Graham Vicars Scholarship to one of our patients attending post secondary education in January 2016 (College or University). The recipient of the scholarship will be chosen by the Vicars family. All submissions are due by November 23rd 2015. To apply for the scholarship click here.
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WHAT IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS AND WHAT CAUSES IT? – Brampton Dentists

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Dental fluorosis is caused by excessive amounts of high concentration fluoride exposure during tooth development. It often appears as faint white streaks on enamel in most mild cases and in the most severe cases will appear as a brown mottled spots on the teeth. Usually it is a combination of fluoride sources which lead to the over exposure.  Children between the ages of 1 – 4 are at critical age of exposure. A child is no longer at risk after the age of 8 because all of the teeth have been developed already.
Since fluorosis is permanent and will not go away over time there are some ways to reduce its appearance. Most cases of fluorosis are mild and cannot be seen easily, but for more severe cases there are options such as bonding resin on fronts of teeth affected or veneers. Unfortunately, teeth whitening will often make the stains and white streaks have an almost chalky appearance which will still stand out from the regular tooth colour. The best way to find a solution which will work best for your specific case is to meet with a dental professional.
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – We Protect Your Smile!
Dentist Brampton
905-458-6620

Periodontal/Gum Disease Progression Brampton Periodontist

1. Plaque full of bacteria, that turns to calculus, builds up between the teeth and gums.

2. The gums become red and inflamed caused by the body’s reaction to the bacteria.

3. The bone recedes due to the inflammatory response to bacteria.

4. Pockets are formed (space between the tooth and gum) due to decreased bone tissue.

5.  If the gum disease is left untreated, over time the teeth become loose and may be lost.

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Periodontal/Gum Disease Progression

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