GIVE YOUR TEETH A BREAK – HARD VS SOFT BRISTLE TOOTHBRUSH

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

Brampton Dentists, Soft Toothbrush, Dental Info, Dental Facts, Dental Cartoons, 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!

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Protect Your Kid’s Teeth – Dental Sealants

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.

Brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.

Sealants are easy for your dentist to apply. The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and may last several years before a reapplication is needed. During your regular dental visits, your dentist will check the condition of the sealants and reapply them when necessary.

The likelihood of developing pit and fissure decay begins early in life, so children and teenagers are obvious candidates. But adults can benefit from sealants as well. (ADA)

For more information on dental sealants contact one of our dental professionals.

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

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Starting Off On The Right Foot – Food, Your Body and Your Teeth! – Brampton Dentists

Our body, teeth and gums need vitamins and minerals to stay strong and healthy. To ensure proper tooth development and strength, babies, children, adults and seniors need lots of:

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  • calcium (e.g. yogurt, milk, some cheese)
  • phosphorous (e.g. egg, beef, chicken, turkey, halibut, bread)
  • vitamin A (e.g. liver, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato, mango, spinach, broccoli)
  • vitamin C (e.g. citrus fruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage)
  • vitamin D (e.g. trout, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolk, milk)
  • fluoride

Here’s why…

Calcium (with help from phosphorous and Vitamin D) is the main component of teeth and bones. It’s what keeps them strong. But we can’t forget about vitamin A because it’s necessary for the formation of tooth enamel or vitamin C which is essential for healthy gums.

Be sure to also drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Tap water also contains fluoride which helps prevent tooth decay. It also helps restore and harden enamel. (ODA)

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – Brampton Dentists
We Protect Your Smile!
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WHAT CAUSES TEETH SENSITIVITY?

Tooth sensitivity is caused when dentin (softer part of the tooth that lies under the tooth enamel) is exposed. For some, it is not just sensitive, but very painful. Some causes may be receding gums, gum disease, teeth grinding, brushing too hard, poor diet or poor oral health care. Some triggers may be eating or drinking cold, sweet or hot foods and beverages and/or breathing in cold air. If you have sensitive teeth be sure to visit your dentist or dental hygienist for more information and the proper treatment.
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