Electric toothbrushes generally come from different brands, which differ slightly. Some brands provide a circular head and use an oscillating motion, and other brands provide an oval head and use a sweeping motion or vibrational motion. There are several different toothbrushes in each brand’s roster so make sure to pick the best one for your mouth.
The safety of our patients has always been our first priority. We have made significant investments towards installing and upgrading our current systems and safety protocols. We now exceed all of the guidelines recommended by the Dental College of Ontario.
Salvaggio Dentistry now features 7 hospital-grade HEPA filtration units along with 5 extra oral suction systems to continuously filter and reduce aerosols. A combination of these systems ELIMINATES ALL AEROSOLS.
During your dental procedures, a high-efficiency aerosol vacuum Traps And Kills Virus & Bacteria At A 99.9% Rate Using Quad Filter Technology.
During your next dental visit with us, rest assured that you can breathe safely and easily.
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Your wisdom teeth are your 3rd molar teeth that erupt around 16-20 years old if they erupt at all. Often, ample room doesn’t exist in the mouth for these incoming teeth. As a result, they may need to be removed before issues arise. Impaction of wisdom teeth impaction can lead to pain, swelling, infection, shifting of other teeth and even cavities on your 2nd molar teeth.
Aggressive brushing can cause tooth sensitivity for two reasons. First, aggressive brushing can lead to gum recession, which exposes the root of the tooth. The root lacks enamel, which helps to protect the nerve of the tooth, so external stimuli such as cold water can cause sensitivity within the nerve. Secondly, aggressive brushing can wear away the enamel’s outer layers, which can also lead to tooth sensitivity. Ensure that you use either a super soft or soft manual toothbrush, or an electric toothbrush with a pressure indicator, to prevent brushing too hard.
Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables – Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples, raw carrots and celery help to clear plaque bacteria and food debris away from your teeth, which reduces the risk for cavities and keeping your gums healthy. These types of foods have a cleansing action while you are chewing them that can clear away food debris.
Baby teeth, which are also called primary teeth, are the first set of teeth to erupt in infancy. Baby teeth are temporary, meaning that they fall out and get replaced with adult teeth in childhood. A complete set of baby teeth consists of 20 teeth, including incisors, canines and molars. The eruption typically begins at 6-10 months old and will be finished by 2½-3 years old. Baby teeth fall out when the adult teeth growing from underneath resorb the baby teeth’ roots and therefore become loose. The first baby teeth that typically fall out are the lower two front teeth, followed by the upper two front teeth. During the teething process, there may be some soreness in the gums. A damp gauze or teething ring can be used to gently soothe the area.
A complete oral exam is a dental exam completed for diagnostic purposes to gather all the necessary information to assess your oral health. Your dentist will perform the complete oral exam with the help of a dental assistant or dental hygienist. A comprehensive oral exam will be implemented at the first visit to a new dental office, or routinely every 3-5 years to update charting and diagnoses regarding oral and overall health.
Of course, you’ve heard, over and over again, to floss your teeth daily. But did you know that if you don’t get the floss underneath your gums, you aren’t removing enough bacteria? Ensure that when you floss your teeth, you are sliding the floss slightly underneath your gums, where most of the bacteria sit. Make sure that you use a “c” method of flossing by hugging or curving the floss lightly around each tooth.
There is a change of hormones in your body during pregnancy, and this change can create swelling and inflammation of your gums, called pregnancy gingivitis. The change in hormones can also make it easier for bacteria to grow, which can lead to the puffy, red and swollen gum tissue. Pregnancy gingivitis can occur in any trimester of pregnancy but is most common in the second and third trimester. With proper oral hygiene, pregnancy gingivitis usually subsides on it’s own after birth and nursing, but in rare cases, if left untreated, it can progress into more severe gum disease, which leaves permanent complications with the supporting structures of your teeth.