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Your Child’s Tooth Was Knocked Out! What Do You Do?

October 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — salvaggiodentistry @ 8:13 pm
little boy upset after losing tooth

When your child wiggles out their tooth that has been loose for the past week and then they set it under their pillow, eagerly awaiting a visit from the Tooth Fairy, it’s just about the cutest thing ever. But what about if your child knocked out a tooth unexpectedly?!

While this can be terrifying to your youngster in the moment, it can be stressful for you, as well. Like anything that happens unexpectedly, it’s always better to have a plan.

Keep reading to find out what you should do immediately after the tooth loss, as well as ways their emergency dentist can restore their pain-free smile.

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Learn About Different Teeth Whitening Treatments

October 4, 2021

Several methods of tooth whitening/ bleaching are available to you, each varying in price and results. Listed below are several whitening options available with their pros and cons.  

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We’re Moving To A New Location – Just 300 Meters Away!

September 9, 2021

The Salvaggio Dentistry team is excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location in the same plaza! Our new location is located across from Giant Tiger. We expect to be fully operational in February 2022.

In our ongoing efforts to better serve you, moving to a new and larger location will provide many more benefits to our patients. Here is what you can expect in our new location.

COVID-19 Screening

There will be a dedicated screening and greeting area to better accommodate COVID-19 screening protocols.

COVID-19 Safety

The new building is outfitted with an HVAC system with built-in HEPA filtration, in addition to the individual air filtration units available in every operatory. These measures meet or exceed the current recommended COVID-19 safety protocols.

Larger Area & Location Enhancements

  • Modern, well-lit operatories designed to reduce anxiety
  • Water purification systems servicing all operatories
  • Larger kids area with custom tablets 
  • Enhanced beverage station with more options and a freezer for kids ice cream
  • More dental operatories will reduce wait times and provide more efficient care
  • Larger facility will allow us to control the direction of traffic in and out of the practice
  • Newly designed reception area is arranged to reduce time checking in and checking out
  • Larger facility will allow us to serve more patients during our charity events (Our goal is to give away $100,000 in free dentistry per year)
  • A much-improved parking experience in a less congested portion of the plaza

We are incredibly excited to move our practice to a fresh, modern facility that will SERVE all our VALUED PATIENTS even more safely! Stay tuned for updates!

Can You Benefit From These Tooth Cleaning Tools?

September 1, 2021

It might be difficult to decide which toothbrush, floss or tooth-cleaning aid to buy when browsing the oral hygiene section of any drug store. There are so many options and different products that it can make the buying experience overwhelming. Below is a breakdown of other oral hygiene products and their uses to make it easier to know what to buy the next time you are looking for oral hygiene products. 

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How Do You Handle a Dental Emergency While Overseas?

August 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — salvaggiodentistry @ 4:06 pm
young woman with dental emergency

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them to, which means it’s a good idea to be prepared! However, it can be a bit challenging to deal with oral health issues while abroad. When you’re facing a dire situation in an unfamiliar location, several questions might run through your head as you’re probably unsure of what to do. Read along to learn how you should handle a dental emergency while overseas.

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What’s Toothbrush Abrasion & How Is It Treated?

August 3, 2021

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Image showing toothbrush abrasion.
Photo credit: Funkynatsuki

Toothbrush abrasion is a wearing down of the enamel (the outer layer of the tooth) and sometimes the subsequent recession of the gum tissue in the same area. Toothbrush abrasion typically occurs on the outer surfaces of the teeth that are easier to access with the toothbrush but can occur anywhere in the mouth. Toothbrush abrasion can be localized to a single tooth or generalized to several teeth. 

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Hygiene Appointment

July 26, 2021

During routine dental visits, your dentist and dental hygienist will check your teeth, gums and overall mouth for health. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and polished, removing plaque, tartar and staining. Certain tools will be used to clean above and below the gum line. Your routine dental visit will be recommended every 3-6 months, depending on the current health of your teeth and your dental needs. If you miss your dental hygiene appointment, you place yourself at risk of several different dental conditions. 

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What are Night Guards and Why Are They Important?

July 19, 2021

Tooth clenching and grinding are prevalent oral habits that are classified as nighttime sleep motion disorders. Clenching and grinding can occur subconsciously during the day but most commonly occurs at night. Clenching is the aggressive biting down of the upper and lower jaws together, and grinding is when the jaws move aggressively across each other, causing friction on the tooth surfaces. Nightguards act as a buffer or cushion between the upper and lower teeth to prevent tooth-on tooth trauma.  

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How to Keep Baby Teeth Healthy

July 5, 2021

Did you know that baby teeth are essential for many reasons, including health, function and aesthetics? It is important to help keep your child’s baby teeth healthy and cavity-free. Baby teeth lost premature, either to cavities, infection or trauma, can lead to problems with the positioning and health of the future adult teeth. 

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6 Ways to Improve Bad Breath

June 24, 2021

Brushing and Flossing 

Bad breath, also called “halitosis,” is most commonly caused by plaque build-up on your teeth and gum surfaces. Plaque consists of bacteria, which feeds on the sugars in your mouth. If plaque is not routinely cleaned off your teeth and gums, it leads to gum disease and cavities. Therefore, the more plaque you have on your teeth and gums, the more likely you are to experience bad breath. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once daily to remove plaque to keep your teeth and gums healthy. 

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