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We Are Still Open During The Lockdown Order As An Essential Service

January 15, 2021

To Our Valued Patients,

Please note that our office remains open during the stay at home orders issued by the Provincial Government for Peel region. Under the new stay at home lockdown orders, dental offices are permitted to remain open as an essential service to serve the local community.

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Tooth Cleaning Aids: How Can They Help You?

January 4, 2021

Below is a review of many different tooth cleaning aids that can be found in any standard drug store. Learn what they are used for and how they can help you take care of your teeth and gums. 

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What Should You Do If Your Adult Tooth Is Loose?

December 31, 2020

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Woman with wiggly tooth

You may remember being excited as a child when your teeth became wiggly, but this certainly isn’t the case as an adult. Believe it or not, loose teeth are actually one of the most common dental emergencies and can have many different causes. They include injuries, periodontal disease, and severe tooth decay. If you notice that one of your adult teeth is wiggly, it’s important that you act quickly so you don’t loose it for good! Here are some steps that you should take to resolve a loose tooth.

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We’re Still Open As An Essential Service!

December 23, 2020

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Following the provincial lockdown announced by the provincial government that takes effect on December 26th, 2020, we want to let you know that our office will still remain open as an essential service to serve you.

Rest assured that our COVID-19 safety protocols meet or exceed the recommended infection control guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Maintain your Oral Health with These Habits

December 14, 2020

Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day 

It is vital to brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before bed. You can use a manual or an electric toothbrush. Brushing your teeth helps remove bacteria from tooth and gum surfaces that can lead to cavities and gum disease. 

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Lost a Tooth In an Injury? Quick! Follow These Steps

December 7, 2020

It is imperative to know what to do if you are in an unlikely situation where you lose a tooth from trauma. The term for a tooth that is lost due to an injury is an “avulsed tooth.” When a fraction of a tooth breaks off but leaves the root inside the socket, it is called a tooth fracture. In the case of a tooth fracture, the root will likely need to be extracted or at least require a root canal. An avulsed tooth may be salvageable if you follow these steps: 

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Bleeding Gums, A Cause For Concern?

November 30, 2020

You may have noticed, at one point or another, a bit of red in the sink when you spit after brushing or flossing. Bleeding gums is typically a sign of some form of inflammation or infection in your mouth that requires attention. It is important to pay a visit to your dentist for an exam and determine the bleeding cause. The most common cause of bleeding gums is gingivitis, or gum disease. 

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We Are Still Open To Serve You!

November 27, 2020

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Following the COVID-19 lockdown for Peel Region by the Provincial Government, we want to assure our patients that we are still open and ready to serve you as an essential service.

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Benefits of Dental Implants: All You Need To Know

November 18, 2020

Dental implants are always the best option for replacing missing teeth, for function, aesthetics and longevity. Dental implants can be used in cases with one missing tooth or an entire arch of missing teeth. Advancements in the dental field in the last 20 years have created more and better options for patients who have experienced tooth loss, whether it’s due to trauma/injury, gum disease or cavities. A dental implant comprises a titanium screw inserted into the bone where the missing tooth is left to heal for several months with a temporary crown placed on top. Once the screw is integrated and fused into the bone, a permanent dental crown is placed on top to match the shape, colour and appearance of the surrounding teeth. Listed below are the benefits of dental implants:

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All You Need to Know About Tooth Decay

November 9, 2020

Cavities, What Are They?

A cavity is an area of cavitation in the tooth enamel (outer tooth structure) and dentin (inner tooth structure) caused by oral bacteria and acids. When sugars are consumed, they get converted into acids in the mouth, which then attack the enamel of the teeth. The acids slowly demineralize the outer structure of the teeth and leads to cavities over time. Cavities most commonly affect the deep grooves and fissures on the biting surfaces of the molars and the in-between surfaces of the teeth, which are both problematic areas to adequately clean. It is vital to catch cavities in their earliest stages, so minimally invasive treatment can be provided. Dental x-rays are an essential tool for diagnostic purposes and are used to catch cavities early before they are visible and start causing pain. 

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