Following the province of Ontario’s COVID-19 modified Step 2 lockdown announcement on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, we want to remind our patients that we are still open and ready to serve you as an essential service.
Rest assured that our office meets or exceeds current COVID-19 recommended safety protocols. All of our dental treatment rooms are equipped with medical-grade HEPA air filtration systems, which eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses from the air. Our office also screens all patients and performs temperature checks before treatment is performed. All high-contact surfaces are wiped down frequently with sterilizing wipes to maintain a clean environment for our patients and team. (more…)
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There’s a lot going on during the holiday season, and hopefully, that means a lot of fun for you. In all of the hustle and bustle, the chances increase that you could slack off in your oral hygiene and Invisalign treatment. But if you can remember to leave cookies and milk out for Santa, you can remember to take care of your teeth.
It is essential to help your child brush and floss their teeth until around the age of 8. This is so that you can help them reduce their susceptibility to cavities and keep their gums healthy. Children under eight typically lack the skill and understanding to brush and floss their teeth well and require some form of assistance, whether that be in the form of completing it for them or monitoring them while they do it themselves. Start brushing your child’s teeth at the first sign of teeth, around 6-10 months old. Flossing should begin when there is contact between any two teeth.
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.
After waking up one morning, you head to the bathroom to start your oral hygiene routine. Just as you’re about to brush your teeth, you realize that there’s a bump on your gums. Oh no! Your first instinct may be to panic, but rest assured – it’s usually not a medical emergency. Bumps can be harmless, but there are some cases where they indicate serious oral health issues. That said, here are a few possible causes of a bump on your gums and signs you should see your dentist.
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.
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.
Manual Toothbrushes – Come in either super soft/soft/medium or hard. Use super soft if you know you are an aggressive brusher or have any signs of gum recession. Use a soft toothbrush in any other cases, and never use medium or hard. They are too aggressive and can damage the gums!
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.