May 28, 2020
Dear Valued Patient,
We are truly excited to have the opportunity to welcome you back! As we move closer to reopening, we are actively looking into various scenarios of increasing dental services for you. Of course, our social responsibility and concern for your safety are paramount in any decisions we make. We will not consider expanding our current level of service (which right now amounts to emergency and urgent care only), until we have the blessing of both the Chief Medical Officer (and the Minister of Health) as well as the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
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April 23, 2020
While our office is closed for regular dental treatment in accordance with the guidelines set out by our governing college, and to comply with Public Health recommendations, we are still here to help you!
We now offer virtual online consultations through the use of Teledentistry.
What Is Teledentistry?
Teledentistry involves the use of online technology to provide private, safe, and secure virtual video consultations from the comfort of your home.
Our video consultations are hosted on a HIPAA-compliant cloud environment using AES-256 bit encryption.
Get advice, instructions or a prescription from your trusted doctors without having to come into the office. CHATTING & VIDEO CONFERENCING are NOW AVAILABLE on a secure platform at Salvaggio Dentistry. If you have a clinical question, a concern or an emergency, you can connect with your doctor remotely!! Dr. Salvaggio or Dr. Al Khoury will advise you via this secure portal or ask to see you in the office at a mutually agreed upon time (if absolutely necessary). SALVAGGIO DENTISTRY HAS YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY AS ITS NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.
When you connect with one of our doctors remotely, we will attempt to help you out so that we can all maintain physical distancing and self-isolation. However, should we determine that you need to be seen in person, rest assured that Salvaggio Dentistry has adequate protective equipment put aside for extreme emergency cases. We are also wiping down surfaces more regularly and have abundant hand sanitizer for you. So please, if you have any clinical questions or if you are in discomfort and want answers…. take advantage of this amazing service we are now providing.
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April 15, 2020
A frenum is the thin band of tissue that attaches the lip to the gums. There are several frenum attachments in your mouth, the three important locations being the front upper and lower lips, between the two front teeth and the attachment of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The frenum can lead to issues with the spacing of the teeth and even speech problems in some cases.
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January 13, 2020
A nightguard is a mouth guard used overnight to protect your teeth, jawbones and jaw joints from the wear and tear from nighttime grinding and clenching. The official name for these habits is called “bruxism,” and it affects many more people than you would think. Bruxism is considered a sleep movement disorder. A nightguard is a transparent oral appliance that is made to fit your teeth. It may cover all or a portion of your teeth, depending on the type. They can also be fabricated to be worn on the top or bottom.
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December 16, 2019
There are several different options for tooth whitening that you should consider before based on your needs and expected results. It is a good idea to first learn about types of teeth stains. There are two types of staining, internal staining and external staining. External staining is staining from darker pigmented foods and drinks (usually coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, etc.). External stains also come from smoking, which causes an accumulation on the outer surface of the teeth. Fortunately, these stains can be removed during your dental hygiene cleanings. Internal staining are stains that have travelled to the inner layer of the teeth and changed the shade of the teeth. Thankfully, there are solutions for both of these types of staining.
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November 19, 2019
Gum disease is an umbrella term used to describe several gum issues. It includes gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. The term also includes periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the bone, ligament and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease can also be used to describe temporary, aggressive types of gum issues such as ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.)
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October 28, 2019
Halloween may be known for haunted houses, creepy zombies and monsters that roam in the night. However, the sweeter side of Halloween, the overload of candy, can produce much scarier results than ghosts and ghouls. Completely avoiding candy at Halloween may be too difficult for you, and not very festive. So, here are some tips to help stay healthier during the holidays and avoid those terrifying cavities later on.
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June 24, 2015
Brampton dentists offer patients different choices of dental fillings. There are different types of fillings used which are based on the client’s condition and preference. Dental fillings are indicated for restoration or repair of dentin, the structure of the tooth beneath the enamel. Accumulation of plaque and bacteria will cause the release of acid that can destroy the enamel of the teeth.
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