Dental Night Mouth Guard
Nightguards are somewhat different from mouth guards worn during sports though the basic design and intent are the same: if you think teeth and the jaw cannot be injured while you sleep, think again. It is believed that 30 to 40 million Americans, children, and adults, grind and clench their teeth. Nocturnal bruxism, in which grinding and clenching occur when asleep, may occur without the bruxer knowing he or she is at risk for secondary issues. Bruxism threatens the longevity of natural teeth and poses a risk to dental restorations and your general sense of wellbeing. Visit Dentistry on Parkdale for a custom fitted night guard and improve your sense of comfort and your oral health.
DENTIST IN HAMILTON ON SHARES 6 GREAT DENTAL HYGIENE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Most patients are urged to receive a professional routine leaning every 6 months. The purpose of hygiene visits is to clean teeth and gum surfaces of plaque and tartar, which may accumulate ore time. When plaque remains on teeth, it hardens into tartar, which is difficult to remove. Both substances are bacteria-friendly and support to acidity in the mouth, which creates the prime environment for disease. Extensive research indicates that oral cancer is a condition, that has a good prognosis when detected early.
The routine screening process for oral cancer involves the evaluation of soft tissues, including the lips, for signs of precancerous or cancerous lesions.
Dr. Karen Ho is committed to helping her patients prevent this, and other unhealthy oral conditions.
Got missing teeth? Here’s how you can ‘bridge’ that gap!
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancement – a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect he way you speak eat and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge maybe right for you.
Get rid of stains with teeth whitening
At a young age our teeth are healthy and white but over time the enamel that slowly coats the tooth is worn down causing our teeth to become stained and yellow which is why teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening – they include at home and in office with in office treatments you will see faster results and you will receive the safest treatments for bleaching the teeth and yield the whitest smile. So don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking tobacco use or just ageing. Ask your dentist about whitening options that maybe right for you.
Get the smile of your dreams with veneers
Veneers are thin hand crafted porcelain shield worn on the front of the tooth which improves the appearance of teeth better. If they are Chipped cracked stained or worn, veneers are as thin as contact lenses and are an aesthetically pleasing option for closing gaps, lengthening teeth and for providing symmetry for making your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing colour they are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers maybe right for you.
You’ll know when you get a cavity—Fact or Myth?
Fact or Myth? If you have a cavity you will know it—myth. Mild tooth decay has no symptoms; sensitivity begins to occur when the tooth is already causing damage to the nerve. Today’s dentistry prevents tooth decay with sealants and other conservative methods. Fact or myth? Surface is the prime cause of cavities? A fact and also a myth. Acid is the main trigger in producing the main bacteria that causes cavities. The bacteria is then fuelled by the consumption of carbohydrates. Sugar is a trigger in cavities but carbs as a whole are the main cause. Fact or myth? Cavities are the prime reasons for root canals – myth. Root canals are a result of nerve damage. Untreated cavities can lead to nerve damage but root canals are onset by a number of different factors. Fact or myth? Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities. Fact.
How strong are your dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium roots that are paced within the jaw bones to resemble a tooth or a group of teeth. A screw is inserted into the gums and into the jaw bone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental précises including crowns dentures and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking no one will know you had surgery. There is approximately a 95 percent success rate for all implants with modern advancements in dentistry some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.
You may have healthy teeth, but what about your gums?
The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque build up. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis can include swelling, sensitivity and bleeding f the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized as irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The Gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage but at this stage the results are not reversible. Advanced Periodontitis is when the fiber and bones supporting the teeth are destroyed. This may abuse teeth to shift or loosen, teeth may have to be removed depending on how advance the disease has become and treatment can be non-effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pack up a brochure or ask your dentist today.
Are you brushing your teeth properly
The maintenance of clean teeth and gums revolves around brushing and flossing. Place the tooth brush bristles along the gum line on the outer surface of the teeth. Brush gently. Using a back and forth technique with the tooth brush. For the inner surface of the teeth place the bristles next to the gum line and brush in a circular motion. The inside of the mouth is where the most plaque accumulates. Brush the surface of the teeth where the chewing of food takes place. In the same circular motion. To clean those places between the teeth where a tooth brush can’t reach Floss once a day to remove food and plaque before it can cause gum disease. So eat a well-balanced diet – brush twice daily and schedule regular checkups with the dentist.
How Root Canal Therapy treats nerve and root irritation
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful but when done properly it is actually painless, every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When there is a cavity or bacteria that penetrates the tooth. As a result the root and its nerves become irritated and the then bacteria within the pup cavity need to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to tis healthy state. Following the procedure the tooth is fragile and is consequently restored to a natural crown for a lifetime of durability. The root canal have a success rate of 95 percent or greater. Most root canals are diagnosed by patient’s sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist for any symptoms or discomfort.
Dentures vs. Implants: what can help you better?
Go for dental implants over dentures for a healthy and beautiful smile.
Do you have problems eating the food that you love? Does the condition of your smile cause you embarrassment? Even to the point of negatively impacting your social life. Are you tired of constantly trying to manage life with failing or missing teeth? In the past, the only way to deal with tooth loss was with type of dentures. The problem is that there are many downsides to dentures including, they must be removed and thoroughly cleaned regularly. They cannot be worn over night. Sometime dentures slip around making it difficult to speak and eat. Certain foods cannot be eaten with dentures, such as caramels, apples and corn on the cob. There is an increased risk of gum disease if food is trapped by the dentures. They also need frequent replacement. On average every six to ten years compared to 30 plus years for dental implants. Finally, they will break if dropped, requiring replacement. There is a new approach that has been gaining popularity over the past 20 years and as a result has now become more affordable. Dental implants are an exciting way to replace missing teeth when teeth or dentures are held and supported by implants, it feels like getting your natural teeth back. Learn to love your smile again. Get back to savoring your favorite foods. Enjoys the feeling of attractive, healthy, non-removable teeth. If that sounds like music to your years, then you may be a good candidate for dental implants. There are many benefits to dental implants including they are easy to care for, just brush and floss as you do your natural teeth. Implants look and feel like natural teeth since the root and tooth is replaced. Implants allow you to eat any food including things that are sticky and crunchy. Dental implants do not affect speech. With proper care dental implants will last for decades. Attend our upcoming dental implant seminar to learn more on how you can change your smile and your life…… forever.