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How common is gum disease?

2017-04-09T04:12:26+00:00

Very. Seven out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some time in their lives. It is the most common dental problem, and it can progress quite painlessly until you have a real problem. That's why it is so important to prevent gum disease before it becomes serious.

How common is gum disease?2017-04-09T04:12:26+00:00

How does gum disease get started?

2017-04-09T04:14:24+00:00

Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis. Your gums [...]

How does gum disease get started?2017-04-09T04:14:24+00:00

How can I prevent gum disease?

2017-04-09T04:14:58+00:00

Prevention is the most important factor in the fight against gum disease. It is essential to keep your teeth and gums clean. Brush your teeth properly at least twice a day and floss at least once every 24 hours. Using proper brushing and flossing techniques is equally important. Be sure to see your dentist [...]

How can I prevent gum disease?2017-04-09T04:14:58+00:00

How can I tell if I’m brushing and flossing properly?

2017-04-09T04:15:36+00:00

Brushing: Brush your teeth gently, paying special attention to the areas where your teeth and gums meet. Clean every surface of every tooth. Use the tip of your brush to clean behind your upper and lower front teeth. Flossing: Take a piece of floss about 18 inches long and wrap it around your middle [...]

How can I tell if I’m brushing and flossing properly?2017-04-09T04:15:36+00:00

What if I am already in the early stages of gum disease?

2017-04-09T04:16:18+00:00

If you have gum disease, getting rid of plaque and tartar gives your gums a chance to get better. That's why in the early stages of gum disease, the best treatment is: Cleaning by your dentist or dental hygienist to remove built-up tartar, brushing twice a day to remove plaque and flossing once a [...]

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How much toothpaste should an adult use?

2017-04-09T04:05:35+00:00

An adult should use a fluoridated toothpaste that is the size of a small green pea; unlike the large, swooping ribbon of paste that is shown on commercials. Most toothpastes are abrasive and too much may cause tooth sensitivity.

How much toothpaste should an adult use?2017-04-09T04:05:35+00:00

How safe are x-rays? Why do you leave the room when taking x-rays on me?

2017-04-09T04:04:58+00:00

Dentist will prescribed x-rays only when needed – client specific. Improved digital x-rays technology means up to 80% less radiation exposure vs old conventional manually chemically processing of x-rays. We step out of the room to activate x-ray tubing and there is no residual radiation left in the room after.

How safe are x-rays? Why do you leave the room when taking x-rays on me?2017-04-09T04:04:58+00:00

How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

2017-04-09T04:04:14+00:00

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages. Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms. Having regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are [...]

How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?2017-04-09T04:04:14+00:00

When should my child first use toothpaste and how much should I really use?

2017-04-09T04:03:13+00:00

Removing food and plaque from the teeth and gums should be done routinely as the first tooth erupts; however a cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush dampened with water is only necessary in the early stages. As your child gets older he or she can use a “training toothpaste” that is non-fluoridated up to age 3. [...]

When should my child first use toothpaste and how much should I really use?2017-04-09T04:03:13+00:00

Is whitening safe for my teeth?

2017-04-09T04:01:42+00:00

Although teeth whitening seems relatively new, whitening agents have been used in dentistry for many years. They are usually peroxide based, and can be very successful when used as directed. Some patients with nerve exposure notice sensitivity, but this can be managed by our dental team’s expertise. Don’t wait for that beautiful smile any [...]

Is whitening safe for my teeth?2017-04-09T04:01:42+00:00
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