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Keeping your teeth clean is an essential part of oral health and cavity prevention.
A dental hygienist has the tools and expertise to clean your teeth and remove plaque from places that brushing and flossing alone can't reach.
Debridement is a thorough cleaning above and below the gum-line used to treat gum disease.
Why Do I Need It?
Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if they aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed. When this happens, your gums will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. If untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss.
It is always best when gum disease is caught early and hasn’t damaged the structures below the gum line.
Good dental care at home is essential to help keep gum disease from becoming more serious or recurring.
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft brush, clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet, avoid using tobacco and see your dental hygienist or dentist regularly.
Teeth Polishing / Stain Removal
Polishing and stain removal quickly improves the look of your teeth.
There is always that great feeling after your teeth have been cleaned and the teeth polishing comes next.
The purpose is to achieve a smooth, highly polished and aesthetic appearance while removing the bacterial plaque biofilms and stains from coffee/tea/smoking/certain supplements/spices.
Fluoride - The Superhero That Lives Inside Your Mouth - from $20
There’s an epic battle between good and evil raging in your mouth right now, and there’s only one superhero who can save your teeth from cavities. It’s not a bird, and it’s not a plane. It’s fluoride!
Fluoride’s Origin Story
Fluoride hails from the planet Earth. It’s found naturally in rocks, soil and water, but fluoride doesn’t exist on its own. Like so many superheroes, it’s created through a scientific process.
Fluoride is actually a chemical ion of fluorine, one of the top 20 most common elements in the earth’s crust. An ion is a positively- or negatively-charged atom that helps elements combine with one another. When fluorine, which is negatively charged, meets a positively-charged ion like sodium, cavity fighters are born.
When these fluoride compounds are in your mouth, they can actually make your teeth stronger and prevent cavities. They can even reverse early tooth decay.
Fluoride to the Rescue
So how does fluoride fight cavities? To begin, let’s look at what fluoride is working so hard to protect – your teeth.
Tooth enamel is the outer covering of your teeth. It’s stronger than bone and made from calcium and phosphate. Your saliva, is also loaded with calcium and phosphate and bathes the teeth to keep them strong.
When you eat things like candy, crackers or noodles, cavity-causing bacteria starts feasting on the carbohydrates in these foods. This produces acids that attack your enamel. It causes calcium and phosphate to be stripped from the tooth enamel, leaving you more vulnerable to decay and cavities.
However, saliva disrupts the attack as it coats your teeth and adds back calcium and phosphate to replace what had been stripped away.
Now, here’s where fluoride is the Superhero. When your saliva has fluoride in it from sources like toothpaste or water, your teeth are able to take it in. Once in your enamel, fluoride teams up with calcium and phosphate there to create the most powerful defense system your teeth can have to prevent cavities from forming: fluoroapatite. It’s much stronger, more resistant to decay and fights to protect your teeth.
How Can I Get Fluoride On My Side?
There are many ways to get fluoride fighting for you. Fluoride is found in community water systems. It is also found in some mouth rinses, and your dental hygienist can apply it to your teeth in the dental office.
Sealants from $23
Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide.
Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a Sealant, and it is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.
In fact, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to your child's dental health. In October 2016, the Centers for Disease Control released a report on the importance of sealants for school-aged children, of which only 43% of children ages 6-11 have. According to the CDC, "school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants."
You may have many questions about sealants, and we have answers for you below. Read on to learn more about sealing out tooth decay.
How Do Sealants Work?
Think of them as raincoats for your teeth. When the cavity-causing bacteria that live in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food particles, they produce acids that can create holes in teeth. These holes are cavities. After sealant has been applied it keeps those bits of food out and stops bacteria and acid from settling on your teeth—just like a raincoat keeps you clean and dry during a storm.
Who Can Get Sealants?
Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier you get them, the better. Your first molars appear around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they come through can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run. Ask your dentist if sealants are a good option for you and your family.
How Are Sealants Applied?
It’s a quick and painless process. Your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. This gel roughs up your tooth surface so a strong bond will form between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, your dentist will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth once again before applying the sealant onto the grooves of your tooth. Your dentist will then use a special blue light to harden the sealant.
Are There Any Side Effects?
With the exception of any allergy to dental products that may exist, there are no known side effects from sealants.
How Long Do Sealants Last?
Sealants will often last for several years before they need to be reapplied. During your regular dental visit, the condition of the sealant will be checked and they can be reapplied as needed.
Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.
Possible causes include:
In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is the dentin.
Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity.
Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. Your dental hygienist may suggest a variety of treatments:
Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain.
In-Office Whitening Treatment - $149
5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile
Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. Thinking about teeth whitening?
Here are five of the most commonly asked questions about the process.
Why Did My Teeth Change Color?
Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:
Food and Drinks
Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).
Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.
Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These components break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?
No, which is why it’s important to talk to your hygienist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury.
What Are My Whitening Options?
This procedure is called chair-side whitening and usually requires only one office visit. The hygienist will apply a protective gel to protect your gums. The whitening gel is then applied to the teeth and an effective light shines on.
At-Home Bleaching from Your Hygienist
Your hygienist can provide you with a tray for at-home whitening. In this case, the hygienist will give you instructions on how to place the whitening solution in the tray and for what length of time. This may be a preferred option if you feel more comfortable whitening in your own home at a slower pace, but still with the guidance of a hygienist. Out-of-office whitening can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
Are There Any Side Effects from Teeth Whitening?
Some people who use teeth whiteners may experience tooth sensitivity. That happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of your tooth. In most cases the sensitivity is temporary. You can delay treatment, then try again.
Overuse of whiteners can also damage the tooth enamel or gums, so be sure to follow directions and talk to your hygienist.
credit to: www.mouthhealthy.org
Stop that Cavity! There is a Liquid Paint-on available now.
No Pain. No Drilling. No Needle.
What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a liquid substance used to help prevent and stop tooth cavities (or caries) from forming, growing, or spreading to other teeth.
SDF is made of:
It comes in a liquid form and it is topically applied (means it is painted directly on the tooth), without drilling of the tooth or anesthetic injection.
SDF was originally approved for use in Japan, followed by Australia, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. SDF was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for use in the United States and now we are fortunate to it being offered in Canada as well.
Fillings from $62
Temporary. No Pain. No Drilling. No Needle.
Interim Stabilization Therapy (IST) is the name for the temporary restoration procedure and an important therapeutic intervention that is used to free a client from pain and prevent further damage to a tooth until the client can get the tooth addressed by a dentist.
It is a very useful treatment option for caries stabilization, with the purpose of stopping the further progress of caries (cavities).
In other words, when a cavity is formed and you would avoid the dentist due to cost or anxiety of needle or drill, this temporary filling buys time until the first occasion you would be able to visit the dentist.
No needle and no drilling are necessary for this technique, which along with a very affordable rate, meets both patient comfort needs and provide an effective caries treatment.
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