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April 10, 2018The Deal With The Seal

Oral Care through brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are effective ways to prevent dental cavities and plaque from forming. However, there are particular parts of the teeth that are difficult to reach by yourself – especially those at the back of your mouth! This is why a visit to a dentist is another important factor to oral health. Dentists can assess and evaluate every part of your oral cavity, including your molars (the teeth you use for chewing). Molars are typically uneven and rough, which is why they are a favourite site for cavity-causing bacteria and food residues to accumulate. To help protect your molars, your dentist may recommend the use of dental sealants. Dental sealants are a protective coating made of plastic or other materials. Sealants are usually thin and visually undetectable. They help your teeth, especially your molars to stay clear of cavities. Sealants can also help prevent early stages of decay that can eventually lead to dental cavities if left untreated. Dental sealants are most beneficial for children but can have a place for adults as well. To learn more about dental sealants, contact us at Toronto Beach Dental located in the Toronto Beaches. Our dental team is here to help you achieve your healthiest smile possible! – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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March 26, 2018After-Care: Dental Bonding

Do you have a chipped, stained or cracked tooth? If the answer is yes, then dental bonding can be an ideal procedure that can help! Bonding is a simple, quick and inexpensive dental procedure that will only require a single visit to the dentist, which would last for approximately 30 to 60 minutes. Once you have completed a dental bonding treatment, your bonded teeth don’t require special after-care. The composite bonds stick well on your tooth, and with a proper oral hygiene routine, the bonding material can actually last for about ten years. Just make sure that along with your oral routine, you follow the appropriate guidelines for brushing and flossing. It is also important to visit your dentist to assess your overall oral health regularly. In addition, eating the right food and drinking plenty of water contribute to having a healthy oral mucosa. Avoid food and beverages that can stain your teeth and wear down the bonding material used in the dental bonding procedure. Smoking is highly advised against as it can leave brown and yellow stains on the composite bond used in the process. Lastly, avoid chewing hard candy, ice and crunchy food that can put your teeth under stress, which if left unmanaged can lead to composite damage and dental fractures. By following the after-care tips of dental bonding, you’ll have a long-lasting result, and this can help you maintain your beaming smile! If you have other concerns regarding dental bonding, feel free to reach out to us Toronto Beach Dental located in the Toronto Beaches. Happy Dental Care! – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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March 12, 2018Why You Need an Oral Cancer Screening

We hear about cancer almost every day in some type of form, from prevention to diagnosis and more! Although it is not often discussed, oral cancer is one we should also know about too! Oral cancer screenings are an examination done by dentists to detect cancerous cells in the mouth. It is a procedure that helps identify mouth cancer early when there is a better prognosis. Even if you feel healthy or you don’t have any dental problems, having an oral cancer screening is essential. With a five-year survival rate for as low as 38 percent for cancer that has metastasized, oral cancer is indeed scary if not checked early! Apart from early detection, oral cancer screening is a simple procedure. It’s uncomplicated and it only involves a visual and physical examination. You can visit your dentist for a regular dental checkup and an oral cancer screening can be performed during that time or any other time. It’s also important to note that oral cancer screening is fairly inexpensive. It is usually incorporated in your regular oral exam. The only time that you need to pay more is when cancer cells are found, and you need further diagnostics and treatment. Remember that prevention is always better than searching for a cure. Cancer is known as a ‘silent disease’, so it’s important to be proactive. Be sure to schedule your next dental checkup with us and have an oral cancer screening done too. You can visit us at Toronto Beach Dental and you’ll be in good hands! – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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February 26, 2018What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

In most cases nowadays, dentists perform cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth, and this is what we call “Cosmetic Dentistry.” If your teeth are misshapen, discoloured, have gaps, misaligned and worn, modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a better smile through a variety of methods. Some of the most common procedures include crowns, veneers, implants, composite bonding, whitening, inlays, and onlays. These procedures help boost confidence, enhance appearance and in some cases, can also improve oral problems. Cosmetic dentistry has been around for many years now, but today, the materials and equipment used are more advanced, durable and help achieve a better overall appearance compared to the past. Also, it is essential to take note that cosmetic dentistry is not an official field of dentistry. In British Columbia, it is also not recognized as a specialty of the College of Dental Surgeons. However, many dentists used the term cosmetic dentists or specialist after they have undergone specialty training in one or more field of dental medicine. For example, an Orthodontist is considered a cosmetic dentist that is specialized in the straightening of teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is an important service for patients to achieve a healthy and confident smile. Here at Toronto Beach Dental, we offer a wide array of cosmetic dental procedures that you can choose from. Talk to our dental team today and start your journey to a better smile. – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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February 16, 2018Milk = Strong Teeth

Do you know that drinking a glass of milk every day can make your smile look radiant and beautiful? How? A glass of milk every day can make your teeth strong and healthy, which contributes to making your smile beautiful. Start drinking a glass of milk today and continue it for as long as you live and you’ll surely keep your beaming smile. Milk contains a high amount of Calcium, an essential mineral that strengthens your bone and teeth. In a document published by the American Journal Dentistry, cow’s milk can help re-harden tooth enamel destroyed by acidic drinks. Also, in a journal documented by Journal of Physics, cow’s milk provides the highest increase in enamel hardness compared to soya milk and distilled water. These two studies imply that drinking a cup of milk can really strengthen your teeth. Apart from Calcium, milk also contains Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D. All these vitamins and minerals help maintain tooth development. Phosphorus, Magnesium and Vitamin D collaborate with Calcium to mineralize the teeth. Also, Vitamin D helps the teeth absorb Calcium more efficiently, while Vitamin A assists in the formation of Keratin, a key component in the production of strong enamel. “Cheers to your next glass of milk, for strong and healthy teeth!” For more information on how to strengthen your teeth, visit us at Toronto Beach Dental. We look forward to keeping your teeth strong and your smile healthy!   – Dr. Jay Rabinovich 

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February 4, 2018Announcing: The LEGO Drive!

Toronto Beach Dental is holding a LEGO Drive in support of a local school. Please help us fill our donation box in our office with LEGO pieces (new and used). The newly founded LEGO club will have open-ended activities so ANY pieces are great (even odds and ends too). Please help us support such an incredible initiative. Ready, Set, Build! We thank you for your donation and support! – The Toronto Beach Dental Team

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January 30, 2018A Super Sky Treat!

Something special is taking place on January 31st…. a rare treat in the sky known as the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’! This is when a total lunar eclipse and a blue moon happen at the same time. Fox News posted ‘no one has set eyes on this in 150 years in America’. Otherwise, the last time this happened was 35 years ago. Can you believe its happening tomorrow? So what exactly does this mean? A supermoon is when the moon is at it’s closest point to the earth. A blue moon occurs when two full moons happen in the same calendar month. The blood moon name comes from the reddish hue that will be reflected onto the moon from the earth’s atmosphere. The three events happening simultaneously is a very rare event. The eclipse will last a total of 3.5 hours and the total eclipse for 77 minutes. If you are looking to get a glimpse of this special trifecta in the sky, National Geographic says that the moon will officially reach its full phase at 8:27 am ET on January 31st. The moon will appear seven percent larger and 14 percent brighter than it usually is! If you capture a photo, we’d love to see it at Toronto Beach Dental! Tag us in your photo on social media. Happy skywatching! – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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January 15, 2018The 411 on Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root constructed of titanium metal that is placed into your jaw. Often it’s function is to help support a crown, denture or bridge. Depending on the case, a dental implant is a good solution for a long-term tooth replacement. If you are considering a dental implant option, here’s a few important things you should know.    A high success rate. Dental implant procedures typically have a high success rate without any major complications. Dentists are trained for this procedure.  A natural feel. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. A dentist can customize the look to match your other teeth. Others will never know the difference!  Overall easier functions. Another great benefit to implants is that they don’t interfere with daily activities. You’ll be able to eat, drink and brush your teeth like normal!  A good root replacement. A dental implant covers more than just a cosmetic look. Since the implant goes below the jawline, it helps to fix parts of the tooth that cannot be seen. They essentially trick the jaw bone into thinking there is a root there and promote new tissue to grow around the implant, which creates a natural bond between the bone and metal.  Keep your healthy teeth. Often a solution for a lost tooth is a dental bridge. However, sometimes a bridge can require shaving down surrounding teeth to properly balance the bridge. An implant helps so that a dental bridge can be used along with it. Other teeth do not have to suffer!    Often a dental implant is a great replacement for a missing tooth. To learn if you are a good candidate or for more questions about dental implant procedures in Toronto, contact us at Toronto Beach Dental!    – Dr. Jay Rabinovich 

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January 3, 2018A Clear Solution!

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment used for correcting different alignment issues for both teenager’s and adult’s teeth. Metal braces are no longer the only option available for achieving a straight and beautiful smile. Nowadays, a more subtle and comfortable approach is available. One of the limitations of the traditional metal braces is that they are constantly attached to your teeth during treatment. Compared to metal braces, Invisalign treatment is safe and easy to remove at home. Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear and removable aligners to guide a patient’s teeth into a new position. There is no glint of metal in sight! Invisalign offers many advantages that patient’s love. A patient can easily take the aligners out to eat, drink and to clean or brush their teeth. They will be able to easily keep up their dental hygiene routine during treatment. The aligners are also clear, which make them barely visible to the untrained eye. The freedom to straighten your teeth without the restrictions of metal braces has never been more appealing, thanks to Invisalign! If you’d like more information on Invisalign treatment, contact us at Toronto Beach Dental!   – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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December 22, 2017Sit Still with Sedation

Does the thought of having a dental procedure make you nervous? Do you feel like you just can’t sit still at the dentist? There are many people that have a phobia of going to the dentist and avoid having treatment done because of this! However, sedation dentistry can help alleviate some of that anxiety. At Toronto Beach Dental we use nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” which is combined with oxygen through a mask and then placed over your nose. This helps you relax and let us take care of your dental procedure with ease! With this form of sedation, you remain awake and can also drive home after the procedure as the effects wear off quickly. There are other forms of sedation dentistry, but nitrous oxide is one of the lightest forms. You can leave that fear and anxiety behind – you’ll be in good hands with us and our experienced staff at Toronto Beach Dental! – Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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