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May 20, 2019


A regular dental visit consists of two parts; checkup and cleaning. During your appointment, the dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay or infection. They will then examine your tongue, cheeks, mouth, head, and neck to check for any signs of swelling and redness. They will remove any tartar buildup with a special scaling tool and ensure there are no lingering traces of it. Following that, the dentist will clean your teeth thoroughly.

As you can see, a regular dentist visit can be very important. The recommendation is that you visit your dentist at least twice a year to ensure your teeth are in good health. We recommend regular visits because:

  • It helps keep teeth and gums healthy.
  • It helps to spot signs of decay and infection early.
  • It helps to spot signs of serious health conditions like cancer early.
  • It helps to keep your teeth clean and strong.
  • It can help you avoid loss of natural teeth.

Without regular visits to the dentist, you can potentially miss the initial signs of tooth decay or other oral problems. Such conditions may continue getting worse without treatment which may lead to pain and require a visit to the dentist. That’s why regular visits are necessary.

If you want to learn more about routine dental checkups, contact us at Toronto Beach Dental.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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May 7, 2019


Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at Toronto Beach Dental. It is a simple and quick process that can lighten your teeth by several shades in a matter of weeks. Here are some of the benefits of teeth whitening. 

  1. Your Smile Is More Attractive

Yellowed and stained teeth can be off-putting and make you hesitate to smile. Teeth whitening will help remove these stains and give you the confidence needed to handle various public situations.

  1. You’ll Create The Right Impression On Others

Most people don’t know that even with healthy teeth and good dental hygiene, people can have yellow or stained teeth. They believe that people with discoloured teeth have poor dental hygiene. This first impression from others can be harmful to your self-esteem. This can also be particularly harmful in a professional setting too.

  1. Makes You Look More Youthful

People with beautiful white teeth appear more youthful. Your smile can draw attention away from facial lines and wrinkles, making your face appear much younger. White teeth can be a sign of youth, which makes your appearance more appealing.

If you want whiter and more attractive teeth, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us at Toronto Beach Dental, located in the Toronto Beaches area.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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April 22, 2019

Most of the time, tooth pain is often a result of having sensitive teeth. People who usually have highly acidic or sugar-filled diets are the first to complain about tooth sensitivity. This includes consuming sweets, coffee, teas and alcohol. Underneath your tooth’s enamel is a layer of dentin. When your tooth enamel wears down, the dentin of your tooth is exposed. The dentin has tubules that lead to the tooth’s pulp (where the nerves are). Once exposed, they are easily triggered by food or beverages that are hot and cold, signalling pain.

Sensitive teeth can also be caused by toothbrush abrasion. Brushing too hard or too often can cause your gums to recede and cause irreversible damage to your tooth’s structure. This is why it is important to use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush gently.

Over the counter teeth whitening products are also known to cause some tooth sensitivity. In addition, teeth grinding can wear down tooth enamel causing tooth sensitivity as well. To relieve tooth pain caused by either of these habits, cut back on tooth whitening products and visit your dentist for further assistance.

Contact us at Toronto Beach Dental, located in the Toronto Beaches for assistance with tooth pain caused by tooth sensitivity! We are happy to help relieve any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing on your own.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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March 25, 2019


Proper dental health care is essential for every child. Just as it is important to visit their doctor, it is important to visit their dentist too! At Toronto Beach Dental, we are dedicated to helping maintain the dental health of our pediatric patients from the time of their very first dental appointment and throughout their life.

It is recommended to assess infants within six months to one year or when the first tooth erupts. The main goal is to have children visit us before any oral problems occur. Early assessment will allow us to check for dental problems as early as possible. According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, preventative dental visits improve dental health and decrease dental costs.

Children should have regular dental check-ups to understand how to take care of their teeth and gums. Going to the dentist will help children learn the importance of a regular dental checkup early on. Our friendly and professional dental team is experienced working with pediatric patients and will help them feel at ease!

Dentistry for children ensures their primary teeth stay healthy and free of cavities and other oral problems. At Toronto Beach Dental we help provide parents with a guide for dental health care so they can teach their children proper oral hygiene as they grow.

If you would like to learn more about pediatric dentistry at Toronto Beach Dental in the Toronto Beaches, call or visit us today!

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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March 11, 2019

The purpose of a dental filling is to help restore any teeth that have been damaged by decay back to their normal function. Fillings also help to prevent further decay from developing too. A number of methods are used by a dentist to determine if you need a filling. How is this process done? At Toronto Beach Dental, we’d like to help you understand!

Observation — Discoloured spots on your teeth can indicate signs of tooth decay. A metal instrument, known as an “explorer” with a sharp tip is used to identify possible decay. Since healthy tooth enamel is hard, it will resist pressure by the instrument. Decayed enamel is typically softer. Thus, the instrument will stick in it slightly. Explorers have to be used with caut

X-rays — X-rays can show decay on the sides of teeth and in the dentin that lies under the enamel. X-rays are not always accurate in detecting smaller cavities on the top surfaces of the tooth. Current fillings or other restorations can also block the view of decay in a tooth.

A filling can be used for other reasons than decay. Some of these reasons include, a cracked or broken tooth/teeth, or teeth that have been worn from unusual use, such as nail-biting, tooth grinding (bruxism) or using the teeth to open things such as containers.

A dentist will be able to properly identify if you need a filling. It is essential to visit your dentist at least once every six months to ensure your oral health is on the right track! Visit us at Toronto Beach Dental to check in on your oral health in the Toronto Beaches!

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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February 25, 2019

Do you have sensitive teeth or have you experienced tooth sensitivity from a hot or cold beverage. Did you know there are ways to help prevent this? At Toronto Beach Dental we are here to share a few tips to keep you smiling, pain free!

Start with daily brushing! When you brush your teeth properly twice a day for at least two minutes, you can reduce the chances of tooth sensitivity. Try using a sensitivity toothpaste when brushing, which usually has lower levels of abrasives.

Don’t forget to floss. You may not realize it, but flossing once a day can help reduce tooth sensitivity. Flossing helps to get rid of plaque on the gum line and keeps your teeth healthy and strong!

Monitor your diet for acid and try to keep acidic foods and drinks to a minimum. The acid from foods can contribute to sensitive teeth.

These are some of the ways you can help to prevent tooth sensitivity. If you are having trouble with sensitive teeth, talk to us at Toronto Beach Dental today!

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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January 28, 2019

The power of a smile can transform you and the world around you. Just one smile can affect millions of people! When you see someone smile, it has a contagiously positive effect. That’s why it is essential that you take care of your precious smile!

At Toronto Beach Dental, we understand the power of a smile and want you to make the most of it. Our primary goal as dental practitioners is to help you maintain a healthy smile with regular dental checkups and cleanings. We make sure to assess your overall oral health and provide you with the best possible care.

According to a study, gum disease can negatively affect a person’s willingness to smile. Experimented at the University of Michigan, the study assessed the smiling patterns of 21 periodontal patients as they watched a part of a comedy program. At prearranged points throughout the segment, the examiners evaluated three dimensions of the patients’ smile: the open width of the mouth, the number of teeth shown, and the horizontal width of the mouth.

The study revealed that the more symptoms of gum disease found in the study subjects’ oral cavities, such as gum pockets, the more likely they were to shield their mouths when smiling or to limit how broadly they opened their mouths while smiling.

The key to maintaining the power of your smile is through good oral habits and consistent periodic dental visits. At Toronto Beach Dental, we want to help you keep a healthy, bright and powerful smile. To schedule a consultation, visit or contact our office in the Toronto Beaches.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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January 14, 2019


At Toronto Beach Dental, it’s our goal to offer every patient the opportunity to improve their oral health and smile. We aim to achieve this through our high-quality services. Some of these dental services include professional dental cleanings and exams, Invisalign, root canal therapy and many more. To achieve a healthier smile, one of the basic steps is to ensure a proper oral care routine on a daily basis. Since it’s the first month of the year, it’s a great time to start off on the right foot. Here are some helpful oral hygiene solutions to get you started.

Stop Your Bad Oral Habits

What is the best solution to maintain healthy teeth besides proper oral care? The answer is to stop any bad oral habits you may have developed. Some habits that can cause adverse effects to your teeth include smoking, drinking alcohol, biting fingernails, drinking soda, and chewing inedible objects (such as pens). All of these can wear down your teeth over time if you don’t stop now.

Maintain Routine Oral Care

Whether you are busy at work or school, you should always make the time to maintain a proper oral care routine. It only takes two minutes to brush your teeth, and this should be done twice daily. As a result, it will help you to have healthy teeth for the rest of your life. Don’t forget to floss at least once daily!

Have a Healthy Diet

Eat healthy food that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Stay away from sweets, starchy and high acidic foods that can harm your teeth.

See the Dentist Twice a Year

Home oral care isn’t enough to keep your teeth healthy. You still need to visit the dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning and exam.

If you need a dental appointment, contact or visit our office, Toronto Beach Dental located in the Toronto Beaches. We look forward to hearing from you!

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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December 31, 2018


You may not know that your teeth are alive, but in fact, they are! The tooth is composed of three different layers – the enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerve tissues that keep the tooth viable or ‘alive’. If the blood supply to the pulp is cut off, the tooth will no longer have any blood flow to it, which eventually leads to a condition called a non-vital tooth or widely known as a ‘dead tooth’.

Signs of a Dead Tooth

  • Discolouration is a common first symptom of a dead tooth
  • Mild to severe pain (but some people don’t suffer any pain at all)
  • Halitosis or bad breath
  • Swelling around the gum line
  • A pimple on the gums
  • A bad taste in the mouth

If you experience any of these symptoms, see a dentist as soon as possible.

Causes of a Dead Tooth

The two leading causes of a dead tooth are poor dental hygiene, resulting in tooth decay, and a tooth injury or trauma. Poor oral care can cause decay and tooth decay if left untreated can cause infected pulp. Once the pulp is infected, the blood supply is cut off, and the tooth dies.

On the other hand, a dead tooth can be due to a physical injury or trauma. For example, a sports injury could be the incident that caused the dead tooth. If one was hit in the mouth while playing basketball, they could damage or burst the blood vessels in the pulp of their tooth. Ultimately, this could create a case of a non-vital tooth.

If you are concerned, you may have a dead tooth, consult with us at Toronto Beach Dental as soon as you can! We can perform an extraction or root canal treatment depending on the severity of your condition. The sooner we treat the problem, the better!

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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December 17, 2018


Concerned about your wisdom teeth? Let us help! Wisdom teeth are the third molars that usually emerge between the ages of 17 to 25 years old. They grow at the back of your mouth and are the last teeth to appear. Impacted wisdom teeth occur when there isn’t enough room for them to grow in, or they come through at an angle and push the adjacent teeth.

As impacted wisdom teeth grow, they can cause misalignment, overcrowding and other serious dental problems. Most often they don’t show signs and symptoms. However, when impacted wisdom teeth become infected or swollen, they can cause the following signs and symptoms:

● Jaw pain
● Bad breath
● Headache
● Bleeding gums
● Swollen gums
● Unpleasant taste when eating
● Swollen neck lymph nodes
● Stiffness of the jaw

If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Regular dental checkups and x-rays can help determine if wisdom teeth are impacted before any symptoms occur.

To learn more about impacted wisdom teeth, contact our dental office in Toronto.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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