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Soft Tissue Injury Remedies

December 3, 2018

  Have you ever experienced any soft tissue injuries in your mouth? ‘Soft tissue’ is the collective term used for the sensitive and delicate parts of the mouth, which includes the cheeks, gums, tongue, and lips. These soft tissues are often involved in traumatic injuries concerning the orofacial area. They can sometimes be lacerated or bruised by a fall, accidental bite and/or impact of the teeth against the tissue. If you have any soft tissue injuries, it is vital to know what to do about them, especially if they are bleeding. Here are some helpful tips for these scenarios.

  1. Right after an injury, rinse your mouth with a mild salt and water mixture.

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November 19, 2018

  Having white teeth can increase your confidence both socially and professionally. At Toronto Beach Dental, we offer one of the most popular dental procedures that can improve how your teeth look. This popular procedure is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes stains and discolouration on your teeth. It is an effective way of lightening the colour of your teeth, without removing the surface of the tooth. Teeth whitening is considered a simple procedure. Whitening product options often contain either Carbamide Peroxide and/or Hydrogen Peroxide. These are types of bleaches, which break discolouration or stains. In turn, this makes your teeth appear whiter and brighter. There are different options for teeth whitening procedures that a dentist can recommend. One option is using a stain removal toothpaste, where the toothpaste has additional whitening and polishing ingredients that can help remove stains. Another way to whiten your teeth is the use of chair-side bleaching. Your dentist will apply either a  How Does Periodontitis Develop?

November 5, 2018

Periodontitis is defined as a serious gum infection that can destroy the soft tissues and bones that supports the teeth. Without treatment, it can lead to loose teeth and/or tooth loss. Though Periodontitis is considered to be common, this condition is largely preventable through proper oral hygiene and care of the gums and teeth. Periodontitis develops from untreated gingivitis. Over time, the vast amounts of plaque and calculus can grow and spread beneath the gum line. Toxins from the bacteria in the mouth irritate the gums, which can cause gum tissue to pull away from the teeth and create pockets. The pockets can harbour bacteria and cause infection. As the disease progresses, the bacteria triggers a chronic release of inflammatory mediators. The resulting  Enamel Hypoplasia: Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

October 22, 2018

Enamel Hypoplasia is a developmental defect of the teeth in which the enamel is hard but thin and deficient, which leaves teeth vulnerable to damage and decay. The enamel is the hard, outermost layer that protects the sensitive inner layers of your teeth. When enamel is developing in the mouth, different factors can cause a problem in the normal process causing areas of the enamel underdeveloped. Enamel Hypoplasia often takes the form of pits, white spots, and grooves across the surface of your teeth. Depending on the severity, Enamel Hypoplasia can look like a small groove in the tooth, or take up several teeth in the oral cavity. Other symptoms include yellowish-brown stains, susceptibility to acids or sensitivity, higher risk of developing decay, sensitivity to cold and heat, the irregular wearing of teeth and lack of tooth contact. The cause of enamel hypoplasia can be either  How to Keep your Gums Healthy

September 10, 2018

Your oral health does not solely depend on having straight, healthy and white teeth. Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of a proper oral care routine to ensure optimal dental health. At Toronto Beach Dental, we make sure that our patients know how to keep their gums healthy in order to prevent  and manage gum disease. There are many things that a person can do to take care of their gums, and they aren’t difficult to follow. The main step is to ensure a regular and proper oral healthcare routine. Brushing your teeth twice daily along with flossing at least once a day and keeping your tongue clean by scraping it once a day will keep bacteria from adhering to your gums and in between teeth. Also, don’t forget to rinse your mouth with a therapeutic mouthwash and maintain a healthy dental diet (cut off your sugar intake). When  The Differences between Invisalign and Traditional Metal Braces

August 13, 2018

Everyone wants beautiful, healthy and straight teeth! With orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign, people can achieve their goals for the appearance of their smile. Here at Toronto Beach Dental, we offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients. Although metal braces are still used today, there are many reasons our patients love their Invisalign treatment. We want to share with you a few of the benefits of Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces: Lifestyle Invisalign doesn’t necessarily restrict your lifestyle. It is removable, and you can easily put it away for a moment to brush your teeth, eat something you like, or be active with sports. With traditional braces, some of your routines are limited due to a higher risk of damage to metal brackets such as playing sports and eating foods that can damage your metal braces. However, with high impact sports, both Invisalign and metal braces treatment require wearing a mouthguard to play. Repair

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What You Need to Know About Dental Crowns
July 16, 2018

A dental crown is an artificial restoration that takes care of various dental problems. It is used to fit over the remaining portion of a tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Sometimes, a dental crown is termed as a dental cap. Crowns are used for restoring the function or appearance of your teeth. If you have damaged, cracked, misaligned, discoloured and/or chipped teeth, your dentist may recommend dental crowns as one of a myriad of treatment options. Crowns are also known to protect a delicate tooth after a root canal procedure. They also help to strengthen weakened teeth due to damage or injury. If you are undergoing a dental crown procedure, expect that your tooth will be prepared in a certain way that involves removing or shaping a portion of the remaining tooth structure. Crowns can be temporary while other aspects of your treatment are incomplete or permanent when all other issues regarding your treatment allow for it. Remember that nothing lasts forever and even permanent crowns may need to be replaced (hopefully you can get 15-20 years of service) Crowns are made of different materials, including gold, metal and porcelain and all porcelain. Each crown type has its place. You should have al

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The Root Canal Treatment Explained
June 18, 2018

Do you know about root canals or endodontic treatments? They are a common procedure in the field of dentistry. Millions of people are treated every year with a root canal procedure. On the off chance that you experience any dental pain and/or tooth sensitivity, you should visit your dentist as soon as you can. Your dentist will initially assess your tooth and determine if you need treatment. In some cases, a dentist will recommend root canal. Root canal treatment should be painless. It is done for patients with irreversible irritation or contamination of the nerves contained in the canals in the root(s) of the tooth. Your dentist (or root canal specialist in complex cases) will treat the problem by removing the pulp (or nerve ) from inside the tooth. At that point, he or she will sterilize, clean and shape the canal inside the root(s). The canals are sealed and a temporary filling placed in the opening through which the treatment was done. Your dentist will then review options as to how best move forward to protect the tooth and restore it to proper form and function. After your root canal treatment, you can smile happily again without pain and sensitivity issues. Often, the vast majority have a typical misconception that the root canal procedure is painful, and that’s why peopl

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Sugar and Oral Health
May 22, 2018

Do you have a sweet tooth? Most people love sugary and sweet foods because of the taste. Sugar also hits your brain and revs up your energy like nothing else. (Hence the term ‘sugar high’.) However, sugar is not a healthy sweet food and has a negative impact on your oral health. Sugar causes an increase in acidity in your mouth. What does this mean? Well, the level of acid in your oral cavity controls the number of bacteria that can accumulate in your mouth. Therefore, when you eat sugary and sweet foods, you increase your mouth’s acidity level, which causes bacteria to build and linger in your mouth. The amount, form and type of sugar you consume can differ but all sugary food causes the same results, and that is tooth decay! When you consume sugar, it mixes with your saliva and causes the PH level in your mouth to decrease. Bacteria feeds on sugar, and they make toxic acids that can harm your teeth and gums, which put your mouth susceptible to more harmful bacteria growth. If you don’t brush your teeth after eating sugary foods, you’ll end up with tooth decay and/or gum disease. The fight against tooth decay and dental problems do not end with good oral hygiene routine. Eating well-balanced meals and avoiding foods that are harmful to you

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Fed Up With Bad Breath?
May 7, 2018

Are you self-conscious about your breath? Maybe you’ve tried various mints and gums to help, but no matter what you chew you are still suffering from it. Instead of turning to these temporary solutions, it’s time to see the dentist! Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a very distressing dental condition. It decreases self-esteem and can impact meaningful relationships especially when you have chronic halitosis. Products in the market are good, but they often offer temporary measures and do not really address the underlying cause of bad breath.

What you need to do about halitosis

The first important thing to learn is the underlying cause of your bad breath. There are several reasons why people suffer from bad breath. Medical conditions such as cancer and throat problems, certain foods and habits, prescribed medications, poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, infections and other oral problems such as cavities are some of the most common causes of halitosis. Treating the underlying cause can have a direct effect on preventing bad breath. Oral problems such as cavities or mouth infections must be addressed as early as possible to prevent the problem from further developing. To understand the underlying reason, visit your dentist for a dental check-up and cleaning. Furthermore, a proper daily oral hygiene routine is necessary to prevent and control bad

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