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Common Causes for Tooth Pain

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

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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  How to Determine If You Need a Dental Filling

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

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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 g

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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 W

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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)

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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

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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 9