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Milk = Strong Teeth

February 16, 2018

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 forwar

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February 4, 2018

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, 2018

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 us

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January 15, 2018
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. 
  1. A high success rate. Dental implant procedures typically have a high success rate without any major complications. Dentists are trained for this procedure. 
  2. 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! 
  3. 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! 

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January 3, 2018

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, 2017

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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December 8, 2017
Did you know that a crack in your tooth can be so small that an x-ray can miss it? You can feel the pain, but it may not be visible to the eye. This is likely a case of cracked tooth syndrome. It occurs when there is a crack in your tooth that is very small (sometimes under the gum). Most often this problem happens to your molars. Cracked tooth syndrome is a difficult problem to diagnose due to it’s size. It can happen as a result of grinding or clenching your teeth or from your natural bite. The pressure from clenching or biting can cause a tooth crack. If you are having toothaches, you should seek a dental professional’s help. To check if it’s a cracked tooth, your dentist will review your dental history, give you a complete oral examination and use radiographs. Sometimes they may use a fibre optic handpiece, which can assist in detecting the cracks. The course of treatment for a cracked tooth usually requires bonding, placing a crown or a root canal. In some severe cases it can require extraction. Either way, your dentist will help with the best treatment plan based upon the severity. Don’t ignore any tooth pain, no matter how small the problem may be physically – it can cause a lot of trouble! 
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November 24, 2017

When a tooth is completely displaced (out of its socket) due to trauma, it is referred to as an avulsed tooth. This is one of the few dental emergency situations that needs immediate attention. It is important to understand the right steps to take in this situation. Wondering what to do? We’ve got the answers. 1. Make sure the avulsed tooth is permanent. These tips do not apply to primary (baby teeth). 2. Keep the patient calm. 3. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the crown (white part). Try to refrain from touching the root. 4. If the tooth is dirty, you can quickly wash it for 10 seconds under cold water and reposition it. Hold the tooth in place and have the patient bite down to secure it. 5. If it is not possible to place the tooth back, put it inside of a glass of milk or saline if possible. 6. The tooth can also be transported to your dentist in the mouth if kept between your molars and the inside of your cheeks. However, if the patient is young they could swallow the tooth and it is not advised to use this method. 7. Avoid storing the tooth in water. 8. Seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. For a friendly reminder of what to do, check out this illustration from the International Association of Dental Traumatology

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November 7, 2017
Did your kids come back from trick or treating with piles of candy? We are sure they are anxious to dig into their candy hauls! Before you warn them about overindulging, there are a few critical tips you should know from your dentist’s perspective. 
A common misconception is that the more candy or sugar consumed, the worse for your teeth. Although we are not going to advise overindulging, the more important concept to worry about is timing. Your mouth maintains a certain pH level to keep itself healthy. When sugars sit on your teeth, bacteria feed on them and produces acids as a result. These acids change the pH levels in your mouth and put you at risk for cavities! The amount of time that acids are in contact with teeth determine how much damage can occur. For example, it is far worse for your child to eat a lollipop where the sugar sits in their mouth for a long period of time (prolonging the changed pH level) than to eat two mini packs of skittles. It may seem like they have eaten more candy, but the length of time greatly affects acidity changes in their mouth and increases the risk of cavitie

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October 30, 2017
You may love to drink a can of coke, but your teeth do not feel the same way! Soft drinks, soda or pop – no matter how you refer to these carbonated drinks, they are not the best choice for your teeth. 
A single can of pop can contain almost ten teaspoons of sugar inside! Bacteria love to eat sugar, which makes your mouth a breeding ground for them to grow. When bacteria feed off of sugar, they also produce acids. These acids soften and weaken your tooth enamel. This increases your vulnerability to cavities and tooth decay. 
It is best to avoid any carbonated drinks. Instead choose other options such as water, milk or 100% fruit juice. A tip for those of you who may indulge in the occasional can of pop is to rinse your mouth out with water after. This will help wash away lingering sugars and help prevent acid from building. Using a toothpaste with fluoride and mouthwash daily will also help strengthen your tooth enamel to fight off acid eating bacteria. 
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