Important Facts About Your Oral Health
What kind of toothbrush/toothpaste should I be using?
You should purchase a soft-bristle toothbrush. Using a medium or firm toothbrush can damage your teeth and gums. In terms of a good toothpaste, it will include components that make it more effective, fluoride being one of them. Always look for a product with the CDA seal.
Is flossing actually necessary?
Of course! Your toothbrush can’t reach between your teeth and under your gum line the same way floss does. When you floss it eliminates food and plaque between your teeth and under your gum line, preventing tartar and periodontal disease.
Is mouthwash/mouth rinse helpful?
Mouthwashes and rinses are useful to protect against cavities, sensitivity and provide you with fresher breath. Using these products should be added to your oral hygiene routine.
What are some early signs of dental problems?
Visit your dental clinic as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
- Sores inside your mouth
- Jaw pain
- Facial swelling
- Swollen gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Broken teeth
- Dry mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
Do teeth need fluoride?
Yes, they do. Fluoride strengthens your teeth and prevents decay.
What is the purpose of dental sealants?
Dental sealants can prevent cavities from forming inside the very small holes and cracks on the outside of the teeth.
What’s the best way to whiten my teeth?
The most effective and safest way to whiten your teeth is to visit your dentist. While many over-the-counter whitening products are available, they are not as strong as the procedures performed at your dental office.
How can I fix my teeth and smile?
We offer a wide range of dental treatments that can correct and address numerous dental issues patients may face. For example, dental crowns, which can conceal problem teeth. Porcelain veneers and bonding can also improve your smile and cover any cosmetic flaws you may have.