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
  • Redness
  • 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.

Now Open: Abba Dental Safety Measures

Dear Patients:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visit to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

- Our Office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patients, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office 604-688-7201 or request an appointment online https://www.abbadental.ca/

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty. We look forward to welcoming our patients, neighbors and friends back to the office.