What is Tooth Enamel? Have you ever wondered about tooth enamel? What is it? How important is it? How can you protect it? Here are the answers to all of your enamel questions. The enamel on your teeth is the hardest and most highly mineralized substance in your body. It covers the outer layer of each tooth and it is the most visible part of the tooth. The enamel is made up mostly of minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite. The color can vary from light yellow to a grayish white; since it is semi translucent, it is only partially responsible for the color of your teeth. Enamel plays a very important role in protecting your teeth from decay, so it is important to do everything that you can to prevent your enamel from corrosion and erosion. It forms a strong barrier that protects the inner layers of your teeth from the effects of acids and plaque; it also protects the sensitive inner [...]
Going to the dentist may be a relatively modern phenomenon, but did you know that people have been using toothpaste since about 500 B.C.? Back then, the ancient Greeks would use a mixture that contained iron rust and coral powder to clean their teeth. Toothbrushes, meanwhile, were bunches of tree twigs that people would chew on. Luckily, dental care has advanced slightly since then, and we’ve now got many different tools at our disposal to help us take care of our teeth. You rely on your teeth daily to help you eat. Knowing a little more about them and how your behaviors affect your dental health can help you take better care, and keep you smiling long into the future. 1. Your teeth are uniquely yours. Your teeth are like your fingerprint: They are uniquely yours. This is why dental records are sometimes used to identify human remains. Even identical twins do not have identical teeth. Bonus fact: Your tongue [...]
Early orthodontic treatment takes advantage of the time when young children’s bones and muscles are growing rapidly. This allows the dentist to influence growth and perfect the bite, accomplishing things that cannot be done as easily as the child ages, and prevent future bite problems. Early orthodontics can correct or prevent an unbalanced profile, overbite, under-bite, cross-bite, deep bite, open bite, overlapping or crowded teeth, difficulty chewing, open mouth breathing, speech problems, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking and jaw joint problems. Give us a call to our Caledonia or Simcoe Clinics to book an appointment for your child.
Good oral health is a critical part of overall fitness. The new year is the perfect time to design resolutions for establishing healthy habits. Whether it’s improving tooth brushing habits or completing dental treatment, wellness resolutions are always in season and the benefits of setting goals can be rewarding and motivating. Remember to make resolutions attainable by taking baby steps to achieve them. Avoid Gum Disease Daily brushing and flossing will help prevent gum disease. Improving daily oral care routines is a simple way to improve your health. For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Position the bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth. Floss at least once per day to remove unwanted goodies that may have accumulated throughout the day. Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months. Dental Cleaning Get rid of unsightly plaque that builds up around lower front teeth [...]
Feeling anxious about visiting the dentist? Our office offers treatment to help relieve dentistry- related anxiety. As you use nitrous oxide, your feelings of anxiety will disappear. Some patients have described the feeling as floating. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is used in combination with pure oxygen to give you a calming effect that lasts only as long as your procedure. Nitrous is completely safe; it is recognized as the safest sedative used in dentistry today. While we know some children experiencing the dentist for the first few times may have extra worry, nitrous oxide is the safest most effective form of sedation to relieve your child’s fears and ensure you child has a positive experience. Nitrous oxide is fast acting, recovery time is short, and your level of sedation can be easily adjusted to your need. Read more Email us at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If yellowed or stained teeth are keeping you from looking and feeling your best, cosmetic whitening may be the answer you are looking for. Our clinics offer different types of whitening, including a custom bleaching kit, the Kor Whitening System and Liquid Smile whitening pens, which can all be done conveniently at home and provide beautiful, professional results. Read the information about all the Services that we provide.
Chipped teeth should always be evaluated by a dentist to ensure the damage is assessed correctly. Depending on the size and location of the chip, there are a number of solutions available. • Enamel Shaping…A reshaping of the tooth to smooth the chip out • Bonding… A quick solution for small chips that can be done in one quick visit. The dentist bonds a tooth- colored agent to the chipped area to mask the chip. • Crowns… Crowns cover the chewing surface of a tooth and best suited for chips in the molars. They are custom fitted to your teeth. • Veneers… Custom made porcelain veneers are fitted to your teeth to cover imperfections. Contact us for a free evaluation.