March 20, 2022
Dental cleaning is where you can sit back and have your teeth cleaned and polished professionally by a dentist. An annual cleaning ensures good oral hygiene and keeps your teeth healthy. If you want to make your dental cleaning last longer, you need to take care of your teeth regularly and have healthy lifestyle practices put in place.
Benefits of a professional dental cleaning
Professional teeth cleaning by a dentist is essential as it can ensure your teeth are clean and healthy plus, there are other benefits:
- It helps to remove stains and discoloration, keeping your teeth white and bright.
- It is the best way to prevent gum disease.
- A dental cleaning can help detect tooth problems that include broken fillings and even severe health issues like oral cancer.
- Getting your teeth cleaned regularly prevents gum disease, which in turn has a positive impact on heart health since there is a strong link between cardiovascular disease and gum disease.
- It helps strengthen and protect your teeth.
Five tips on how to make your dental cleaning last longer
1) Cut down on soda and sugar
Soda can abrade the enamel of your teeth, resulting in cavities. Sugar makes it easy for bacteria to grow and can lead to the plaque being formed. So cut down soda and sugar for teeth health.
2) Get the right oral hygiene equipment
You need the proper oral hygiene equipment that includes a good brush with soft bristles and floss. You also need oral hygiene products recommended by your dentist, like mouthwash and toothpaste.
3) Use the proper brushing technique
Brush and floss your teeth 30-60 minutes after the meal. Flossing first, followed by brushing, can get you the best results. Move your brush in a circular fashion, and don’t press hard on the teeth.
4) Eat detergent foods good for the teeth
Detergent foods are those that are good for the teeth. They are firm and crisp and help clean your teeth naturally. Eat them at the end of the meal. Examples are – carrots, apples, celery sticks, cucumbers, lettuce, and cheese.
5) Stay on top of dental appointments and routine dental cleanings
Never miss a dental appointment. Ensure you get your teeth cleaned once a year or as per the schedule given to you by your dentist.
What to expect during a routine cleaning
- A teeth cleaning session takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. You will first relax in the waiting room, where you interact with the friendly staff. You will then be made comfortable before you get on to the dental chair.
- The dentist will first check your teeth and let you know if there are any problems.
- A scaler is then used to remove plaque or tartar from the teeth. This is done gently, so you don’t feel pain.
- An electric brush is used to help polish your teeth, so it remains bright, clean, and smooth.
- The dentist will then ask you to rinse your teeth to get rid of any polish in the mouth.
Taking good care of your oral hygiene throughout the year can help ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition. Contact Torbram Dental to schedule your next dental cleaning today!
March 13, 2022
Torbram Dental weighs in on the potential oral health issues caused by acidic foods and beverages. (Source: Oral Health Foundation, June 10, 2019, https://www.dentalhealth.org/blog/what-foods-and-drinks-contain-acid-and-why-it-spells-trouble-for-our-oral-health.)
When you hear the term ‘ acid,’ the first thing that might come into your mind would be the bottles full of chemicals in your chemistry class or the ones you saw in a TV show. The fact is that certain food acids can cause indigestion and heartburn, which is known to many. However, not many people know about its role in your oral health.
Most foods and drinks that you consume every day have low acidity. However, some foods with high enough acid content cause a problem. These drinks and foods can lead to issues with your enamel and dental erosion. Explaining the effect acid has on your mouth, Torbram Dental says, “Acid weakens your teeth’s enamel, leaving them susceptible to damage. When you eat acidic foods, the enamel becomes softer for a while and loses some mineral content. Your saliva cancels this acidity out slowly and returns the mouth to its natural balance. But, if this happens frequently, your mouth won’t have the chance to recover, resulting in you losing your enamel.”
Enamel is your tooth’s coating protecting the sensitive dentine present underneath. If it is worn away, it exposes the dentine leading to sensitivity and pain, and ultimately a much-needed dental cleaning procedure. According to Torbram Dental, “The most common acids found in drinks and foods are citric acids, phosphoric acids, and carbonic acids.”
The most common sign of an acidic drink is its fizziness. This includes any type of fizzy drinks, including carbonated drinks, pops, and sodas. Even if you are drinking the ‘diet’ version, it can be harmful. Torbram Dental highlights that some alcohol can be acidic as well. Some alcoholic beverages include beer, white wine, alcopops, and prosecco; these items can be highly erosive for your teeth. The best way to avoid the damage these fizzy drinks can cause is by limiting your exposure and scheduling regular teeth cleaning.
There are certain fruits with enough citric acid to encourage dental erosion. Citrus fruits have to be the worst offenders. This includes limes, lemons, grapes, blueberries, plums, and grapefruits. Apart from these, tomatoes, oranges, peaches, and pineapples are high in acid as well. Now, you can’t remove these fruits from your diet altogether. However, Torbram Dental recommends that you consume fruits only during mealtimes. It would give your body the required amount of daily portions without putting any unnecessary strain on your teeth. They further added that you should not consume fruits in the form of juice as most packaged juices have a high sugar content, which is not suitable for your oral health.
If you have sensitive teeth, it might be a sign of dental erosion. If this happens, Torbram Dental suggests that you visit your dentist immediately to figure out the cause of this sensitivity. To avoid an emergency dentist visit in the first place, you need to prevent enamel erosion. Instead of giving up on acidic foods, what you can do is limit consumption. As per the experts at Torbram Dental, “This includes never sucking on highly acidic fruits, using a straw while drinking juices, rinsing your mouth after eating, and brushing with a fluoride toothpaste.” With these simple yet effective tricks, you will be able to protect your enamel and maintain a healthy smile.
March 21, 2018
Finding a dentist is easy. There’s probably one within a mile of your home or office. Finding the right dentist is a little more difficult, especially if you’re looking for a dental team to accommodate the oral health care needs of your whole family. If you’re currently searching for the best Brampton family dentist, we invite you to explore all that the Torbram Dental team has to offer. We hope you’ll consider trusting our dedicated dentist and team with all of your family’s dentistry needs. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the things you should look for to ensure you’ve found the best Brampton family dentist.
December 4, 2017
Dental implants are fast becoming the most popular tooth replacement option as they replace both the roots and the crowns of lost teeth, delivering the most natural look, feel, and function. The one thing that keeps many patients from jumping right into a dental implant tooth replacement plan is the cost. While dental implant placement and restoration can be pricey on the front end, the result is a permanent tooth replacement solution. Keep reading to find out some important facts about the cost of dental implants.
May 31, 2016
Congratulations on receiving the most innovative and successful tooth replacement option available to older teens and adults today. Of course, that’s the dental implant, comprised of a titanium screw, metal alloy post and realistic-looking and functioning dental crown. Most dental implant dentists see these restorations succeed and stay in place for decades. The devices look, feel and act just like real teeth–whether placed singly, in multiples, to support bridgework or to anchor full dentures that are either removable or fixed. (more…)
September 11, 2015
It’s a common question we receive from our patients and the truth is, there is a wrong way to floss teeth. Usually it consists of either not flossing outright or going through the motions. When it comes to your oral health, you shouldn’t be lackadaisical. When your oral health is suffering it can affect other areas of your body. Your overall health is closely linked to oral health, so that’s why it’s so important to first of all floss, but also do it correctly.
When you come to our office in Brampton, ON, you’ll be treated to an array of services that can help your oral health stay in great shape. Part of our dentistry services involve keeping our patients educated on dental practices. Preventive dentistry goes a long way in determining whether or not a patient’s oral health will adequately sustain over time. By practicing good dental hygiene habits like flossing, you’re doing your oral health and smile a favor. Good oral health encourages great overall health and can have you smiling confidently for years to come. Dr. Fava is the Brampton, ON dentist that families from around the area can trust to deliver excellent results.
September 3, 2015
In the spirit of back-to-school season, we thought we’d go back to the basics for a minute and cover something you learned a long, long time ago: how to brush your teeth. Properly. I don’t mean a lazy, I-had-to-wake-up-early scrub and rinse. You know that’s not good for your teeth–don’t cut corners in one of the most crucial parts of good dental care!
May 30, 2015
Dr. Vince Fava and the team at Torbram Dental make having a healthy, beautiful smile easy for every member of your family. Their wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with a full-service menu of dental care procedures to cover almost every need, results in an experience for our patients that can’t be matched. With a state-of-the-art dental office in Brampton, ON, Torbram Dental can keep problems from popping up, stop problems before they cause too much damage, and turn around highly damaged smiles.
March 15, 2015
Of the all the precious commodities, there is none as priceless as time. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, ON, Dr. Vince Fava and his staff of dental hygienists and assistants value your time as much as you do. Therefore, when you need to repair a tooth with a crown, inlay or onlay, they don’t think you should need to set aside two appointments for the procedure. With CEREC One-Visit Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, you can have your smile and your time, too. (more…)
February 15, 2015
Are there several things you’d like to change about your smile? Perhaps your teeth aren’t as white and bright as you’d like them to be. Maybe some of your teeth are chipped or have slight cracks. Others are somewhat crooked or have gaps in between them. Rather than go through all of the different cosmetic procedures necessary to fix these smile imperfections, why not just have one? With porcelain veneers, the dentists at Torbram Dental have given people in Brampton, Ontario new smiles and they can do the same for you!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, are made of micro-thin layers of dental porcelain that are bonded to the facial surface of your front teeth to conceal and correct the flaws in your smile. As such, porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure. However, because they might also protect teeth from further damage—such as a tooth fracture deepening—they are also a restorative procedure.
What is the Porcelain Veneer Procedure?
Your first toward a new smile with porcelain veneers is a consultation with one of our dentists. We’ll discuss your smiles goals and assess the current condition of your oral health, making sure your teeth are strong enough for veneers. Then, we’ll work with you to choose the shape and shade of porcelain veneers that will best compliment you.
Next, the teeth in your smile zone are prepared by removing a very small amount of enamel, so your veneers will lay flush with your other teeth. Then, we’ll take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a cosmetic dental lab where your custom-made veneers are fabricated. While your permanent veneers are made, you’ll wear temporaries. In a few weeks, you’ll return to Torbram Dental to have your own veneers bonded in to place. With proper care—brushing, flossing and regular checkups—you’re porcelain veneers can last for years.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers, then call Torbram Dental to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients in Brampton, Ontario, as well as the surrounding communities of Georgetown, Woodbridge and Mississauga.