Prevention Methods That Can Help Save Your Tooth

Good oral hygiene, comprising brushing and flossing daily, can help prevent tooth loss, but by themselves, they are not enough to prevent tooth loss. At Torbram Dental, we encourage our patients to follow multiple prevention methods to sport healthy teeth and gums and prevent tooth loss. Let’s look at what you can do today to help save your teeth.


Dental cleaning

How would a dental cleaning act as a prevention method regarding saving a tooth?

Even with daily brushing and flossing, bacteria, tartar, and plaque can continue to build up. That can cause dental caries and gum disease, which can cause tooth loss and other health problems. What you need is a thorough dental cleaning every six months by a dental hygienist or dentist.

A dental cleaning removes bacteria, tartar, and plaque buildup from teeth surfaces. It also consists of thoroughly examining your teeth and gums to identify or diagnose cavities, gum diseases, and other oral health problems early so treatment can start immediately. We will also take x-rays and might even conduct an oral cancer screening if you are at risk of developing oral cancer.

At Torbram Dental, we perform three types of cleaning:

Prophylaxis dental cleaning is a routine cleaning performed on patients who have regular dental cleaning (every six months), practice regular oral hygiene habits, and have healthy gums and teeth.

Scaling and root planing involve deep cleaning. It is performed on patients who have gum disease or are at risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, or tooth loss.

Gross debridement is conducted on patients who have not had a dental cleaning procedure performed in over a year. Gross debridement can even be performed on damaged teeth to save them.

Dental sealants and fluoride treatments

What is a dental sealant, and what is a fluoride treatment – what is the difference

Our teeth have grooves where tiny particles of food and bacteria can get trapped and cause cavities over time. A dental sealant is a shield coating that is thinly applied on the molars’ surfaces to block germs and food and help prevent tooth decay. A sealant can decrease the occurrence of tooth decay by 80% for two years and 50% of tooth decay for up to four years.

Dental sealants are often applied when a molar erupts or if the dentist notices a problem area on the biting surface of a particular tooth.

Weakened tooth enamel can make your teeth more susceptible to bacteria and tooth decay. Fluoride treatment can help your body utilize minerals like calcium and phosphate and repair and strengthen weakened tooth enamel.

Fluoride treatment is excellent for adults and children with a moderate/high risk of developing cavities.

Emergency Dentistry

Why is emergency dentistry considered a preventive method when it comes to saving a tooth/teeth?

Emergency dentistry is concerned with dental emergencies that require immediate attention. For example, injuries to the teeth and gums can cause excruciating pain, and nerves or blood vessels could be damaged or infected, leading to tooth loss. An emergency dentist can save a tooth if treatment begins within a few hours of the injury.

It’s important to know what types of emergency dentistry treatments your dentist offers to repair and restore teeth.

Our emergency dentist might be able to save your tooth if you have a knocked-out tooth, a cracked or broken tooth, an infected tooth, or a tooth lost due to trauma or periodontal disease.

You must take any dental emergency seriously and seek immediate medical attention to better your chances of saving your tooth/teeth.


Brushing and flossing alone cannot guarantee tooth loss. Dental cleaning, sealants, and fluoride treatments are preventative measures to help save your teeth. Although not entirely a preventive method, immediate medical attention from an emergency dentist can also help save a tooth.


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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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