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Frequently
Asked Questions

  • What foods or drinks should I consume to maintain proper dental health?
    Choose calcium rich foods like; milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. Maintain a good intake of vitamins, especially Vitamin C (found in red and green peppers and citrus fruits) and Vitamin D (found in milk and produced by your body upon sun exposure) which helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorous. Avoid acidic and fizzy drinks like Colas and sodas in general as they tend to demineralize your teeth, and are bad for your bones. Chewing sugar free gum has also proven efficient in decreasing tooth decay as they promote saliva excretion (which washes away food debris) and neutralizes your saliva after food consumption (as it becomes acidic). Needless to say, you have to brush 3 times daily and floss regularly for best results.
  • What are dental implants?
    Dental implants are basically titanium screws, strongly resembling those one would get after sustaining bone injuries to legs or arms for example. Being titanium, they are extremely bio-compatible. Dentist use them as an anchor; to replace, and act as, the root portion of the tooth and hold the crown fixture. Once inserted into the jaw bone, the implant looks and feels completely natural. If you have one or more teeth missing, implants may be a proper choice for you as they not only restore function and esthetics, but, they also help preserve the jaw bone. Ask your dentist about dental implants now!
  • What is preventive dentistry?
    Preventative dentistry is a very important part of a dentist’s job. It entails a plan for home care, regular check-ups and cleaning, and the options of topical fluoride applications and pit and fissure sealants. All of our patients are recalled for regular check-ups and given plans for home care upon request free of charge.
  • Why is important to visit the dentist?
    Aside from emergency situations, visiting a dentist on a regular basis serves to your best interests. During such visits, your dentist provides you with full check-ups including radiographs (x-rays) of all of your teeth and an examination of your jaw joints and soft tissues to ensure you are at the best possible dental condition. In case something is detected, treating it at the beginning proves time, money and effort saving. You have to remember that certain dental conditions (such as progressive gum disease) can be very difficult to reverse if left untreated for extended periods of time.
  • What can I do to achieve the best possible dental care at home?
    There is a minimum requirement of care necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This is summed up in brushing three times a day, flossing once a day, using mouthwash regularly and visiting your dentist at least every six months for a checkup and deep cleaning. This is important because practicing basic dental care benefits you as follows: – Prevents tooth decay – Prevents gum (periodontal) diseases, which damage the bone holding the teeth in place and may eventually lead to tooth loss – Decreases chair time at the dentist’s office and, generally, makes your visits more pleasant – Saves money, by preventing tooth decay and gum disease you eliminate the need for costly tooth fillings and procedures – Prevents bad breath – Keeps teeth whiter as it decreases stain accumulation from food, drinks, tobacco, etc. – Improves overall health – Increases the lifetime of your teeth and improves your general appearance
  • How can I improve my smile?
    Whether it’s a hollywood smile you seek, or a significant improvement over your current condition, your dentist can make it all happen! Resin or porcelain veneers can reshape and change the colour of your teeth. Whitening procedures (ZOOM!) can change your smile from a bitter yellow to a glowing white. Aligners and orthodontics can get those crooked teeth into shape. Sometimes just a simple scaling and polishing procedure can do the trick! Ask your dentist for a cosmetic consult now!
  • I have missing teeth, what can I do?"
    There are 3 basic ways to replace missing teeth, in order of preference they are; 1. Dental implants 2. Dental bridges 3. Partial dentures
  • How does smoking affect my dental health?
    Smoking increases your risk for periodontal (gum) diseases, stains teeth, causes bad breath, compromises immunity and decreases your body’s calcium absorption ability. If you are a smoker, contact your dentist and ask for ways to improve your dental condition.
  • How often should i visit the dentist and why?
    A visit every 6 months is the minimum recommended, given there are no pains or other problems that require your visit earlier. These visits serve to get you a check-up and a deep cleaning to ensure you stay caries and gum disease free.
  • I have a fear of a dentist, how can I overcome that?
    The fear of the dentist is usually an acquired fear; that of a previous bad experience. You can encourage yourself to think of your dental visits as a good thing so as to replace such a fear. You have to also keep in mind that dentistry has become almost completely painless, that, accompanied by an empythatic, informative and kind dentist should make your visits easy and carefree!
  • What foods or drinks should I consume to maintain proper dental health?
    Choose calcium rich foods like; milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. Maintain a good intake of vitamins, especially Vitamin C (found in red and green peppers and citrus fruits) and Vitamin D (found in milk and produced by your body upon sun exposure) which helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorous. Avoid acidic and fizzy drinks like Colas and sodas in general as they tend to demineralize your teeth, and are bad for your bones. Chewing sugar free gum has also proven efficient in decreasing tooth decay as they promote saliva excretion (which washes away food debris) and neutralizes your saliva after food consumption (as it becomes acidic). Needless to say, you have to brush 3 times daily and floss regularly for best results.
  • What are dental implants?
    Dental implants are basically titanium screws, strongly resembling those one would get after sustaining bone injuries to legs or arms for example. Being titanium, they are extremely bio-compatible. Dentist use them as an anchor; to replace, and act as, the root portion of the tooth and hold the crown fixture. Once inserted into the jaw bone, the implant looks and feels completely natural. If you have one or more teeth missing, implants may be a proper choice for you as they not only restore function and esthetics, but, they also help preserve the jaw bone. Ask your dentist about dental implants now!
  • What is preventive dentistry?
    Preventative dentistry is a very important part of a dentist’s job. It entails a plan for home care, regular check-ups and cleaning, and the options of topical fluoride applications and pit and fissure sealants. All of our patients are recalled for regular check-ups and given plans for home care upon request free of charge.
  • Why is important to visit the dentist?
    Aside from emergency situations, visiting a dentist on a regular basis serves to your best interests. During such visits, your dentist provides you with full check-ups including radiographs (x-rays) of all of your teeth and an examination of your jaw joints and soft tissues to ensure you are at the best possible dental condition. In case something is detected, treating it at the beginning proves time, money and effort saving. You have to remember that certain dental conditions (such as progressive gum disease) can be very difficult to reverse if left untreated for extended periods of time.
  • What can I do to achieve the best possible dental care at home?
    There is a minimum requirement of care necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This is summed up in brushing three times a day, flossing once a day, using mouthwash regularly and visiting your dentist at least every six months for a checkup and deep cleaning. This is important because practicing basic dental care benefits you as follows: – Prevents tooth decay – Prevents gum (periodontal) diseases, which damage the bone holding the teeth in place and may eventually lead to tooth loss – Decreases chair time at the dentist’s office and, generally, makes your visits more pleasant – Saves money, by preventing tooth decay and gum disease you eliminate the need for costly tooth fillings and procedures – Prevents bad breath – Keeps teeth whiter as it decreases stain accumulation from food, drinks, tobacco, etc. – Improves overall health – Increases the lifetime of your teeth and improves your general appearance
  • How can I improve my smile?
    Whether it’s a hollywood smile you seek, or a significant improvement over your current condition, your dentist can make it all happen! Resin or porcelain veneers can reshape and change the colour of your teeth. Whitening procedures (ZOOM!) can change your smile from a bitter yellow to a glowing white. Aligners and orthodontics can get those crooked teeth into shape. Sometimes just a simple scaling and polishing procedure can do the trick! Ask your dentist for a cosmetic consult now!
  • I have missing teeth, what can I do?"
    There are 3 basic ways to replace missing teeth, in order of preference they are; 1. Dental implants 2. Dental bridges 3. Partial dentures
  • How does smoking affect my dental health?
    Smoking increases your risk for periodontal (gum) diseases, stains teeth, causes bad breath, compromises immunity and decreases your body’s calcium absorption ability. If you are a smoker, contact your dentist and ask for ways to improve your dental condition.
  • How often should i visit the dentist and why?
    A visit every 6 months is the minimum recommended, given there are no pains or other problems that require your visit earlier. These visits serve to get you a check-up and a deep cleaning to ensure you stay caries and gum disease free.
  • I have a fear of a dentist, how can I overcome that?
    The fear of the dentist is usually an acquired fear; that of a previous bad experience. You can encourage yourself to think of your dental visits as a good thing so as to replace such a fear. You have to also keep in mind that dentistry has become almost completely painless, that, accompanied by an empythatic, informative and kind dentist should make your visits easy and carefree!
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