Most people already know that having a clean mouth is very important. It makes you feel good about yourself and it gives you fresh breath and a great smile. You have probably also heard that brushing and flossing your teeth daily are necessary for good dental health. But like many people in Toronto, you may not be sure what all the fuss is about. Here is the simple truth about caring for your teeth. Brushing teeth every day, with a soft - bristled brush and flossing between your teeth removes plaque from between the teeth, areas where the toothbrush can't reach. It is essential in preventing gum disease.
By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile your entire life.
Like you, we work hard to prevent dental problems before they occur. Subsequently, here are some of our preventative services.
Adult and Child Teeth Cleanings with Fluoride Treatment - Children and adults should receive this every 6 months. Almost any patient can benefit from this fluoride application immediately after your cleaning in our office.
Sealant for Children - We can provide a special sealant for children's teeth that flows onto their "biting" surface. This can significantly reduce the potential for dental caries in young people.
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
Periodontal Examination - Using a measuring instrument, Dr Adibfar will examine your pocket depth between each tooth. Pocket depth is the length between the top of the gum and where the gum attaches itself to the tooth. Pocket depth that extends beyond the normal ranges of good oral health may require surgical or non-surgical therapy (scaling and root planning), an excellent home care regimen on the part of the patient, and/or any additional treatment as indicated by Dr Adibfar.
Caries (Cavity) Examination - During this visit Dr Adibfar locates areas of decay both on chewing surfaces and between teeth. Dr Adibfar uses both clinical exam and radiographic findings to determine the most conservative treatment plan for your oral needs.
Oral Cancer Screening - If you are a tobacco user, you are in primary danger of oral cancer. More than 8,000 deaths were attributed to oral cancer through early detection of pre-cancerous lesions. We provide an oral cancer screening at each preventative care appointment.
Occlusal Examination - The forces of your bite can sometimes affect positioning of the jaw and teeth. Through minor polishing of the enamel surfaces or fillings, of the teeth, Dr Adibfar can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces. Adjustments to chewing surfaces can often eliminate headaches that occur as a result of irregular biting patterns.
Temporo - Manidbular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Examination. TMJ is a condition that can put stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Causes of TMJ disorders vary e.g., misaligned bite, bruxism (teeth grinding), among other factors. Unfortunately, TMJ if not corrected, can result in very painful symptoms, from headaches to ear and neck pain, just to name a few. In general, it is best to seek treatment. Usually a Nightguard fabrication is indicated.
Scaling and Root Planning - When plaque extends below the gum line, gingivitis can deteriorate into a condition known as periodontist, which is an inflammation that can erode the ligament and bone beneath your gums, creating deep pockets that foster the growth of destructive bacteria. Treatment may include the use of antibiotics and root planning (deep scaling of the bacteria filled pockets).