Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski
Dentists Brampton

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Dental Sealants - Kids Dentist Brampton



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Sealants are a tooth coloured coating that is applied to the biting surface of the back teeth. The grooves on the top of the molars are very deep and is a good area for bacteria to live in and multiply. Even with great oral hygiene some of these areas will still get a cavity because the bristles of the tooth brush can not get to these deep areas. Dental sealants act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria.

When applied it fills in the pit and groves and makes a smooth surface.  Easy for a tooth brush to keep clean. The application of a sealant is quick, easy and painless. No drilling or freezing are required. Sealants also cost less than having a cavity filled.

After having a sealant placed you should continue to brush and floss properly.

Following Canada’s Food Guide, which is low in sugar and high in nutrition, is recommended.

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Stress, Teeth Grinding and Headaches


Teeth grinding can be caused not just by stress and anxiety but by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked. The symptoms of teeth grinding include:

 

- dull headaches

- jaw soreness

- teeth that are painful or loose

- fractured teeth

 

Your dentist can fit you with a night guard to protect your teeth during sleep. In some cases, your dentist or physician may recommend taking a muscle relaxant before bedtime. If stress is the cause you need to find a way to relax. Meditation, counselling and exercise can all help reduce stress and anxiety.

 

Teeth grinding is also common in children. However, because their teeth and jaws change and grow so quickly it is not usually a damaging habit that requires treatment and most outgrow it by adolescence.

Although in adults teeth grinding is often the result of stress, the same is not always true with children. Other possible causes of teeth grinding in children include:

- irritation in the mouth

- allergies

- misaligned teeth

If you’re concerned about your child’s teeth grinding, ask your child’s dentist about the potential causes and, if necessary, the possible solutions. (ADA)

 

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Our mouth is the gateway to a healthy body! Food for your teeth!

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Just like our body our teeth need vitamins and minerals to stay strong and healthy. For proper development and strength of our teeth, babies, children, adults and seniors need lots of:

* calcium (e.g. yogurt, milk, some cheese, milk shakes, eggnog)
* phosphorous (e.g. egg, beef, chicken, turkey, halibut, bread)
* vitamin A (e.g. liver, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato, mango, spinach, broccoli)
* vitamin C (e.g. citrus fruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage)
* vitamin D (e.g. trout, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolk, milk)
* fluoride

Calcium (with help from phosphorous and Vitamin D) is the main component of teeth and bones. It’s what keeps them strong. But we can’t forget about vitamin A because it’s necessary for the formation of tooth enamel or vitamin C which is essential for healthy gums.

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. In children, it works with calcium and phosphorous to help strengthen enamel, and in older adults, it helps restore and harden enamel. Ontario Dental Association

For more information contact one of our dental professionals at 905-458-6620.

TOOTH WHITENING – Want Whiter, Brighter Teeth?

The best way to keep your teeth white is to brush twice a day, floss daily, see your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings, and limit stain-causing foods and habits. These include: tobacco, certain foods and beverages (such as coffee, tea and berries), some drugs (such as tetracycline), or trauma to a tooth. As well, your teeth may become stained or discoloured naturally as you age. Your dentist can give you the best advice about whitening your teeth.

HERE’S HOW IT’S DONE:

Chairside Bleaching – usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes and one to three visits to the dental office. A shield (or rubber dam) protects your gums from the bleaching agent (usually a form or hydrogen peroxide) which is “painted” onto your discoloured teeth and activated with heat or high-intensity light.

Mouthguard Bleaching – is done by you at home. You wear a custom-made mouthguard with special bleaching gel (provided by your dentist) for a period of time each day, or overnight, over a number of weeks.

It’s important to know that not everyone’s teeth will “whiten” the same. It depends on the number of teeth involved and the severity of discolouration. Over-the-counter, at-home whiteners are not recommended because they may cause problems associated with over exposing gum tissues to the active whitening agent. Any bleaching treatment should be done under your dentist’s supervision.

Information as per the Ontario Dental Association

We have three different whitening systems be sure to contact one of our dental professionals for more information.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GUM DISEASE

Gum Disease Risks

Gum disease is an infection that can cause tooth loss; it is associated with several serious health conditions including heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. After having an examination of your gums and bone you should ask your periodontist or dentist if you have gum disease. While genetics plays a role in gum disease you can still have gum disease even though your parents and siblings were never affected by it.

Gum Disease Symptoms

The presence of any of these symptoms warrants a complete examination for gum disease by a periodontist or dentist.
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating.

  • Gum recession, which results in teeth looking longer.

  • Loose teeth and shifting tooth positions where teeth no longer touch.

  • Tooth loss, a consequence of gum disease.

Because gum disease can begin and progress without obvious symptoms, an examination of your gums and jaw bones is the only accurate way to determine if you have gum disease. This includes measuring the depth of the gum pockets and using x-rays to determine the bone level.

Health Conditions and Gum Disease

Gum disease is associated with many health conditions. For example heart attacks and strokes are more common when gum disease exists. Gum disease complicates blood sugar management for the diabetic and high blood sugar worsens gum disease.

As a woman, the hormonal changes during pregnancy impact your gums. Some research has suggested having gum disease can increase the risk that your infant will be born premature and or/ be low weight. You should ask your periodontist or dentist regarding oral health complications during pregnancy.

What You Can Do about Gum Disease?
  • Early detection and treatment of gum disease by a periodontist can help you preserve your teeth and smile for life. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.

  • Smoking is a risk factor for gum disease, oral cancer and many other diseases. It also adversely affects healing and increases the likelihood of an infection following any type of surgery. Your periodontist or dentist and other health professionals can help you quit.

  • Brushing and flossing every day is a very important behavior to prevent decay and gum disease.


Information as per the AAP
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