Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski
Dentists Brampton



Mira SAYS!

Brampton Dentist, Dentist Brampton, Nail Bitting damage to teeth,Aside from the obvious reasons to why we should not be biting our nails, there is one that most don't think about. Nail biting can cause serious damage to the teeth. The pressure of nail biting can chip, crack and wear down the tooth enamel which is irreplaceable. It can also cause gaps between teeth and shift tooth alignment. If you wear braces you have a greater rist of tooth resorption which can cause tooth loss as the roots of the teeth become weaker. Nail biters also put them selves at risk for gum disease and gingivitis as sharp parts of the nails tear the gums and bacteria comes in contact with the cuts in the gums causing infections. If this isn't enough to make you stop biting your nails think of the cost associated with repairing these dental problems. For more information be sure to contact our office.


Parm SAYS!

Brampton Dentist, Dentist Brampton, Brampton Dentist, Brampton Dental Office, Brampton Family Dentist, Frenetomy, Frenum,
A frenum is a muscular tissue attachment that connects two tissues in the mouth. We have two main frena (the plural form of frenum) in the mouth. The frenum that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth is called the lingual frenum and the frenum that connects the upper lip to the gums adjacent to the top front teeth is called the maxillary labial frenum. Sometimes these attachments or bands may be too thick / short or prominent which may obstruct the normal functions of tissue movement or cause misalignment of teeth. 

The phrase "tongue tied", refers to the frenum under the tongue being too short or when the frenum is attached all the way to the tip of the tongue. This would mean a prominent lingual frenum causing a person to be tongue-tied, which is a common occurrence in young children. If the lingual frenum is too prominent then a frenectomy may be recommended to give the individual a normal tongue function. 

A prominent maxillary labial frenum can cause a large gap to occur between the upper two front teeth. If esthetics is a concern then a frenectomy is recommended for the Maxillary Labial Frenum. Also if the frenum is causing a lot of pain on the upper lips and gums, then immediate treatment is necessary.  The upper frenectomy is usually carried out until after the age of 8 years old or unless as suggested by your dentist. Usually this treatment should be delayed until the upper permanent teeth have come in or erupted in the mouth.  If the gap doesn't close, then it can be treated using braces or Invisalign to help straighten the teeth. 

A frenectomy involves numbing of the frenum and area needed to be altered with an anesthetic. A small incision on the muscular band is made which will then allow the tissue to move freely.  The incision then would be stitched up to allow the tissue to heal. The healing is usually very quick if post operative instructions are followed as per the dentist.  For more information be sure to contact our office.

STRAWBERRIES and the EFFECTS on your Teeth

Mira SAYS!

Brampton Dentist, Brampton Dental Office, Dentist in Brampton,
There has been lots of articles written on how strawberries may whiten your teeth. It is said that strawberries contain both Malic Acid and Vitamin C which can whiten and brighten your teeth. However, while the Malic Acid in strawberries may remove the surface stain of the teeth it also removes part of the tooth enamel, which once lost is irreplaceable. It is also said that the Vitamin C whitens the teeth by cleaning away the plaque buildup on your teeth and that the texture of the strawberry also helps in polishing the enamel of the teeth which gives it a smoother look. Truth is we need to be careful what we believe on the net as some things may do one thing, they may damage another. Obviously I would not ask you to stop eating acidic fruits and veggies as they have other benefits for our overall health, however be sure to always rinse your mouth after eating any acidic foods to minimize the damage to your tooth enamel and brush 30-40 minutes afterwards.

It has also been suggested by some professionals, including Dr. Oz, to mash strawberries with baking soda and placing them on your teeth with a toothbrush to get your teeth even whiter. DO NOT DO THAT! As mentioned above, strawberries are acidic and doing so, over time, the acid will cause erosion of the tooth enamel which is irreversible.


Mira SAYS!

A sure way to a brighter, whiter smile:

1) Brush at least twice a day.
3) Floss at least once a day.
4) Use a whitening toothpaste.
5) Always rinse after brushing.
6) Use a mouthwash.
7) Regular dental cleanings and check-ups.
8) Avoid carbonated and highly acidic drinks.
9) Drink carbonated and highly acidic drinks through a straw.
10) Avoid teeth staining drinks or foods (ie. coffee, tea, red wine).
11) Drink water after drinking or eating teeth staining drinks and foods.
12) Eat crunchy, crispy fruits and vegetables and chew, chew, chew.
13) Eat and drink dairy products.
14) Eat lots of strawberries.
15) Use Baking Soda.
16) Rinse your mouth after every meal.
17) Chew sugarless gum.
18) Drink lots of water and very frequently.
20) Do not smoke.
21) Avoid dark lipstick
22) Avoid wearing super white clothes.
23) Use teeth whitening products (price range from $50.00 to $800.00).
24) Start good oral hygiene from an early age.

Smile it does a body good!!

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Hana SAYS!

Wine, Brampton Dentist, Brampton Dental Office,
"Nutritional Research" study tested effects of multiple red and white wines on teeth and found that wine eroded the enamel of the teeth. Wines are highly acidic which lead to dental erosion. Surprisingly, white wine is more damaging than red and Riesling is the the most acidic of the wines tested in the study.

Avoiding wine will help reduce damage to your teeth, but there are ways to minimize the damage without giving up your favourite wine. Brush your teeth before dinner and putting on some lip gloss with a petroleum base creates a barrier between your lips and wines tannins. Eating cheese can also help. Cheese is rich in calcium  which neutralizes saliva and combats acid damage from wine.
So go ahead have some wine with that cheese :)

ORAL CANCER SCREENING - Brampton Family Dentist


Our dental team performs regular screenings for oral cancer at your dental visit, however, it is important that between visits, you check your mouth regularly. Be sure to watch for red or white patches, sores that don't heal after a few days, swelling or changes in color of the tissue. Also, check your lips, all areas of the tongue, gums, palate, floor of the mouth and inside the cheeks. Be sure to report any changes to our dental team.



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