Thursday, 29 September 2016

Causes of Bad Breath & Foods to Help Fight It!


Have you been wondering what causes bad breath?  Do you want to know how to fight bad breath?  Maintaining your oral hygiene regularly, is essential to fighting bad breath, but so is regularly visiting your dentist or hygienist in order for routine check-ups.

At Forman Dentistry, we have a great team that can help you maintain your oral health and eliminate bad breath!  We are a family friendly dentist in Maple.

The most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene.  Every time you eat, bacteria breaks down the particles in food, and sulfur compounds are produced that cause odor.
There is a large list of causes of bad breath, including smoking, tooth decay, and alcohol consumption. Even certain foods like garlic, onions, curry, fish, and some cheeses take up to 24 hours to be removed from our blood system, which can cause bad breath for extended periods of time.
Bad breath affects 25% of the world’s population globally, so if you experience it, know that you are not alone. Keep reading to learn how to fight bad breath!

How do I treat bad breath?

The best way to deal with bad breath is brushing, flossing, and hydrating your teeth regularly.  Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleaning also helps to eliminate bad breath.  Your dentist will remove any plaque, tartar, and buildup that causes bad breath. You should always inform your dentist if you are experiencing bad breath, or have a bad taste in your mouth as there could be underlying reasons.
Eating certain foods also can help eliminate odors in your mouth.  Foods like lemon, parsley, apples, pears, carrots, crunch oils, mint, berries and yogurt, all facilitate the production of essential oils in your mouth and remove food particles from your mouth.

Drinking lots of water also helps the production of saliva and eliminates bad breath by washing away bacteria in your mouth.
Take charge of your bad breath. Book an appointment with our family friendly dentistry office in Maple today by filling out a form or call Forman Dentistry at 905-303-9355.

Friday, 23 September 2016

4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for the Perfect Smile

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can drastically change and improve your smile.  There are a variety of procedures that can help you achieve the results and smile you have always wanted.
At Forman Dentistry in Vaughan, we have been taking care of smiles for over 17 years.  We strive to achieve a phobia-free, comfortable, family friendly environment.
There are many ways to treat discoloured, chipped, or missing teeth.  Cosmetic dental procedures can reshape teeth, close spaces, restore worn teeth, or even alter or shorten the length of your teeth.
Keep reading to learn about the 4 most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
There are many ways to treat discoloured, chipped, or missing teeth.  Cosmetic dental procedures can reshape teeth, close spaces, restore worn teeth, or even alter or shorten the length of your teeth.
Keep reading to learn about the 4 most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

Bonding

Bonding uses a tooth coloured resin material to used to fill in gaps or to change the colour of your teeth.  Bonding can be done in a single dental appointment and can last for several years.  When your teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins are used to fill in the gaps.  Bonding is also used for a tooth-coloured filling for small cavities.

Crowns

Crowns cover a tooth and restore it to it’s normal shape and appearance. Crowns can protect your teeth from biting pressure as well.  Crowns are a necessary procedure when your tooth is severely broken down and a normal filling won’t adequately restore the tooth’s strength.  Crowns hold your teeth together and help support your teeth with larger fillings resulting in the improved appearance of discoloured and poorly shaped teeth.  Dental crowns have the longest life expectancy out of all cosmetic restoration procedures.

Veneers

Veneers are made of thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth that change the colour and shape of your teeth.   Veneer procedures can be used to fix uneven, chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked teeth. This procedure requires your dentist to make an impression of your tooth so that custom-made veneers can be directly cemented into your tooth.  Veneers have a longer life expectancy than bonding.

Bleaching

Bleaching is used to make stains disappear and to whiten your teeth to a lighter shade.   Discolouration of teeth can occur  because of  coffee, tea, and smoking cigarettes.  When your treatments begin, your dentist creates a custom mouthpiece to make sure that all of the whitening solution is evenly distributed. Dental bleaching typically lasts for 6 months or more.

Which procedure is right for me?

If you are looking to have cosmetic procedures done on your teeth, we highly suggest that you book an appointment with us. Everyone has different cosmetic dental needs, and we strive to find the best solution tailored to each client. The condition of your teeth dictates which procedure would be the best for you.  At Forman Dentistry, we are skilled in cosmetic dentistry and we will examine the condition of your teeth and together we will find the best procedure for you.

Do you need a cosmetic dentist in Vaughan? Book an appointment today with us by filling out this form or call us today at 1-877-502-2208.