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 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 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 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 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.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Advantages and Disadvantages of Sleep Apnea Devices

Closeup of a woman covering ears while man snoring in bed at homeSleeping disorders are more common than you may think and affect many people worldwide. Whether it be from listening to your partner snore all night, or if you suffer from the disorder yourself, sleep disorders should never be taken lightly.
If you snore more often than not,  it is possible that you have sleep apnea. Luckily, sleep apnea can be safely managed with a little research and help from sleeping aids. There are devices that can be used to treat mild cases of sleep apnea.
Not sure if a sleep-apnea aid would be beneficial to you? Make a sleep dentistry appointment with us at Forman Dentistry in Maple. At our clinic, you can be diagnosed properly and we can run down potential treatment options that fit you and your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more about sleep apnea and treatment devices.

Characteristics of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder where an individual has trouble breathing while they sleep. People who experience sleep apnea may either have slow, shallow breaths, or they may take pauses between breaths, which can last from a few seconds to several minutes. Sleep apnea can happen to anyone, but is more common in males over the age of 40. If not treated, it can have negative effects on an individual’s health. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include:
  • Snoring
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Lack of energy after waking up
  • Fatigue throughout the day
  • Breathing pauses throughout sleep (often noticed by a family member)

Advantages of Sleep Apnea Devices

Sleep apnea devices include masks, mouth guards or oral appliances. There are endless advantages to using a sleep apnea device. They can make for a better night’s sleep, not only for the individual but for those around them, as their snoring will be reduced, or eradicated completely. Most patients report a reduction in headaches and increased energy throughout the day.

Disadvantages of Sleep Apnea Devices

The device can be uncomfortable for some, but most patients report getting used to the device quickly.  Some devices can be expensive, but low-cost options are available.
Also, depending on the severity of an individual’s obstructive sleep apnea, a second treatment for their condition may be needed for consistent results.

Do you have questions about sleep apnea, other treatment methods or the devices? Give Forman Dentistry a call at 05-303-9355 today! Or book an appointment here!

Friday, 9 September 2016

2 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use At-Home Whitening Kits

While using at home whitening kits may seem like a cheaper and easier option than getting your teeth professionally whitened by a cosmetic dentist, it can actually turn out to be quite pricey and time-consuming. Keep reading for the cons of using at home whitening kits. If you’re looking to get your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist in Vaughan, book an appointment with Forman Dentistry for a safe and effective whitening treatment. 
Dental Whitening

2 Cons of Using At-Home Whitening Kits

Overall Cost and Time: Whitening kits might seem less expensive than going to your dentist, but the products in the kits are not as potent as the products used in dental clinics. Most over-the-counter kits will keep your teeth white for a few months at the most; this means you’ll have to keep repurchasing the kits to keep whitening your teeth, costing you extra time and money.
Getting your teeth whitened by your dentist can keep them whiter for up to 2 years as the products are much stronger than the at-home methods. As long as you limit the amount of stain-causing foods and beverages you consume, you should have whiter teeth for a much longer time.
Enamel: Not all at-home whitening kits are safe on your teeth’s enamel, which is the layer over your teeth that protects them from sensitivity. Once enamel has been damaged, it cannot regenerate, so you need to be very careful when using bleaching and whitening products on your teeth.  
The products that dentists use to whiten teeth are much gentler on your enamel, ensuring that you get the brighter teeth you want, without damaging them. If you insist on using over-the-counter kits, check the label to ensure you are buying an enamel-safe kit.

Looking to get your teeth whitened? Book an appointment in Vaughan with Forman Dentistry! Call (905)-303-9355 or book here.