Welcome to our office. Our aim is to help you achieve optimal oral health for function and aesthetics in a caring and empathetic environment. We pride ourselves in delivering dentistry of the highest standard and our ability to customize a treatment plan to your individual needs. Our team works closely together to achieve the best result for your mouth.
New Year…Old Resolution
When it’s time for your once or twice yearly visit to the hygienist for a cleaning, there’s one question you’re almost certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, as the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends, but fewer people follow the recommendation to floss at least once a day.
What many of these non-flossers don’t realize is that this step plays an important role in dental health. Unlike a toothbrush, which cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and gums, floss is an interdental cleaner– it’s designed specifically to clean the tight spaces between the teeth and the gap between the base of the teeth and the gums. These are places that a toothbrush can’t reach. And while antimicrobial mouthwash can kill the bacteria that form plaque, it can’t remove the stubborn tartar and bits of food that can lodge in these places.
An increasing body of evidence suggests that proper dental care — including regular flossing — can do more than keep your smile pretty and healthy. A healthy mouth can also help prevent much more serious diseases, some of which can be life threatening (Heart Disease). Getting into the habit of daily flossing is easier when you floss while doing something else like watching TV or listening to music.
Check out the CDA website to learn proper flossing technique!