Tooth decay is a disease that develops gradually resulting from a mixture of bacteria found naturally in your mouth and sugar from your daily food and drink intake. Sugar can trigger the natural bacteria to react, this causes it to create acids that affect the mineral in teeth, resulting in a cavity.
To avoid tooth decay, it is recommended to practice proper dental hygiene and decrease the amounts sugary foods ( especially those with sticky sugars like candy) as wells food that are highly acidic. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly along with regular dental checkups can prevent costly poor oral health issues.
Individuals with sensitive teeth may experience pains when they eat or drink hot and cold foods. As an individuals ages, the tooth enamel tends to wear down, the gum line may taper or the teeth may develop tiny cracks. This results in irritation to the nerve of the tooth. Inhaling cold air can also cause pain or irritation for some individuals with sensitive teeth.
We advise you to visit our office if the pain lasts longer then a few days. After proper examination, we will recommend the necessary steps required to treat pain resulting from tooth sensitivity.
Gum disease can cause several problems to you oral health. Bone damage, tooth loss and inflammation and infection can occur occur if gum disease is left untreated. Gum disease, also known as gingivitis develops when the bacteria in and around your teeth and gums is not properly removed. During the early stages, your gums will tend to bleed and may become red and swollen. If left untreated, the disease will evolve to periodontitis where the tissues that support the teeth become affected. Teeth may loosen up to the point where they will require extraction by the dentist. Gingivitis is easily preventable and can be averted just by flossing and brushing daily.
In many cases, good oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing your teeth daily can prevent the growth of food particles, plaque and bacteria in your mouth. When you don’t brush and floss, particles of food will remain in your mouth and this can result in bad breath. When bad breath is persistent, this may be a symptom of gingivitis or another dental issue.
If you are experiencing bad breath, we recommended you to visit Downsview Plaza Dental Office to get an assessment so that you can be treated right away.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.