Pocket Irrigation
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Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which leads to gum inflammation, the recession of bone and gum tissue, and tooth loss if left untreated. There are a variety of effective treatments and procedures available, including pocket irrigation, which can assist in treating the progression of the disease. Pocket irrigation aims to cleanse plaque from the…

Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
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The objective of scaling & root planning is to remove etiologic agents which cause inflammation to the gingival (gum) tissue and surrounding bone. Common etiologic agents removed by this conventional periodontal therapy include dental plaque and tartar (calculus). These non-surgical procedures which completely cleanse the periodontium, work very effectively for individuals suffering from gingivitis (mild…

Oral Hygiene Aids
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Regular dental check ups are essential for maintaining excellent oral hygiene and diagnosing potential problems, but they are not a fix-all solution. Thorough oral homecare routines should be practiced on a daily basis to avoid future dental problems. Periodontal disease (also called gum disease and periodontitis) is the leading cause of tooth loss in the…

Onlay Restorations
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An onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist. Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have…

Inlay Restorations
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An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. It is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist. Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma….

How to Brush & Floss
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Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene. Though bi-annual professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar and debris, excellent homecare methods are equally valuable. Proper brushing and flossing can enhance the health of the mouth, make the smile sparkle and prevent serious diseases. Reasons why proper brushing and flossing are essential: Prevention of…

Fluoride Treatment
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Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay.  It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies.  The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations. Fluoride works in two…

Fixed Bridges
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A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The porcelain bridge is the most popular type and is made of either porcelain fused to metal or porcelain…

Dentures & Partial Dentures
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A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are…

Dental X-Rays
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Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected. Dental x-rays may reveal: Abscesses or cysts. Bone…

Dental Implants
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Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a…

Comprehensive Examinations
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A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist will include the following: Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumours, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue,…