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4/2/2018 12:00:31 PM

Everyone knows the pain and discomfort toothaches can cause, but did you know toothaches are often a warning sign of a more serious oral issue? In many cases, tooth pain can simply be a result of a cavity. Though cavities should be addressed promptly, that could be the least of your problems when a toothache arises. There are numerous causes of tooth pain, and many require immediate attention to prevent the problem from worsening.

If you’ve been experiencing dental pain, you should contact Tridont Dental, we know the importance of addressing toothaches as they arise. The dentists here at Tridont Dental care about their patients, and oral health is their first concern. Take a moment to learn more about tooth pain, what causes it, and how you can prevent it. We’re happy to fill you in!

Potential Causes of Toothaches

There’s a variety of potential causes of tooth pain, and some are much more serious than the next. It’s always important to consult with a dentist when tooth pain presents itself, as some causes could require immediate attention. Take a look at some common causes:

  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • Infected root of tooth (abscessed tooth)
  • Grinding teeth (bruxism)
  • Infected gums
  • Damaged filling

Common Symptoms to Look For

Though toothaches are often easily noticed, as they are painful and discomforting, many patients ignore the pain, thinking it could be temporary. However, any tooth pain should be concerning. If ignored, the cause of pain can worsen and require more invasive treatments to solve the problem. Below is a list of symptoms you should look for:

  • Constant throbbing pain
  • Tooth pain from applied pressure
  • Swollen and painful gums
  • Foul taste in mouth
  • Headache

Toothaches can sometimes lead to tooth loss, not to mention costly treatments for other severe cases. Of course, there are plenty of ways you can help prevent toothaches from occurring.

How Tooth Pain Can Be Prevented

Most often, toothaches are caused by decay, which means they can usually be prevented. To prevent tooth pain, you should maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine, consisting of brushing twice a day (and even between meals) as well as flossing each day. To further protect your teeth, you can use fluoride toothpaste and, of course,  Tridont Dental Center can help.

 

Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

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3/5/2018 1:00:46 PM

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So a dentist or someone else said that you need a nightguard. Or you think you might be grind-ing or clenching your teeth while you sleep, and you’ve wondered if wearing a nightguard could help you.

Understandably, many people are skeptical about night guards. You might be thinking: do I really need a night guard?

And maybe you do, or maybe you don’t. As dental professionals, we’re here to tell you every-thing you need to know about nightguards to help you decide if one is right for you.

Of course, we do recommend you come in and see us and get an in-person opinion. But first, let’s talk about nightguards—what they are and what purpose they serve.

What are nightguards?

Image result for night guardA nightguard is a device placed in the mouth on top of the teeth to help with grinding and clenching. Grinding implies the moving of the jaw back and forth, while clenching is biting down with pressure for an extended period of time. The guard acts as a protective layer between your top and bottom teeth.

These devices are also called occlusal guards, occlusal splints, or bite splints. Usually, the guard is made of plastic and is placed over some or all of the upper or lower teeth. In most cas-es, guards cover only your upper teeth. But sometimes, if you wear braces or have another den-tal appliance, a dentist can make a guard for your lower teeth, as well.

They re-establish your natural space and protect your teeth from grinding or clenching together, which can cause you to chip and crack your teeth and strain your jaw muscles.

Nightguards don’t stop you from clenching or grinding, but they serve as a cushion so that your teeth wear down the guard rather than your teeth. They also give your jaw a rest while you sleep. Plus, they can help you and your sleep partner sleep better, too.

Why do people wear nightguards?

Image result for night guardPeople wear nightguards because they grind their teeth or clench their jaws at night. The act of grinding and clenching is known in the medical world as bruxism.

Bruxism often occurs when you’re sleeping or under stress. This is a very common behavior, so don’t feel like you’re the only one with this problem.

On the other hand, you might not know if you grind your teeth. Many people don’t. Maybe the person you sleep with will inform you of your loud grinding because it wakes them up. Your den-tist is the only person who can confirm whether you have bruxism.

When you grind your teeth, your teeth lose their protective outer layer, the enamel. And when your enamel is gone, it cannot be replaced, which can lead to a lot of oral damage, like cavities.

When wearing a nightguard, you’ll be able to breathe easily and speak as normal.

They should keep your teeth in place and should feel comfortable. While you technically could wear your nightguard while eating and drinking, it’s best not to if you want to keep it clean. And it’s meant to be worn at night while you sleep.

Is wearing a nightguard the only option?

Nightguards are one of the most common treatments for bruxism, but they aren’t the only op-tion.

Here are some things you can do to prevent or lessen your teeth grinding or clenching:

  • Limit your drinking of caffeine and alcohol.
  • Stop smoking, especially right before sleeping.
  • Use relaxation techniques before you go to bed, such as listening to gentle music, medi-tating, or doing yoga.

Do nightguards hurt?

Image result for night guardWhen you first get your nightguard, it will take some getting used to. You’ll probably need to wear it for about a week until it begins to feel normal. Some people even take months to get used to their new appliance, but this is normal.

Before sleeping in one, you may want to try wearing it for a few hours to get used to the feel.

You may have heard people complain that their mouth guard causes them pain. In most cases, they don’t have a custom-fitted one or the dentist did not fit them properly.

Why don’t many people want to wear nightguards?

There are many reasons why people are hesitant to wear a nightguard. Maybe someone doesn’t think his or her situation is serious.

Say your dentist tells you that you need a nightguard to protect the teeth. You check out your teeth, but you feel like the wear and tear is natural. So you ask yourself: Why should I waste money when everything is fine?

Well, ask yourself this: Do you really know what natural wear and tear looks like? Don’t you think a dentist, who went through years of training, has a better idea than you?

And another thing, you might think the cost of getting a nightguard made by your dentist is expensive. But when you consider the damage you could be doing to your teeth, the cost is minimal. Other dental procedures caused by wearing down your teeth, such as crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, extractions, and root canals will be much more expensive and painful.

You might even lose some of your teeth! Not to mention, most insurances cover the cost be-cause the appliances are really important to many people.

Now if you have jaw pain or headaches in the morning, or if your teeth clearly show some wear, you might be convinced. But maybe you have a high pain tolerance and can’t really tell you’re in pain. A dentist can look for the signs and ask the right questions to help you figure out if you grind your teeth or clench your jaws at night.

How will a nightguard help you?

Regularly wearing a nightguard can help you:

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Get rid of morning headaches.
  • Stop your jaw aches.
  • Stop yourself from damaging your teeth, dentures, restorations, crowns, and jaw, and from causing dental problems.

Will a nightguard prevent or help with TMJ?

Image result for night guardYes, a properly fitted nightguard can help prevent and lessen the symptoms of TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint disorder). This means that your jaw tension, pain, headaches, and other symp-toms can improve. However, a poorly fabricated nightguard can make this serious problem even worse.

So as you think about cost, doesn’t it make sense to get the help of an experienced professional?

At our office, our dentists have studied treatments for TMJ disease, so they are more than quali-fied to help you with teeth grinding or clenching.

Some other important facts to consider:

Bruxism is a leading cause of root canals — an expensive procedure.

The rate of wear of enamel is eight micrometers per year in normal times.

It is possible for teeth grinders to experience two millimeters of enamel erosion by their mid-twenties.

Jaw clenching can be as much as 40 minutes of massive force per hour while sleeping. And the sum of all eating clenches in a day is little more than 20 minutes.

Why getting a custom-fit nightguard is important

Image result for night guard impressionYes, you can find cheaper options than the ones you’ll find at a dentist office. However, there are reasons custom-fit nightguards are better for most people and why they are worth the extra money.

For one, you want to make sure your jaw is properly aligned with the right guard, or you can create new problems for your mouth.

Two, a properly fitted mouthguard won’t fall out or fit poorly. It also won’t push on your gums or feel uncomfortable, and it will last much longer — for up to 10 years.

When you come to our office and you have bruxism, we will create a mold of your teeth and give you a guard created just for your mouth. You’ll get the most comfort and protection possible.

Tridont Dental offers gentle dentistry for a comfortable, safe experience

So if you don’t want worn down, cracked teeth that may turn yellow or fall out (or need to be extracted), getting a nightguard is the way to go.

 

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

Visit www.tridont.com for more information

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2/9/2018 7:00:48 AM

Keeping your smile healthy requires not only your proactive care at home but seeing the dentist! There are many reasons why patients don’t visit their dentists, whether that’s due to a dental phobia or they simply don’t have time. At Tridont Dental Centre, we give patients the following reasons to visit regularly:

Smiling Comfortably

A bi-annual visit with your dentist ensures that they can take care of any toothaches or pain. If you have toothaches regularly, you may have decay that requires treatment. Otherwise, you may lose a tooth. During these appointments, you can discuss dental issues you’ve experienced such as bleeding gums, sensitivity to temperature, and pain. They can find the best method to restore comfortable function to your smile.

Preventing Tooth Loss

For those who do not see the dentist often, or at all, miss out on critical proactive treatments that avoid the need for teeth to be extracted. Filling treatments and gum disease screenings can save the look of your smile and preserve important dental structures. Many people do not realize the extensive impact missing teeth have, from inhibiting normal dental function to affecting your smile’s appearance. Routine visits keep your whole smile healthy and free of dental issues.

Keeping the Smile Beautiful

Seeing the dentist is crucial to protecting your smile’s beauty. If trauma has chipped a front tooth or stains have darkened your smile, there are treatments available to restore the aesthetic of your smile. Composite resin bonding or porcelain crowns can reshape teeth and can be shade-matched to your desired level of whiteness. Professional whitening treatments can brighten the smile in just one appointment.

Make Seeing the Dentist a Routine

Keeping your overall health in check means taking the time to care for your smile as well. Oral care routines are essential in protecting your oral health in between appointments with the dentist. But forgoing bi-annual dental visits can be a missed opportunity to prevent serious dental concerns.

Visiting the dentist should be part of your overall efforts to take good care of yourself. At Tridont Dental Centre, we have a team of dedicated dentists, specialists, hygienists, and staff that are here to answer any questions you have about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. Contact our practice today to schedule a visit!



2/5/2018 1:00:58 PM

 

Love is in the air, and you are looking forward to spending some quality time with your sweetheart, as well as indulging on  some Valentine treats?

Tridont Dental would like to remind you of some Valentine’s Day Dental Tips to keep your teeth shining.

BAD BREATH

  • While bad breath can be a common symptom of a great meal, it’s probably not that appealing to the person you’re sharing it with. Keep some floss in your pocket so that you can quickly get rid of food particles and pesky bacteria in the bathroom; then, pop in a mint to give your smile a fresh, appealing feel. If your bad breath persists even after the minty scent has worn off, though, that means it’s time for a checkup with your local dentist.

INDULGE SAFELY

  • Cross your fingers for chocolate on the big day! Solid chocolate (the ones without chewy or sugary center) don’t tend to stick to the teeth like more chewy treats too, making them better for your oral health. In fact, dark chocolate is an even better option, as it contains less sugar than milk chocolate!
  • Hard candies, especially suckers, are popular on Valentine’s Day but basically give teeth a real thorough sugar bath.
  • Although candies that are sticky, sweet and sour may hold a special place in our hearts, we must remember how dangerous they can be to our teeth and even braces too. These hard or gummy candies tend to be acidic to your teeth, causing the enamel that protects them to be worn down.  Instead, why not give your loved one flowers, a card, or even a romantic dinner at home?
  • When it comes to chocolate, choose a high quality brand that is preferably 50% or more cocoa as it is more pure and free of additives that can hurt your teeth.
  • We definitely recommend much softer treats such as peanut butter cups or other melt-in-your-mouth doughs.

LOVE YOUR TEETH TOO

  • After you indulge, make sure to show your teeth some tender loving care. Brush and floss between the teeth, around the brackets, and at the gum line.
  • Don’t forget that your tongue carries bacteria too and needs to be brushed from the back to the front just as often!
  • Replenish your teeth with high alkaline foods such as vegetables that will keep them strong.
  • Be sure to drink water and practice a good, thorough hygiene routine afterwards!
  • Check in regularly with your dentist.

 

 

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

Visit www.tridont.com for more information

or connect with us on Facebook

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1/8/2018 12:00:00 PM

Your dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, and the New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving their toothbrushing habits to completing delayed dental treatment. Understanding the benefits of your particular resolutions can be motivating and rewarding. Whatever your goals might be, it is important to take small steps to achieve them. Consistency is key with any resolution that you make.

Improving Toothbrushing and Flossing Habits

Perhaps you would like to improve your oral health. Daily toothbrushing and flossing is a sure and simple way to improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, it is important to brush at least twice a day using an appropriately sized, soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. When you brush your teeth, gently position the toothbrush bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth to effectively remove bacterial plaque. It is also important to floss at least once per day to remove bacterial plaque and food that has accumulated throughout the day. Your toothbrush should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, as well as after you have a cold or flu or if the bristles are frayed. Daily toothbrushing and flossing help to prevent gingivitis (gum disease), tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath). The daily use of antimicrobial and fluoride mouthrinses also helps to improve your oral health.

Healthier Food and Beverage Choices

An important part of achieving your dental health resolutions is making healthier food and beverage choices, especially for snacks. Frequent consumption of food and beverages containing carbohydrates and acids contributes to tooth decay, so it is important to brush after snacking. Using a Xylitol-containing gum or lozenge after a meal will also help to neutralize acids and reduce cavity-causing bacteria and plaque buildup.

Improving Your Smile

There are several smile-improving techniques that you can use while you brush and floss. In recent years, tooth whitening has acquired enormous popularity. It enhances the appearance of teeth by removing deep (intrinsic) or surface (extrinsic) stains. There are a number of tooth whitening products that can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) for at-home use, administered by a dentist at the dental office or dispensed by a dentist for at-home use. Tooth whitening products are typically categorized into two major groups: Whitening toothpastes (dentifrices) and peroxide-containing bleaching agents. The following are different types of tooth whitening methods:

  •  Whitening toothpaste.
  •  Professionally applied bleaching products.
  •  Peroxide-containing bleaching agents.
  •  Dentist-dispensed and OTC home-use products.

Braces

Your New Year’s resolution may be to finally correct an abnormal bite caused by an injury, thumb sucking, tooth crowding or crooked teeth. Correcting any of these problems with braces not only enhances the look of your smile but also, and most importantly, improves your oral health. There are several options for straightening your teeth. Which orthodontic method you choose depends upon your preference and the types of appliances offered by your dentist or orthodontist.

Restorative Dentistry

The New Year may be the right time to start or complete deferred restorative dental work, such as crowns, implants or fillings. Completing these types of procedures will help you to preserve the tooth structure and to maintain proper tooth alignment, which could ultimately improve your oral health.

Quit Using Tobacco Products

Quitting cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use is important for improving your oral and overall health. There is no better time than the present to make a resolution to stop tobacco use. Consider free online tools, smoking cessation groups, progress-tracking apps and support from friends and family to assist you with tobacco cessation.

Routine Dental Visits

A resolution to make routine visits to the dentist may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage. Dental visits should take place every 6 months to allow your dentist and dental hygienists to monitor the condition of your oral cavity and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet your wants and needs. Your dentist can refer you to a specialist for a treatment that is beyond the scope of his practice.

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

Visit www.tridont.com for more information

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Source:  https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/a-new-years-you-dental-health-resolutions-0114

 



12/4/2017 1:00:46 PM


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With Holidays just around the corner, everyone is ready and geared up for the festivities to get underway. Mince pies, champagne, selection boxes and umpteen bags of sweets will no doubt make their way into our festive diets. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable time of year, but spare a thought for your teeth.

Constant snacking, drinking and eating of sugary foods and drinks over Christmas can make the holiday period a miserable time for teeth. The indulgences and tempting treats on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in particular means that teeth are going to be in harm’s way for over the 48 hours over the festive period.

Some traditional Christmas foods like Cranberries, the perfect accompaniment for your Turkey, are scientifically proven to be beneficial to overall health, and scientists have also shown they may have the capacity to help prevent both gum disease and tooth decay. However, moderation is important as cranberries are acidic and it is a good idea not to have them too often.

That means it is important to be extra vigilant with your oral health over the Christmas period. Remember, teeth are under attack for up to one hour after eating or drinking, and if you think about how much is consumed, and how often, particularly over Christmas and Boxing Day, your teeth don’t really get the chance to recover.

So please forgive the Foundation Grinch, but to make sure your teeth don’t suffer the festive blues, here are five ways to look after them this Christmas and New Year.

1.Beware of the mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding

Mince pies, Christmas cake and Christmas pudding may satisfy millions of people after a traditional Christmas dinner, but one thing they do not satisfy is your teeth. They are all laden with dried fruit, which is high in sugar. These kinds of foods stick to teeth and can cause the most damage, particularly if we’re gorging on them throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

2.Don’t ditch the routine

The worst thing you can do is wrap up your oral hygiene routine on Christmas Eve for a few days. Teeth take a bit of a hammering, what with all of the chocolates, sugary foods and drinks and the alcohol consumed over the festive period. Christmas morning might be an exciting time for children, but if you’re a parent make them wait a little longer – it’s only two minutes after all! If a post-Christmas snooze on the sofa is more your thing, then do remember to brush your teeth before you head to bed.

3.Say cheese!

Cheese is great for teeth. It helps to return the mouth to its natural acid balance and help reduce the chances of developing tooth decay. That’s why cheeseboards after the main meal are a great idea. Even a little piece of cheese can have the same effect. The same can be said for sugar-free chewing gum (although it may not be great table etiquette!).

4.Use the bottle opener

We can all confess to attempting to open a bottle of beer with our teeth at some point in our lives. Although you can’t legislate for genuine accidents, please remember your teeth aren’t tools. If your party trick is to open a bottle of beer with your teeth, or if you’re always biting open the crisp packet, you’re actually doing your teeth more harm than good.
If you somehow lose a tooth, the important thing to remember is not to panic. Get to the emergency dentist as soon as possible, as with the right care, the tooth could be successfully put back into the socket. Ideally you should try and put it back in straight away, without handling the root.
The best chance of having your tooth successfully put back in is to keep the tooth in the cheek. If this isn’t possible, keep it in some milk until you receive the necessary emergency dental work. The sooner you can do this the better.

5.Moderation

Moderation is definitely the most important thing to remember. In order to ensure you fully enjoy this time of year without having to compromise on what you eat and drink, bear in mind it is not how much sugary food and drink you have, it is how often you have them that causes a perilous situation for oral health. It’s ok to say no to that extra sweet as the tin comes round, or have a glass of milk instead of one last glass of fizz.

 

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

Visit www.tridont.com for more information

or connect with us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TridontDental/

 

 

 

 



11/10/2017 8:00:52 AM

Dental lasers have revolutionized the performance and healing aspects of soft tissue procedures. From treating gum disease by eliminating bacteria below the gum line to removing tissue for biopsies, lasers allow dental professionals to provide patients comfortable and efficient treatment. This dental advancement is transforming the patient experience by offering many advantages such as the following:

Procedures are Pain-free and Precise

Periodontal disease is a common ailment caused by bacteria lurking in our smile. If left unattended, infection can spread quickly, compromising gum tissue and surrounding dental structures. Once the disease has reached this point, dentists will usually address the issue by performing deep cleanings, or root scaling and planing. Dental lasers replace or are used in conjunction with those treatments to fully restore your health.

Dental lasers utilize a needle-thin beam to remove unhealthy tissue and bacteria or alter the contour of your gums. This technology is so precise it allows dentists to remove individual layers of infected tissue. Since light waves are the active agent, it produces no heat or friction, making for a comfortable visit. Since dental only target the specific treatment site, treatments do not require local anesthesia and patients have little to no bleeding during procedures.

Comfortable and Safe Treatment

Dental lasers lessen the discomfort patients experience during and after procedures, allowing them to return to their everyday lives faster. This tool is meticulous and effectively removes all cases of infection. Dental lasers also cauterize the environment for the tissue, so gums have an increased healing rate, eliminating the need for stitches or sutures.
For patients experiencing dental anxiety or those who hate the sound of the drills, dental lasers emit little to no noise. This allows patients to relax during their dental appointments, creating a more positive experience.

Contact our Dental Professionals for Laser Treatments

To see how utilizing dental lasers in Brampton can enhance your patient experience, contact Tridont Dental Centre. Our team is dedicated to keeping our facility state-of-the-art and accessible to all our patients. With modern technologies and customized treatment plans, your oral health is in good hands.



11/1/2017 12:00:10 PM

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Did you know that you could actually save hundreds of dollars by using your dental benefits before the end of the year?

 

While some dental insurance plans run on a fiscal year, most run on a calendar year. If your dental insurance plan is on a calendar year, these 5 reasons will show you why you should make a dental appointment now.

 

1. Yearly Maximum

The yearly maximum is the most money that the dental insurance plan will pay for your dental work within one full year. This amount varies by insurance company, but the average is around $1,000 per year, per person. The yearly maximum usually renews every year (on January 1 if your plan is on a calendar year). If you have unused benefits, these will not rollover.

2. Deductible

The deductible is the amount of money that you must pay to your dentist out of pocket before your insurance company will pay for any services. This fee varies from one plan to another and could be higher if you choose an out-of-network dentist. However, the average deductible for a dental insurance plan is usually around $50 per year. Your deductible also starts again when your plan rolls over.

3. Premiums

If you are paying your dental insurance premiums every month, you should be using your benefits. Even if you don’t need any dental treatment, you should always have your regular dental cleanings to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems.

4. Fee Increases

Another reason to use your benefits before the end of the year are possible fee increases. Some dentists raise their rates at the beginning of the year due to the increased cost of living, materials and equipment. A fee increase can also make your copay higher.

5. Dental Problems Can Worsen

By delaying dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. What may be a simple cavity now, could turn into a root canal later. Call your dentist and schedule an appointment to use those benefits.

 

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

Visit www.tridont.com for more information

or connect with us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TridontDental/

 

 



10/2/2017 8:00:33 AM

Bad breath: We’ve all dealt with it. You’ve been around people who have it and, like it or not, you have had it yourself. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but how do you know if you have it? There is actually a simple test you can do to see if you have bad breath.

Wash your hands well, then put your finger in your mouth, way in the back. Scrape a little saliva from the back of your tongue, and then dab it on the back of your hand. Wait for one minute, then hold your hand to your nose and sniff. Is it fresh as a daisy? Or do you need to keep reading and learn how to freshen your breath?

How Bad Breath Starts

There are several ways that bad breath starts. Knowing the causes of bad breath is a solid start toward the cure.

  • The bacteria in your mouth: Bacteria is always in your mouth. It covers your gums, hides between your teeth, and hangs out on your tongue. As it multiplies, it produces toxins that cause the foul odor in your mouth.
  • Your bad habits: If you smoke cigarettes, a pipe, or cigars, or chew tobacco, you are not only harming your mouth and body, you are creating some really smelly breath.
  • Your tonsils: If you still have your tonsils, they can be the cause of bad breath. They are pitted, so smelly substances can collect in the pits and lead to bad breath.
  • Stomach issues: A stomach virus, ulcer, GERD, and other stomach issues could be the cause of your bad breath. A low-carb diet can put your body into a state of ketosis, which causes very bad breath.
  • The foods you eat: Garlic, onion, and other pungent foods will linger with you … on your breath.

Tips for Busting Bad Breath

Achieving fresh breath isn’t difficult, but it does require a little work. Try these tips for fresher breath and a healthier mouth.

  • Brush your teeth after every meal. You can also pick up a tongue scraper to use a couple of times a day to remove any lingering bacteria on your tongue.
  • Floss once a day to remove food particles between your teeth as well as plaque. Your mouth will thank you.
  • Gargle with special mouthwash to banish bad breath. The oxygen in it will kill the bacteria in your mouth that is causing your bad breath, and leave you fresh as a daisy!
  • Drink water to avoid dry mouth, which is a common cause of bad breath.
  • Ease your tummy troubles with antacids and other remedies. Ginger tea is a great tummy tamer.
  • Chew gum that contains xylitol. Saliva keeps your mouth moist, and chewing gum makes you salivate. Bye bye, bad breath!
  • Eat yogurt. It contains “good” bacteria that helps balance your gut and gives you a healthier mouth.
  • Soothe your sinuses. Sinus infections can cause you to have bad breath. Actually, it is the post-nasal drip that causes the foul odor. Cure the infection and your breath will improve.
  • Avoid all tobacco products (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff).
  • Eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains.

And don’t forget! Get regular dental checkups at Tridont Dental.

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

Visit www.tridont.com for more information

or connect with us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TridontDental/



9/4/2017 8:00:52 AM

 

An important, but sometimes neglected, part of back to school preparations is a small refresher of the importance of oral hygiene and its effect on overall well-being. When left untreated, dental issues can have a serious impact on your child’s ability to focus and perform to the best of their ability.

Whether your child is elementary or university aged, we’ve got a few tips for how they can cultivate an A+ smile!

Below are four key components to maintaining oral health throughout the hectic school year:

  1. Regular dental examinations: Dental examinations at regular intervals are crucial to diagnosing and treating dental issues. Dentists are able to see the oral health issues that we can’t, and they can take precautions to prevent minor problems from developing into major ones. A deep cleaning at the beginning of the year will also help your child start the school year off on the right foot!
  2. Regular brushing and flossing: We all know the importance of brushing after each meal and flossing at least twice a day. With the hustle and bustle during the academic year, these things are sometimes neglected. When purchasing back to school supplies, picking up a small travel dental kit will both facilitate and encourage regular brushing. But remember, brushes should be changed every three months or immediately after an illness.
  3. Healthy lunches free from excess sugar: Healthy meals and snacks are a key part of promoting the health of teeth and gums. Foods rich in calcium are important to the development of teeth and bones, especially if your children are young and their smiles are just developing. Sugary snacks, although a big hit with kids, can encourage the production of harmful bacteria and cause tooth decay. Try to limit the consumption of sweet snacks by replacing them with tasty and healthy alternatives (like the ones in our newsletter!).
  4. Mouth guard, if participating in organized sports: Whenever there is a possibility of contact either with other competitors or any immovable objects, we highly recommend the use of a mouth guard to ensure that your child’s smile is protected. Although there are many over the counter options available, for the highest level of protection we recommend a custom-fitted mouth guard that is made specifically for your child’s smile.

 

If you’re concerned your dental health, Tridont Dental Center can help. We provide general family dentistry as well as cosmetic enhancements and restorative procedures. Contact us today at 905-454-4010 and make an appointment.

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