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Brampton Dentist Has Five Tips for Good Brushing

September 3, 2015

toothbrushing man learns 5 tips from brampton dentistToothbrushing 101: 5 Easy Steps from your Brampton Dentist

In the spirit of back-to-school season, we thought we’d go back to the basics for a minute and cover something you learned a long, long time ago: how to brush your teeth. Properly. I don’t mean a lazy, I-had-to-wake-up-early scrub and rinse. You know that’s not good for your teeth–don’t cut corners in one of the most crucial parts of good dental care!
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The Truth about Gum Disease

September 15, 2014

476106489If you have pain, soreness, sensitivity or inflammation in your gums, you may have some form of gum disease. The good news is that there are treatments available to repair the affects of gum disease. Gum disease is most commonly caused by plaque and tartar build-up. However, there are other factors that may put you at risk for gum disease. The best way to prevent gum disease is to have a dental check-up and cleaning every six months. Whether you are trying to avoid gum disease, or you need comprehensive treatment for your gum disease, the dentists at Torbram Dental can help you. Make an appointment with Torbram Dental today. Torbram Dental is conveniently located in Brampton, ON, with appointments available for patients in nearby Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge.

Risk Factors for Gum Disease

  • Smoking- will dramatically increase your chances of developing gum disease and can lower the chances for successful treatment.
  • Hormonal Changes-in girls and women. These changes can make gums more sensitive and make it easier for gingivitis to develop.
  • Diabetes– people with diabetes are at higher risk for developing infections, including gum disease.
  • Pre-Existing Illnesses– diseases like cancer or AIDS and their treatments can negatively affect the health of gums.
  • Medication– some prescription and over-the-counter medications can reduce the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on the mouth. Without enough saliva, the mouth is vulnerable to infections such as gum disease.
  • Genetics- some people are more prone to severe gum disease than others.
  • Age and Sex– men are more likely to have gum disease than women. People don’t usually develop gum disease until their 30s and 40s.

Stages of Gum Disease

The longer plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums called gingivitis. With gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. With periodontitis, your gums pull away from your teeth and form spaces that become infected. If this condition goes untreated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth will be destroyed. These teeth may become loose and need to be removed.

 

Gum Disease Treatment in Brampton, Ontario, CA

Restorative treatment options for gum disease may include:

  • Flap surgery to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets or to reduce the periodontal pocket
  • Tissue grafts where the dentist performs procedures to help regenerate any bone or gum tissue lost to periodontitis
  •  Bone grafting where natural or synthetic bone is placed in the area of bone loss to promote bone growth

Whether you are trying to prevent gum disease, suspect that you have the early stages of gum disease, or are already in the advanced stages of gum disease, make an appointment with Torbram Dental today to discuss your treatment options. Torbram Dental proudly serves patients throughout Brampton, ON, and nearby Mississauga, Georgetown and Woodbridge.

Periodontal Therapy for a Healthy Smile

June 11, 2013

periodontal therapyGum disease can be a serious threat to the health of your smile and gums. When plaque builds up on your teeth, it hardens into tartar which can only be removed by a dental professional. This can irritate your gums, leading to an infection that ends in gum disease.

If you do have gum disease, don’t despair. It can be treated with periodontal therapy from your Brampton area dentist. It is important to restore the health of your gums because if left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Also, as the gums recede, you could even end up losing a tooth.

There are several periodontal therapy options, depending on the severity of your case. Scaling and root planing is one techniques which is a deep cleaning of your gums to remove the bacteria causing the infection. Another option is to use a soft-tissue laser to remove the diseased gum tissue. Since a laser is used, you’ll heal faster than with other methods.

The best way to prevent gum disease is by visiting your dentist regularly for your checkup appointment. Gum disease is usually caused by built up plaque that can’t be removed by either brushing or flossing. But if you do have gum disease, your dentist can use periodontal therapy to restore the health of your smile.

Periodontal therapy is another tool that your dentist can use to restore the health of your smile. Healthy gums set the foundation for your overall health. Call your dentist today to learn more and see how periodontal therapy can help improve your smile.