Frequently Asked Questions
Q) What are your hours of operation?
Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario is open Monday and Tuesday from 8 am to 8 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm, and alternating Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. You can also speak with our administrative staff on Fridays by calling the office or stopping by between 8 am and 1 pm. If you have any questions about our schedule, don’t hesitate to contact the office!
Q) Does your office use lasers?
Yes. Dr. Fava is trained in laser dentistry, and our office is equipped with both DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection and soft-tissue lasers for gum procedures such as periodontal therapy and gum contouring. Dental lasers have greatly improved dental care, especially for those who suffer from dental anxiety. Dental lasers increase comfort, promote faster healing, reduce bleeding, and give Dr. Fava greater precision when performing procedures.
Q) My gums bleed after I brush. Should I be concerned?
If you ever experience bleeding of the gums, contact our Brampton dental office immediately and make an appointment. Bleeding could be a sign of one of two problems, either brushing too hard or gum disease. If you’re brushing too hard, we can help you learn techniques to better care for your soft tissues. If it’s gum disease, we want to begin treating the problem as soon as possible. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults, so don’t hesitate to have your bleeding gums checked out and treated at Torbram Dental.
Q) How do I know when it’s time to come in for a checkup?
At your first appointment in our office, we’ll make a recommendation about how often you should come in for checkups. Our recommendation will be based partially on your overall dental health. It is recommended that healthy adults visit our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning, but those with gum disease are encouraged to come in more often.
Q) What steps can I take at home to prevent gum disease?
Preventing gum disease is one of our main goals at Torbram Dental. It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day in order to prevent gum disease. Make sure you’re cleaning along the gum line, and don’t press too hard with your toothbrush – this can irritate gums, leaving them exposed to infiltration by toxins. Flossing helps remove disease-causing debris and bacteria from between teeth. If you would also like to use a mouthwash as part of your oral hygiene routine, ask us for a recommendation.
Has it been more than six months since your last dental appointment? Or are you concerned about your gum health? Contact our Brampton, Ontario dental office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vince Fava. We welcome patients from surrounding communities, including Mississauga, Georgetown, and Woodbridge, and we’d be happy to help you achieve excellent oral health as well.