Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a non-invasive treatment option for some cavities that uses a liquid medicine that is painted on the tooth instead of a drill and fill approach. Our Lorne Park Dental team is always looking for ways to improve how we do things in order to benefit our patients. We're excited to be using this treatment in our office.
The team at Lorne Park Dental in Mississauga is fully committed to your dental health. Here are a few tips on issues that we believe you should know about.
How do you choose a toothpaste? Have you purchased the same one for years? Do you buy what's on sale? Does someone else in your household make the choice for you? Not all toothpastes are alike. Selecting a toothpaste based on your specific needs can lead to a healthier mouth and a brighter smile.
Do you know the effects of cannabis use on the mouth and the implications for dental visits? The legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, has prompted us to share this information here.
We are pleased to now have a Panoramic Dental X-ray machine in our Lorne Park Dental Associates' office in Mississauga. This specialized unit allows us to capture one image of an entire mouth. It is helpful to our dentists as they diagnose and monitor dental issues or plan needed treatment for our patients.
Murphy the Molar is a dental mascot created in the 1970's by Dr. Samuel M. Green, the Dental Director in the Ontario Department of Health, at the time. The lovable character was the face of a program to promote better dental health in school children throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Murphy was featured in videos, commercials and on buttons and school dental screening report cards.
Dental Hygienists are an educated and skilled group of regulated health professionals who focus primarily on oral health and disease prevention. Your Lorne Park Dental team of dental hygienists works incredibly hard for a healthier you! The mouth is the gateway to the body and dental hygienists know that oral health leads to better total health!
A healthy mouth reflects a healthy body. On this World Oral Health Day, our Lorne Park Dental team encourages you to "Think Mouth, Think Health." We care about the whole person, not just the mouth!
Parents know what a challenge it is to get a child to brush well for two minutes/twice a day! Some of our young patients in our family dental practice in Mississauga have become better brushers by using tooth brushing Apps. Learn here about an App that a number of our star patients love.
When it comes to keeping a mouth clean and healthy, there are many devices and oral hygiene aids that can help. One is Waterpik's 'Water Flosser'. Learn here what it's all about or ask our team of Lorne Park Dental hygienists for more details.
Oral Cancer is on the rise. Let's team up against it! Learn here about risk factors, signs and symptoms and how to do an oral cancer self-exam. Know what's normal and be alert for changes in your mouth. Together, we can keep mouths healthy.
At Lorne Park Dental's family dental practice in Mississauga, we know that getting kids to brush well can be a challenge. The secret is to make it fun! Here is a selection of tooth brushing songs and how-to videos that kids will love. You'll find it hard not to sing along with some of these songs! Happy Brushing!
A nice, bright smile is not only attractive, it projects warmth and confidence. Over time, teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons. Let's look at what affects tooth colour and ways of tooth whitening to give us the whiter smile that everyone loves.
Are you nervous about going to the dentist? Has it been a while and perhaps you're concerned about how it might feel or what we might find? At Lorne Park Dental Associates in Mississauga, we're proud of our caring reputation and our understanding ways. We are experienced in catering to cowards!
Having healthy gum and bone support is just as important as having healthy teeth. Measuring the gum pockets, otherwise known as having a periodontal screening, is a way to check and monitor the health of the structures that hold our teeth in place. Knowing what the numbers mean can help you keep that foundation healthy and strong!
Have you ever winced or experienced a brief twinge when having a hot drink, a taste of ice cream, or when your mouth is open and you breath in on a cold day? This type of tooth sensitivity is a fairly common dental condition. It is also preventable. Our Lorne Park Dental team, in Mississauga would like to teach you how.
Did you know that there is a connection between diabetes and gum disease? Our Lorne Park Dental team in Mississauga understands the link between healthy mouths and healthy bodies and we consider the diabetes - gum disease connection when we examine our patient's mouths.
Since their release in 2007, the use of E-Cigarettes has spread like wildfire with ‘Vape Shops’ popping up across the country. Today, 2.5 million Canadians have either tried them or use the devices regularly. Have you wondered what E-Cigarettes are all about? Our Lorne Park Dental team wants you to be informed.
At Lorne Park Dental in Mississauga, we want to help our patients avoid tooth erosion so their teeth can stay strong and be sensitivity free.
Teeth are highly specialized things. They provide shape to our faces, help us form sounds when we speak and help us to bite into and chew our food. Most importantly, teeth give us our wonderful 'pearly white' smiles. Our Lorne Park Dental team in Mississauga wants you to know all about teeth.
Having a dry mouth is a common condition which can have many negative and bothersome effects. Thankfully, relief is available and dry mouth can be managed in a number of ways. Our Lorne Park Dental team in Mississauga looks at the causes, effects and remedies for dry mouth.
"Long in the Tooth" is a familiar expression but will it happen to all of us? Good news! The answer is No. With proper attention and oral care you can avoid gum recession and your gums can stay healthy and close to the same height throughout your life! Our team of Lorne Park Dental hygienists want to help you keep your gums high!
During February's Pet Dental Health Month remember that for humans, healthy mouths are associated with healthy bodies. This is likely true for pets too. At Lorne Park Dental in Mississauga we treat humans, but we always love hearing about our patient's pets.
A tongue scraper is an oral hygiene device used to thoroughly clean the surface of your tongue. Our Lorne Park Dental hygienists highly recommend tongue cleaning and hope that you make it part of your daily oral care routine.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be embarrassing and can create anxiety. Many people may also be unaware that they have bad breath. Our Lorne Park Dental team approaches the subject of bad breath with sensitivity and in a respectful manner.
If you like to play sports, you should consider a piece of equipment to protect a very important body part – your mouth.