AUTHOR Dr Jennifer Shulman
To all Our Valued Patients
We are finally reopening, and we can’t wait to see all of you. We are now allowed to resume all services. This means that Dentists can slowly begin seeing more patients for more types of treatment again. While this is Good news, it doesn’t mean it is back to business as usual. There is still a pandemic happening and we are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s protection. This takes time. When you come in you will see many changes that we have made in the office. For the next little while, the reception area will be quite bare, and you will see some barriers placed on the front desk. The ventilation system has been upgraded and we have ordered HEPA filters for each treatment room as well as large aerosol collecting equipment. These look like “elephant trunks’ as we call them. The staff will be dressed in some different gear, sometimes more than other times depending on the treatment provided.
For those of you that know us well know we love to chat and spend time with our patients, and you can always count on a smile from us. But, for now, this smile will be under our mask as the staff and any patients entering the clinic are required to wear a mask at all times. You will be sent a screening questionnaire to be filled out once before the appointment AND again on the day of the appointment.
AUTHOR Dr. Shulman | TAGS
diy tonsil stone removal
What are Tonsil Stones- and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths, are areas of hard yellow-white calcification, located on or within the tonsils. Some people are aware of them but many people don’t even know they have them. They can range in size, and can cause the tonsils to swell or become infected. Patients main concern is that they often give off a bad odor, and cause bad breath.
Your tonsils are made up of crevices, tunnels, and pits called tonsil crypts. Different types of debris, such as dead cells, mucus, saliva, and food, can get trapped in these pockets and build up. Bacteria and fungi feed on this buildup and cause a distinct odor. Overtime the debris hardens. Tonsils stones are more common in patients with poor dental hygiene, large tonsils, chronic sinus issues or tonsillitis. Some symptoms of tonsil stones can include: bad breath, difficulty swallowing, ear or throat pain, ongoing cough, swollen tonsils, or white or yellow debris on the tonsils. Here at Innovation Drive Dental in Vaughan, we can remove these stones quite easily and painlessly.
Why do I need Fluoride?
Many patients ask this common question when visiting our office, the short answer is to prevent cavities and reverse early signs of decay. Fluoride works by neutralizing the acidity in your saliva, in order to minimize or eliminate attacks the tooth structure after each meal. Fluoride can also help reduce sensitivity in recessed areas in the mouth where the root of the tooth is exposed.
Which Fluoride is best for me?
There are options of Fluoride treatment in office that include:
- Foam tray application
- Fluoride rinse
- Fluoride paint on varnish
Every application Is decided on each patients age, needs, and risk assessment. Each method is different and varies in cost but your hygienist will be able to tell you which option best suits your needs.
AUTHOR Michelle | TAGS
The use of coconut oil for nutritional purposes is not a new phenomenon, but a recent wave of interest in coconut oil pulling has reached mainstream popularity. With all the discussion on the web, and added promotion by celebrities, it is easy to see why this topic might be of interest to you!
Daily brushing and flossing your teeth are the two things that most dental professionals recommend at your regular visits and checkups, but did you know there are a few more things you can do to achieve great breath and a healthy smile?
In Today’s Parent January/February 2018 there was an article on cavities in children. Did you know that between 2010 and 2012 almost 30,000 children underwent day surgery to restore decayed teeth?