While most people don’t love visiting the dentist, there is a point of avoidance that can become a psychological condition known as dental phobia. Also referred to as dentophobia, dental anxiety, odontophobia, or dental fear.
Good dental care for your baby actually begins before he or she is born. It begins with you, the mother. It’s important to continue proper dental hygiene during pregnancy and special attention may be needed at this time because red and tender gums that bleed easily may be caused by increased hormone levels. Snacking too often on foods that have a high level of sugar can also lead to tooth decay.
Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important. The consequences of losing your natural teeth can be costly and life changing. Twice-daily brushing & flossing removes particulate buildup from foods, as well as bacteria that can cause cavities. Although these substances continue to accumulate on a daily basis, regular effective home care can protect teeth and gums from their damaging effects. A semi-annual hygiene therapy appointment will eliminate otherwise hard to remove dental plaque that can accumulate and calcify, leading to serious periodontal problems and potential tooth loss.
The threat of gum (periodontal) disease is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. By the age of 40, some 70% of the Canadian population appears to have some stage of the disease. Doctors generally agree that gum disease is directly related to how well one cares for their teeth and gums.
If you’re ready to leave ill-fitting, uncomfortable conventional dentures behind, we’d like to tell you something about the levels of comfort, confidence and convenience you can look forward to from new custom-crafted implant-supported dentures that fit snugly against your gums and provide a natural looking, life-like appearance.