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December

Dental Emergency Etobicoke

Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies happen. We, at Mystic Pointe Dental, believe in attending to our patient needs promptly.  We understand that it is a very stressful situation for the patient. We try to make it as easy it is for you to be seen promptly in our Etobicoke dental office.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office promptly and book an appointment. Time is very valuable in case of emergencies as infections from the mouth can flare up quickly.

 Most common type of Emergencies seen in our office –

 Toothache – It is very common type of emergencies. Toothache could be from various reasons. There could be serious infection in the nerve of the tooth. There could be gum infection. There could also be food trapped between your teeth. Please call our dental office and we will let you know what we can do for you.

Loose dental crownDental crown can come loose or fall off from your tooth.  If that is the case, please try to save the dental crown. There is a possibility that the same dental crown can be cemented back on your tooth. If there is cavity underneath the crown, it is very hard to put the crown back on. Please call our dental office so that we can provide your best treatment as promptly as possible.

 Tooth gets knocked out – Time is very valuable in this case. Please call our office so we can let you know what to do in your case.

Dental abscess – If there is swelling around your gums or jaw, perform salt water rinses and contact us. This could be serious infection which can easily spread and cause serious infection in the body.

 Broken teeth – If you broke your teeth, try to collect large pieces if you can find them. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for dental emergency in Etobicoke dental clinic.

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November

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is made of two components. One component is what we called a dental crown or the tooth which is visible in the mouth. It is made from variety of materials (porcelain, zirconia, metal etc.). Dental implant crowns are usually made from aesthetic materials to match with the patients teeth.

Second component is the part which is inserted into the bone. It is titanium device which integrates with the bone over time and become immovable in the bone. Bone cells attach themselves to dental implant surface.

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November

What are invisalign aligners made of?

Invisalign aligners are made of very strong thermoplastic material. These thermoplastic aligners are medical grade and made custom to patient’s teeth.

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November

Is Invisalign a new way to straighten teeth?

Invisalign uses 3-D mold of your teeth to treatment plan precise movement of teeth to align them. Dentist or Orthodontist have used removable appliances in the mouth to move teeth for a very long time. Invisalign started using computerized 3-D technology to straighten teeth according to patient’s desires. With Invisalign treatment, patients can actually see how their teeth would look like after treatment using a software.

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February

Are dental X-rays safe?

It is a known fact that radiation exposure can cause changes in the tissue and cell structure, which can lead to other serious health problems. Radiation exposure can happen from Sun exposure, appliances in your home, dental x-rays etc. The exposure caused by digital dental x-rays is extremely small.

With new advancements in the field of x-rays, digital x-ray systems reduce the amount to a minimal dosage, which has very little effect on the cells. Older systems cause more radiation exposure than newer digital systems. Usage of lead apron also protects patients from radiation.

We use latest fully digital panoramic xray system by Sirona to protect our patient family in our dental office in Etobicoke.

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February

Can I just wear my Invisalign Aligners (clear braces) to sleep?

The aligners must be worn at least 21-22 hours a day to be effective. In an ideal situation, you should only take Invisalign aligners out of your mouth to drink something colored, eat and brushing your teeth.

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February

What is the best way to clean Invisalign Aligners?

What is the best way to clean my Invisalign Aligners?

The best way to clean Invisalign Aligners is to rinse them and then brush them with lukewarm water. Its normal for them to get stained after wearing them for almost 2 weeks.

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February

When should I take my kid to the dentist for the first time?

When should I take my kid to the dentist for the first time?

It is very important get started early so that your child will learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. Canadian Dental Association encourages Oral Examination of an infant by a dentist at 1 year of age.

First visit to the dentist should be a positive experience for your child. Therefore, it is very important to visit before there is a problem in his or her teeth. However, child should be taken to the dentist at any time problem appears.

Start cleaning your child’s teeth with wet cloth before the teeth erupt. Once teeth erupt, you can start with soft toothbrush. You can get your child started early at making healthy food choices by liming the number of sugary treats and giving healthy snacks.
You can call our Dentist in Etobicoke to schedule you or your child’s appointment.