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Learn the Signs of Gum Disease with Your Dentist in North York

May 1, 2017

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Your dentist in North York offers periodontal therapy.You take great pride in caring for the health of your teeth. You are proactive about preventing tooth decay by brushing and flossing your teeth. However, there is another danger to your dental health—gum disease (periodontal disease). This is an infection that occurs in the gum tissues and can cause significant damage, like tooth loss, if not treated. It is estimated that over half of adults have a form of the infection, but many are not aware they have it because they do not recognize the signs. As your dentist in North York, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov does not want to see you place your dental heath at risk. He has the information you need to spot the signs of gum disease.
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Your Dentist in North York Discusses Oral Cancer Screenings

April 3, 2017

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See your dentist in North York for an oral cancer screening. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month so now is the time to discuss how this disease can be prevented. Prevention is the first step toward reducing your risk of developing this disease. You can do that by scheduling a dental checkup that includes an oral cancer screening with the dentist in North York, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov. Read on to learn more about the risks oral cancer, the warning signs, and what’s included in a screening.

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Dentist in North York Rejuvenates Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

March 4, 2017

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Your dentist in North York offers professional teeth whitening.The appearance of your smile is important to how you feel about yourself. Unfortunately, one-third of adults do not like how their teeth look. Among the biggest complaints involves tooth discoloration. While darkening of the enamel is a natural part of the aging process, lifestyle habits and certain foods can cause stains to develop. This can cause the severity of discoloration to progress prematurely. Thankfully, you can get a bright smile with your dentist in North York, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov. Our professional whitening treatment will remove tough tooth discoloration for a confident smile.
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Dentist in North York Urges Six-month Check-ups

September 12, 2016

See your Dentist in North York every six months for a check-up and cleaning. Dr. Shem-Tov says these are crucial to best oral health.You see your primary care physician once a year for a routine physical examination. So, why does the American Dental Association and your dentist in North York, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov, advise oral exams and cleanings twice a year? Reasons vary, but the philosophy is the same: keep teeth and gums clean,  and prevent big problems from happening.

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North York, Ontario dentist discusses bad breath

May 19, 2016

Have you been told your breath smells? Your family dentist, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov at North York Dental, discusses the signs of and remedies for bad breath.Your North York, Ontario dentist oversees every aspect of your oral health, including how your breath smells. Learn the reasons for bad breath, or halitosis, and how to effectively treat them. (more…)

Possible Root Canal Complications You Need to Know

April 21, 2016

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root canalA root canal is a common treatment used to remove inflamed or infected pulp from a tooth to save a natural tooth while restoring the tooth’s function. While root canal treatment is a widely used restorative procedure, many are hesitant to undergo the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is performed with any adverse complications, however, there are possible root canal complications. Although these complications are rare, it’s important to understand the potential risks. Even with the risks, the procedure is still necessary in order to save a tooth and to prevent any additional complications. North York Dental understands you may have some reservations about undergoing the procedure, which is why we have the facts you need to know prior to scheduling the treatment.
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What Causes Cavities? What are the Signs of Tooth Decay?

December 7, 2015

what causes cavitiesIf there’s one most popular question in dentistry, it’s got to be about cavities: what causes them? And what are the signs you might have one? The answers are simple enough — keep reading to learn more from your dentist at North York Dental, and watch as your oral and overall health improve.

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Your North York, Ontario family dentist urges his patients to floss daily

July 20, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-482744025Flossing helps prevent accumulation of tartar, and also gum disease, cavities and bad breath. In addition to regular exams and cleanings, North York, Ontario family dentist Dr. Eli Shem-Tov recommends daily practice of this simple at-home hygiene discipline for children and adults of all ages.

Dentists across North America agree that preventive dental care is more than oral examinations, x-rays and hygienic cleanings. Dr. Eli Shem-Tov, family dentist of North York Dental teaches patients that while in-office care is indispensable, brushing and often neglected flossing are key to a dazzling, long-lasting smile.

Get a check-up with your dentist in North York, Ontario twice a year

The Canadian Dental Association maintains that twice yearly check-ups and cleanings promote excellent oral health and catch any developing problems at their earliest stage. During an oral exam, Dr. Shem-Tov:

 inspects teeth for signs of decay and gums for periodontal disease
 performs periodontal probing to assess the depth of gum pockets
 looks at restorations such as fillings, crowns, fixed bridgework for signs of breakdown
 sees how teeth bite together
 does a fast and painless oral cancer assessment

The hygienist scales plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and at the gum line to prevent decay and gum disease. She also polishes the teeth for a shiney clean. Check-ups and cleanings provide the dental care provider and patient opportunity to discuss concerns, treatment goals and the best way to take care of teeth and gums at home.

Carryover hygiene to the home

Besides twice daily brushing, your best dentist in Toronto, Ontario wants all his patients, both children and adults, to floss their teeth daily. Whether using waxed or plain floss, thin or thick, the important thing is consistency. Flossing every day removes bacteria-laden plaque and food residue from between the teeth, reducing the chances of tooth decay and gum disease (periodontitis).

Gum disease loosens teeth and leads to puffy, red infected gums. In its worst stages, gum disease causes tooth loss, and gum and bone recession. Overall health worsens, too, as research indicates that periodontitis plays a role in heart disease, stroke, dementia, pregnancy complications and a host of other serious health issues.

So, here’s how to floss:

1. Unwind an 18” length of floss from the dispenser. Wrapping one end around the middle or index finger of each hand, pull the floss taut between your thumbs.
2. Starting on the top arch, gently move the floss back and forth between each tooth. The key word here is “gently,” because you don’t want to cut or abrade tender gum tissue with the floss.
3. Work your way between all teeth, top and bottom. Pay extra attention to the very back molars on each arch. Move the floss with up and down strokes to thoroughly clean the interdental spaces.
4. Rinse your mouth well with water.

Research indicates that some people floss before they brush their teeth, and others floss after brushing. The timing doesn’t seem to matter as long as you floss carefully each day.

Your North York, Ontario family dentist is a wealth of information

Dr. Eli-Shem-Tov and his staff welcome your questions about dental hygiene or any other dental topic–from general and restorative dentistry to implant restorations and root canal therapy. They encourage patient input and questions. Would you like to set up a consultation? Contact the North York, Ontario office today for an appointment.