Spring and summer are right around the corner and you may already be planning your big events such as vacations, family gatherings, perhaps even weddings. You’d be surprised how whitening your teeth can make a huge impact on your smile. In fact, teeth whitening is actually the quickest and most affordable way to change the appearance of your teeth. At North York Dental, we offer the Zoom! teeth whitening system. Zoom! Is designed to give you amazing results, fast, so you can smile big for your next vacation or event.
North York Dental Blog
March 11, 2016
February 24, 2016
Periodontal disease, or gum disease is very prevalent in America today. In fact, most adults have it in one form or another. It may be hard to know that you have gum disease due to the fact that there’s no pain associated with it at first, and it progresses gradually. However, this is not a disease to be taken lightly because it leads to damage to your gums, teeth, and bone. Severe cases can even cause bone and tooth loss. Detecting the early signs of gum disease can help you learn to properly manage your condition.
January 25, 2016
Congratulations on completing your recent dental implants procedure! You’ve made a wonderful decision for your oral health, and you’ll be enjoying your new, sturdy teeth soon. But before that day comes, you’ve got a bit of recovering to do — read on to learn more about what to expect now and in the coming days, plus some steps you can take to make the recovery go smoothly.
December 7, 2015
If 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.
September 2, 2015
When it comes to receiving a dental procedure, most patients can get through it without any problems. However, there are some patients that are so fearful of receiving treatment that they won’t receive any. Dental offices can be scary places for some people, and we can understand why. There are many sights, sounds and smells that pervade a dental office and can have negative effects on some people. Perhaps it’s a bad past experience that keeps them from wanting to receive treatment or just a general fear of dental tools. Whatever the reason, our sedation dentistry methods can help patients get through their procedures quickly and comfortably.
At our office in North York, ON, we use sedation dentistry for our nervous patients. Dr. Shem-Tov uses gentle care and expertise when administering sedation methods. Whatever the case as to why anyone doesn’t want to visit the dentist, we can help them get through practically any procedure with relaxing and comfortable sedation methods. Dr. Shem-Tov is the general, restorative, sedation and cosmetic dentist North York, Ontario residents can trust.
August 10, 2015
North York, Ontario teeth implants fill smile gaps with strong, natural-looking prosthetics designed to last a lifetime. Dr, Eli Shem-Tov, cosmetic dentist at North York Dental, provides this inventive service to individuals missing one or more teeth or who seek a better way to wear a full denture or bridge.
People distressed by missing or failing teeth can take hope in innovative teeth implants provided by North York, Ontario dentist, Dr. Eli Shem-Tov. This highly qualified cosmetic dentist evaluates patients for single or multiple dental implants and also for implant-supported dentures and bridgework.
July 20, 2015
Flossing 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.
June 22, 2015
Have you ever tried over the counter teeth whitening? Even the extremely expensive “professional” grade at home whiteners are a hassle. They’re messy, they take too much time, and they don’t work as well as you’d like. With Zoom! Whitening at North York Dental, you can experience teeth 6 to 10 shades lighter in just over an hour. One visit with proper care can last for several years. If you’re tired of night after night of whitening with minimal results, try Zoom! Whitening. Call Dr. Eli Shem-Tov in North York, Ontario to schedule your whitening appointment today.
What Causes Discoloration?
There are numerous reasons why your tooth enamel may become stained or discolored. Some of the most common factors are drinking coffee or tea, consuming foods and beverages with high acidity or color, and even the passage of time. All teeth are uniquely shaded, but there are two layers that can be stained the enamel and the dentin layer. Enamel stains are what we most often think of stains caused by high acid, sugar, or colored foods and beverages, but over time, the inner dentin layer of your tooth can become stained and it darkens naturally as we age showing through the thin enamel. When this happens, it is more difficult to remove stains effectively.
Because of the discoloration that occurs naturally no matter how careful we are with our teeth, it is likely that they will begin to look dull as we age. At home whitening is an option that can be very effective, but it can also be time consuming, messy and expensive. Additionally, while most products on the market are well regulated and safe, it never hurts to have a professional to assist you with whitening.
How Does Zoom! Whitening Work?
While preventive dentistry and practicing consistent oral hygiene are the best way to keep your teeth brilliant and white, overtime our teeth will likely still become discolored. That’s where whitening comes in to restore your smile to its natural luster. Zoom! Whitening was developed by Discus Dental. The leaders in take home whitening products, Discus Dental offers a scientifically formulated hydrogen peroxide gel. Activated by a special Zoom! light, the whitening gel is absorbed into the tooth enamel and can remove deep-set stains and discoloration in the dentin layer.
The process takes a little over an hour, and will leave your teeth at least six shades brighter. We’ll start by making sure your gums and lips will not interact with the whitening gel. Then, we’ll apply a coat of gel to your teeth. Once your teeth are evenly coated with the whitening gel, we’ll apply the Zoom! Whitening light for one hour. After the whitening period, you will receive a fluoride treatment to finish the process. Most patients report results lasting one or more years.
Want to Know More?
Whatever your whitening desires, North York Dental is here to help. We give you star treatment, so why not have celebrity teeth to match? Come see us for Zoom! Whitening and any of your family dentistry needs. We welcome patients form North York, Ontario and the surrounding communities including Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, and Pickering.
May 29, 2015
As Dr. Eli Shem-Tov puts it, “If the eyes are the window to the soul, the mouth is the window to the body.” This simple principle is what guides the staff at North York Dental in North York, ON. Helping you create and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile is what we specialize in, but helping you understand the health benefits of good oral health is also important. The citizens of North York, Ontario know who to turn to when they need the best cosmetic dentistry services in town.
Discover Top-Notch Cosmetic Dentistry Services
For the best cosmetic dentist in North York, you have come to the right place. Before you can understand what cosmetic dentistry therapy involves, it’s important to understand what it means. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. Whereas restorative dentistry concentrates on necessary treatment, cosmetic is reserved for desired treatment. In other words, cosmetic involves services like teeth whitening, dental fillings, and dental implants.
These are the cosmetic dentistry services we offer:
• Teeth coloured fillings
• Porcelain veneers
• Whitening with Zoom!
• Porcelain crowns
• Inlays and onlays
• Dental implants
Dental Implants 101
You have probably heard about dental implants before, but do you really know what they are? When permanent teeth are lost, regardless of the reason or number of teeth, dental implants can offer a new lease on life. They are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and esthetic. Here’s a crazy stat: after nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases. Not only will you enjoy an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance. Who doesn’t love that?
A dental implant restoration is commonly composed of a titanium material screw and a crown. Various small-diameter holes (depending on your situation) are drilled at toothless jaw sites in order to guide the titanium screw that holds a dental implant in place. From there, the implant is secured by way of minimal surgical techniques.
Recovery time can take upwards of six months, while the fitting and seating of the crown can take up to two months. It’s important to note that the timeframe depends on individual cases and treatments.
Schedule An Appointment
To make your dental implant appointment, speak with our staff in North York, ON. We also serve the surrounding communities of Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering and beyond.
April 19, 2015
A gorgeous smile can work wonders for your personal and professional life, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have been born with the makings for perfect teeth. At North York Dental, porcelain veneers are among the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry service, and it’s easy to see why. Dr. Eli Shem-Tov and his team want to help you enjoy the full benefits of a beautiful new smile with porcelain veneers in North York, Ontario.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells of dental ceramic that are meticulously crafted to look and feel like natural tooth enamel. They are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to cover a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections in as few as two visits to our office. These include:
- Deep discoloration
- Chips and cracks
- Teeth that are too short or misshapen
- Gaps, crowding, and crooked teeth
Have you always wanted a movie star smile? The fact that nearly all of your favorite celebrities have perfect teeth is no accident. Many of the most revered smiles in Hollywood feature high quality porcelain veneers, including:
- Tom Cruise
- Miley Cyrus
- Nicolas Cage
- Demi Moore
- Zac Efron
- Hilary Duff
- Kate Beckinsale
- Victoria Beckham
- Ben Affleck
- Catherine Zeta Jones
- George Clooney
- Sharon Stone
You, too, can enjoy a dazzling new smile with porcelain veneers. Your journey toward straighter, whiter, more beautiful teeth begins with a simple call to our North York, Ontario dental office.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
For many of our patients, porcelain veneers offer an opportunity to enjoy a new lease on life. Finally smile with confidence wherever you go, feeling secure in the knowledge that your teeth are dazzling and flawless. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers in North York, Ontario, and discover the difference our aesthetic dentistry options can make for you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from communities in North York, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, and beyond.