Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, are the cause of one of the most common dental problems – cavities.
Dental caries originate from several strains of mutans streptococci bacteria. When these bacteria consume sugars from the food you eat, they secrete acid that breaks down your tooth’s protective enamel structures. Your saliva naturally repairs some of this damage, but if too much harm is done before your saliva can counteract the problem, a cavity begins to form.
If you believe that you have a cavity, please call our office at 647-371-1894 to book an appointment. Our team will be able to examine the area of concern and recommend appropriate treatment. If caught early, some cavities can be repaired without the need for anesthetic, so be sure to visit as soon as possible!
Invisalign is a modern alternative to metal braces. Using custom-made, clear plastic aligners, it can produce gradual changes in tooth positioning. It can treat many of the orthodontic problems that braces do, but many patients prefer it for its many cosmetic and functional advantages.
Treatment generally lasts between 12- and 18-months using sets of aligners that are changed every two weeks. You can use this treatment method to straighten your teeth, improve your bite, and correct any midline shift you may have. Since the retainers are nearly invisible, only you and your dentist will know they are there.
There are several ways to improve and maintain your oral and dental health. Most of us are familiar with the common ways, which is brushing teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly.
At Trillium smile our goal is to educate our patients on not only how to prevent dental cavities, but also how to develop a healthy lifestyle to maintain their oral and dental health.
Dental sealant is a simple and noninvasive procedure that effectively prevents decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Teeth naturally darken with age and their appearance can be also affected by the accumulation of surface stains acquired from consumption of certain foods or drinks or using tobacco.
Although teeth are not naturally meant to be completely white, a lot of people want to have a brighter smile. Responding to this desire, a wide range of “whitening” options has become available to consumers. These products fall into two main categories: Surface whiteners and bleaches.