What are early signs of dental trouble?
While there are many different types of dental problems, and each may have different signs and symptoms, here is a list of the most common early signs that you should give Chroma Dental a call right away:
- Jaw pain that doesn't go away
- Severe, constant, or throbbing toothache
- Growths in the mouth or any changes that are not going away
- Mouth sores
- Chipped or broken tooth
- Increased tooth sensitivity, especially if it only applies to a single tooth or specific teeth
- Foul taste in your mouth, especially if coming from under a dental crown or filling
- Persistent foul odour with your breath (halitosis)
Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and you should consider making an appointment with a North York dentist as soon as possible when you're experiencing any discomfort or pain in your mouth.
Why do I need dental exams?
Despite the common signs of dental issues we've discussed above, there are many serious teeth, gums, and oral health issues without any symptoms at all. This is why regular dental checkups at our North York dentistry at least every six months is important.
For instance, decay in specific areas of the teeth (i.e., in deeper grooves or in between two teeth) cannot be identified without a thorough dental exam or X-rays. Many of these decays won't produce any sensitivity or pain until the cavity has reached the nerve (and in that case, the damage has already been done).
How often should I do my dental exams?
As a general rule of thumb, you should visit your North York dentist twice a year, at least every six months. However, if you have known dental issues (i.e., bruxism or teeth grinding), you should get a dental exam every 3 or 4 months. Vice versa, if you don't have any problems at all, you can get away with a dental exam once a year.
We'd recommend taking regular dental exams every six months, not only to check whether your teeth and gums are healthy but also to clean them regularly and prevent any problems in the future.
Are dental X-rays safe?
Dental x-rays are considered very safe.
For many patients, the main concern regarding the safety of dental X-rays is due to radiation exposure. However, when performed properly and by an experienced professional, very light (and very safe) levels of radiation are involved. Due to the many advancements in technology, dental X-rays (and even any x-ray procedures in general) are now very safe with the more advanced equipment used.
A typical dental X-ray only involves 0.1 mrem of radiation, while a set of 4 bitewings has 0.4 mrem of radiation. In comparison, smoking cigarettes will expose your body to over 1,300 mrem per year.
However, if you are a pregnant woman, we'd recommend avoiding x-rays until after delivery to protect the health of the baby (that's more susceptible to radiation than adults.) Also, for very young children and toddlers, you might want to discuss with your dentist in North York whether a dental x-ray is really necessary.
How often should I visit my dentist?
As discussed above, you should visit your dentist for regular checkups and dental cleaning at least twice a year or once every six months.
Other than that, the frequency at which you should visit your dentist may vary depending on your oral health condition, oral hygiene habits, general health conditions, and other factors.
Consider your lifestyle, personal health, and genetic factors that may affect your risk level for dental disease. If you (or your dentist) think that you are at a fairly high-risk level, you should visit our North York dental clinic more often.
How can I fix my teeth and smile?
Here at Chroma Dental North York dentistry, we offer various cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve your smile and teeth, depending on your conditions.
Here are some of the most popular ones:
- 1. Whitening. Also known as teeth bleaching, this procedure removes stains and discoloration from your teeth's surface.
- 2. Veneers. A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell attached (semi-permanently) to the front surface of the tooth to improve appearance.
- 3. Bonding. Dental bonding refers to the direct application of a tooth-colored material onto the tooth, commonly used to correct chips and small fractures/cavities, as well as to treat discoloration.
- 4. Gum Contouring. A treatment for reshaping the gums using a soft tissue laser to treat uneven or receding gums.
- 5. Tooth shaping. Improves the shape and/or size of the teeth, for example, to reduce a tooth that is too long.
- 6. Dental crowns. A procedure for repairing teeth that have been severely damaged/broken and can improve the shape and size of the tooth.
- 7. Implants. A procedure for replacing missing tooth root by inserting artificial root (i.e., titanium material.) Often paired with the dental crown procedure.
Exceptional Dental Care in North York
Healthy teeth and gums can allow you to enjoy good food without pain while also helping your confidence with a great smile.
On the other hand, poor oral health can significantly hinder your overall quality of life, and severe oral health conditions like gum infections can also cause other conditions, including heart diseases.
Yet, while your teeth and gums are indeed prone to various oral health issues, maintaining oral hygiene practices and regularly visiting your dentist should keep your teeth and gums strong, even as you age.
Chroma Dental is a North York-based dental clinic, and we are ready to become your oral health and hygiene partner.
Enjoy superior-quality dental procedures in North York in just three simple steps:
1. Get in Touch With North York Dentists
If you are experiencing even the slightest discomfort or pain, don't hesitate to reach out to us immediately. We will schedule you for an appointment at our North York dental clinic as soon as possible.
If you happen to be nearby, you can also make your visit immediately as we also accept walk-ins. Contact us so we can help relieve your pain quickly.
2. Get an Exam With Our Friendly and Professional Dental Experts
Once you are in the dental office, we will start with a comprehensive examination according to your symptoms. Here at Chroma Dental, we use state-of-the-art technology to determine the root cause of your problems.
Once the diagnosis has been made, your dentist will develop a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and treat the root cause.
3. Get High-Quality Care and Treatment
The dentist will follow the treatment plan to treat your condition. Your well-being is our dentists' top priority, so don't be afraid to voice your concerns or ask your questions before, during, and after the treatment.
Our North York dentists are experienced experts in the field of emergency dental treatments. So, whatever procedure you may need, rest assured that our team of dental experts will take good care of you.