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Bad Breath
Bad breath is common among many people. If the symptoms persist, the condition requires attention from a doctor or dentist as figuring out the cause may be complex. Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, can be difficult to hide with breath fresheners like mouthwash or chewing gum, which may only provide temporary relief. 

For many people, bad breath may be a result of leftover food particles in their teeth on their gums, tongue or trapped between teeth. Proper daily hygiene such as brushing teeth and flossing may be enough to eliminate bad breath. 

In other cases, bad breath may develop because of other health issues like diabetes or gastrointestinal problems that have yet to be diagnosed. The advice of your doctor or dentist is recommended to determine the root cause of bad breath you are experiencing. With proper diagnosis, bad breath can be a thing of the past. 

Cavities & Tooth Decay
When teeth are neglected, tooth decay can occur and affect the inner and outer layer of teeth. Certain drinks and foods containing sugars and starches tend to affect the tooth enamel because of the formation of plaque build-up that forms on teeth. Plaque contains acid, which clings to teeth and breaks down the enamel of teeth resulting in a cavity. 

Cavities occur because of tooth decay. A dentist can discover a cavity from an x-ray or the naked eye. Depending on how far the cavity has advanced will determine the appropriate treatment. 

In the case of advanced tooth decay, a toothache may occur. A toothache develops because the decayed tooth becomes sensitive to sugary as well as hot and cold foods and drinks. The early stages of a cavity may only require a filling. If left untreated, additional, more costly treatments may be required. 

If you suspect you might have a cavity, consult one our dental professionals today and we will determine the necessary treatment. Your tooth and gum health is our top priority, so call and book an appointment with one of our dentists. 

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Baby bottle tooth decay occurs in children between the ages of 12 months to 3 years, who are given a bottle containing juice or milk at bedtime. To help prevent tooth decay, omitting juice and milk at bedtime is recommended and should be substituted for water. 

Baby teeth are very important. They are used for chewing, speaking and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for adult teeth.

If baby bottle tooth decay occurs, your child’s teeth may need to be removed. Baby bottle tooth decay can also cause your child to develop poor eating habits and have damaged adult teeth.

Baby bottle tooth decay can help be prevented with a few steps:

  • Wipe the baby’s gums with a clean washcloth or gauze pad after every feeding.
  • Brush your child’s teeth without toothpaste when his or her first tooth comes in.
  • Massage and clean gums in areas without teeth.
  • Floss the baby’s teeth once all of his or her teeth come in.

Call our dentist to book an appointment so we can take care of your baby’s oral health. Within six months of your baby’s first tooth coming in, or by one year of age, it is time for your baby’s first dental exam.

Gum Disease (Gingivitis) 
Gum disease (also called gingivitis or periodontal disease), occurs due to an infection of tissue and bones that support teeth. However, with good oral home care and regular dental visits, gum disease can be treated and even be prevented. 

Some symptoms of gingivitis include having red swollen gums and the presence of blood when brushing teeth. Gingivitis occurs due to a formation of plaque buildup on teeth. The dental professional looking after you will be able to recommend the appropriate course of treatment, which may involve oral medication, or possibly a surgical procedure.

Without early detection and treatment, periodontal disease can turn into periodontitis, which can result in the loss of teeth. 

Call our dental centre today and book an appointment. Our experienced and dedicated dental team will address your teeth and gum health. Let us help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come. 

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) 
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, occurs when the upper and lower teeth are grinded or rubbed against each other in a sideways motion. An individual may unknowingly clench their teeth whether they are awake or asleep. 

Some signs of having bruxism include jaw soreness, teeth appear worn down and short dents in the tongue may be present. 

It is important that a dentist diagnose and recommend the necessary steps to treat bruxism. Teeth grinding can lead to problems with the jawbone, cause hearing loss and even change one's facial appearance. 

Our dental experts care about your well-being and will have an in-depth conversation with you surrounding bruxism. Our dentists will help you identify the cause of your bruxism, and provide a necessary course of treatment. Call us today to book an appointment with one of our caring professionals.


333 Glenashton Dr Unit 3,
Oakville, ON, L6H 7P6