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Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

Cornwall tooth brushing tips

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it over with. But are you doing it correctly? At Cornwall Dental Arts, we’re surprised at how many of our patients have room for improvement.

Here are vital tooth brushing tips:

1. Take your time.
It’s understandable. You want to get it over with and go to bed. Proper teeth cleaning takes time and careful attention. Time yourself the next time you brush—you might be surprised at how quickly you finish. The process should take at least two to three minutes. It can also be beneficial to take a different route around your mouth every few days. By changing your routine, you approach areas from a different, and possibly, better angle.

2. Don’t forget to floss.
No matter how agile you can be with your brush, it’s problematic to clear away the plaque from all those narrow gaps between your teeth. That is where bacteria can easily multiply and start the decay process.

3. Use the right toothbrush.
It is ironic that some people damage their enamel or gums because they brush too forcefully with a rigid brush. We counsel patients to only use a soft brush. If you’ve had gum grafts, you may want to use an extra soft brush.

4. Don’t keep your tooth brush near the toilet.
This is horrible to think about, but each time the toilet is flushed, bacteria is sent far into the air—even if you close the lid. Keep your toothbrush in a clean place and allow it to air dry.

5. Use fluoride toothpaste.
This may seem like a no-brainer but you may be surprised that some oral care products don’t contain fluoride. And you may think it’s only for babies. Not true. Your enamel is constantly under assault from acidic foods and drinks and fluoride helps it remineralize.

At Cornwall Dental Arts we offer general and family dentistry, and are always pleased to see our youngest patients come in for a checkup. Make your next appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Get Your Teeth In Shape, Cornwall!

Get Your Teeth In Shape, Cornwall!

These days Cornwall residents are more conscious of their health than ever. Many of us are trying to stay active, eat a balanced diet, and better manage stress. When you feel healthy, attractive, and happy, you smile more often. You want your smile to compliment and enhance your physical and mental condition. Here at Cornwall Dental Arts, we want to make sure that all our patients have healthy, beautiful smiles.

Eating right is a great step toward good oral health. A balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in nutrients will support dental health at every age. And, of course, water is always the beverage of choice for those who want healthy teeth.

Daily brushing and flossing are essential healthy habits for your mouth. Also, regular check-ups and cleanings at Cornwall Dental Arts are a must.

Another way to get that smile looking beautiful is by undergoing some routine cosmetic dentistry. If you want to close spaces between the teeth, improve your gumline, or repair chips or cracks in the teeth, then dental bonding, gum recontouring, crowns, or porcelain veneers might be what you’re looking for.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we provide a full range of cosmetic dentistry to give our patients a beautiful smile. We also provide pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Saliva And Dental Health

Saliva And Cornwall

In this post from Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, we explore the importance of your saliva. Though most people may think it’s gross, saliva is essential for dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The prime pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is an essential factor for preventing cavities.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva curb the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that you know how vital saliva is to dental health, we’re sure you can see why adequate salivary flow should concern you. For most people, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is an ailment that should be dealt with quickly before oral health issues transpire.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, we provide general and family dentistry, as well as pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

Cornwall Teeth WhiteningAt Cornwall Dental Arts, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in techniques and materials have made the impossible not only possible, but affordable for everyone.

Decay is the most common Cornwall dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.

Fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns are used to restore teeth for our Cornwall cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Those who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.

Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Ingleside cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.

When a patient has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Cornwall Dental Arts, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Cornwall dental patients have crowns.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, we provide general and family dentistry, and a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Cornwall Dental Arts - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many Cornwall residents consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, there are countless ways to look more youthful. Cosmetic dentistry from Cornwall Dental Arts is one of them; with it you can restore your beautiful smile.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At Cornwall Dental Arts, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are middle-aged (or older) and pondering ways to improve your appearance, Cornwall Dental Arts can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful, beautiful smile. We have been serving patients in Cornwall since 1985 with cosmetic dentistry, and general and family dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Replace A Missing Tooth With A Durable Dental Implant

Cornwall dental implants

Dental implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Cornwall ON area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental trouble.

In the past, if a patient had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, dentists suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, innovative dental implants have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most Cornwall patients. They can also be used to anchor dentures for some patients.

A dental implant provides many vital advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:

Longevity – Dental implants are durable and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic problems, these can commonly be fixed with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is required.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.

Let’s talk about the tooth implant technique:

If you are interested in learning about dental implants, call us at Cornwall Dental Arts. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, the process will begin.

Plaster dental impressions of both upper and lower plates will be taken. A titanium implant, which looks like a dark screw, goes into the bone of your jaw. Over the next couple of months, the bone and implant will bond together to form a substitute root for your new tooth.

After the required time has passed for bonding of the bone and implant, an extension (called an abutment) is placed on top of the initial implant post. This post extension is then capped with a temporary tooth. Meanwhile, the team of professionals at our lab will shape your new, permanent crown.

Then we will put the permanent crown on top of the full post. This tooth will match your other teeth to create an extraordinary new smile. You will find that the comfort is the same as your natural teeth, to the point that you may even forget which tooth is the implant. The upkeep is the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups required.

To find out whether a dental  implant is right for you, call Cornwall Dental Arts for more particulars. We also provide cosmetic dentistry. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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6 Easy Ways To Eat Like A Dentist

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In this message, we are talking about nutrition. There is nothing that impacts your smile as much as your eating habits. At Cornwall Dental Arts in Ontario, we remind you that good nutritional habits and your dentist will smile down on you.

1. Rinse after eating

Rinse your mouth with a sip of water or brush your teeth after meals. People who snack all day long subject their teeth to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.

2. Abstain from sugary gum

Sugar free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and jeopardize your hard earned healthy gums. If you are gum chewer, do your smile a favor and go sugarless.

3. Avoid sticky foods

Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth, which puts you at risk of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, even excessive dried fruit can be concerning for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always clear away the obstinate particles, so remember to floss after eating sticky items.

4. Consume nutritious foods

A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system sturdy and able to combat infection.

5. Say ‘cheese!’

Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from acid that weakens tooth enamel. (It’s essential not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.)

6. Avoid acidic foods

Acid will eat away enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Limit direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.

If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth or need help with crooked, chipped, or missing teeth, call Cornwall Dental Arts to schedule an appointment. We provide general and family dentistry, dentistry for children, and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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6 Ways To Improve Your Smile

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Who would say no to a prettier smile? With all of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Cornwall Dental Arts, most dental patients can get the smile they want.

Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

  1. Teeth whitening is the most common procedure and it is used to lighten discolored teeth. This quick and easy procedure is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be surprisingly dramatic.
  2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.
  3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.
  4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.
  5. For most Cornwall, Long Sious, and Ingleside patients, dental implants are the best way to fix a missing tooth.
  6. And finally, there are clear braces. Clear braces are a way of subtly and quickly straightening crooked teeth.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that give you the smile makeover you’ve dreamed of. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Do You Have A Thumbsucking Toddler?

Open Bite

For years, Cornwall Dental Arts has warned parents that thumb-sucking can cause future dental problems for their thumb-loving kids. One of these problems is a type of malocclusion called an open bite.

An open bite occurs when the front teeth in the lower and upper jaw have been moved forward, often to the extent that they do not meet when the mouth is closed. A common cause of this is thumb sucking, but pacifiers and tongue thrusting can also move teeth out of alignment.

Tongue thrusting refers to an abnormal swallowing action in which the tongue is pushed forward during swallowing. Normally, the tongue is on the roof of the mouth and the teeth closed completely when swallowing. A tongue-thrusting habit can develop due to factors other than thumb sucking, though this is a common cause. Allergies, large tonsils, tongue size, jaw angle, muscular problems, frequent sore throats, and anything that makes swallowing difficult can result in a tongue-thrusting habit.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we diagnose bite problems in young Cornwall dental patients such as underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites. If dental treatment is started early in a child’s life, many bite issues and their associated problems can be prevented.

Cornwall Dental Arts offers comprehensive dentistry for kids, and general and family dentistry for the rest of your brood. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

Lancaster cosmetic dental and tooth implants

If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, bite issues, tooth implants, oral sedation, teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for answers.

Our family friendly staff has helped develop an atmosphere of active listening. We enjoy getting to know our patients and determining each patient’s unique dental needs. We want to understand your dental goals and challenges and help you understand the hows and whys of recommended treatment.

Many of our new dental patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry care such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to communicate with you about these protocols.

Dental Care For Every Member of the Family

If you have toddlers, it is important for you to make decisions about protective sealants and fluoride supplements. If you have older children, it is helpful to discuss braces, sports mouthguards, and dental caries prevention.

If you are not happy with your smile, we would like to introduce you to the latest in cosmetic dentistry. If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution. If you have a family member with a chronic illness, we can counsel you about the impact their condition has on oral health. Oral cancer screenings are critical for patients of all ages.

Thank you for visiting our dental blog and taking the time to learn more about Cornwall Dental Arts. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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