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Fun Floss Facts

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You probably believe the most important thing about flossing is to do it every day. At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, we agree.

But there are lots of different types of dental floss out there. Why not find out which one works best for you? Many people find that trying out different kinds of floss helps them establish or solidify the habit, and get the flossing comfort they desire.

Let’s discuss some of the most common types of dental floss.

Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is typically made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less pricey, more common and is sold waxed or unwaxed.

Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth easier. This type of floss is frequently referred to as “glide” floss.

Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is beneficial to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.

Dental tape is nylon floss in the form of a wide, flat ribbon. Many Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry patients find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.

For those of you with braces or appliances, there are also flosses designed to be used with these devices. Make sure to meet with your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this essential habit just because you’re having your teeth corrected!

Feel free to ask one of the hygienists at Cornwall Dental Arts about dental floss. They can answer any questions you have about flossing and brushing habits.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, we want all our patients to brush and floss, and have outstanding dental health. Our services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

613-932-2058

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as critical to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Yet some of the parents we meet at Cornwall Dental Arts hold the notion that primary teeth aren’t all that important, since they will eventually fall out.

The truth is that the twenty primary teeth lay the foundation for the health of adult teeth and a beautiful smile. Taking care of these teeth is very important!

A dislike of brushing is common, and understandable. A parent takes a pokey bristly thing, smears some minty paste on it, puts it in their mouth and scrubs their teeth with it. No wonder it doesn’t appeal to some toddlers and children. Sometimes the battle grows to the point that parents want to give up the struggle until their child is older. Don’t!

If it is difficult to get your child to brush willingly, we have several suggestions.

If the toothpaste is the problem, brush with a smaller amount or even without it, at first. The goal is to remove food particles that will lead to plaque and bacteria, eventually causing tooth decay. Toothpaste is not needed for removing food particles. Fluoride is important, however. If your water is not fluoridated, talk to us about fluoride supplements.

Take your child to the store to select a new, soft-bristled toothbrush. Maybe buy two, so your child has some control in picking which one to use each time he or she brushes.

Let your child do the brushing, then check and brush the areas that might have been missed. Have your child with you when you brush your own teeth. Let your son or daughter know that everyone needs to brush and floss at least twice a day. Invite your child to look in the mirror and brush at the same time.

To develop the habit, keep the time short and slowly extend them. Brush heads are hard with bristles that poke. Toothpaste may seem “hot” to some little ones. Teaching your child that brushing is non-negotiable is the important first step. After it has become part of the routine, add time by singing songs or brushing your teeth at the same time. Some parents have had success with setting a timer.

Compliment your child on their wonderful effort in taking care of themselves. Be sure to keep a positive attitude. Let your child know that you love their attractive smile and want it to always be shiny white. Positive reinforcement and establishing a routine are essential parts of childhood dental brushing. We want children to be dedicated to a habit that will impact their health throughout their life.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, dentistry for children is one of our specialties. We also offer general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

613-932-2058

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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This blog post from the dentist at Cornwall Dental Arts concerns dental hygiene. The most common times people brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Problems that come with this routine involve hiccups in the schedule, from family life, shift work or exhaustion.

Sometimes after dinner isn’t super cut and dried. Many families face irregular weeknight routines. As the school year progresses, some have games to attend, band concerts, play practice, youth groups or other weeknight commitments. An irregular schedule generally disrupts regular dental maintenance.

Many workers have daily commutes or shift work to battle with. Due to the changing landscape of the job market and the greater variety in shift schedules, we see patients who are adjusting to irregularities in sleep patterns. This leads to exhaustion and often sleep takes priority over consistent brushing – either morning or night.

Without question, the most important time to be sure to brush is after eating sugar or carb-intensive foods. These foods kickstart bacteria growth on the teeth without vigilant attention.

Highly acidic foods weaken the enamel, so it is best to swish with water immediately after consuming acidic foods to diminish the acid. Then brush about 30 minutes later when the mouth is less acidic. The fluoride in toothpaste helps remineralize the enamel.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, our services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with out today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

613-932-2058

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Help! My Crown Came Off!

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You are chewing an apple and hear a strange sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has come off. Chances are, it can be re-cemented at Cornwall Dental Arts.

What do you do when your dental crown comes off? It’s critical that you take the following steps:

Don’t Swallow It!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we are mentioning it because it is really important. Carefully take it out of your mouth. If you accidentally swallow it, you will have some extra problems that aren’t pleasant.

Look Carefully
Inspect the crown and your tooth. If there is damage to either, we will need that information. Which brings us to number 3:

Call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
We will schedule you an appointment ASAP and advise you on whether you should use temporary cement to re-attach the crown until you can get into Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and have it permanently re-cemented.

Clean Gently
Use a toothbrush to closely clean the crown and the unprotected partial tooth.

Handle With Care
While waiting for the crown to be re-cemented, skip substances that are chewy, sticky, or crunchy.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON, dental crowns are one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

613-932-2058

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Child-Friendly Cornwall Dentist

Child-Friendly Cornwall Dentist

It’s a question that many parents  debate: when should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer from the pediatric dentist at Cornwall Dental Arts may surprise you, since it’s a little earlier than many parents think.

Dental professionals recommend that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.

Some parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early in their child’s life. Not only will we want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.

Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you might want to bring them in a few days before to visit the office. Call us to set up a time for your child to see our practice and meet our friendly staff.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON, pediatric dentistry is one of our specialties. We also provide general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

613-932-2058

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Posted in Children's dentistry, Dental Health, Oral Health, Pediatric dentistry

Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay in OntarioTooth decay is one of the most widespread childhood issues, but it also affects adults. At Cornwall Dental Arts we are focused on the dental health of all our patients, and help them fight tooth decay.

Blame it on Bacteria

The cause of tooth decay is bacteria. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to erode the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often cause the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Lifestyle Factors

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed  throughout the day, dental caries can emerge. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria thrive.

To help prevent dental caries, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting us for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall Ontario, our dental services include general and cosmetic 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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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, General Dentistry

Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

Cornwall Teeth BleachingAt Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services that can turn even the most ordinary smile into something extraordinary.

A cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry.

In many cases, general dentists achieve adequate results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and extraordinary results. Cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely smiles.

You have probably seen pleasing front teeth crowns carried out by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth crowns performed by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.

Cosmetic dentistry from Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON can be life-changing. We also offer general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

613-932-2058

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to improve their smiles, with the procedures that are available at Cornwall Dental Arts.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t about vanity; it is good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth in the correct position are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why clear braces are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options; they can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Clear braces are not, of course, the only cosmetic dentistry option. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures out there. A lot of people try to get whiter teeth at home, and there is a nearly bewildering selection of over-the-counter whitening products on the market. But none of them – not toothpastes, strips, or gels – can match the power of professional-grade teeth whitening.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile, and like other cosmetic dentistry, are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

Cosmetic dentistry from Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON is like an upgrade your smile. Ask about our smile makeover services. 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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6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent see their dentist less often. Some go for five years without seeing their dentist. At Cornwall Dental Arts, we recommend seeing the dentist at least once every six months.

There are a lot of reasons to visit the dentist. Some better than others. We searched around and found six good reasons to get a cleaning and checkup every six months. Here they are…

1. Oral Cancer Detection

That’s right: cancer detection. Not many people realize the risk of getting cancer in their mouth or throat. Oral cancer is a serious problem. The risk of getting oral cancer is increased significantly for tobacco users, but the risk is there for everyone.

Dentists are trained to spot the signs of oral cancer, and regular checkups can mitigate the risk. Oral cancer is very treatable, but you have to catch it early. Frequent visits to Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you avoid this problem.

2. Cavity Damage

Virtually everyone gets cavities. They are a fact of life.

The problem comes when they aren’t discovered early enough and the damage requires a significant fix. Cavities are one of the reasons why people avoid the dentist: they are associated with pain.

In fact, the opposite is true. People who visit the dentist regularly may have fewer cavities. Early treatment of cavities can be less invasive, and even cosmetically favourable. Catching cavities early offers tremendous advantages.

3. Gum disease

Like cavities, gum disease is associated with discomfort. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Visiting us more often means keeping an eye on the health of your gums. We can help you track the health of your gums and can prescribe healthful procedures to avoid or cure gum disease.

4. Bad Habits

Bad habits can have a negative impact on your oral health. Smoking, poor diet, biting nails and clenching teeth are among the more common.

Frequent visits to Cornwall Dental Arts can help you track any potential harm you may be causing with bad habits. We can help you identify harmful habits and can prescribe procedures or treatments to help you recover.

Don’t let bad habits get in the way of your oral health. It helps to have an experienced professional to help you manage habits so they don’t become destructive.

5. Deeper Problems

Most of the reasons we have discussed so far involve oral inspection. However, we have the ability to look deeper with x-rays.

X-ray technology has come a long way and can be a great way to spot potential problems before they become visible. We are trained to look at x-rays to find common problems. Many of the problems can be fixed before damage occurs.

6. More Than Just Teeth

The professionals at Cornwall Dental Arts are concerned about more than just your teeth. We care about your overall health.

Dentists are trained in the anatomy around your mouth and that includes your neck, throat, lymph nodes and head. We know a lot about these areas and look for signs of trouble.

A regular visit to the dentist can help you avoid health issues that can affect your overall health. At Cornwall Dental Arts, services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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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Posted in Dental bridges, General Dentistry, Oral Health

Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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Have you ever taken an unplanned trip to the drugstore looking completely unkempt in a rush to purchase an emergency item – say cough medicine, or a must-have poster board for your child’s school assignment? Murphy’s Law says you are bound to see someone you know. How do you feel in your sloppy sweatpants and stained T-shirt?

Our outward appearance affects the way we feel inside. Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost self-assurance for most Cornwall folks. But do you know what people notice before any of these features? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Multiple studies have shown that remarkable teeth and eyes immediately capture attention. Now, it’s difficult to change your eyes unless you get colored contacts. But beautiful smiles are within reach because Cornwall dentists can work miracles with state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry.

With specialized training, finely honed skills, modern equipment, and quality lab services, expert dentists can turn unattractive smiles into stunning first-impressions using a variety of technologically-advanced cosmetic dental procedures. Cornwall Dental Arts patients who have received smile makeovers report feeling more confident, more attractive, more effective at work, and happier in their relationships. Some even say that they take more risks and observe more success.

If you are not comfortable with your smile, you are probably not aware of the impact it has had on your confidence and self-image. Don’t hide behind an unappealing smile any longer. Call Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON to schedule an informative cosmetic dentistry 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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