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Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

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At Cornwall Dental Arts, we want to do everything we can to help our patients have healthy teeth and gums, and a beautiful smile. With that in mind, here are some tips for good oral hygiene.

1. Do… remember you are just cleaning the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has settled into tartar, no measure of scrubbing at home can safely remove it.

Don’t… scour your teeth and gums until your gums pull back and expose parts of your tooth you don’t want vulnerable.

2. Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Proper brushing and daily flossing can keep your gums healthy and strong.

Don’t… hesitate to see your dental professional about sore or bleeding gums, tooth pain or mouth sores.

3. Do… establish a routine for brushing and flossing that leaves adequate time to spend a full two minutes delicately cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your mouth.

Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a vital routine.

4. Do… schedule twice-yearly dental visits for cleaning and examination by a professional.

Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we provide general and family dentistry that will help you maintain your beautiful smile, and keep your teeth and gums in great condition. We offer mouth guards for those who grind their teeth at night, and also provide cosmetic 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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Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

Attention Cornwall Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethDental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of people, and they do a good job of improving a tooth’s appearance and the patient’s bite. But they are not problem free. Many people find it impossible to keep keep them completely clean. It can be hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

That opens the door to harmful bacteria, which can lead to new tooth decay. If the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth.

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is a titanium post screwed directly into the jaw bone. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. It is not attached to teeth like with dental bridges. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that come with dental bridges. Of course, patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Dental implants have a far better track record than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Cornwall dental patients.

Dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing durability, beauty, and natural function.  Moreover, they can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we also provide general and family dentistry, and love catering to kids with our pediatric dentistry. We provide you with patient comforts to make your visit more enjoyable. 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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Oral Cancer Screenings

At Cornwall Dental Arts we want our patients to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning.  If you skip a checkup because you don’t think you have any cavities, remember there’s more than that to your visit, because we perform oral cancer screenings, too.

Lung and breast cancer get a lot of public attention. There is less awareness of oral cancer, even though it claims thousands of lives every year. If you smoke or have tested positive for HPV, you have a higher risk for developing oral cancer.

We work to elevate awareness of oral cancer and the significance of early diagnosis. Here are five important things to know about oral (mouth) and oropharyngeal (back of mouth and throat) cancers.

  1. About 80% of people with oral cancer use some variety of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes).
  2. 40% of individuals who receive late-stage diagnosis of oral cancer die within five years. The survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.
  3. In many cases, it is almost impossible for the individual to detect oral and oropharyngeal cancers because they can produce inconspicuous symptoms or no symptoms at all. Any abnormality in the mouth or throat, even if small and painless, should be examined by a dentist or doctor.
  4. HPV (the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US) is the most common cause of oropharyngeal cancer. Of the numerous strains of HPV, HPV16 is the one most often linked to oropharyngeal cancer.
  5. Black males have a higher risk of dying from oral cancer than whites.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we use VELscope light to examine your cheeks, teeth, and gums for signs of oral cancer. It is a fantastic, non-invasive screening device that helps us to find any abnormalities.

By having an oral cancer screening, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve got a clean bill of health. If we happen to find an abnormality, then you’re on the road to early treatment, which dramatically improves the chances of a positive outcome.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we also provide general and family dentistry, as well as 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

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, Oral cancer screenings, Oral Health

The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals in Cornwall

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing those words make a lot of people uneasy. They’re associated with pain, but at Cornwall Dental Arts, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as endodontic treatment, root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. When that’s finished, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.

Root canals are done on teeth that are very sick, and if they aren’t performed, the tooth will probably die. Even more ominous are the blood-borne infections that spread through the body because of the infected tooth.

The tip-off that something is going on with one of your teeth may be as ordinary as a toothache. But that ache is telling you something, so if you have a toothache don’t ignore it. Schedule an appointment with us right away. Remember, root canals are nothing to fear.

In addition to root canals, Cornwall Dental Arts provides general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and oral cancer screenings. We serve patients in Morrisburg, Ingleside, and throughout the area. Call our office today to schedule an 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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Smile Makeovers: What You See And What You Don’t

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A smile makeover from Cornwall Dental Arts is the sum of its parts. And that’s what you want the world to see: the final outcome. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes.

This post talks about three critical smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often necessary for the successful result.

Clear Braces
Not everyone wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Clear braces keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. We offer our patients Six Month Smiles.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants
A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) post implanted into the bone to replace a missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is virtually indistinguishable from the others, in appearance and function.

Cornwall Dental Arts provides other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including veneers and teeth whitening. Please visit our smile gallery for examples of our work. We also provide general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment 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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Has Your Toddler Had An Exam? Pediatric Dentistry in Cornwall

Children’s Dental in Cornwall For years, parents have been advised to have their children’s first dental checkup before the third birthday. The latest thinking is for parents to take their toddler to a dentist before their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth breaks through.

Why? Prevention, prevention, prevention! Sadly, dentists continue to find severe cavities in very young children. This is totally unnecessary in a community with accessible health and dental services.

High-risk babies should be seen as early as possible. Following are some of the risk factors:

  • Sleeping with a bottle (if you put your child to bed with a bottle, we strongly urge you to stop this practice)
  • Drinking juice constantly during the day
  • Abnormal tooth development
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tooth grinding
  • A mother with considerable cavities
  • Other health issues

The best way to ensure lifelong oral health for your children is to train them early on proper daily dental hygiene, provide a healthy, low-sugar diet, and form a relationship with a trusted family dentist. We urge parents everywhere to be passionate about their children’s dental health.

At Cornwall Dental Arts, we offer pediatric dentistry, and love to see our youngest patients come in for a visit. We also offer general and family dentistry, and Six Month Smiles clear braces. 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Pediatric dentistry

What Can Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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Many of our patients at Cornwall Dental Arts ask, “What exactly are porcelain veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are commonly used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit us for veneers, we will first make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a very thin layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this  is usually irreversible.

Cornwall Dental Arts offers all the cosmetic dentistry procedures you need to achieve a  smile. Ask us about teeth whitening, dental implants, and clear braces. We also provide general and family 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

Wear A (Dental) Crown In Cornwall ON

Wear A Crown In Cornwall

Some Cornwall residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to think about dental crowns  to improve their smile and overall oral health. Available from Cornwall Dental Arts, a crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped. When it is in place, it will cover the portion of the covered tooth that is above the gum line.

Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material.  They have been used in dentistry with great success  for decades.

Crowns are used to protect a tooth that has been weakened by tooth decay, or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together. They’re also used to restore a tooth that’s been broken, or severely worn down.

Crowns are also used to cover and support a large filling, or as the top part of a dental implant.

If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with us at Cornwall Dental Arts. We provide crowns as part of cosmetic dentistry, along with porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. We also offer general and family 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns, Dental Implants, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

Dental Check Up: How Often?

When is the last time you had a dental check-up?At Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON, we recommend seeing us for a check-up and cleaning every six months. It’s a basic part of our general dentistry. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we advise you to receive an examination every four months.

Most of our patients are in a medium to low risk category for dental problems. However, if you use tobacco or alcohol, eat a lot of sugar, have an eating disorder, have poor oral hygiene practices, or experience medical conditions that impact your mouth, you may be in a higher risk category. It is critical to your dental and physical health to have your teeth checked soon.

There are four main reasons you should see us every six months:

  • Plaque and tartar. We’ll give you a thorough, professional teeth cleaning. The simple fact is that your toothbrush and dental floss can’t do it all, even with the most committed routine.
  • X-rays. The dental x-rays we take allow us to spots potential problems we can’t see with a simple visual inspection. Identifying them early is the best way to treat them.
  • Oral cancer. We perform oral cancer screenings. Again, identifying this early will lead to the best outcome.
  • Gum disease. Gum disease is preventable, which is one of the reasons why your home dental care routine is so important. Checking your gums in our office every six months is the best way to catch problems early.

The common theme in most of the above is prevention. When it comes to your oral health, general and family dentistry at Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums. We also provide cosmetic 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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral cancer screenings, Oral Health

Smile Makeovers In Cornwall ON

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Smiles are one of the ways we convey a range of emotions. It’s remarkable, when you stop and think about it. A simple curling of the lips, and you’re sending a silent, positive message. With a smile makeover from Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall ON, that message can go from charming to stunning.

The elements of a smile makeover may include teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, so the price varies from patient to patient. Schedule a consultation, and we’ll give you an idea of the cost.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your smile redesign will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you’re choosing a smile makeover. We’ll describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the care.

Health
If you have any tooth decay or gum disease, it needs to be addressed prior to cosmetic work. It may be possible to combine necessary procedures.

To find out more about cosmetic dentistry, and what a Cornwall Dental Arts smile makeover can do for you, visit our smile gallery. Then pick up the phone and give us a call!

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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