Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Sensitive teeth often usually occurs when your gums have slightly receded. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through, which allows water and food  to more easily access the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels or dental procedures that can be employed. Speak to us in more detail if you have very sensitive teeth.

What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?

Great teeth and gum care starts at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. This regular routine will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a condition caused when bacteria surrounds the teeth and enters the gums.  The gums can become irritated, inflamed and often bleed.  Regular hygiene visits are highly recommended in order to prevent the condition from worsening. During such a visit, our Hygiene Team will teach you the proper flossing techniques and oral hygiene protocols utilized to prevent this periodontal disease.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a quiet condition that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. The initial phase of the condition is known as “gingivitis.”