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Mississauga Dental Office: What Sets Us Apart.

Mississauga Dental Office: What Sets Us Apart.

We are confident that our Mississauga Dental Office is one of the special one’s out there. Here’s what sets us apart!

Our Tools
We’re always keen on having dental equipment that works. It’s not about the latest equipment or whether it’s state-of-the-art. In fact, some of the more advanced equipment sold to many dental offices don’t perform as some of the older equipment in the market. The older equipment can be more reliable at times. We carefully select dental equipment that is practical, that works and is comfortable for our patients. Also, we avoid useless pricey tools that will impact our bottom line and pinch our patient’s pockets. After all, we like to keep it affordable.

Our Team
Big smiles go a long way. Our staff are amicable and always know how to cheer up your day. They understand that you could be in pain and may be easily irritable and they take that into account when dealing with you. They are extremely patient and experienced, and that makes all the difference in the world.

Our Dentists
The heart of any practice is the dentists who work there. At our Mississauga Dental Office, we’ve hired patient, friendly, and experienced dentists who care about their patients and their oral health. Add to that the many languages they speak and their flexible schedules and you can see how it makes all the difference in the world. We’ve seen them stay late time-and-time again to care for their patients without ever rushing them off. They’re also especially good when it comes to young patients and children, and we all know how difficult it can be to treat a child when it comes to their dental needs.

Our Patients!
As proud as we are in our facility and the great people working in it, what makes us unique is you, our wonderful patients as we couldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for you.

Office Perks
We offer all dental services. We have wisdom teeth extractions, root canals, bridges, veneers, laser or zoom whitening, braces or orthodontics, dental implants, and sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry for kids or anxious patients. Finally, our Mississauga Dental Office is open seven days a week, 364 days a year. So if you need a dentist on Sunday evening, we’ve got you covered. Add to that 0% interest payment plans and the fact that we accept all insurance plans whether government or private and you can quickly see what sets our Mississauga Dental Office apart.

Schedule your next appointment with our office anytime! We’d love to see and care for you!

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Smile-Friendly After School Snacks

Smile-Friendly After School Snacks

As parents, you know that when your child comes home from school, they often run straight for the pantry! We understand that kids can be a bit hungry after a long day at school and we want to help you provide you with smile-friendly snacks that won’t only fill their bellies, but will benefit their teeth as well!

Try These Smile-Friendly Snacks!

Consuming a lot of starchy and sugary treats in the afternoon can do a number on a child’s teeth—not to mention ruin their appetite for dinner! Sticky, sugary snacks can adhere to your child’s teeth for long periods of time, potentially causing harmful cavities. In order to avoid snack-induced cavities and other oral health concerns, try these ideas instead:

Leafy Greens and Fresh Veggies

Dark, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and collard greens have calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B2, and magnesium–all essential for healthy teeth and gums. Veggies like broccoli and celery are great as well! In addition to being rich in vitamins, broccoli has been shown to create an acid-resistant “shield” for your teeth.  As for celery, because of its fibrous material, it massages gums, cleans teeth, and encourages saliva production, making it a natural tooth scrubber!

If your kids like a little crunch in their snack, you could even try making homemade veggie chips! You can use anything from kale and spinach to sweet potatoes and carrots. Simply mix your veggies with enough olive oil to coat them, add any spices you’d like (garlic or pepper is always good), and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, flip your veggies, and then bake until crispy!

Cheese, Milk, and Yogurt

Dairy is the go-to dental snack for a reason! Few other foods give such a great boost of calcium. Cheese and yogurt even help cut acidity, helping protect your child’s teeth from erosion caused by acidic fruit juices. If your child doesn’t just want plain yogurt, fruit and yogurt parfaits are a great option to add some flavor and healthy vitamins to their snack.

Fruit High in Vitamin C

A lack of vitamin C can break down the collagen network in our gums, making them tender and more susceptible to bacteria and gum disease. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit and kiwi are great sources of Vitamin C. To make their citrus snack fun, you can make fun kabobs with some citrus, berries, and some of their favourite cheeses.

If you’d like some healthy and creative school lunch ideas, check out these tips from Martha Stewart!

Do You Have Anything To Add?

Do you have any healthy snack recipes of your own? We’d love to hear them! Feel free to comment below and share this with your friends and family! Maybe they’ll have snack recipes of their own!

 

 

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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Why Your Dentist Should Be Your Best Friend

Why Your Dentist Should Be Your Best Friend

Going to the dentist is something a lot of people try to avoid as much as possible. Nevertheless, it’s important for you to understand why it’s something you need to look forward to. There are many benefits and advantages to visiting the dentist, and you need to embrace these. Here are some reasons why your dentist should be your best friend.

Oral hygiene is important

There are a lot of things that matter these days when it comes to health and well-being. Oral hygiene is one of the most important. You need to have healthy teeth as you go through life, and the only way to properly ensure this, is to make sure you start going to your dentist on a regular basis.

Saves you from serious work in the long run

One of the biggest benefits of going to see your dentist regularly is that it saves you stress and money. By going often, you’re able to catch any problems early, which will help ensure your teeth stay healthy . Problems with teeth can quickly lead to more severe problems. This often takes a lot of time and money to correct, and this is something most people would want to avoid. So, make sure you visit your dentist on a regular basis; it will be worth it in the long run.

Helps improve your appearance

Appearance plays such a prominent role in your life that it’s important to work on looking good as much as you can, and your teeth play an enormous part in the way you look. When you have bad teeth, it’s often very noticeable, and it’s the same with healthy teeth. Your dentist will be able to work on your teeth, and give you tips and helpful suggestions. You can get them cleaned, polished and whitened, and this will make them look a lot brighter than they did. There’s even the option of veneers to make them look even better!. Your dentist can be monumental in helping improve your appearance and make you look and feel more confident.

Avoid fillings & dentures

As we get older, we might get to the point where we need to get fillings and dentures. This is never a pleasant experience but is often necessary. You can avoid this for a long time by ensuring you partake in bi-annual visits, helping your teeth and gums stay strong. Avoiding dentures and fillings will save you money, as well as saving you the stress and trauma of having intensive work done.

 

A lot of people have an irrational fear of visiting the dentist. But, you need to understand how important it is to visit your dentist in the long-run. In fact, your dentist should become your new best friend. Hopefully this article gave you a better insight on how beneficial a dentist can be; and helped calm any fear you may have of them. If you have any stories or tips on how regular visits benefit you, leave a comment below!

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Brushing Your Teeth

The Do’s & Don’ts of Brushing Your Teeth

We’ve all heard our dentists tell us to “brush twice a day and floss regularly.” But is that all you need to do to build strong teeth and gums? Not exactly. The following are many do’s and don’ts of brushing your teeth to ensure they stay at their healthiest, strongest and brightest.

Tooth Brushing Dos:

  • Brush with fluoride toothpastes and gels. Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that helps prevent and even reverse early stages of tooth decay.
  • Choose a toothbrush that is appropriately sized and use a soft-bristled brush. Bristles that are too hard can injure your gums and cause recession.
  • Brush for 2 minutes covering all sections of the mouth (upper, lower, inside, outside or behind). A motorized (electric or battery-operated) toothbrush with a timer can be a great choice; as most people don’t realize 30 seconds per mouth section is a long time. Don’t forget to use short, gentle strokes that cover one or two teeth at a time.
  • Brush shortly after you’ve consumed anything particularly sweet or chewy, in addition to the normal two times a day (morning and bedtime). If it’s not convenient to brush, rinse with mouthwash or water to wash away food particles, sugar residue and to help dilute acids produced by decay-forming bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or whenever the bristles start showing signs of excessive wear. Also replace after any illness (cold, flu, etc.). Germs can live on the bristles so if you continue to use the same toothbrush, it could lead to reinfection.
  • Brush your tongue once a day with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. Sulphur-emitting bacteria can reside on the tongue surface and are largely responsible for bad breath. One or two swipes from back to front will suffice to reduce the bacterial count in your mouth and help control halitosis.
  • Keep toothbrush heads dry after use.

Tooth Brushing Don’ts:

  • Don’t ever share toothbrushes with anyone, even your family members. Germs and gum disease can be transferred via moist brushes.
  • Don’t brush your teeth within 30 minutes of consuming acidic (citrus fruit) foods or beverages (juices, sports drinks, soft drinks). The acids soften the tooth structure and make them more susceptible to abrasion through brushing.
  • Don’t use a hard-bristled brush or excessive force. You are cleaning your teeth and gums, not the grout between your bathroom tiles! Be gentle.
  • Don’t allow children 2 years old and under to ingest toothpaste. Children should always brush teeth under the supervision of an adult. Tip: Children need assistance with oral hygiene until they possess the dexterity to tie their own shoelaces.
  • Don’t forget to rinse! Rinsing collects and discards all of the bacteria you just brushed from your teeth and gums and prevents it from re-depositing on the tooth surface.
  • The Most Important Don’t: Don’t forget to schedule regular checkups with your dentist (Like us) every 6 months. Bi-annual professional cleanings and exams are the easiest way to avoid painful and costly dental problems in the future.

Share this with your friends and family and let us know if you have any other tips to keeping your teeth healthy!

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Acid Reflux: Protect your teeth

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If you’ve ever had acid reflux, you know it can be a terrible experience.  Not only does it damage your esophagus and stomach lining, but it can also damage your teeth. Acid reflux occurs when some of the acidic stomach contents go back up into the esophagus, creating a burning pain in the lower chest area, often after eating. If your acid reflux is severe enough, it can even cause erosion in your teeth.

Stomach acid is at a PH level of 2.0, and teeth can dissolve if the PH level is 5.5.  This can lead to severe oral damage such as erosion of teeth in the future if eating habits are not changed. 

Ways to prevent acid reflux are:

  • Avoid eating acidic foods and foods that can cause acid reflux. (ex. Tomatoes, citric fruits, spicy & fried foods, fatty meats, dairy, chocolate and caffeine)
  • Consume lots of water and vegetables
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat smaller portions
  • Avoid laying down for 3 hours after eating a meal
  • Elevate your head while lying down
  • Avoid smoking
  • Cut back on alcohol consumption
  • Wear loose fitting clothes
  • Try a gluten-free diet
  • Medications

If you are diagnosed with acid inducing erosion, the following will help minimize the effects:

  • Continue to avoid foods that cause acidic reflux(as stated above)
  • Avoid brushing teeth for 60 minutes after acid reflux episodes
  • Rinse mouth with water after an occurrence
  • Take a sugar-free antacid and let it dissolve in your mouth
  • Chew sugar free gum, lozenges or candies
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2016, a year of success for The Tooth Corner

2016, a year of success for The Tooth Corner

From Dr Hassan, thank you all for an incredible 2016

I wanted to thank all of our patients who put their trust in us to keep them healthy and comfortable.  Because of you, last year was the most success we’ve experienced at our location.  I understand going to the Dentist can be a challenging experience for some, but we pride ourselves in ensuring the highest quality of service with care, patience and professionalism to each individual.  It’s important to make sure each patient is comfortable when receiving treatment, and also understands proactive measures to help retain good oral health.  This is a model we chose to utilise, in the hopes that the dental industry can see the success it brings, and ensure it becomes a core part of their values.  This will help everyone have an enjoyable visit to their dentist, which will then create a more positive outlook from patients towards the entire industry.  Because of these values, we’ve had more patients, more frequent visits and more bright smiles in 2016.

Here’s a recap of other reasons why 2016 was successful for The Tooth Corner:

A New Addition

In 2016, we added a new location to the Tooth Corner family.  The dental office on Tomken Road was the newest addition to our growing brand and we saw much success towards that location with just the brand attached to it.  We are hoping to add more locations every year, so look out for us.

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Updated technology

In 2016, The Tooth Corner took a huge step to adopt modern technology.  First, we introduced Bitcoin, which is continuing to grow as a very successful digital currency. (See the article below).  We also introduced real time chat support for our potential and current customers to seek out quick and helpful support on any of their needs.

Mississauga’s Only Bitcoin Dentist

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Our Staff

The Tooth Corner staff work tirelessly to ensure the brand continues to grow and all customers continue to stay satisfied.  From the dentists, to the assistants, to the administrative staff and everyone at corporate office, I thank you for all you’ve done; working together to create a strong, sustainable and customer oriented brand isn’t easy, but we’ve proven its achievable.

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Once again, thank you all for an incredible year. We are very excited about our upcoming plans and most of all, where the industry is going.  We hope to see you soon in 2017.  Smile, it’s going to be a great year!

 

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Best Dentist in Mississauga

Best Dentist in Mississauga

Best dentist in Mississauga or best dentist is not something a dental office can self-proclaim. It’s not solely about dentistry either. The Best dentist is about care and service. Can my dentist fix my smile if she can’t even smile herself? Confidence is an asset but does it necessarily have to come with a rigid attitude? Here’s what “Best Dentist” means to me:

Passionate: Without passion, you have a dentist working hours anxious to get through the day, whereas a dentist with passion is lost in the moment, completely focused on your care.

Kind and Friendly: When a dentist can empathize with you, they can relate, and when they can relate, they can feel your frustration. A few kind words like “you’re in good hands now, just relax and enjoy the ride,” can go a long way in putting you at ease. You don’t want your teeth cared for by the dental nazi. A friendly dentist is easy to work with no matter what the situation, but it’s something you feel and experience rather than a question you ask.

Experienced: All the kindness and passion in the world won’t do if your dentist doesn’t know what they’re doing. Ask about their credentials, where they studied, what their specialty is, and for how long they’ve been practicing dentistry. Fresh college grads are passionate and kind but tend to lack in experience. You don’t want to be a training ground for experience; you want to be in the care of someone with years of experience.

Not Necessarily the Cheapest: A cheap dentist can be alarming at times. Cheap at the cost of what exactly? Something has to give because dentists are not in the business to lost money. Make sure you’re charged fairly and that your dentist is wisely and not greedily using up your insurance to care for your teeth and not just their pockets. Notice whether the dental clinic is run more like a business or a caring facility. Ask if they follow the Ontario Dental Association fee guide, and if so, which year do they adhere to?

Convenient: What’s the point of all of the above if you have to wait for weeks to see your dentist or the clinic has odd hours. There are dentists in Mississauga open seven days a week and late in the evenings. Ask if they offer emergency care and what number you can reach out to in case of an emergency.

In the end, choosing or finding the best dentist in Mississauga comes with experience. You just don’t want to go through so many before finding one. You can start by giving us a try, after all, if we’re aware of the points above, we could be striving to put them to practice! You can reach as directly by phone or book your appointment online for a free consultation.

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