Your oral health depends on how well you take care of your smile–and that you do so regularly. The Dentist in Uptown Toronto, Dr. Tamo, teaches patients how to brush, floss and eat tooth-friendly diets. She will also ask that you and your family come to Dentistry @ 1881 every six months to receive complete oral exams and professional cleanings. These services are a great investment in the health of your smiles.
Your children’s dental health is so important. It affects how they eat, how they speak, how they look and even how they learn. Please schedule their routine oral exams and cleanings with the children’s dentist in Uptown Toronto, Dr. Janet Tamo. From toddlerhood through their teen years and beyond, your kids will receive superior preventive and restorative care in a comfortable, patient-centered atmosphere.
Flossing tends to be the at-home dental practise that patients neglect most often, but it is essential to protect against tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing alone doesn’t access the spaces between teeth or below the gum line. Flossing is the best way to prevent plaque buildup in these hard to reach dental nooks and crannies. When done properly every day, flossing makes your teeth feel cleaner, freshens breath, and leaves you with healthier looking teeth and gums. Take a step toward extraordinary dental health – start flossing or flossing better today. Call Dr. Janet Tamo and her caring team to find out more about best practices in at-home oral health care, or to schedule your Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommended twice annual checkup today.
Would you rather know or not know that you have bad breath? Tough decision, but actually if you know then you can do something to get rid of your bad breath, also known as halitosis. Of course, eliminating bad breath depends on knowing what’s causing the malodor. To determine the source of bad breath, Toronto, CA, residents come to Dr. Tamo at Dentistry@1881.
*The following information was adapted from the ADA website.
Dentists are looking for more than just cavities at your check-up appointments! At each visit we do an Oral Cancer Screening that checks your throat, cheeks, tonsils, the back of the tongue and the floor of the mouth for any signs of cancer. Regular visits to the dentist can help to detect oral cancer early and will result in a better outcome for the patient. There are 42,000 new cases of Oral Cancer every year in the U.S. alone! (more…)
Why do you need two dental visits each year? You may not. That answer may surprise you, but like all dental and medical care, the number of times any patient visits the dentist should be based on individual needs. The Dentistry @ 1881 team offers patients the quality oral health care, and that includes developing a regular dental checkup and cleaning routine that ensures optimal oral health and wellbeing. (more…)
Dentistry @ 1881 is a family friendly practice that offers a range of dental services, including restorative and cosmetic treatments. But we know the very foundation must be healthy before anything else can succeed — and that’s why our biggest focus is on prevention.
We want all our Toronto neighbors to have healthy teeth that last a lifetime, and the most crucial ingredient to that end is a good understanding of the basics in oral hygiene. Twice annual visits to the dentist combined with a dedicated at-home hygiene routine of brushing gently for two minutes, twice a day and flossing once a day, are all necessary for teeth that last for years and years. (more…)
From a young age, we’re all told how important it is to brush our teeth, but how many of us are actually instructed as to how to do it properly? Studies show that approximately one quarter of Canadians has failed to see a dentist in the past year, and many brush their teeth in a way that does not actively prevent tooth decay. The primary reason for this is that many of us tend to rush through our home hygiene routine.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that teeth be brushed for two minutes, twice per day, and that each tooth brushing session be broken down into four quadrants, or sections. If you spend just 30 seconds on the bottom left, 30 more seconds on the bottom right, and so on, you’ll find that your two minutes flies by faster than you might expect. Breaking down your brush time this way also helps to ensure that each and every tooth is getting the close attention it needs. (more…)