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Why 2 Dental Visits Per Year?

December 29, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry,Preventative Dentistry — dr_tamo @ 2:56 pm

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…)

Preventative Dentistry

November 29, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry,Preventative Dentistry — dr_tamo @ 2:45 pm

Dr. Tamo and their Team Are Focused on Prevention

Preventive Dentistry Is The Heart of Our Practice

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…)

Fresh Breath Tips from Dr. Janet Tamo

September 16, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_tamo @ 3:21 pm

bad-breathFollowing some basic principles can help to ensure that your breath remains fresh. In this blog post, Dr. Tamo of Dentitry@1881 outlines some important factors in keeping your breath fresh. Occasionally, bad breath can be a sign of a more serious condition. So, Dr. Tamo wanted to share with you and her patients these principles to help maintain a healthy mouth and fresh breath.


Bad dental hygiene causes 85% of halitosis. If you don’t clean your mouth thoroughly, the bacteria living in your mouth will metabolize the food particles and create smelly by-products (sulfur smells like rotten eggs!)

Brush for 2 minutes twice a day and floss every day, and don’t forget to scrape or brush the back of the tongue where the bad bacteria collect. (more…)

Proper Tooth Brushing Techniques for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

April 21, 2015

478248949From 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.

What is the Right Way to Brush My Teeth?

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…)

How To Brush Your Teeth. Yes, Seriously.

May 10, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_tamo @ 12:19 pm

Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press, CP

03/10/2014 01:41am EDT | Updated May 10, 2014

TORONTO – Watching people brush their teeth in movies or on TV can really irk Dr. Andrea Johnstone.

A Toronto-based periodontist with a gleaming smile, Johnstone says the technique on display is often the very approach dental professionals warn their patients not to use.

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