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HYGIENE

TOGETHER, WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR ORAL HEALTH AND YOUR OVERALL HEALTH

Studies show that several diseases can originate from poor hygiene and maintenance of oral health. Therefore, at By The Lake Dental we believe overall health starts in the mouth. Our hygienists help prevent problems before they happen, and demonstrate how to effectively maintain your dental health at home. This is important, since you clean your teeth everyday and are the biggest contributor to your oral health.

Our hygienists are also trained on how to use all of our state-of-the-art technology meaning that you experience the most up-to-date dental care every visit. We also offer halitosis (chronic bad breath) treatment through a specific Halitosis system. We use fluoride varnish at your visits, to prevent tooth decay and help rebuild your enamel, and this is up to 30x more effective than fluoride mouthwash.


Our care is customized to every patient, as every person has different dental health needs. We offer Orthodontic work right at our offices, and for patients currently using orthodontic appliances it is important to use the Water Pik® system as an alternative to flossing, and to have fluoride treatments done more regularly.

All of this is of course on top of the standard hygiene appointments that you would be used to. We remove plaque and tartar, take the needed x-rays or scans, the dentist interpret them and discuss findings with you. We measure the attachment of your gums to your teeth, which is known as probing. We can also polish your teeth to remove stains if needed. Quite simply, we do what you’re already used to and so much more, which is why we are different.

HOME CARE

 

Care of your gums

Daily flossing, the use of the Water Pik® system or the use of GUM® picks is crucial to maintaining your dental health, as it reaches places in your mouth that a toothbrush simply cannot. This is an important foundation for healthy gums, leading to a healthy mouth and body.  We recommend the Water Pik® system, as it is 2x more effective than flossing and provides the best results.  Ideally, you should floss or use the Water Pik® or GUM® picks 2 times a day, before brushing. When using the Water Pik® system, follow the instructions provided with the machine, or ask your hygienist for more information. When flossing, gently slide the floss under the gumline, and wipe the tooth base to tip 2-3 times. Ensure to floss both sides of every tooth to do a proper, thorough job and keep your gums healthy! With GUM® picks, simply gently massage the gums in between each tooth, making sure to cover the gumline area thoroughly.

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Care of your teeth

Of course, it is important to brush your teeth and gums 2-3 times a day using a soft bristled toothbrush, as it is safer for your gums. We recommend that you use an electric toothbrush. If using a manual toothbrush, make sure to brush away from the gums (top down for top set of teeth, bottom-up for the bottom set of teeth.) An electric toothbrush will have this circular motion programmed in to be more effective and efficient. Ensure to brush the gumline as well as the teeth. Make sure to take your time while brushing. A thorough job typically takes from 2-3 minutes.

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Overall Care of Your Mouth

Ensure to clean your tongue as well, by brushing it starting from the back and moving towards the front. You can buy a special tongue scraper, or simply use your toothbrush. We also recommend that you rinse with mouthwash every time after brushing your teeth, in order to give the mouth an overall cleanse from bacteria that you may not get otherwise. Minimalize sugary foods, and when you eat them ensure to rinse your mouth out after to stop the sugar from decaying your tooth enamel.  

TEAM

By the Lake Dental has a highly dedicated and motivated team of dental professionals who share a patient-centric culture. Our team covers a diverse set of dental disciplines, allowing us to offer a full service – ‘one-stop shop’ - dental experience. We look forward to having the opportunity to share our dental culture with you.

HIGHLY RATED

Have a look at our reviews and learn what our patient community is saying about their experience at By The Lake Dental.

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"I visited this Dental Office for a broken molar. The visit was amazing. The work was very well-done, painless, and fast! They really spoke to me gently, and were very understanding about my tooth. It was all fixed up, and wow! What a great result. I am smiling again!"

Bob

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING ASSOCIATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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LOCATIONS

AJAX 

905-428-2111

7-255 Salem Rd. L1Z 0B1
ajax@bythelakedental.com

HIGHLAND CREEK - SCARBOROUGH 

416-284-8282

4-371 Old Kingston Rd., M1C 1B7
scarborough@bythelakedental.com