Your oral health depends on how well you take care of your smile–and that you do so regularly. Dentists in Uptown Toronto, Dr. Tamo and Dr. Riccardi, teach patients how to brush, floss and eat tooth-friendly diets. They 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.
December 17, 2016
November 8, 2016
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 children’s dentists in Uptown Toronto, Dr. Janet Tamo and Dr. Milene Riccardi. From toddlerhood through their teen years and beyond, your kids will receive superior preventive and restorative care in a comfortable, patient-centered atmosphere.
September 24, 2016
Flossing tends to be the at-home dental practice 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.
May 1, 2016
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 Drs. Tamo and Riccardi at Dentistry@1881.
April 29, 2016
*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…)
February 12, 2016
Please join us in welcoming Milene Riccardi, DDS to our practice. Dr. Riccardi brings years of experience, education and a passion for dentistry to her work. She earned her B.Sc with distinction in 1984, and then went on to study at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, earning her DDS in 1988. Before opening a private practice, she completed a year of post-graduate studies, during which she worked in underserviced areas of Northern Ontario as well as Toronto hospital dental clinics. (more…)
December 29, 2015
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 highest quality oral health care, and that includes developing a regular dental checkup and cleaning routine that ensures optimal oral health and wellbeing. (more…)
November 29, 2015
Dr. Tamo, Dr. Riccardi 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…)
April 21, 2015
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.
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…)