Whether it’s due to time constraints, cost, or other factors, in our busy and hectic lives sometimes it’s hard to get the care that you need. When it comes to your oral health however, attending your regular dental appointments every six months or twice per year is even more important than ever. This is because both physicians and dentists alike understand that your oral health is linked to your overall health and well being. Your dentist in Toronto wants you to know that better oral health equals better overall health.
Dr. Janet Tamo's Dental Blog
May 13, 2016
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…)
March 20, 2016
For some people, the worst part about receiving a crown, inlay/onlay, bridge, or a denture is the impression. The material used to make that impression is so (messy) and has to stay in your mouth for several minutes. Even patients who don’t have a sensitive gag reflex can be bothered. Hasn’t dental technology devised a more comfortable way? Yes! At Dentistry@1881, impressions are now (produced suing) the iTero Scanner. With a quick and easy scan of your tooth, your dentist in Toronto produces a clear 3D impression that is not only more comfortable for you the patient, but also provides a more accurate image of your tooth. (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…)
January 17, 2016
Every morning you wake up and faithfully brush your teeth. At night you repeat the process and take the time to floss, so you can remove plaque between your teeth. In addition to this routine at home, you also schedule and keep your biannual dental checkups with Dr. Tamo at Dentistry @ 1881, the dentist Uptown Toronto trusts for comprehensive dental care. We think you deserve a reward for your good hygiene habits. Come to our office and treat yourself to a bright and white smile with Zoom! Teeth Whitening. (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…)
September 16, 2015
Following 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 principals to help maintain a healthy mouth and fresh breath.
- TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR TEETH!
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…)
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…)