Introducing Invisalign – The clear alternative to metal braces

Invisalign-Toronto-DentistI am happy to announce that we have introduced Invisalign at Cherry Blossom Dentistry. Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom made, virtually invisible series of aligners made just for you, before getting invisaling we recommend you get a Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery. The aligners fit right over your teeth and are made of smooth, comfortable plastic. They resemble whitening trays in appearance but that’s where the similarity ends. Each set of aligners incrementally shifts teeth into a desired position using smooth, gentle forces. With invisalign there are no brackets and wires bonded to your teeth and the removable aligners allow for ease of brushing and flossing throughout your treatment. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks and then you simply switch to the next set.

One of the most innovative aspects of Invisalign is that a digitized treatment plan is created using a model of your teeth. You will be able to see what the aligners will be able to achieve during your orthodontic treatment on a computer image before you even commit to start.

We offer complimentary invisalign consultations. I review the entire process, risk, benefits, fees, and show you a set of aligners and before and after case photos.

I am very excited to be an Invisalign provider. I consider it a revolutionary alternative to conventional braces and I am confident in what it can offer to my patients.

Digital X-Rays, Tablet Check-In, TV’s

photo 4Cherry Blossom Dentistry has recently undergone several exciting new upgrades in the last three months.  One of the most important has been introducing digital imaging in place of conventional x-rays with film.  The benefits include a minimum 60% reduction of radiation exposure per film for the patient as well as reduced chemical waste from the processing of film.  Along with this, the entire office has converted to a paperless system, allowing all patient records and treatment to be recorded digitally.

Patients will also enjoy convenient check-in when they arrive with our brand new tablet.  Patients will be able to update personal information, medical and dental history and insurance information with this handy device.  They will also have the option to select automated email confirmations and reminders for appointments, rather than a phone call.  With an easy click in your email, we will know that you are confirmed for your visit.

Lastly, our treatment rooms have new televisions for both patient entertainment during treatment as well as treatment discussion.  I can project x-rays and photos onto the TV to help explain clinical concerns and recommended therapies.  This helps to keep you informed and involved.

We are all excited about these new changes and we are anxious to share them with all of our patients.

                      Dr. Lakshmi Jain

 

Do You Suffer From Sensitive Teeth?

sensitive_teeth_dentists_toronto_3D_DentistryMany people suffer from sensitive teeth. It is often described as anything from a mild discomfort to a sharp pain on the surfaces of the teeth, usually triggered by hot, cold, sweet, and sour foods or drinks. It can happen at any age and to anyone. The pain from sensitive teeth is caused by exposed areas on the teeth not protected by enamel, such as the root surfaces. Dentin, which lies below enamel and covers the entire tooth, including root surfaces, is less tolerant and less resistant to environmental changes than enamel. Enamel provides insulation to the tooth that dentin does not. Fluid movement within the dentin produces nerve impulses in the tooth when we eat and drink which can translate as pain and sensitivity.

Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

The most common causes of tooth sensitivity are receding gums. Recession can be caused by gum disease, aggressive tooth brushing with a hard or medium bristle brush, or be part of the natural aging process. An acidic diet may also play a role in wearing away the protective layer of the teeth, exposing the dentin. Food and drinks high in acid such as carbonated sodas and citrus foods erode and dissolve the enamel leaving the dentin extremely sensitive. A high acidity level in the mouth, created by specific medical conditions such as Bulimia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can also result in dental erosion and tooth sensitivity.

What You Can Do to Avoid Tooth Sensitivity

  • Use low abrasion, desensitizing toothpastes such as Sensodyne, Colgate Sensitive or Crest Pro-Health.
  • Switch to a soft-bristle toothbrush to protect the gums and minimize damage to exposed dentin.

How We Can Help You to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

  • In office desensitizing is a treatment which provides a long lasting (up to 6 months) effect to bring tooth sensitivity to a comfortable level. Make an appointment with a dentist Calgary NE for a proper dental care.
  • Prevention of sensitivity with regular cleaning appointments to manage gum disease and educate and review proper home care on a regular basis.

Lioudmila (Mila) Antonova, RDH

3D Dentistry’s First Anniversary

3D Dentistry Toronto First Year AnniversaryOn August 7th, 2010 we celebrated our First Anniversary as 3D Dentistry in Toronto! Patients and visitors were welcomed with a delicious slice of cake from Swirls Cupcakes and refreshments.