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FAQ

How often to get your teeth cleaned per year?

For most people with relatively healthy gums, having your teeth cleaned two times a year should be good. For those people who have chronic gum bleeding with gum disease, having your teeth cleaned every 3 to 4 moths is recommended.

Caring for baby teeth at ages between 6 months and 2 years old.

Before going to bed, use gauze or finger brush to wipe and brush baby teeth. Once cleaned, no more eating, juice or milk. Water only.

At what age a child may visit a dentist?

At age two and a half, when most baby teeth are put.

Why are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures?

Dental cavities, tooth brush abrasions, erosions, tooth cracks that violate the dentin layer can cause sensitivity.

What tooth brush to choose?

In general, we recommend soft tooth brushes. We normally do not recommend electric tooth brushes which can cause gum recession if not used carefully.

At what age should you have braces?

At around 12 years of age, when the second molars have erupted, we recommend braces if needed.

Do I have to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Not necessarily!
If they’re coming in straight and you can take good care of them, or if they are embedded in the gum, there is no need to remove them. If they come in crooked, which causes cavities or gum disease, we recommend removing them.

Direct link between gum health to heart disease and stroke

People with gum disease have bacteria chronically going into their blood circulation through the mouth, which triggers a cascade of inflammatory reaction from the body. the end result is thickening of the patient’s blood which blocks arteries in the heart and brain. People with gum disease have 4 times higher chances to develop heart attacks and strokes.

Barrhaven South Dentistry

613.825.8900

[email protected]
129 Riocan Avenue, Unit 6
Barrhaven, ON K2J 5G3

Office Hours

Mon–Thurs: 8am—8pm
Fri–Sat: 8am—3pm