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Bloor Dental Health Centre

415 Bloor Street West
Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1X6

Phone: (416) 538-8883
Fax: (416) 538-9906

 

 

Office Hours
Monday
10am - 7pm
Tuesday
10am - 7pm
Wednesday
8am - 4pm

Thursday

8am - 4pm
Friday
Closed







 
  JANUARY 2012: TIPS, ENEWS, AND MORE!

 
Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are now relaxed, rested and ready to face 2012 head on.

Thank you to everyone who offered us advice regarding improving the experience at our office. Many of your suggestions are being incorporated into our office for the New Year.

Congratulations to our draw winner Fiona L! She has won a Take Home Teeth Whitening Kit!

 
January 15-21 is National Non-Smoking Week
If ending a relationship with tobacco is on your list of things to do in 2012, now is a great time to start. You can find helpful advice on how to quit and more about National Non-Smoking Week here. Remember, in addition to your lungs and heart, tobacco use stains your teeth, damages your mouth's soft tissues and increases your chance of developing oral cancer. If quitting is proving more difficult than you anticipated, we may be able to help.

Is Your Dental Insurance Based on the Calendar Year?
If you have any outstanding dental work to be completed or are maintaining an oral health and hygiene routine that corresponds to your dental benefits, now is the time to come in and see us. You can request an appointment here.

Until next month,

Bloor Dental Health Centre



 ARE YOU STILL A SMOKER?

 
Are You Still a Smoker?
The effects of smoking have been the focus of health campaigns for many years now. Campaigns often focus on the lung and heart problems linked to smoking. Bloor Dental Health Centre would like to offer you oral health related reasons to turn your back on tobacco.

While the effects of tobacco use on your heart and lungs may be hidden from public view, the effects on your oral health are often as clear as the smile on your face.

You may view smoking as sociable and appealing. The actual impression you may offer to others may include:
  • Stained Teeth
  • Bad Breath
  • Dry Mouth
  • Leukoplakia (Irritated patches on the tongue and Tissues inside your mouth)



 CROWNS & BRIDGES

 
If a tooth has been damaged or decayed to an extent where a filling will not suffice, a Crown (also called a Cap) is often needed to restore the tooth's shape, strength and structural function.

A Crown or Cap, as its name suggests, is a covering that is placed over the effected tooth. The tooth is prepared by removing any decayed area and shaping the tooth to be capped. The Cap is then cemented in place to protect the tooth for years to come. Crowns are also used to reinforce a tooth that has been badly cracked or broken, as well as to seal a tooth after root canal therapy.

A Bridge is a dental device that uses adjacent teeth as anchors to hold an artificial tooth in the place of a missing one.

Click here learn more about crowns and bridges and why they are mentioned together.