Check Ups, Cleanings & Breath
At Capitol Dentistry in Toronto, we are advocates of preventive care to help maintain good oral health.
Take Care of Your Oral Health
Take care of your oral health today at our Yonge and Eglinton dentist office! Regular check-ups and care routines at home can stop minor issues from becoming larger problems later in your life.
So, how do you keep your smile healthy?
At Capitol Dentistry, we believe that you should be smiling your whole life.
Regular visits to your dentist for professional oral hygiene are important for maintaining a healthy smile. Together with regular brushing and flossing, we can help you maintain your dental hygiene.
Regular check-ups by a professional oral hygiene expert and practicing good oral health habits at home are key. They can prevent small issues from becoming bigger concerns.
Visiting your dentist every 6 months is generally part of a good oral health routine.
Flossing & Brushing
Flossing and brushing regularly at home can help preserve the health of your teeth and gums.
Most dentists agree brushing twice a day and flossing once a day can help maintain dental hygiene for good oral health.
The 6-Month Check-up
As a general rule, we at Capitol Dentistry in Toronto suggest that our patients visit our dental hygienists once every six months to ensure their teeth and gums are healthy. However, a patient’s dental history and current status of their smile can also impact how often hygiene visits are recommended. Because every patient is unique, every treatment and dental hygiene plan is also unique.
Our friendly staff would be happy to discuss your oral dental care, and provide advice as to how many times per year you should visit the dentist for a cleaning.
Are check-ups and hygiene appointments covered by insurance?
Many dental plans cover hygiene appointments and regular check-ups every 6 months. If you are unsure about what your plan covers, we recommend reaching out to your insurance provider for clarification.
Treating Bad Breath
Whatever the cause of your bad breath, our dental professionals can help you get to the bottom of it!
What to do about bad breath.
At Capitol Dentistry, a frequently asked question is "what can be done about bad breath?"
Sometimes it’s the patient asking what they can do about it, sometimes they’re asking about a friend, family member or even a co-worker.
Our dentists will work with you to get to the root of the problem.
What causes bad breath?
Occasionally, bad breath can be caused by various medical conditions, most commonly sinusitis, a hiatus hernia, acid reflux or dry mouth.
Often, bad breath is due to the build up of tartar and stains on the teeth, above and below the gum-line that encourage the retention of plaque, an adhesive mixture of bacteria and food.
Another important factor in bad breath is diet – for example, insufficient Vitamin C and antioxidants may contribute to bleeding gums.
How can we help?
Whatever the cause, we’ll get to the bottom of it! We start by taking a small sample of oral bacteria and other cultures from the mouth. We then send them off to a microbiology laboratory to identify the types, locations and levels of oral bacteria. We take this detailed report and use it as a guide to develop a customized treatment plan to freshen up your bad breath.
Treatment consists of targeting the bacteria and amoeba (parasites) that are causing infection. Oravital® topical antibiotic rinses are used to reduce harmful bacteria and restore microbial balance in the mouth. These antibiotic rinses are prepared to achieve a healthy balance of oral bacteria.