Cosmetic Dentist, Family Dentist and Emergency Dentist in St. Catharines

The staff at Carlton Dental is highly trained, skilled and passionate about dentistry. We use state of the art dental technology and only the best practices and procedures. We strive to exceed your expectations.

At Carlton Dental, we not only want to make your visit comfortable and productive, we want it to be convenient and affordable. We are proud of our reputation for providing excellent service before, during and after treatment. The team at Carlton Dental loves children, teens, adults and seniors. We are wheelchair accessible and accept direct payment from most insurance companies.

Whether you need a simple cleaning, extraction, tooth repair or cosmetic dentistry, Carlton Dental should be your first choice for professional, gentle and affordable dental services.

We do not want you to "tolerate" your dental visit. We want you to ENJOY it.

Call and speak with our friendly and informative staff to answer any questions or to schedule an appointment. 905.984.6000.

We would love the opportunity to become the dental provider for you and your family!

Archive for April 2016



 

Top Ten Tips for Fresher Breath

Everyone can have breath issues from time to time without knowing why. Here are the facts, and some helpful tips that can really make a big difference!
 

What is halitosis?

Most people believe that all bad breath is due to poor oral hygiene. And it's true that a lack of proper home care technique can definitely contribute to a less than fresh oral aroma. But oral health professionals now know that most people with persistent breath odour are meticulous with their oral hygiene and have minimal or no bleeding, indicating healthy gums. So - why the stinky breath?

 Top Ten Tips for Fresh Breath

  • Use alcohol-free, sugar-free breath fresheners. Rinses, gums and mints that contain sugar can actually make breath worse by feeding the bad bacteria in your mouth. Alcohol dries out the mouth, and less saliva means more bacteria.
  • Go easy on the holiday cheer. Alcoholic drinks contain lots of sugar and, well - alcohol (see above).
  • Avoid "hunger breath". Waiting too long to eat loads your breath with smelly ketones. Grab a nutritious snack in between your main meals - a little extra protein will feed your brain, too.
  • Skip the garlic, onions, citrus juices, and that extra cup of "double-double" coffee.Acidic foods like tomatoes, oranges, pineapple and grapefruit can upset the pH balance in your mouth, causing bacteria to multiply faster; and sipping on sugary drinks - yep, feeds the tiny bad guys.
  • Keep it clean. It has to be said - food particles decomposing between your teeth won't help your breath stay fresh! Use floss or Soft-Picks at least twice a day.
  • Brush your gums. Including your gums and gumline when you brush not only cleans your teeth more effectively, but also stimulates your gum tissues so they'll be healthier & happier. We think they'll be "tickled pink"!
  • Drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated to avoid dry mouth, bad taste and that "pasty" feeling. Adding a twist of lemon or lime freshens the mouth and stimulates saliva, which washes away all that extra bacteria.
  • Reduce your stress levels. Taking a 5-minute break for fresh air, a change of pace or to move your computer-bound body can help to reduce stress.
  • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash twice daily. Alcohol-free & sugar-free rinses help to neutralize odours by decreasing stinky bacteria.
  • Regular dental checkups are a must for maintaining a healthy mouth. If you have concerns about persistent bad taste or possible breath issues, contact your dentist or dental hygienist.
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