Archive for December 2015

What Are Dental Implants?

December 21, 2015 | Posted Education

Dental implants are metal frames or posts that are surgically anchored into your jaw. Once they have been placed, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth. Because dental implants are anchored directly into your jawbone, artificial teeth that are mounted to them won’t move in your mouth.
 
When receiving dental implants, your dentist will have to perform a surgery to anchor the implant into your jawbone. Your gum is then secured over the implant, which will stay covered by the gum until the implant fuses with the bone. After some time, your dentist creates a crown (artificial tooth) that is then attached to the implant.
 
If you have any questions related to dental implants, feel free to contact us at Rideau Dental Center by calling 613-230-7475.
 
We’d also hope that everyone has a happy holidays and a great new year! See you all in 2016!
 

When to Begin Visiting the Dentist

December 07, 2015 | Posted Education

As early as four months, children’s first teeth can begin coming through their gums. Many parents wonder when they should get the dentist involved, and the answer is as soon as the first tooth becomes visible. You should schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible and begin to brush your child's teeth every day.
 
Always try to make your child's first visit to the dentist a good one. You can have fun by showing your child pictures of the dentist and role-playing the dentist's office in advanced. You should try to tell them that someone will just simply look at their teeth and take care of them. During their first few visits, it’s normal for a parent to accompany their child into the dentist’s office to help them feel more comfortable. After your first visit, remember to continue to see the dentist regularly.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the Rideau Dental Centre by calling 613-230-7475.