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How To Floss Like A Pro!

Flossing is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain good dental health. It is the process of cleaning between your teeth to remove debris and food from areas a toothbrush cannot normally reach and an important part of your daily routine to keep your pearly whites sparkling and healthy.

When wearing braces, it is even more important to floss regularly since food collects and sticks more easily around the brackets and wires. At Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres it is critical for our patients to know that when they do not floss, the result is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria that can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth, around the braces, and can cause puffiness and bleeding of gum tissue. Even if you are wearing Invisalign aligners that are removable when eating, it is still important to floss on a daily basis to maintain good oral hygiene.

What is most important is to make sure that you floss correctly and clean your teeth thoroughly. Watch this video on how to floss and the proper care of your teeth while wearing braces.

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Voting is Now Open for our Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween is over but the fun hasn’t stopped at Cedarbrae & Danforth Orthodontic Centres. Many great pumpkin carving entries were received from our talented patients, but we managed to pick our top 3 favorites! Now it’s up to you, your friends, and family to decide on the grand prize winner.

The first place winner will receive a $75 Best Buy Gift Card! Second and third place winners will also receive a prize.

Head over to our Contest Page to cast your vote. You may vote one time per email address. Voting is open to the public, not limited to patients, so share the contest on your social media to get your friends to vote too!

Bite Problems – Sleep Tight, And Don’t Let The Baby Teeth Bite!

147-Bite-Problems-1-300x200 The magic time when kids normally start losing their primary (baby) teeth and are excited about seeing their first permanent teeth come in is around age 7 in the Toronto and Scarborough ON areas. When loss of teeth goes according to plan, the front teeth will be lost first, starting with the two lower front teeth and then the upper.

Unfortunately, mother nature doesn’t always work according to plan and your child can develop a bad bite (malocclusion) for many different reasons. Don’t panic. A complimentary examination by Dr. A. R. Banack, Dr. Efrat Pearlman or Dr. Corinne Haiat at Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres will put your mind at ease. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, all children should be seen by an orthodontist by the age of 7 to determine if baby teeth are being lost correctly and the permanent teeth are coming in as planned. If there is an issue, sometimes, early orthodontic treatment is indicated sooner rather than later to deter more extensive orthodontic treatment down the road. Read More

Halloween – Dont Get Tricked By Your Treats

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You have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to your teeth and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, our Team at Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged braces for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed. Not only the discomfort involved as a result of broken wires and brackets also the inconvenience of coming into the office for an extra visit with your busy school and/or work schedules.

Here at Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres in Toronto and Scarborough ON, we love Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness of potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Click here to download a Do’s and Don’t Treat List offered by the American Association of Orthodontists. As a reminder, print it off and post in on your refrigerator for all to see.Read More