BARRIE’S FAMILY DENTIST
Toronto and Barrie Dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick offers a full range of dentistry services for people of all ages so that you can have a single resource for virtually any type of dental need.
Dental Needs Change as You Age
By forming a lifelong relationship with a family dentist like Dr. Chapnick, your dentist will have enough background on the health of your entire family’s teeth, gums and jaw positioning to be able to make good recommendations for future therapy.
The state of your dental health is always changing. What may be important during teen years, like properly aligning your teeth using Invisalign® “invisible” braces, may be inconsequential in later life. As you age, you must be more concerned over conditions like treating gum disease and filling the gaps in your smile caused by tooth loss. Dr. Chapnick uses dental technology to provide you and your family with effective treatment options for serious or minor dental issues.
Reestablishing your dental health after an injury or a severe dental problem is emphasized at Molson Park Dental Office. Dr. Chapnick will give you recommendations on how to enhance your dental health, but you always have the power to choose your own path for dental work.
Dr. Chapnick is trained and experienced to provide:
gums & jaw positioning
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Welcoming Aspects of Molson Park Dental Office
All of our team members at Molson Park Dental Office are welcoming and highly qualified in their area of specialty. We have fun working together and project our enthusiasm onto our patients and their families. We recognize that not everyone loves dentistry as much as we do, so we work hard to ensure that everyone in your family is as comfortable as possible. To this end we provide items to take your mind off of your dental procedures, including:
- Coffee, tea, bottled water
- Warm towels
- Massage pillows
- Neck warmers
- Stress balls
- iPods and iPads
If you live in Barrie or Toronto, and are searching for a family dentist, look no further than family and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick. Please contact our office today to arrange a consultation to visit our office and meet our dental team.
Family Dental Services
In our dentist’s offices in Barrie, our goal is to make your mouth as immaculate as possible. Our entire team of dental professionals focus on this goal before we implement any type of cosmetic dentistry procedures on your teeth. Dr. Adam Chapnick has four superb dental hygienists who perform thorough teeth cleanings to keep your teeth free from plaque build-up, and your gums free from disease. Helping you prevent serious dental problems is our objective, so every dental hygiene visit is completely customized to your circumstance.
If you are a person with good dental health, Dr. Chapnick and team will recommend a maintenance schedule to help your smile stay that way. An appropriate time frame allows for the dental hygienist to provide comprehensive preventative dental care by:
Taking digital x-rays of your teeth generally once a year- sometimes more often if necessary, to look for tooth decay or abnormalities.
Removing plaque and tartar deposits from all areas of your teeth.
Using a laser to reduce bacterial colonies, or other build-up on your teeth, that is ultimately the source of infection.
Applying fluoride your teeth when appropriate.
Looking for signs of tooth decay or gum disease
Inspecting your mouth for signs of disease, such as oral cancer
Your Role in Dental Hygiene
What you do outside of the dental office is really the most important part of preventing and controlling dental and gum disease. It is your responsibility to take an active role in your own dental hygiene at home by brushing your teeth at least two times every day and flossing once a day. Your dental hygienist is your advocate and educator in this regard and can be the most valuable in teaching you how to perform proper home care. If you are undergoing a special treatment, such as Invisalign® to straighten your teeth, it will be necessary to brush after every meal or snack before you put your aligner trays back into your mouth.
If you live in Barrie or Toronto and would like more education about dental hygiene, please contact Molson Park Dental Office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Adam Chapnick’s dental hygienists today.
Gum Disease and Dental Visits
There are different stages of gum disease and depending on the severity of it, Dr. Chapnick will recommend that you begin a “periodontal program” to take care of the problem. It may be necessary for you to visit our office every few months, or even more often, for treatments such as:
- Scaling to remove bacteria from between your teeth and gums, all the way down to the root of your teeth
- Laser removal of biofilm and laser-mediated pocket reduction
- Chemical methods, such as antibacterial rinses or prescription medications
Bad Breath Treatment
If you are constantly popping mints or chewing gum to ward off bad breath, your condition may be caused by more than just a garlic-laden lunch. Persistent bad breath is often a warning sign that you are suffering from an oral infection. You can have an oral infection without being fully aware of it, which is why paying close attention to changes in your body and mouth is so important. Dentist Dr. Adam Chapnick can treat the underlying causes of bad breath to help you feel more comfortable in social situations and improve your dental health.
Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath is also known as halitosis. Everyone has bad breath at some point, whether it is from eating certain foods, smoking or waking up with “morning breath” because your mouth becomes dry as you sleep. These conditions are usually corrected by brushing and flossing your teeth.
If your attempts to rid your mouth of bad breath are unsuccessful, you may have early or later stages of gum disease. Everyone has bacteria in their mouths that must be removed from the teeth and tongue to control plaque build up and bad breath. When you fail to effectively and regularly brush and floss your teeth, the bacteria can begin to destroy your teeth’s supporting structures.
Other causes of bad breath include:
- Poor diet or irregular eating patterns
- Acid reflux disorder
Treatment for Bad Breath
Dr. Chapnick uses the OraVital™ breath treatment to remove the specific bacteria that are causing your breath problems. Dr. Chapnick first performs two simple tests to screen for bacteria and oral infections in your mouth by measuring the levels of toxic gases in your breath, including:
- Hydrogen sulfide
- Methyl mercaptan
- Dimethyl sulfide
Once the specific bacteria and their specific locations have been determined, he administers a unique antibiotic mouth rinse designed specially to decrease the amount of bacteria that is causing your bad breath.
It is usually necessary to continue this treatment plan over several weeks in order to effectively balance your bacteria levels. Of course, simply using the mouth rinse is not enough. Tongue Cleaners (such as OraFresh) are 95% effective in treating bad breath. It does not remove all of the bacteria in your mouth, but rather restores a healthy balance in your mouth.
Good dental hygiene practices must be maintained to keep harmful bacteria from causing tooth decay and further gum disease. A healthy diet is also very important to good breath.
If you are suffering from the embarrassment of bad breath and live in Toronto or Barrie, please contact Dr. Adam Chapnick at Molson Park Dental Office today for a bad breath consultation.
We are a Family Friendly Practice
At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.