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Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars. They grow at the very back of the mouth between the ages of 17 to 21. They are called wisdom teeth because they usually come out when one is older, unlike other teeth. When they grow correctly and are aligned, healthy wisdom teeth help with the chewing process. However, you are more likely to have problems with your wisdom teeth than with any other tooth.
Wisdom teeth that do not have enough space to grow appropriately are called impacted wisdom teeth. They do not fully develop in the mouth. Consequently, these teeth can grow in the wrong direction, coming out sideways, at a bad angle, or only partly breaking out of the gum. Thus, affecting nearby teeth, the jawbone, or even the nerves. There may be a lot of pain, and the other teeth may become permanently damaged.
According to the American Dental Association, people should have their wisdom teeth checked before they are 20 to check for wisdom teeth impaction. Even though no damage appears, the teeth can become more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. If a tooth remains just under the gum, known as tissue impacted, bacteria can accumulate and lead to infection.
Dentists usually recommend the extraction of your wisdom teeth even before complications develop.  Before your wisdom teeth undergo extraction, the teeth and the surrounding tissue are made numb with an anesthetic. After having the teeth removed, there may be pain and swelling for a few days. You may have painkillers and antibiotics prescribed. Staying hydrated and eating healthy after your wisdom teeth removal is also an essential factor for a healthy recovery.

Wisdom teeth removal is easy in young people when the wisdom teeth roots are still developing. At this time, the bone also is less dense. In older people, the healing time tends to be longer.

There are several benefits to having your wisdom teeth removed. Some of these benefits include:

1. Fewer Orthodontic Problems

When wisdom teeth erupt, they can overcrowd your dentition, resulting in damage to neighboring molars. When there is no room for them, wisdom teeth can cause alignment issues over time, as other teeth are slowly being dislodged. Thus, removing your wisdom teeth reduces the probability that you will need braces or other expensive forms of corrective surgery to treat teeth misalignment. If you’ve already had braces or corrective oral surgery to straighten your teeth, emerging wisdom teeth can alter their alignment.


2. Prevents Damage to Nearby Teeth

The pressure caused by wisdom teeth can weaken and even loosen the roots of nearby teeth or grind away tooth enamel, leaving neighboring teeth susceptible to cavities and bone loss. Also, wisdom teeth are difficult to reach and thus to keep clean.

Erupted wisdom teeth that have incompletely developed are considered impacted wisdom teeth. These can be nearly impossible to keep clean. Wisdom teeth removal can save you the need for expensive and painful root canals and fillings.


3. Reduces the risk of oral inflammation

Dental cavities and other forms of gum disease are more likely to occur because of wisdom teeth, especially impacted ones. A common effect of impacted wisdom teeth is inflammation of the gums, which can be chronic and very hard to treat. Infections that get under your gums can affect nerves or enter the bloodstream.


4. Reduction in orofacial pain

Another problem people face when retaining their wisdom teeth is orofacial pain. This discomfort in your mouth and face come from difficulties related to your wisdom teeth, such as tooth crowding, gum disease, and tooth decay. You experience a reduced quality of life when keeping your wisdom teeth because of the pain one suffers constantly.
In addition, relieving pressure, reduced gum sensitivity, and lessened tooth sensitivity are additional benefits of wisdom teeth removal. Consequently, there is a better quality of life and fewer restrictions on which foods and beverages you can enjoy.

Be ready, this August Saturday 28th we are doing our first annual event. All kids between 0 and 12 years old will get free cleaning. Make sure to book spot for your kids.!

Registration opens on August 21st. Be ready to call that day to book your spot.!

Getting your children to embrace good oral hygiene habits while they are young helps set the foundation for when they are older. Poor oral hygiene habits often lead to infections such as cavities and gum disease. Children are visual learners, so watching videos and reading books about oral hygiene is a nice way to start getting them interested in the topic. Another way to start is by making them a part of your dental care routine, and it could become a fun family activity. The process of getting children interested in oral hygiene may be tedious, but we have some tips guaranteed to make dental care for children easier:

1. Use Soft Bristled Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes come in several shapes and sizes. However, not all of them are ideal for your child. Your child's toothbrush should be easy and comfortable for them to use. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles because these toothbrushes clean children's teeth without hurting their gums. Because the bristles are soft and flexible, they can reach places other types of bristles can not. Soft-bristled toothbrushes also help to preserve their tooth enamels, enduring maximum protection from decay.

2. Use Fluoride rich Toothpaste

Fluoride is called “nature's cavity fighter” because it protects the enamels and helps reverse the early signs of tooth decay. Using a fluoride-containing toothpaste is essential for your child’s oral hygiene. When bacteria in the mouth break down carbs and sugars, they produce acids that weaken the teeth. This process is called “demineralization,” the use of fluoride-rich toothpaste helps remineralize the tooth enamel, thus preventing decay.

The earlier children use fluoride, the less likely they are to develop cavities. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the average number of missing or decaying teeth in 12-year-old children in the United States reduced by 68 percent from the late 1960s through the early 1990s. This followed the addition of fluoridated water in communities and fluoride in toothpaste and other dental products.

3. Ensure Adult Supervision While Brushing

It is important to assist children when brushing their teeth to show them the right way to go about it and make sure that the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, such as the back teeth, are properly cleaned. It is advisable to keep assisting them until you are confident that they do not require your assistance anymore. Children less than three years old only require fluoride-free toothpaste the size of a grain of rice, while those between 3-6 years require a pea-sized amount.

Parents should ensure their kids do not ingest toothpaste while brushing to avoid fluorosis. This condition arises from ingesting excess fluoride. Although rare, fluorosis can be dangerous to a child's health. Some of its symptoms include:

  • White specks on mature teeth.

  • Dense bones.

  • Pitting on teeth.

 4. Brush Twice a Day

Children should brush their teeth twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed at night. They should also begin flossing once their teeth start to touch. This is encouraged to prevent tooth decay. When we eat, leftover pieces of food mix with the bacteria in the mouth to form plaque. The build-up of plaque causes tartar which is hardened plaque that can't be removed by brushing or flossing.
Accordingly, after brushing at night, children should not eat food or drink beverages and may only ingest water. Children must develop this habit to avoid compromising their oral health. Brushing twice a day is an essential aspect of dental care for children because it also helps prevent mouth odors.

5. Maintain a Healthy Diet

Children who consume a lot of sugar-filled foods and drinks are at a high risk of developing cavities. An essential aspect of dental care for children is making healthy food choices. Ensure that your kids have a diet rich in proteins, vegetables, and fiber. When they snack, switch out junk food for healthy alternatives, for example, apple slices instead of potato chips or watermelons instead of soda.


If they do consume sugar, ensure that they brush their teeth afterward. Having a reward system in place also makes dental care for children easy. Parents should closely monitor children because they are more inclined to obey when there is the promise of a reward.
The earlier you teach your kids the importance of good oral hygiene, the better for their dentition. Early oral hygiene practices help to build strong, healthy teeth in adulthood. It also helps your children to avoid dental problems such as tooth decay and the development of cavities.

We encourage you to contact us online or call our office at 905-505-2061 and schedule a free consultation.

Do you know what Is Invisalign - Clear Aligners?
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign corrects your smile by discreetly using clear aligners.
Invisalign clear aligners are very similar to what athletes wear to protect their teeth from damage. They are smaller and clear, which makes them easy to wear and difficult for others to notice.
The aligners are completely removable. In fact, you must take them out to brush and eat.
Metal braces can even cut and scratch the inside of your mouth.
With Invisalign, you get a break from the awkward mouthfeel, and that’s just the beginning. Often, Invisalign treatments are more effective and take less time to achieve results.

Do you know How  Invisalign - Clear Aligners Works?
Here at Bamboo Dental, we begin your treatment with full a 3-D imaging scan of your mouth. After we create a treatment plan which will be presented and discussed with you.
The treatment plan consists of a series of clear aligners you must wear. You wear them for 4-6 weeks on average before switching to the next aligner.
Because every mouth is different,  we cannot tell you exactly how long the treatment will  take to correct your teeth. Our treatments last between six months and one year on average.
When you’ve completed your aligner regimen, you also get a retainer. This retainer will sit behind your teeth and work to keep your teeth from reverting to their original positions.

Do you know What Is an Overbite ?
Overbite is when the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth too far. While some overbite is normal, too much of an overbite can cause problems and affect your smile.
The overlapping teeth can present vertically, meaning the top teeth have a significant overlap of your bottom teeth. An overbite can also present horizontally, which describes when your top teeth protrude out in front of your bottom teeth.
Toddlers use pacifiers and suck their thumbs. These two habits are primarily responsible for creating orthodontic issues like an overbite.
Adults can have bad habits too, like nail-biting or smoking. These two habits often lead to orthodontic issues later in life.

How to correct Overbite  With Invisalign - Clear Aligners
Invisalign’s clear aligners have gained popularity over the traditional  braces because they are clear and therefore not visible to the casual observer. 
After your 3-D image scan, your Our Team here at Bamboo Dental will order a series of clear aligners. Every four weeks, you come in for an evaluation. In most cases, you’ll get a new aligner. Sometimes you will need to continue with the current aligner.
Depending on the treatment  we may incorporate the use of an elastic band to help shift stubborn teeth. The rubber band adds pressure to help the teeth move. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign - Clear Aligners
Invisalign’s removable clear aligners allow you to feel and look like you. You may have an event you want to go to and dont want to wear the aligners. You can take the aligner out before you leave the house instead of at the table in that fine dining restaurant. 
The real beauty of Invisalign is that you’ll smile confidently during a romantic conversation/dinner or even during this video conference call you may be presenting to your customer, etc..
By correcting your overbite with Invisalign, you are helping your teeth and gums stay healthy. 
Invisalign’s removable aligners allow you better oral hygiene over traditional  braces. Food and plaque get stuck in metal braces and can lead to cavities, but your clear aligners come out every time you brush and floss.

Is Invisalign - Clear Aligners the right solution For You?
We encourage  you to Contact us online  or call our office at 905-505-2061 and schedule a free consultation.

We are confident we can gives you a smile you deserve.


We first want to give a big thanks to our patients and the comunity for the big support. We have been awarded as the Best Professional Service Business in Richmond Hill.  We also want to thank the Richmond Hill Board of Trade for making this nice event happen.


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To our Community in Oak Ridges and Richmond Hill....We are happy to share Bamboo Dental is now open.!

We are accepting new patients and our team as well as Dr. Flor Malave will be very happy to you see passing by.

Call us today at 905-5052061.


To our community and friends. We are getting close to open doors at Bamboo Dental. We believe we will be opened the last week of june 2017.

Dr. Flor Malave is very exited to see you.!

Stay tuned.! We will be updating our blog and Social Media sources 

See you soon.!!

To our comunity and to all friends.....The website is up..

Stay tuned. The office will be opened soon. We are crossing our finger to be all set by mid June 2017

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