• Using household chemicals

    Using household chemicals

    12 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    As health care providers, we are experienced in keeping surfaces meticulously clean and disinfected. Today, we'd like to share with you some common household chemicals that you can use to stay safe, happy and healthy in your home.

    It's important to make a daily habit of cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, sinks, taps, tables, phones and keyboards.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that chemical disinfectants such as bleach, alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are best at killing COVID-19.

    Household Bleach Dilute ¼ cup of bleach in 1 gallon of cold water. Household surfaces that won’t be damaged by bleach should get at least 10 minutes of exposure.

    Alcohol A 70% alcohol solution has been found to be most effective in killing the virus. The solution should be left on surfaces for 30 seconds.

    Hydrogen Peroxide It’s typically sold in concentrations of 3% and can be used as is or diluted to 0.5% concentration. It should be left on surfaces for 1 minute before wiping. It’s also used in dentistry as a 60 second rinse.

    It should go without saying that you should not drink or inhale any of these chemicals, and you should always follow the manufacturer's safety and dilution instructions. Always wear gloves (and protective eye wear if possible) when preparing solutions and while cleaning. Do your research and stay safe!

  • Another tip for staying safe

    Another tip for staying safe

    07 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Good personal hygiene is more important than ever during the COVID-19 outbreak – and that includes oral hygiene.

    The Journal of Laboratory Physicians reports that an intimate 10 second kiss transfers as many as 8 million bacteria and an unknown number of viruses from person to person. Practice meticulous cleaning of your teeth, gums and tongue every day to reduce the germ load. Avoid kissing someone who has an illness or an open sore/blister around the mouth.

    We want to help keep you stay safe, healthy and happy. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!

  • Effective Mouthrinse for COVID-19

    Effective Mouthrinse for COVID-19

    02 April 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are only recommending Hydrogen Peroxide as a pre-procedural rinse in dental offices to destroy the COVID-19 virus in saliva. The concentration should be at least 0.5%.

    For home use, Colgate Peroxyl or Listerine Whitening Mouthrinse which contain 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide is recommended. These rinses are available at chemists and some supermarkets.

    It’s important to rinse for 60 seconds then spit out. Use twice daily or as directed by your dentist.

  • Toothbrush Hygiene

    Toothbrush Hygiene

    23 March 2020 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a simple regimen for toothbrush care is sufficient to remove most microorganisms from your toothbrush and limit the spread of disease.

    Here are some common-sense steps you can take:
    Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before /after flossing and brushing.
    • After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with warm water and store it upright to air-dry.
    • Don't cover your toothbrush or place it in a closed container until it is completely dry. A moist environment can foster bacterial growth.
    • Use a completely dry toothbrush. Everyone should have two toothbrushes to give ample time (24 hours) for each brush to dry out in between uses.
    Don't share a toothbrush with anyone. Also, don't store toothbrushes in a way that might cause them to touch and spread germs.
    • Always replace your toothbrush after a cold or other illness to prevent contamination.
    If you or someone else in your family is sick, that person should use a different tube of toothpaste to prevent spreading germs to other toothbrushes.
    • Disinfect your toothbrush holder at least once a week

  • Great smile, great bite, great life!

    Great smile, great bite, great life!

    01 October 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Do you have missing teeth? Do you avoid showing your teeth when your smile or speak? Is it holding you back from enjoying life to the full?

    You might be a candidate for implants.

    They look and feel like your own teeth, help you speak more clearly and chew foods better. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!

    Just like your regular teeth, there is some upkeep to remember! Optimal home care is essential to keep your implant(s) plaque-free and your gums healthy:

    • Use a power toothbrush twice daily for a minimum of 2 minutes. Brush one tooth at a time, following the gumline and tipping slightly in between the teeth
    • Use Superfloss once a day. Wrap it around the implant in a “U” shape and use the thickest spongy section to rub back and forth against the neck of the implant
    • Use Piksters once a day. Choose a size that inserts without force. Move the Pikster brush in and out against the neck of the implant

    Considering getting an implant? Contact us for a complimentary consultation. We have extended our 10% implants offer until the end of October.

  • Transform your smile

    Transform your smile

    04 September 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Are you self conscious about showing your teeth? Is eating uncomfortable?

    You might be a candidate for implants or a bridge. Both treatments are excellent long term options to fix the problem of missing teeth. But what is the right option for you?

    A bridge takes less waiting time for the finished result. However the treatment requires some tooth surface to be removed from adjacent teeth.

    Implants do not affect adjacent teeth and are easier to clean but the procedure requires more healing time.

    Contact us for a complimentary consultation to discuss your options. And remember: we are offering 10% off implants until the end of September.

  • Hiding your smile?

    Hiding your smile?

    31 July 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    You might benefit from implants! 

    Implants are a long term investment that preserve facial structure and bone. They look, feel and function like real teeth so you have more confidence smiling, eating and speaking.

    Unlike dentures, they’re fused directly to the jaw bone and provide support for crowns. So as long as your gums are healthy and you have adequate jaw bone, you’re a candidate for implants.

    Interested in finding out more? Contact us for a complimentary consultation and consider taking advantage of our offer for 10% off implants in August and September.

  • Great news!

    Great news!

    25 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    We have had an overwhelming response to our 10% off straightening offer and have decided to extend it throughout the month of April. Call us for a free consultation today!

  • Straight teeth can improve self-confidence

    Straight teeth can improve self-confidence

    19 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Having your teeth straightened can make you look and feel great so you’re ready to smile.

    Smiling can make you happier and more approachable.

    It can boost your self-confidence to improve your social life, accomplish a goal or land your dream job.

    At Cameron & Co we’re offering 10% of straightening, including Invisalign, this month. Contact us for a free consultation to find out if it is right for you.

  • Straight teeth are good for you

    Straight teeth are good for you

    12 March 2019 . Posted by Sarah in Tips and Tricks

    Can straight teeth improve your health? You bet! Here’s how:

    • Straight teeth are easier to floss and brush to remove bacterial plaque so there is less chance of tooth decay

    • Crooked teeth that aren’t straightened are difficult to clean properly and this increases the risk for gum disease

    • Gum disease can result in gum, bone and tooth loss over time

    • Studies show us that gum disease can also increase a person’s risk for heart disease and other systemic conditions so a healthy mouth means a healthy body

    If you are interested in finding out more about straightening your teeth make an appointment for a free consultation today. Here at Cameron&Co we are offering 10% off straigtening, inclusing Invisalign, for the month of March. Hurry, the offer expires on March 31.