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Benefits of Routine Teeth Cleaning

No matter your age, undergoing regular teeth cleaning should be an important part of your oral hygiene routine. That's why Canan Dental Clinic emphasizes the benefits of routine cleanings, from an improvement of general health to a reduction of the damaging effects of gum disease.

Thanks to the skilled and courteous staff Canan Dental Clinic patients can  be rest assured that their dental health will be in good hands, no matter the treatment being offered.

In addition to proper brushing and flossing at home, visiting your local dental clinic for regular cleanings is also extremely important. The following are just a few of the many benefits offered by routine cleanings:

  • Prevention Of Gum Disease: Gum disease is a very serious concern. This dental condition can result in tooth loss, which may also develop into periodontitis; this causes gums to become inflamed. Fortunately, early signs of gum disease can be reversed with the right treatment.
  • Improved Overall Health: Many health conditions are linked to oral health. Rates of heart disease are often found to be higher in those afflicted with gum disease, which can result in heart attacks and strokes if left unchecked.
  • Early Identification Of Dental Issues: Catching dental issues early will have a huge impact how effective a treatment is. For instance, an untreated cavity may eventually require the need for extensive oral surgery, such as root canals or a tooth extraction.
  • A Brighter, Whiter Smile: In addition to the many health benefits, submitting to a regular teeth cleaning will also afford you with a brighter, whiter smile. Regular cleanings can also serve to greatly improve one's breath, which is an important part of making a good first impression.
  • Regular visits with a dentist at Canan Dental Clinic can provide numerous benefits for the whole family. Schedule your teeth cleaning today by calling :+234 08033023315, +234 07026386313, +234 09097398380 for more information on what quality dental service can do for you. A healthy and happy smile can be possible thanks to Canan Dental Clinic.                     Return to Free Resources Menu

Your teeth affect your whole body. When they're healthy, you're healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain.

Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate? That's the natural consequence of missing teeth - the jaw literally melts away. Generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss. Dental implants are more easily placed when teeth are first extracted because bone replacement becomes more complex as time passes. The great news? Implants act just like your natural teeth. They safeguard and preserve your bone structure, oral health and appearance. Your dentist and the implant surgeon will provide you with options so that you can make the most informed decision concerning tooth replacement.


You can select from a number of different options to replace your missing teeth - from temporary to long-lasting solutions.

A good candidate is anyone missing one or more teeth, or who is unhappy with their dentures. Age is not a factor. However, smoking, diseases such as diabetes, and radiation therapy to the area, have been shown to lower the success rate of implant placement. X-rays of your jaw will be taken to evaluate whether they will accommodate implants. Detailed x-rays may also be required to determine if other tests or procedures are needed to place implants properly.         Return to Free Resources Menu
  • Use about a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Use the appropriate type of toothpaste for your needs (read more here). Kids should be given a pea-sized smear unless otherwise directed (see our kids section for lots more advice)
  • Start in the same place each time, it doesn't matter where. It is just important to set up a routine so you are less likely to leave anywhere out
  • Tilt the brush towards the gum at a 45 degree angle. This allows the bristles to clean just under the gum, where plaque tends to gather
  • Brush in small circular movements, moving the brush-head slowly along. Ensure several of these movements at each tooth. See these images
  • Concentrate on one corner of your mouth at a time, splitting the mouth into four
  • In each corner; brush the inside, outside and biting surfaces of each tooth

  • To reach the inside surfaces of the front teeth, you will need to hold the brush vertically. Then make the same small, circular motions to clean these areas
  • Gently brush the tongue to help keep it clean and your breath fresh
  • DO NOT rinse out our mouth after brushing with toothpaste. This will only rinse away the beneficial ingredients such as fluoride.  SPIT but DON'T RINSE!
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Here Are Step by Step Directions For Properly Brushing Your Teeth

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A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you'll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium - the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.                     Return to free resources menu
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Dental technology has brought us to an exciting time with regards to dental braces. There are many types of braces from metal braces to ceramic braces, from tooth-colored braces to clear braces. It's no longer a stage that is feared by teens everywhere. Many teens almost look forward to getting braces because it signifies a right-of-passage and shows that they're not a kid anymore

In fact braces have gone from the metal attachments all the way up to the newest type of braces in which you can remove them each night; Invisalign braces.  Really the idea of braces has evolved from big apparatus' like head gear all the way to those which are hidden behind the teeth.  You can now put braces on and off in seconds.  So it is important that when researching the types of braces that are available on the market by licensed Orthodontist, you research with an open mind or a clean slate

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A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

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10:00am - 02:00pm
5A, Sasegbon Street,
Off Sobo Arobiodu Street
G.R.A, Ikeja
Lagos Nigeria

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