Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at info@southeastdental.ca to book your next appointment.

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Are You Prone to Cavities?

If you find that you’ve had more cavities in your life than your friends or family members, there are good reasons for it. The truth is, even those who strictly follow a proper daily dental hygiene routine can be more prone to cavities than others.

Here are a few reasons that some have more cavities more than others – do any of them apply to you?

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Teeth Cleaning on the Go

Busy lives can sometimes get in the way of sticking to a proper dental hygiene routine. If you find yourself rushing around all day, unable to find time to brush or floss, this post is for you. We’ve listed a few ways to keep your teeth as clean as possible without having to interrupt your already packed schedule too much.

Chew Sugarless Gum

One of the easiest options is to chew sugarless gum between meals and snacks. This will help to get food particles from the grooves of the teeth, as well as promote saliva production which neutralizes harmful bacteria.

Drink a Lot of Water

Keeping your mouth rinsed is important for a healthy a mouth. Having water nearby through the day and drinking often will help to flush away debris from food and, as mentioned above, neutralize bad bacteria. Not to mention that keeping hydrated is great for overall health as well.

Keep a Travel Toothbrush and Toothpaste with You

If you’re not home enough to get to your toothbrush, bring one with you! You can use them in the restroom at work, school, or anywhere else you happen to be. Travel-sized versions are perfect for carrying around wherever your busy day takes you. You can even purchase travel-sized floss to ensure that your usually dental health routine is kept up on the go.

Eat Healthy Snacks

Even the busiest people need to eat, so why not keep healthy snacks around that can help clean your teeth? Carrot sticks, apples, cheese, celery, and almonds are all great options to snack on to help clean teeth when brushing and flossing isn’t possible.

Gargle Mouthwash Between Meals

When all else fails, a quick mouth rinse and a gargle for fresh breath after eating is better than nothing. Mouthwash also comes in handy travel sizes, and can be used anywhere.

Of course, proper brushing and flossing is always the best option for a healthy mouth – even those with the busiest schedules should make sure to take the time to care for their teeth each day. And don’t forget your regular dental visits! Come see us at Southeast Dental in Markham; you can schedule it in when it works best for you, via our helpful online form.

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Keeping Your Smile Healthy This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of those you love. This often means showing others you care for them, via gifts of cards, flowers, and of course chocolates and candy. But like all holidays that see an influx of sugary treats, it can mean a higher chance of cavities and other oral health problems. But there are ways to enjoy these sweets without causing damage to your teeth. Here are a few to help you this Valentine’s Day.

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Vacation & Your Oral Health

This time of year, many are ready to head to warmer climates to relax on beaches and get away from Canadian winters. And while you may not think it’s important to plan for your oral health, it is – not only is it easy to forgo your usual hygiene routine while on vacation, you may also run into problems that you wouldn’t think of.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while you plan for your holiday.

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Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

On the Southeast Dental blog, we talk a lot about daily oral hygiene routines and why they’re so important. With all the information about the right toothbrushes and flosses, how long to brush, whether or not to use mouthwash, etc., it can make these routines seem complicated. That’s why we thought it would be helpfulto outline what an effective daily oral health routine should look like, so you can see how simple it is to keep your smile healthy and bright.

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The Proper Way to Floss

Flossing is an important part of our daily dental hygiene routines. It allows us to clean the food debris and bacteria from between our teeth and prevent decay. If you’re unsure of the proper way to floss, or want to make sure that you’re flossing effectively, we’ve put together easy step-by-step instructions to guide you in your daily flossing.

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New Year, New Dental Habits

It’s another new year! Whether or not you create resolutions for yourself, it’s never a bad idea to continue to improve your health and wellness – and that includes your dental health. Since a new year is a great excuse to make positive changes, here are a few new dental habits you can introduce into your daily routines!

Eat Less Sugar
It’s no secret that sugar is one of the worst things for your oral health. So why not try to cut down in 2017? It’s easiest when done incrementally, instead of cutting off all sugar right away. Try starting off small, such as using less sugar in your coffee, eating cereals without added sugar, and snacking on more fruits instead of cookies and candies. Slowly but surely, sugar cravings will start to subside and your mouth (and body) will thank you!

Clean Teeth on the Go
Life is busy. Between work, school, family, friends, hobbies, and everything in between, it can be hard to find the time to properly clean your teeth between meals. Luckily, there are options to help you when you’re unable to get home to your toothbrush. Try chewing sugarless gum after eating, and be sure to drink plenty of water. Or, if you have a spare minute, bring along a travel sized toothbrush and toothpaste with you to brush in a bathroom where available. When those are not options, look to crunchy veggies to help clean your teeth! 

Floss
If you aren’t currently flossing, now is a great time to start. It helps to clean the food debris and bacteria between the tweet and above the gumline, preventing gingivitis and other oral diseases. If you’ve never flossed before, it’s ok to start slow. But aim to eventually floss every single day, as an integral part of your daily hygiene routine.

Make Regular Dental Appointments
Seeing your dentist regularly is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. If you’re not currently having cleanings and check-ups done when you should, why not start now? At Southeast Dental, we’re your partners in whole mouth health. Call today to make your appointment at our Markham Dental clinic. Happy new year!

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Keeping Your Tongue Clean

As we mentioned in past posts, your tongue is a big part of your oral health, and it can be a great indicator of how healthy your mouth actually is. Because of that, taking proper care of your tongue is important. Though often ignored, tongues need to be kept clean – especially to ward off bad breath due to bacteria from the foods we eat.

Unsure of how to properly care for your tongue? As always, we’re here to help!

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