Tools that complement our care.

Better, safer and faster treatments.

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Fotona LightWalker Laser

 

Game-changing technology.

 

Laser fits in with our whole body philosophy since it affects the cells producing less inflammation, increasing circulation, speeding healing, and decreasing pain.

It has an influence on producing collagen which affects gum tissue, skin, dentin, bone and stimulates fibroblasts, macrophages and other cells.

The Fotona Laser is a comprehensive piece of dental technology that is transforming the way we perform basic and complex dental procedures at our office. The result is an all-inclusive laser device capable of delivering greater patient comfort, safer procedures, faster healing and better overall accuracy than traditional laser treatments.

 

The average laser dentistry patient enjoys several treatment benefits:

  • Less discomfort during treatment

  • Reduced post treatment pain and swelling

  • Rapid healing time

  • Less bleeding

  • Fewer post surgical complications

  • Less trauma to the surrounding dental tissue

  • No need for anesthesia in several procedures

  • Safer - no unnecessary thermal burden on the tooth or pulp like other lasers

Most patients are candidates for laser dental treatment. We use the Fotona LightWalker for a variety of treatments, including those pertaining to operative dentistry (many filling can be done without anesthesia), endodontics, periodontics, surgical procedures, and cosmetics. Whether you are undergoing a basic filling or root canal, preparing to receive new crowns or simply looking for a whiter smile, laser dental treatment may be right for you.

LightWalker is used to assist with:

  • Conservative dentistry

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Gum-related procedures

  • Soft-tissue surgery

  • Implantology

  • Aesthetic treatments

  • Photobiomodulation (pain reduction treatment)

  • Assists the healing of some soft-tissue lesions (Aphthous ulcers, cold sores)

  • NightLase - Snoring reduction

  • Numbing the gum prior to anesthesia

High Performance Dentistry, Without Compromises

 

LightWalker’s state-of-the-art design, engineering and patented technologies have made it the world's fastest-cutting Erbium laser, outperforming even rotary burs in terms of speed and precision.

It is a well-established fact that different dental procedures require different laser wavelengths. Wavelength is important because specific oral tissues react in different ways depending on the particular laser source. We offer the two most effective laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG - for hard and soft tissues.

TwinLight Treatment Concept

 

The combination of the two best wavelengths in one laser system enables us to perform not only single-wavelength but also dual-wavelength (TwinLight) treatments. Utilizing both wavelengths in a treatment makes optimum use of the unique laser tissue interaction characteristics of each wavelength.


For example, Nd:YAG laser energy is superior for coagulation and deep disinfection while Er:YAG is uniquely efficient at ablating hard and soft tissues. Combined, they can greatly expand the range of treatment possibilities and dramatically improve the outcome of laser-assisted treatments.

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AirFlow - Guided Biofilm Therapy

 

The most gentle technology to clean your teeth!

 

Going for a regular dental check-up and cleaning is vital to maintain good oral health and prevent major problems. However, we understand that many people, especially those with sensitive teeth may find regular scaling to be rather uncomfortable.

If you suffer from sensitive teeth or just aren’t a fan of scaling with an ultrasonic tip, Flow Dental Care provides a better, alternative way to clean teeth with the EMS Airflow. This technology uses guided biofilm therapy (GBT) to provide gentle yet effective cleaning making it great on sensitive teeth and gums.

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How Does EMS Airflow Differ From An Ultrasonic Tip?

During traditional teeth cleaning with an ultrasonic tip, a vibrating tool and cold water are used to break the tartar buildup on your teeth. This vibration and cold water can cause some discomfort especially if you have sensitive teeth. The scaling is then followed by prophylaxis, which is when your hygienist uses a polishing cup and paste to remove remaining stains.

The EMS Airflow utilises a separate tool which uses a combination of a fine cleaning powder, water and air to remove the biofilm or soft plaque on the teeth. Since this process is more effective than traditional cleaning methods, prophylaxis isn’t required after cleaning.

Besides using a gentle jet of air, the Airflow technology also allows us to warm the water up to further reduce teeth sensitivity during the procedure.

What To Expect From EMS Airflow Biofilm Guided Therapy

As an alternative way to clean teeth, the EMS Airflow procedure goes through different steps compared to traditional cleaning. Your hygienist will first paint a coloured dye on your teeth to stain the plaque and biofilm on your teeth. Since you can now see where plaque is located in your mouth, your hygienist can use this time to give you tips on how to clean the areas that have more plaque buildup.

Next, your hygienist will use the Airflow device to remove the stains on your teeth. The Airflow tip sprays the gentle cleaning mixture onto your teeth to exfoliate any buildup. And since the device doesn’t physically touch your teeth, there’s next to no discomfort. However, in case you suffer from gum inflammation, we can use the gentler Perioflow nozzle for a thorough cleaning.

Lastly, your hygienist will do a final check to ensure that all biofilm and plaque is removed. If there are hard calculus deposits remaining on the teeth, we still need to use the ultrasonic tip to remove them.

Advantages Of Using EMS Airflow

EMS Airflow is a great alternative way to clean teeth as it provides numerous benefits over traditional dental cleaning. Here are some of the best benefits you can enjoy.

  • The gentle airflow and warm water prevent teeth and gum discomfort even when cleaning deep pockets in between the teeth.

  • It reduces teeth sensitivity since the device does not physically touch the teeth. Furthermore, the microparticles from the powder can fill the exposed tubules in the dentin and protect the teeth from sensitivity.

  • The Airflow procedure cleans significantly faster than traditional methods, which means you spend less time in the dentist chair. In the case when there are hard deposits still remaining after the procedure, the time needed for further cleaning with the ultrasonic tip is also reduced.

  • It doesn't damage the enamel like traditional scaling

  • Airflow is an ideal method to prepare for an orthodontic treatment that requires sealants and bonding agents since it removes almost all bacteria and endotoxins.

At Flow Dental Care, we’re always looking for ways to provide better treatment options for our patients and we can offer an alternative way to clean teeth that is more comfortable and effective with the EMS Airflow.

Minimally abrasive​

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Tooth enamel surface with residual biofilm before cleaning.

The enamel prisms of the natural tooth enamel are easily recognizable – The photo shows the remnants of the bacteria killed off with sodium hypochlorite.

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Tooth enamel after polishing with low-abrasive paste.

The vital enamel prisms have been polished away. Pastes have caused scratches. Biofilm has been spread into natural crevices. Overall abrasive pastes cause a loss of valuable enamel. No improvement of the dental surface.

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Tooth enamel after cleaning with airflow® powder plus.

The biofilm has been completely removed with AIRFLOW®. The surface is clean down to the pores. No abrasion. The enamel prisms remain intact and the surface is perfectly smooth. The tongue no longer feels any roughness and there is no need for polishing with (abrasive) pastes. This saves enamel – and treatment time.

 
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VIVOS DNA, mRNA and Guides appliances

An FDA-approved, multidisciplinary therapeutic protocol for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing including snoring and mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

The Vivos System is an advanced therapeutic protocol, which combines the use of oral appliance specifications developed by Vivos and prescribed by specially-trained independent dentists in cooperation with their medical colleagues.

Common treatment options for patients diagnosed with OSA such as CPAP, advancement appliances or surgical implants often require a lifetime of intervention and nightly use in order to be effective, and over time they can worsen the patient's condition.

Studies have shown, patients treated using The Vivos System have experienced significant improvement in OSA symptoms. In most cases, no further treatment intervention is required.

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Traditional Sleep Apnea treatments:

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CPAP

Although not tolerated well and compliance is often very low, continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP provides an alternative to relieve symptoms of OSA. CPAP is requires a lifetime of treatment.

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Surgical Implant

Surgical implants are designed to function like a pacemaker offer an alternative to relieve symptoms of OSA. This relatively new technology requires outpatient surgery. Surgery often has inherent risks. The implant must be used to be effective and requires a lifetime of intervention.

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Snoring Appliance

Oral appliances, which have been in use for more than a decade to reduce snoring are often effective, however they require a lifetime of use and may present long-term complications, such as malocclusion and TMJ pain.

The VIVOS advantage

 

CPAP machines, surgical implants, and snoring appliances only address the symptoms of sleep apnea and can actually worsen it over time.

But the Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (DNA) system from Vivos corrects the underlying issue that causes airway obstruction by gradually expanding and remodeling the patient’s jaw. This creates the necessary room in the mouth and airway for you to breathe comfortably throughout the night.

The DNA system is designed in accordance with the concept of Pneumopedic® treatment, which is the process of gradually increasing the size of the upper jaw in 3 dimensions.

 

By expanding the bones in your jaw, we can correct the structure of the airway without surgery.

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How the VIVOS System can benefit you

 

Vivos systems is an innovative treatment option for sleep apnea, snoring, other sleep and TMJ disorders. The DNA appliance is worn in the evening after you eat and while you sleep. By slowly expanding the size of the patient’s jaw, the DNA/mRNA appliance can reduce or eliminate sleep apnea symptoms.

Additional advantages of DNA/mRNA appliance treatment include:

  • They’re nearly invisible

  • They’re comfortable

  • Improved sleep quality

  • The treatment is painless

  • They offer long-term sleep apnea relief

  • Most patients feel the effects of treatment within the first few days or weeks

  • They aren’t noisy like CPAP machines

  • Increased daytime energy

  • Upon completion of treatment, many patients do not require further intervention.

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Flow Dental Care is the first VIVOS Provider in Ontario.

 

We work hand-in-hand with Sleep Doctors, Myofunctional Therapists, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists, Chiropractors, and other medical specialists to provide an interdisciplinary approach to your treatment.

Over the past decade, over 14,000 patients have received treatment in the Vivos System – including Dr. Inoue-Cheng's husband and daughters! Dr. Inoue-Cheng was among the first dentists in the world to become a Vivos Integrated Provider, and the first one in Ontario. We utilize a personalized approach and the latest technology to discover the root cause of your breathing issues. If you or your child are good candidates for Vivos, Dr. Inoue-Cheng will then design your treatment plan.

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The VIVOS DNA and mRNA system is the latest generation of airway treatments, it's FDA-approved and it's being prescribed over the past 20 years, with a large patient base and backed up by scientific studies.
 
The VIVOS Guides system is the third generation of appliances that started with HealthyStart and Myobraces. It's the culmination of over 50 years of research and development.

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Nox T3 Sleep Technology

 

How you sleep plays a huge role in your overall physical and mental health. Flow Dental Care offers the latest technology in Home Sleep Test (HST) to assess the quality of your sleep, working with sleep doctors to diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

 

The Nox T3 (an FDA-approved device) in tandem with the Noxturnal software utilizes cutting-edge technology providing fast and efficient analysis of the patients’ sleep study, in just one night and in the comfort of your home.

Nox T3 has a low failure rate which has been demonstrated in clinical studies, compared to other HST portable monitors. The accuracy of the integrated microphone in the Nox T3 is a reliable tool when detecting snoring and snoring episodes.

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The Nox T3 gives us a complete view of your sleep, allowing accurate diagnostics. With the study results, you'll get a diagnosis from a sleep doctor, and will know:

  • If you need treatment, and which one will work best for you

  • If your case can be treated with the tools we offer, or if you need another line of treatment - we work with sleep doctors and will always prescribe what will work for you.

SleepImage Rings

SleepImage is a Revolutionary Approach to Managing Sleep Health in Children & Adults. It delivers clinicians accuracy on par with the gold standard, and patients simplicity on par with consumer devices in the comfort of their own bed.

 

You just need to pair it with the SleepImage App and slip it into your finger before going to sleep - the SleepImage Ring streams data to the Mobile App for upload, offering the highest level of comfort and convenience.

SleepImage Rings are FDA-cleared to:

  • Measure Sleep Quality

  • Measure Sleep Duration

  • Evaluate Sleep Disorders

  • Aid Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

  • Track Sleep Disorder Treatment

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CEREC - Same Day Dentistry

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What is CEREC?

CEREC® technology has revolutionized restorative dental procedures such as crowns, veneers and onlays. Using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) we now have the ability to design and make your new teeth completely in-house.

 

No gooey impressions, no temporary crowns and it’s complete in just one appointment! Patients spend less time in the dental chair and that means fewer injections and an easier recovery.

Another benefit of CEREC is that it uses a single block of solid ceramic materials instead of pressed ceramic and metal.

 

The lifespan of a CEREC restoration is longer than similar work with traditional methods. In addition, the colour of CEREC ceramic is closer to the colour of your natural teeth, which will make your restoration virtually unnoticeable.

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We use mainly 2 materials for our crowns: Zirconia and Lithium Disilicate Glass (ceramic) - eMax. Zirconia is the first choice for back teeth crowns due to its high strength. It lasts longer than porcelain while holding none of its disadvantages. Lithium Disilicate Glass (eMax) is usually the right choice for front teeth, due to its excellent esthetics, durability, and strength.​

Both materials are stronger than porcelain and have none of the cons, such as allergies or discoloration near the gum line.

 
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Ozone Therapy

Why Ozone?

Are you searching for a whole body dentistry treatment that supports natural healing and is minimally invasive? Then you’ll want to learn more about the incredible benefits of dental Ozone therapy.

Dental Ozone therapy is fast becoming one of the most effective treatment options used in dentistry today. This minimally invasive and conservative approach to oral care can be used to:

  • Clear away infections, and cavity-causing bacteria

  • Heal gum infections and support bone regeneration

  • Reduce tooth sensitivity

Holistic dentists have used this procedure for many years, but it has only recently gained significant attention as bacteria become more and more antibiotic-resistant.

Many patients favour it because it’s conservative, painless, minimally invasive, and can dramatically lessen treatment time.

Benefits of Dental Ozone Therapy

Ozone dental therapy can be used for a wide number of applications and Flow Dental Care has incorporated this advanced technology to enhance our treatments for the benefit of our patients’ oral health.

Here are just a few of the reasons why we use Ozone:

It Is Effective In Fighting Decay-Causing Bacteria

  • Ozone is 1.5 times greater than chloride when used as an antimicrobial agent against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. It also has the capacity to stimulate blood circulation and the immune response

  • Because of this, Ozone can often be used to help treat infections that are conventionally treated only physically (through the removal of the biofilm by a dentist or hygienist), or through antibiotics.

  • It can also help disinfect areas of the mouth after a tooth extraction, pre-wash surgical sites, and other similar procedures. 

It Supports Gum Health And Healing

Ozone has been used very successfully to treat periodontal disease. In this procedure, ozonated water is flushed below the gum line and/or ozone gas infiltrated into the gum tissue and supporting tissue to restore the health to the mouth.

It’s Noninvasive

For those with anxiety about dental pain or procedures, ozone therapy can be a fantastic option. It can be used in plaque control, help decrease sensitive tooth necks, and assist in cavity preventions without any invasive tools or discomfort.

It’s All-Natural

Ozone therapy provides a safe and holistic dentistry treatment option for patients who are suffering from a number of oral problems. Dentists are able to remove harmful bacteria without resorting to the use of other products that can have toxic and unhealthy side effects.

There are numerous other potential benefits to this therapy. It may:

  • improve blood circulation and oxygen delivery to tissues in the area

  • enhance metabolism through improved oxygen delivery

  • activate your immune system

  • induce a feeling of overall wellness

Other applications

In addition to the treatments above, our team is always following the latest developments and research in this field.

We use ozone in restorative dentistry, prior to etching and placing dental sealants, root canals and restorations. We can also treat grade I and II level leathery caries (not to be confused with deeper cavities that require fillings), combine ozone with teeth whitening to boost the treatment, and using ozonated gel to improve patient comfort after third molar removal. 

 
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CariVu 

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What makes CariVu unique?

DEXIS CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses unique transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.

  • Uses transillumination technology that makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb light

  • Allows the clinician to see through the tooth, exposing its structure and the development of any carious lesions

  • CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images

  • Uses non-ionizing radiation which is ideal for children, pregnant women and patients who are X‑ray averse

CariVu doesn't completely replace our digital x-rays, it complements them when we want to follow a carious lesion more frequently (so we don't need to drill it if not absolutely necessary) without additional radiation exposure.

Oral Microbiome Assessments

 
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Every new patient gets an Oral Microbiome Assessment during their hygiene appointments.

The mouth is considered to be a major gateway to the rest of the body. Oftentimes, what's happening in the oral microbiome is representative of what's happening elsewhere in the body.

There are "good" and "bad" microorganisms that live in the oral cavity, including bacteria, yeast, viruses and fungi. Together these microbes form an ecosystem that operates similarly to the human gut.

Dental plaques and the surface of the tongue are considered to be among the densest microbial habitats on Earth! Certain bacteria, viruses and fungi are linked to health concerns that affect other parts of the body, including the heart and reproductive issues. That's because some of them are capable of making their way from the mouth to other parts of the body, including blood vessels and gut.

Based on the results of the assessment, if necessary we will prescribe specific treatments and also give recommendations on how to balance your oral microbiome!

We use a specialized high-end Phase Contrast Microscope to view live microorganisms and stream the images onto the patient's monitor.

 

This assessment is an essential tool for taking proper care of your oral health!

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100% BPA-free* Restorations

 

Did you know that the most commonly used composites contain BPA?

We only use materials that are completely free of classic monomers, such as Admira Fusion, Bis-GMA, TEGDMA or HEMA, thus eliminating the potential for such substances to be released after polymerisation.

It's a highly aesthetic and biocompatible material, which creates stronger, highly stable and smooth restorations (which reduces the adhesion of microorganisms), with minimized allergy potential and that lasts longer.

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* BPA is an endocrine disruptor shown to induce health impacts identified in animal studies at the same levels found in people through biomonitoring by CDC and PSR.

Disorders associated with BPA exposure include miscarriages, infertility, breast and prostate cancer, altered brain development and function, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and thyroid dysfunction.

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Surgically Clean Air

 

Think of it as hand sanitizer for your indoor air.

At Flow Dental Care, we have air purifiers in every room for your protection. These units remove aerosols, chemicals, odors, viruses, fungus and bacteria from the ambient, creating a safe environment for your appointments.

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