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Jon Perlus

Periodontist

Dr. Jon Perlus is a Dentist practicing in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Perlus specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Jon Perlus
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • McGill University Faculty of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Is it possible to brush my teeth way too much?

No problem. Not too much. Brush as much as you want.

Why does a cracked tooth have to be pulled?

It depends on the extent of the fracture. If the tooth is not restorable, it is extracted. There is no treatment for a vertical root fracture.

Can my silver fillings be replaced with white fillings?

Absolutely. Your dentist is perfectly capable of doing this and has done it for many of his patients I am sure.

How often do you need your teeth cleaned?

Professional dental cleanings are case specific. Rule of thumb dictates 6-monthly, however, people who are at high risk for decay or gum disease should attend 3 to 4 times per READ MORE
Professional dental cleanings are case specific. Rule of thumb dictates 6-monthly, however, people who are at high risk for decay or gum disease should attend 3 to 4 times per year.
Those who have a history of no caries and very low incidence of minimal tooth repairs can have it done on a 9-monthly basis. Same for those with no history of gum disease.

My daughter has a gap between her front two teeth. Is it normal?

It is normal and can be corrected with orthodontic treatment

I have tooth sensitivity but no cavities. What could be the reason?

Riotvsenditivity grom gum recession is common. Apply fluorides to the exposed surfacrs

Is a root canal safe for a 3 year old?

The procedure is safe, and she needs the deciduous tooth, depending which one it is, at least until age 6!

I just got a crown fit on my teeth but it hurts a lot. Does it require re-treatment?

You should return to your practitioner. It may require an adjustment and possibly treatment.

I had some bleeding in my gums while brushing. Could it be serious?

Bleeding gums can indicate gum disease. You should see a periodontist for an assessment and advice.

Why does my breath stink?

Bad breath can be caused by gum disease or by gastric disorders such as ulcers, gastric reflux or a hiatus hernia.

Biting down on side of cheek when eating

Cheek biting is a result of malalignment so the cheek ends up between the biting cusps o the teeth in certain movements
Realignments and taking away shap points help