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About Dr. Salvaggio

Located in Brampton, Ontario Dr. Joseph Salvaggio has been practicing general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry for over 20 years. He enjoys interacting with his patients and helping to restore their oral health for better overall health as well. Meeting new patients, interacting and educating them is one of Dr. Salvaggio's biggest joys.
congenitally missing teeth

What Are Congenitally Missing Teeth? Having congenitally missing teeth is also called hypodontia. Hypodontia is a condition where at least one tooth is naturally missing in the mouth. Estimates show that around 20% of people are missing one or more of their wisdom teeth. Approximately 5% of individuals lack one or more of their premolars…

teething baby

What Is Teething? Teething describes the eruption of baby teeth, also called primary teeth, pushing through the gums into the mouth. Teething generally starts at around 6 to 7 months of age, but there can be variations. Some babies may have their first teeth in as early as three months, or after twelve months. The…

crown lengthening smile

What Is Crown Lengthening? Crown lengthening is a common dental procedure that is used to improve or change a person’s smile by exposing more of the tooth through the removal of excess gum tissue. It involves the removal of gum tissue in most cases. In other cases, the removal of bone and or gum tissue…

tooth cleaning aids

What Are Tooth Cleaning Aids Tooth cleaning aids are items that are used to help maintain oral health. These tools can be used to clean your teeth, gums and tongue to prevent gum disease, dental decay and bad breath. Most of us know about the common cleaning aids such as dental floss, toothbrushes and floss piks….

dental anxiety management

Dental Anxiety Even though most dental procedures aren’t uncomfortable, a significant portion of the population avoids dental visits. It is estimated that between 9 to 20% of people avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety.  Dental phobia is an intense fear that prevents patients from having dental care, often for many years. Patients…

pregnancy and oral health

Changes During Pregnancy We all know that pregnancy brings a variety of changes to the body. What is not commonly known, are the changes that occur in the mouth, that can affect dental health. These changes to dental health, often require changes in dental treatment plans as well. Which Changes Should I Expect? Pregnancy gingivitis is…

implant-supported bridge in brampton

What Is An Implant-Supported Bridge? Similar to a traditional dental bridge, an implant-supported bridge looks the same. However, the benefits of an implant-supported bridge far exceed that of the conventional dental bridge. Natural teeth support a traditional dental bridge. However, an implant-supported bridge is supported by dental implants. Two dental implants are required when placing…

patient with dental anxiety

What Is Dental Anxiety? Dental anxiety means different things to different people, and as a result, affects each person in a unique way. There is a difference between dental anxiety and phobias. Phobias are a severe or intense fear, which is unfounded. Learning how to overcome dental anxiety is essential to maintaining good oral health,…

whitening tray brampton dentist

Teeth Whitening Options When it comes to whitening your teeth, numerous teeth whitening options are available for every type of smile. Learn about teeth whitening options to decide which is best for you. There are two main types of teeth whitening options, over-the-counter and professional whitening. Over-The-Counter Whitening Options Teeth Whitening Strips Teeth whitening strips…

peg-shaped teeth treatment in brampton

What Are Peg Shaped Teeth? Peg-shaped teeth are teeth that are small in comparison to nearby teeth. Microdontia is the term used to describe teeth that are smaller than usual. Peg-shaped teeth are a form of microdontia. The tooth located between the canine tooth and the front tooth is called a lateral tooth. Lateral teeth…

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