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Ottawa Dentist Starts Protocol for Screening Babies

By pamelali, in News, on June 10, 2010 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa dentist and dental implants provider and veneers is implementing a new protocol based on recommendations by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). The CDA advises that dentists see infants by age one for their first dental visit instead of waiting until age two or three. Early childhood dental decay is still very common and Dr. Li uses the CAMBRA risk assessment screening method to assess each child’s risk.

“The waiting list for dental treatment in an O.R. at CHEO, our children’s hospital, is over a year,” says Dr. Li, an Ottawa invisalign provider and general dental care. “Unfortunately, decay is still prevalent in children despite water fluoridation.”

Much of this early childhood appointment is spent educating the parents. “I explain that early decay looks like white or brown patches,” says Dr. Li, an Ottawa general dentist. “I point out any plaque and explain how to brush the teeth. I discuss risks and benefits of fluoride.”

Strep. mutans, the bacteria that causes decay, is not intrinsic to the human body. It has to be acquired. A child’s caregivers should not share utensils or cups with the infant so the baby will not get strep. mutans in his or her mouth. Theoretically, if a child never gets strep. mutans, then he or she will never get a cavity.

“I try to make the appointment fun for the baby,” says Dr. Li, an Ottawa cosmetic dentist. “They go for a ride in the dental chair – and they get a toothbrush and a toy during the visit. I also give the parents literature about caring for their children’s teeth.”

Learn More:
To learn more about Dr. Pamela Li’s Ottawa dental care, visit http://www.drpamelali.com/ call 613-232-0550, or e-mail: office@drpamelali.com

About Dr. Pamela Li
From Porcelain Veneers and Dental Implants to TMJ disorders and Invisalign invisible braces, Ottawa dental implants practitioner Dr. Pamela Li provides a wide array of dental care meet your needs all in one convenient location. Dr. Li also fits patients for the PPM sports mouth guard which is based on neuromuscular principles and increases an athlete’s strength, flexibility, and range of motion. It is endorsed by Shaquille O’Neil, Terrel Owens, Bode Miller and many other athletes.

What makes Dr. Li different from other general dentists in Ottawa, Ontario is the personal attention the staff provides to their guests. Every appointment is the patient’s exclusive time. Dr. Li’s commitment to educating patients also makes her unique. She offers all her patients the opportunity to learn more about their dental health and the treatments available to them. She helps patients formulate individual plans that are designed for their specific needs. Modern dentistry enables her to restore your smile in ways that were never thought possible.

Whether you are looking for a beautiful smile, relief from pain, or to restore your teeth to optimum health, an LVI dentist like Dr. Li is uniquely qualified to provide you with peace of mind knowing you’ve been treated with only the best.

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