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Don’t Let Your Teeth Go on Vacation on the Holidays

By pamelali, in News, on October 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The holidays are a time to bring together friends and family to celebrate and rejoice the year ahead. The holidays mark the beginning of the fall season, and while many of us may pack up and go on holiday, it doesn’t mean that your teeth should too.

“The first thing that comes to mind when people think about foods that can harm their teeth, they instantly think candy,” said Dr. Pamela Li, a cosmetic dentist who specializes in dental crowns at her dental clinic in Ottawa. “While candy is certainly a culprit, there are many other foods that should be avoided during the holidays.”

When you eat sugary foods or drinks, a naturally present bacteria in the mouth begins to feed on the sugar which produces acids as a result. These acids then cause the enamel to slowly deteriorate, making it weak and more vulnerable to tooth decay and many other problems, including gingivitis.
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Using Laser Dentistry for Common Oral Ailments

By pamelali, in Articles, on September 21, 2011 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Using lasers for various types of surgical procedures has not only made them safer, but has also greatly reduced recovery time.
Dental professionals can improve the look of your smile or treat gum disease using a laser, which is much less invasive than traditional periodontal surgery.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
Some people have too much gum tissue or their gums may be uneven. Either way, Ottawa cosmetic dentistry provider Dr. Pamela Li says a laser gum re-contouring procedure can make a world of difference.

“Gummy” smiles are caused by an overgrowth of gum tissue or bone tissue, which dominates the mouth, making the teeth appear almost secondary in appearance. This can be due to heredity, improper development or caused by certain health problems or medications.

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