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Stop Running All Over Town and Enjoy the Benefits of Family Dentistry

By Pamela Li, in News, on March 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Family DentistryOttawa, Ontario – Ottawa families are discovering the benefits of visiting Ottawa family dentists and reaping the benefits that comes along with it – including the convenience of having their entire family seen by one dentist in one location.

A family dentist will see patients of all ages, making it easy for an entire family to maintain their oral health. From the very youngest in the family who still has only baby teeth, to the senior members of the family looc king for dentures, a family dentist can help with it all.

“A unique aspect of a family dentistry practice like mine is that since we see an entire family, we can get a better understanding of the family’s genetics and overall dental IQ,” says Dr. Pamela Li, a family dentist in Ottawa who provides complete dental care, including dental crowns in Ottawa. “Genetics can help us understand if a patient might be at higher risk for tooth decay or periodontal disease, and we can begin education and preventative treatment before a problem even occurs. If parents have good oral hygiene and floss every day, their children will more likely take good care of their teeth.”

Family dentists can also make predictions about a child’s teeth, based on having taken care of their parents’ teeth as well. The dentist will be able to partially determine how a child’s teeth will come in, and can offer early interceptive orthodontics to assist and ensure the child has the best smile possible.

Another benefit of visiting a family dentist is that since they see patients of all ages, they are well equipped to deal with children who may be apprehensive about having their teeth cleaned. There often is a better rapport with the whole family. Because their parents are also being seen at the same office, appointments can be made together and parents can be with their children during the appointment.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of a family dentist is the range of services offered. Beyond just regular cleaning and maintenance, family dentists can provide orthodontic treatment and other dental work such as crowns or porcelain veneers.

“From my office, I am able to provide services that would otherwise require patients to see multiple specialists,” says Dr. Li, who is also a cosmetic dentist in Ottawa . “I can provide fluoride treatments, sealants, implants, help with TMJ pain, and can even assist patients who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea. And because I enjoy serving the entire family, I provide prenatal and geriatric dentistry, as well.”

Seeing a family dentist allows patients to establish a lasting relationship that can extend from childhood into adulthood. Patient and dentist get to know one another and establish a relationship that puts both at ease. Family dentists can save patients time and provide a multitude of services, but even better – they’ll become like an extended member of the patient’s family.

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Celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week March 5-11

By Pamela Li, in News, on March 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – March 5-11 is National Sleep Awareness Week and one Ottawa general dentist is using it as an opportunity to educate the public about the at-home polysomnograph test offered at her dental clinic.

The annual weeklong education and awareness campaign is sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation and aims to promote the importance of sleep, especially since March 11 is when daylight saving time begins and we all lose an hour of sleep.

“A good night of sleep with uninterrupted breathing patterns can contribute to a healthier heart, stronger immune system and much more,” said Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa dental crown and veneers provider.

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Dental Health Concerns for Women

By pamelali, in News, on July 21, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa dental clinic dentist, points out that women have specific health concerns which can impact their oral health.  Because of hormonal shifts throughout their lives, women must be particularly aware of their dental hygiene.

Puberty: “During puberty, the surge in hormones can alter the way that gums react to plaque.  Gum tissue can become red, swollen and more prone to bleeding. “All of this is normal,” explains Li, an Ottawa tooth whitening provider. “But girls should be extra meticulous with their oral hygiene to try and prevent the inflammation.” (more…)

Treating Gum Disease

By Pamela Li, in Articles, on March 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa , ON- Ottawa cosmetic dentistry provider Dr. Pamela Li has extensive experience treating periodontal – or gum – disease.  However, she notes that the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease are not well understood by many dental patients. Periodontal disease can be serious, and is the leading reason for tooth loss in Canadian adults.

The early stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis, in which plaque builds up, allows the accumulation of bacteria and causes the gums to be red and inflamed - and sometimes bleed during brushing and flossing. (more…)

Recommending Electric Toothbrushes

By Pamela Li, in News, on November 7, 2010 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Ottawa  dental clinic dentist, Dr. Pamela Li recommends to her patients that they use quality electric toothbrushes such as Sonicare or Oral-B. “Many people neglect the health of their gums,” says Dr. Li, an Ottawa  cosmetic dentistry practitioner. “But gums are a key to healthy teeth – and the overall health of the body. Periodontal disease is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other systemic diseases. Chronic inflammation anywhere in your body – including your mouth – is detrimental to your health.”

“Good quality electric toothbrushes are very effective in removing plaque even past the reach of the bristles,” says Dr. Li, an Ottawa dental implant provider. They are also good in massaging gums, decreasing inflammation and bleeding. (more…)

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