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Ottawa Family Dentistry Expert Celebrates Anniversary of Graduation and Practice Opening

By Pamela Li, in News, on May 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Twenty years after graduating from dental school, Ottawa family dentistry expert Dr. Pamela Li is proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of opening her own dental practice.

In May 1992, Dr. Li graduated from the University of Toronto with her dental degree. After completing a residency at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Utica, N.Y., she spent one year at the Moose Factory General Hospital on the Moose Factory Indian Reservation in Northern Ontario and after associating for other dentists in her hometown of Ottawa for three years, Dr. Li bought her own practice in June 1997.

In August 2008, Dr. Li moved her practice to its current location where she employs four staff members: dental hygienists Rhonda and Lena, dental assistant Letitia and receptionist Donna. (more…)

The Effects of Teeth Grinding and How A Dental Visit Can Help

By Pamela Li, in Articles, on March 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Teeth grinding is clinically known as bruxism. It is the act of consciously or unconsciously grinding your teeth during the day or at night while you sleep. Occasional grinding may not be harmful, but regular occurrences may lead to moderate to severe dental damage, facial pain and disturbed sleep.

“Bruxism is a cranial and dental health problem,” said Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa family dentistry provider. “This is because the condition affects teeth and the structures near it, including the head.”

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Simple Steps to Maintain Good Oral Health

By pamelali, in Articles, on January 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Maintaining good oral health is not only important to your appearance, but also your overall health as well. Good oral health that focuses on teeth and gums should be a priority at any age, as they make it possible for you to eat and speak properly.

“People have a fear of the dentist, sometimes because of their previous bad experiences,” said Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa family dentistry provider. “By practicing good oral hygiene, your mouth will be healthier, your smile will be whiter, and your visits to the dentist will be simple and pain-free.”

Dr. Li suggests you follow these simple steps to achieve good oral hygiene:

Visit the Dentist Regularly

Routine checkups and professional dental cleanings are the best way to prevent or treat dental problems at their earliest. The dentist will usually do an evaluation of your mouth, compare the X-rays to your previous visit, and check for signs of oral cancer and cavities.

“It is important to maintain a steady routine of visiting the dentist, as oral ailments that go unnoticed may lead to serious health problems,” said TMJ dentist Dr. Li. “We have the skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat oral issues as they arise.”

Maintain Good Habits

You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily, preferably in the evening. The way in which you brush your teeth is important as well. While circular motions are good for short bursts, you need to move the toothbrush from your gums to the top of your teeth. Don’t neglect the inside of your teeth or your back molars. Brush with gentle, but firm pressure and don’t forget about your tongue. It is important to remove bacteria, as it will help freshen breath and help decrease the overall bacterial levels in your mouth.

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Now Offering Joint Vibration Analysis

By pamelali, in News, on May 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Dr. Pamela Li is now offering Joint Vibration Analysis through her Ottawa dental practice. JVA is a product of BioResearch Associates, Inc. and is used to evaluate the functioning of the Temporal Mandibular Joint- or TMJ.

JVA is a fast, non-invasive method for evaluating TMJ function and is a valuable tool for dentists in investigating TMJ disorders.  The JVA equipment consists of a simple pair of pressure sensors that the dentist places over the TMJ to record vibrations as the jaw moves.  The JVA records vibration, amplitude, and frequency; it also shows exactly where in the opening/closing cycle the vibration occurs. Different TMJ disorders produce different patterns of vibration.  Analyzing these patterns allows a dentist to diagnose a patient’s specific disorder. (more…)

Geriatric Dentistry

By pamelali, in Articles, on April 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – As the baby boom generation ages, geriatric dentistry is becoming an increasingly large component of many dentists’ practices.

“We are seeing more and more elderly patients who have specific problems related to aging and need specific kinds of care,” point out Ottawa dentists at Dr. Pamela Li’s an Ottawa cosmetic dentistry.

It used to be that older patients who had problems with teeth and gums would have tooth extractions and get dentures. However, more of today’s dental patients received high quality oral care earlier in life. (more…)

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