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Warnings about Acid

By pamelali, in Articles, on July 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Ottawa dental practitioner Dr. Pamela Li always warns her patients about the dangers of acid erosion to their teeth.  The teeth can be exposed to acid from many different sources.

“Acid wears down and erodes the tooth enamel, increasing the risk of decay and causing sensitivity in the teeth,” explains Dr. Li, an Ottawa smile makeover provider.  When acid wears away tooth enamel, it also makes your teeth look darker. There are many sources of acid, many of which patients are unaware of.  Hidden sources of acid include pop, vinaigrette salad dressings, red wine, juices, energy drinks, pickles, various kinds of fruit (including citrus, kiwi, pineapple) and tomatoes. (more…)

Medical Conditions that Influence Dental Care

By pamelali, in Articles, on May 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Most people think of regular dental appointments as important for your dental health, but dental visits are also a time when healthcare professionals can spot other medical problems.
“It’s essential that patients tell their dentists about any changes in their medical condition,” explains Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa smile makeover provider. The following medical conditions can be spotted by a dentist in a regular appointment: (more…)

Offering a New Implant Denture System

By pamelali, in News, on April 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Dr. Pamela Li’s Ottawa dental clinic has been using a new system to provide dentures for their patients. The implant supported dentures have revolutionized how dentists think of and provide dentures.

The locator system by Nobel Biocare allows dentures to be anchored right in the mouth with dental implants embedded right into the jaw. Patients don’t need to fuss with denture adhesives or dentures that feel loose. The implant system allows for more natural feeling teeth, especially in the lower jaw. Many patients have trouble getting used to complete dentures in the lower jaw. However, the new system places two or four implants in the jaw – where they act like tooth roots, making a patient’s denture feel more comfortable. “My patients are happiest with four – rather than two – implants,” explains Li, an Ottawa cosmetic dentistry provider. “But that is a more expensive proposition.” (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…)

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