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Comfort is Important When Choosing a Dentist

By Pamela Li, in News, on July 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ottawa Dental Crown Expert Talks Importance of ComfortOttawa, Ontario – Choosing the right dentist can be a hard decision. When deciding, patients should not just take into account things such as cost, location and services provided, but should also be sure they choose a dentist who takes their comfort seriously.

Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa implant dentist, considers patient comfort a top priority and she and her staff work hard each day to make their clients feel at home.

“We know that our field has a bit of a bad reputation surrounding it because people often fear going to the dentist,” says Dr. Li, who provides patients with dental implants. “At my Ottawa dental clinic we know our office is often the last place people want to be. So we work hard to make our patients feel at ease from the moment they set foot in our door.”

When deciding on the general dentistry practice that is right for your family, one of the many things to consider is how your family feels in the office. Is the staff of the clinic friendly? Does the receptionist greet you with a smile and assist you quickly and efficiently? While this may seem like a small issue, being greeted by a smiling and helpful person can do wonders to set nervous patients at ease.

Is the office inviting? Dr. Li and her staff know that comfort while waiting can help ease anxiety about the upcoming appointment. Their office goes above and beyond, offering amenities such as warmed towels, iPods, headphones and even a beverage bar.

“I know that many times, patients might be apprehensive while they are waiting to see me,” says Dr. Li, who offers Ottawa dental crown. “If my office environment can help set them at ease and make them feel more comfortable that’s a benefit for both the patient and for me. I want my patients to be relaxed when they come back for treatment. Not only will it be easier for them, but it will also be easier for me to provide the treatment they need.”

Another important factor that will assist with patient comfort is the dentist herself. Does the dentist actually listen to you and take time to get to know you and your family? Choosing a dentist with whom there can be an open dialogue will help ease the pressure sometimes associated with dental visits. Some patients may worry their dentist may try to push unneeded treatments on them. Finding a dentist who includes you in the treatment plan, and encourages you to ask questions, can ensure that you will always be aware of the treatments proposed and the purpose behind them.

“My staff and I take the time to get to know each of our clients,” says Dr. Li, a provider of teeth cleaning in Ottawa. “They are an extension of our family, and we make sure they know it. I include them in forming treatment plans and always allow plenty of time for patients to ask questions. Knowing their medical and family history can help my staff and I provide the best treatment possible. Some dental conditions can be hereditary, so we go the extra mile to really get to know our patients.”

Many patients are afraid of visiting the dentist because they fear treatment will be painful. While some treatments can be more painful than others, general visits for issues such as teeth cleanings are painless and easy. And because technology has advanced so much, even procedures that before were long and painful with long recovery times are now being revolutionized.

Laser dentistry and sedation dentistry are allowing patients to have much needed treatment performed quicker and virtually pain free. When choosing a dentist, it’s important to ask about what technological advances his office embraces. Some of them may be able to save you time and cause much less pain than at appointments of old.

When searching for the right dentist for you or your family, take the time to investigate how comfortable your family might be. Choosing the right dentist can ease any anxiety about sitting in the dentist’s chair, and your family can build a lasting relationship.

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How Veneers Work

By pamelali, in Articles, on February 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Veneers can entirely reshape a patient’s smile, as they are the perfect solution for treating many dental conditions.

They are more conservative than crowns, but are still very strong. Bonding with white filling material is another option to reshape a smile, but they need more maintenance and do not have the natural translucency and shine of porcelain, notes Dr. Pamela Li an Ottawa dental implants provider.

Porcelain veneers are fine ceramic shells that are bonded directly to the front and top of the teeth. They are growing increasingly popular because of their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as a choice, patients don’t need to suffer with gaps between their teeth – or teeth that are stained, misshapen or crooked. (more…)

Tooth Whitening Options

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

Ottawa, ON – Having whiter teeth is most patients’ number one concern about the way they look. In fact, the number of Americans who whiten their teeth has grown more than 300 percent since 1997. But, the Ottawa dental practice of Dr. Pamela Li offers a simple tooth whitening (sometimes called bleaching) process to brighten the color of your natural tooth enamel and enhance your smile.

A number of factors can cause staining or yellowing of the teeth, including: excessive fluoride, use of certain medicines during childhood, age, and consuming a lot of coffee, tea, or wine. “Many people find their teeth yellow as they get older,” explains Dr. Li  Ottawa tooth whitening specialist. “The enamel on your teeth thins out and just doesn’t give you that bright white look anymore. These patients are simply looking for a way to restore their teeth to their previous color.” (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…)

Periodontal Disease Described by Ottawa Dental Specialist

By pamelali, in News, on August 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

Ottawa ON – Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, constitutes a bacterial infection of the gums, ligaments and bone that surround your teeth and hold them in your jaw. Usually painless until its final stages, gum disease is silent like heart disease — and can fool a patient.

“Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease are essential since they are part of a chronic inflammation in your body’s tissues,” observes Ottawa dental specialist, Dr. Pamela Li. “However, people often don’t see it as a serious concern. They see regular dental appointments as ‘just another cleaning.’” (more…)

Ottawa Cosmetic Dentist Extends Her Orthodontics Expertise with Seminar Training

By pamelali, in News, on February 8, 2010 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ON — Ottawa cosmetic dentistry practitioner Dr. Pamela Li is taking a series of orthodontic courses for general dental practitioners. These courses enhance dentists’ knowledge of orthodontic treatment and further enable practitioners to diagnose and treat patients more effectively. Dr. Li is completing her training with Rondeau Seminars and at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Dr. Li is one of several Ottawa dentists that seek additional training from Rondeau Seminars. She will complete her training in functional orthodontics at Rondeau Seminars in March 2010. This program prepares a dentist to provide early interceptive orthodontic treatment. It also provides intimate knowledge of removable and fixed functional appliances. This decreases the need for tooth extractions and surgery. The training also includes orthodontic treatment for TMJ disorders and facial pain. (more…)

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