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Happy Easter 2014

from all of us at Dr. Janev Dentistry

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Dr. Janev Dental Tips for New Year resolution

 

“Make this New Year’s resolution to keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing and flossing regularly 2 to 3 times a day, otherwise you are increasing chances for cavities and gum infections. You should use FDA approved toothpaste which is not to abrasive with fluoride for that extra layer of protection. On top of your daily care visit us for regular cleaning and will take care of you overall mouth health.”

                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. V. Janev

You can ruin your teeth if you are......

-         Brushing to hard

        Use soft brush and don’t brush to hard

 

-         Eating a lot of Acidic food

        Acidic food eats away your teeth enamel and they can become sensitive to hot and cold.

        TIP: Use straw  to drink acidic drinks and wash away your mouth with water immediately after.

 

-         Don’t mix Hot and Cold

        Eating hot food with cold drink is really tempting but not good for your teeth.

        Sudden changes in temperature can cause enamel cracks.

        

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

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Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Mississauga Dentist Happy Thanksgiving 2013

 

What's Your Real Age ?

April 18, 2013

“Brushing and flossing for 2 min a day can make you almost 6 years younger"

Watch this very informational episode from Dr. Oz show of your body real age.

Good periodontal health (health of your mouth) is a crucial part of your overall well being and your body age.

For a full episode aired Apr 16 2013 go to: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/whats-your-realage?video=18589


Periodontal Disease Implications for patient care

 

April 13, 2013

"Since periodontal disease can affect each person differently, patients should receive a comprehensive periodontal examination every year.

Longevity

Studies at Emery University at Atlanta with the US CDC suggest that people with periodontal diseases have a mortality rate that is 23% to 46% higher those who do not. The link could be infections or increased cardio vascular risk.

Periodontitis and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

Inflammatory mediators produced by bacteria may enter the blood stream and influence the endothelium in the vasculature. Individuals with Periodontitis have higher serum level of C reactive protein and the almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis as those without periodontal disease.

Reproductive Health

The Journal of Dental Research reported that woman with inflammatory gum disease are more likely to develop Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes during pregnancy), possibly because inflammation can impair blood glucose control.

Osteoporosis

According to the US National Institute of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, MD., and other research at SUNY at Buffalo, dental X-Rays can reveal low bone mineral density that can signal risk of underlying bone problems elsewhere, especially in the elderly.

Respiratory Conditions

Fine droplets from the mouth and throat can be aspirated into the lungs, causing infections of the lower respiratory tract or worsening existing lung conditions.

Diabetes

A study in the US journal, Diabetes Care, reported that periodontal diseases raise the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. To make matters more complex, diabetics are more susceptible to dental decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and fungal infections.

Nutrition

Sore gums and loose teeth can affect the ability to maintain a proper diet, especially among the elderly.

Psychological Effect

Poor oral health-bleeding gums, and malodourous breath, an unattractive smile – can fuel a lack of confidence and diminished sense of self worth. The journal of Community Health nursing reported that 53% of people with minor or major dental problems suffer from low self-esteem. "

The Perio Post winter 2013

International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2013

Today, Wednesday Mar 20 2013 is the first ever ... 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

 


Are you being judged by your smile ?

March 23, 2013

During everyone’s daily lifestyle, whether being at work, with friends or family, your smile stands out the most in your varied surroundings.

After Crest and Oral B introduced the “Great Canadian Smile” survey, they noticed that 85% of participants consider a smile to be one of the most distinctive parts of a person’s physical appearance, and a healthy smile that a person may possess will lead to positive character traits like honesty, friendliness and competence with others. A person’s smile being so esteemed, it is ironic that about 70% of us do not undertake the simple and daily/dentist recommended oral care routines at home, as it should be considered a part of your mandatory lifestyle. This April, 2013, it is the National Oral Health month, in which it may be the perfect chance for you to revamp your own dental procedures by following three easy steps to avoid the build-up of plaque, bad breath and gingivitis.

  1. Brush: 71% of Canadians surveyed say that they still use the standard manual toothbrush, while professional dentists advise us to use a powered brush for a better cleaning experience. For example, transferring yourself to an Oral-B power brush will show distinctive changes in the cleanliness of your teeth, as Oral-B power brush removes virtually all of the plaque on the surface of your teeth.
  2. Floss: You should floss at least once a day! It is vital to your oral health since it ensures that you are cleaning the surfaces of your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach (For Example: Between tightly squeezed teeth). On the other hand, if you leave food in between your teeth for a period of time unclean, gingivitis, cavities and bad breath can easily occur.
  3. Rinse: Rinsing, being the most forgotten step in one’s daily routine, it inquires you to use mouthwash after brushing at least twice a day in order to prevent gingivitis and bad breath.

 

For more info and to schedule your appointment

please visit us at MississaugaDentist.ca your Mississauga Family Dentistry

 

What Is Gum Disease? What Is Gingivitis? What Causes Gingivitis?

March 19, 2013

"A mild form of gum disease with inflammation of the gum is called gingivitis. Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease. As gingivitis is usually very mild; many people may have it and not know. Gingivitis should be treated, because it can progress into serious gum disease.

If a person's gums are red instead of pink, inflamed, swollen and bleed when they brush their teeth, they most likely have gingivitis. Gingivitis is mainly caused by inadequate oral hygiene - not brushing your teeth enough or properly, and not flossing. Plaque, a sticky substance made up of bacteria builds up in the teeth. The bacteria release toxins that irritate the gums."

Most of us will have a mild case of gingivitis some time during our lifetime.

source: Medical News Today

 

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February 21, 2013

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The convenience of ZOOM in comparison to days of wearing trays or strips makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.

Call our DentalPro Mississauga Dentistry for more information and special offers.

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Good brushing tips

February 16, 2013

A few minutes exercising your toothbrush at least twice a day is enough to keep your mouth clean and fresh.Good toothbrush with soft, rounded , nylon bristles has the best plaque fighting power. Brush with the bristles held at a 45 degree angle to the gumline. Use gentle back-and-forth or circular motion. For inside surfaces, tilt the brush vertically. Effective brushing should take about three minutes.


Smoking and Periodontal Disease

February 03, 2013

The adverse health effects that result from smoking are well known to health care professionals, but sadly, not many people are aware of the consequences that lead afterwards. The effects increase with all forms of smoking, but most of the attention has been focused on cigarettes. In fact, the accession morbidity and mortality associated with their use include lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases. Furthermore, in the oral cavity, cigarette smoking has been linked to many risky conditions such as dental implant failure, tooth discoloration, and periodontal disease being the most common. At our Mississauga dental practice located at the heart of Mississauga, and on the border of Etobicoke, we are able to discover abnormalities using our high technology equipment including the VELscope system, fitted to screen oral cancer in our patients’ mouths.

Smoking is the most important risk factor for periodontitis. Studies have shown that patients who quit smoking can realize a more pronounced improvement in clinical periodontal status, and that approximately one third of smokers who attempted to quit were not smoking 1 year later-higher than the expected percentage of 10% to 20%. Other studies have shown that cigarette smoke can intervene with the health of our patients’ gums. In this case, we advise that our patients who smoke should be aware of the dangerous factors that lead due to improper care for their oral health.

 

For more information on periodontal health, please read more at MississaugaDentist.ca