We Want to See you Smile!!

 

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At Maple Mews Dental we believe that Good Oral Health absolutely contributes to Good Overall Health!

 

Dr Beata Rzepka , Dr Tracy Parker and Dr Matthew Chan, along with our entire team, are committed to partnering  with each and every patient at Maple Mews Dental!  We WANT to  help you reach your Oral Health Goals! 

 

Our dentists take time to focus on the entire mouth and they provide services including cosmetic dental treatment, restoring your teeth , fixing and repairing broken and fractured teeth, and replacing teeth. Our hygienists work closely with the dentist to take care of your overall oral health. 

 

Dental problems can be silent or painful, both concerns that need  treatment.  Gum disease is known to be a leading cause of tooth loss. ( http://maplemewsdental.ca/services/non-surgical-gum-therapy)   Our dental hygienists not only remove the plaque and calculus from your teeth …they do much , much more!  We have a fabulous dental hygiene team with over 50 years of combined experience ! (http://maplemewsdental.ca/about-us/our-team) Our dental hygienists will thoroughly assess your dental needs as an individual and customize a plan for you.   A thorough assessment includes a review of the medications that you take , as many medications affect your oral health . Many cause dry mouth which can lead to different dental concerns including decay and periodontal disease.  Your habits are also assessed; do you chew gum , drink lots of coffee or tea, drink energy drinks , smoke , or are you extremely stressed?  All of these can affect your oral health!  Are you brushing, and flossing ?  And if you are , are you doing it correctly?  It is important to us to introduce you to dental tools that will help you and to teach you to use them properly !

 

We want to work with you , your oral health is important to us !  We want to see the success you have in restoring your smile !  We want to see you SMILE! (http://maplemewsdental.ca)

 

We Want to See you Smile!!

In 2017 Make Your Oral Health a Priority!

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When we have discomfort or pain in our body, usually we visit the physician.  This could mean a trip to our regular physician, the walk-in clinic or hospital emergency. So why do we ignore a toothache, pain, bleeding gums or irritation in our mouth!  It’s like we forget often that our mouth is part of our body!

Swelling in the mouth, face or neck may be caused by an infection of your gums or teeth and should be addressed immediately.  Excessive swelling could even be dangerous if it was to spread your throat and affect swallowing and breathing.

Fractured or broken teeth, should be repaired . Don’t leave it until you have pain … if left untreated , treatment is often more extensive and more expensive!

Do you have bleeding gums and think … oh it’s nothing !  You are wrong …your gums should not bleed when you are taking good care of your oral health! http://maplemewsdental.ca/services/non-surgical-gum-therapy/   Bleeding is an indication that something is wrong and a visit to the dentist is definitely a must!

Did you know that oral cancer is common and that each and every year thousands of people are diagnosed and lose lives due to Oral Cancer.  The dentists and dental hygienists screen regularly for Oral Cancer …. Just one more reason that regularly dental care is important!

Dental problems can affect our quality of life and can lead to and affect other health problems including diabetes and heart conditions. Many oral health concerns can lead the loss of teeth, which can affect the way we eat and speak.  Regular dental examinations can help treat dental concerns when they are small and prevent them from getting worse.

In 2017 be committed to your Oral Health ….Let our team at Maple Mews Dental Help you!  All of you is important …  Take Care of your Entire Body From your Smile to your Toes!

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In 2017 Make Your Oral Health a Priority!

Back to School – Pack the Good Snacks!

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With back to school just around the corner … it is time to pack school lunches! Most of us dread the lunch packing and what to pack for our beloved picky eaters! During school, when children cannot brush, it is even more important to monitor sugar content, thus what we are packing for lunches and snacks.   Taking extra time to prepare good healthy snacks for the body and teeth is essential.

If sweet, sticky snacks must be packed in the lunch box, sugarless gum or cheese eaten afterward is recommended. This will help to dislodge sticky food from the teeth and will increase the saliva flow, diluting and neutralizing the sugar-acid, which is what causes cavities. We highly recommend skipping the juice box and use reusable water bottles instead. Water is the best liquid of all!

Our team at Maple Mews Dental,http://maplemewsdental.ca has some great “Good Snack” recommendations for lunches and a reminder of the Bad Snacks … or sticky, sugary snacks that can lead to cavities. Packing healthy lunches along with good oral care and regular dental visits will keep your child’s smile happy and healthy! Our team at Maple Mews Dental would be happy to schedule a dental visit for your child . http://maplemewsdental.ca .

 

GOOD SNACKS

  •  CHEESE AND CHEESE STICKS
  • NUTS
  • FRESH FRUIT
  • UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE
  • YOGURT
  • PEANUT BUTTER
  • CRACKERS
  • BREAD STICKS
  • RICE CAKES
  • PIZZA
  • VEGETABLES/DIP
  • SOUP
  • SUGARLESS GUM
  • MILK & WATER
  • CHIPS/NACHOS

BAD SNACKS

  • RAISINS OR ANY DRIED FRUIT
  • FRUIT ROLL UPS
  • COOKIES
  • CHOCOLATE BARS
  • GRANOLA BARS
  • CANDY
  • DUNKEROOS
  • POP
  • LICORICE
  • SUGAR COATED CEREALS
  • GUMMIE CANDY
  • KOOL-AID
  • JUICE
Back to School – Pack the Good Snacks!

Summer Camp Time!

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It’s hard enough to keep your kids on a routine of brushing their teeth at home …and now it’s camp time! Moms share that they are concerned about oral health care, or lack of it at summer camp!  So what do we do ..keep our kids at home?  Of course not!

Let’s work together ! You know your children and how they react to and follow  instructions .  Many parents like to schedule children for a dental visit before attending camp.  This way , we can work with you, the parent, to put a plan in place for oral care , even give your child some tips to ensure they don’t forget to brush .. and of course that they brush regularly and properly.  It’s always better for our team to be the ones  giving the instruction … funny how kids always listen to others even though mom and dad give the same message!

We know that brushing and flossing may not be a priority at camp ! Our dental hygiene team loves sharing with children and teens a great utube video about plaque and the micoroganisms that live on their teeth…. and it’s pretty gross!  Wait until they get to camp and share that … their friends will want to brush too….or may consider it a science experiment!

The entire team at Maple Mews Dental is geared up and ready to battle camping brushing habits. Our dental hygienists Lori, Christine and Stephanie look forward to teaming up with you, to combat and win the oral health kids camp battle!

 

 

 

Summer Camp Time!

Do I need to brush and floss my child’s teeth?

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Your child’s primary or first teeth are just as important as the permanent teeth. The primary teeth are needed for your child to eat and speak correctly and they hold the space for the permanent teeth. 

Baby teeth can appear by age of 6 months and many remain in place until age 13 or 14, thus the need to take good care of these teeth at all stages. 

Dental Decay in children is common, our goal at Maple Mews Dental is to educate you as parents as early as during pregnancy to help prevent dental decay in your children’s teeth.

Even with no teeth, we recommend that you clean your baby’s mouth. This can be done simply by wiping your baby’s mouth with a facecloth.

Once the first teeth erupt, they need to be cleaned, this can be done with a small soft toothbrush or finger brush, and there are many options available.  Toothpaste is not necessary for young children, simply use water and the brush 2-3 times daily.

Flossing is also important to introduce to your child’s daily routine, especially if the teeth are close together…. if there is no space to clean between with a toothbrush, flossing is a must. Regular floss wrapped around your fingers or floss picks can be used on children.

Find a time of day morning and night that you can focus on your child’s dental care. If you find it difficult to care for your child’s teeth, we urge you to be patient.  Some children just don’t like it … that doesn’t mean you should give up.. dental care is too important to skip! 

If you need some hints how to take care of your child’s teeth, please ask us, any of our team at Maple Mews Dental will be happy to assist you!

Good brushing and flossing habits started at a young age, along with regular visits to the dentist, will set your child in the right direction for a lifetime of good oral health. Our Maple Mews Dental Team loves children and looks forward to teaming with you to care for your child’s oral health!

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Do I need to brush and floss my child’s teeth?

Looking for a brighter smile ! Today is a great day for a whiter smile!

         

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  •  Is a big event approaching? A Wedding? A Birthday?
  • Do you avoid smiling because you don’t like your smile?
  • Have you noticed that your teeth are discoloured or stained?

 

 Stains and discoloration on the surface of our teeth can be caused by:

  • Tobacco use
  • Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
  • Eating highly pigmented foods such as blueberries  

Internal stains can be caused by:

  • Yellowing or graying of the teeth as part of the aging process
  • Trauma to the teeth that results in the tooth’s nerve dying, giving the tooth a dark colour
  • Treatment with the antibiotic tetracycline during the time when teeth are forming

Spa Dent whitening is an easy and convenient way to brighten your teeth in as little as 30 minutes. Results with Spa Dent change the tooth shade 2 – 8 shades brighter and whiter in just 1 dental appointment.

Spa Dent is safe & effective. There is no sensitivity during Spa Dent whitening and for best results we recommend that you have your teeth professionally cleaned before the whitening procedure.

 Our team at Maple Mews Dental would be happy to help you brighten your smile this spring!  Give us a call at 905-632-2442.

Looking for a brighter smile ! Today is a great day for a whiter smile!

Maple Mews Dental & Dental Floss

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The key to flossing is to do it! And to do it correctly!   If you are not flossing , you are not thoroughly cleaning your teeth and mouth.  Flossing is the only way to clean in between your teeth.

The type of floss you use is the one that works best for you … flossing should be easy for you to do , and something you want to do !  Many like a waxed flavoured floss, a waxed floss slides more easily between teeth that are tight together .

 Regular Floss: Flossing with regular floss is one of the most effective way to floss your teeth.

Wrap the floss around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands. Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a “C” shape around the base of the tooth and gently under the gumline. Wipe the tooth from the base of the tooth to tip two or three times. Each tooth has two sides, be sure to floss each area.

Floss Holders similar to floss picks can hold the floss for hard to reach areas.  Floss holders are often recommended for those with dexterity problems.

Floss Picks: Many studies show that floss picks are as effective as flossing.

Floss picks come in 2 shapes, flat and curved.  The choice to use one over the other is personal preference.

Using a  gentle, sawing motion move the floss on the floss pick in between the teeth. Once the string has popped through the tight contact, it’s time to floss. Pull the string tight against the tooth, and  gently slide it up and down to remove the bacteria in between the teeth. As with the regular floss, each side of the tooth need to be flossed.

Vibrating Flosser : A vibrating flosser is easy to use and has the additional benefit of massaging your gums at the same time. Our Maple Mews team loves gadgets, however believe that manual flossing is more effective and more cost effective than vibrating flossers.

To prevent dental decay and gum disease flossing is an important part of your oral care routine !

 

 

 

 

Maple Mews Dental & Dental Floss