Posts Tagged "Dentist Vancouver"

Smiles for Life: Keeping Your Teeth Natural

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

It has come across our attention at Kerrisdale Dental that many aging patients are concerned about losing teeth as they grow older. The truth of the matter is that there is no reason for senior citizens to lose their teeth other than because of oral disease.senior citizen dental care vancouver

Your perfect smile can last you a lifetime, if you take proper care of it.

The aging generation is now one of the fastest growing populations in North America. Most dental professionals are seeing that these citizens are keeping their teeth healthy, allowing for a natural smile with no need of dental implants or dentures.

However, a natural smile that lasts a lifetime is only possible with proper oral health care—which typically requires an annual visit to the team at Kerrisdale Cosmetic and General Dentistry.

“We have found that seniors take longer breaks from visiting the dentist,” says Dr. Abbas Tejani, “it seems as if they stop caring because they don’t think their oral hygiene matters anymore.”

Proper oral health care is essential for older people for a multitude of reasons. One of which is dry mouth, which slows down the production of saliva. Often seen in elderly patients, dry mouth can be harmful because saliva helps to prevent tooth decay by washing away food particles and eliminating acids. Luckily, a dentist can fix dry mouth.

Senior citizens should also remember to maintain a regiment of daily flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste. Elderly people are likely to get cavities where older fillings have broken or where receding gums have left unprotected surfaces.

In addition, for elderly patients to maintain optimal oral health, snacks with sugars and starch should be eliminated.

Keep your smile healthy and complete with proper oral care! Take some time to contact us at Kerrisdale Dental for a check-up and cleaning today.

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Gum Disease and How to Identify It

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

If you think you may have gum disease make sure you check out the top symptoms below. Do not worry, there is treatment for gum disease and your oral health can be restored. It is a good idea to maintain your oral hygiene practices as usual and then set up a consultation with one of our experienced and highly knowledgeable dentists within our practice. We care about your teeth and gums just as much as you do and strive to achieve optimal dental health with every patient that comes to see us.  At Kerrisdale Dental, we want you to feel safe, cared for and treated as one of the family.

Gum disease is a tissue infection surrounding the teeth. Periodontal disease attacks an area within the mouth called the sulcus.  The sulcus is located between the gums and the teeth and when the tissue is damaged, a pocket is formed in the sulcus. There are two stages that occur when this form of disease develops. They are known as periodontitis and gingivitis. Gingivitis can be reversed as it is a milder form of gum disease, but if left untreated it can turn into severe periodontitis.

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease can go undetected for quite some time.  Gum disease can be prevented with regular dental checkups and routine cleanings.

Ask yourself the following questions.

  1. When you brush your teeth, do your gums bleed? Do your gums bleed for no apparent reason?
  2. Do you find that some of your permanent teeth are loose? Do you see gaps forming?
  3. Have you noticed that your gums are protruding outwards from your teeth?
  4. Do people complain that you have bad breath? Do you constantly have a bad taste in your mouth?
  5. If you wear dentures, have you noticed a change in the way they are fitting within your mouth?
  6. Is your bite different? Do you feel it isn’t the same bite as you previously had?
  7. Have you lost teeth recently without cause?
  8. Do your gums appear red, feel tender or look swollen?

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, contact us today to book a consultation visit.

What should I do?

Call us and schedule an appointment for an exam. Many dentists and dental practices including Kerrisdale Dental can help stop the progression of the disease with periodontal maintenance. Do your best to maintain good oral health at home and brush, floss and eat healthy foods to maintain optimal immunity. We can help save your teeth from further damage if you get in touch with us today!

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Let’s Communicate: Find Us on Facebook!

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

We all know how Facebook is a great social media tool for getting the word out, so we decided to create our official Kerrisdale Dental page to keep our patients updated on all are news! Facebook creates numerous opportunities for networking and connecting with patients, colleagues, as well as friends and family. At Kerrisdale Dental we want to broaden our horizons with regards to how we communicate with our patients.

By ‘liking’ our page and following us, you will be able to keep up with our recent news, advancements and state-of-the-art technology. You can message us directly, ask questions on our wall and inquire through our website link. We want all of our patients to have access to all of our current dental practice information.

Our team at Kerrisdale Dental Centre understands how important social media and digital communication is important to our patients and our relationship with our patients. Communication is the key to any strong relationship and by keeping you up to date on our dental practice and services we can build a long term relationship. We understand life gets busy and we can’t always be in touch, but with our new Facebook page you can hear about what is new and upcoming at all times!

We want you and your family to stay current about oral health and hygiene practices. We also offer promotions, dental  education, tips on dental health and more! Your oral health is extremely important to us as we believe a happy smile is a healthy smile. Our blog, website and Facebook page will offer everything you need to know about keeping you and your loved ones safe when it comes to dental health.

‘Like us’ today on Facebook and ‘share’ our dental practice with your colleagues, immediate family members, distant cousins and friends. We want you to keep in touch at all times, whether you have an inquiry about our services or if you just want to say hello! We are only a click away!

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We’ll Get Your Smile Ready For Summer!

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

The time has come to hit the beach, relax on outdoor patios, host backyard BBQ’s and get away on vacation to enjoy family fun in the sun. This is also a special time to celebrate love with picnics, strolls in the park and the romance of warm summer moonlit nights. Summer is here and so is the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the lifestyle we wait all year long for!

Nothing will complement your summer fun better than a sparkling smile care of your experts at Kerrisdale Dental Centre.  With summer weddings and family reunions on the horizon, you can dazzle your family and friends with a stunning smile that exudes confidence and joy.

Eat and drink whatever you want while soaking up the sun and we’ll do our part in keeping your smile white, bright and beautiful. All we ask in return is that you show it off every chance you get, and let your friends and family know the secret of your brilliant smile.

A gorgeous smile helps create happy memories and will ensure you look fabulous in family photos that will last a lifetime. Visit our Vancouver, BC office and tell us about your summer plans. We’ll ensure you have the winning smile to show off at every social opportunity this summer.

Call (604) 261-9304 to speak to one of our team members about how we can help get your smile “summer ready”!

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Reward Yourself with AIRMILES at Your Next Dentist Cleaning!

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

We at Kerrisdale Dental are excited to let our clients know about our AIR MILES® bonus plan! Now, with every routine cleaning appointment booked, our clients can earn AIR MILES® reward miles! Have you been dreaming of a vacation to Fiji or Hawaii? Do you long to take strolls on silky white beaches and wade in the crystal blue ocean? Do you love a night out at the movies or do you dream of renting recent blockbuster hits to play on a home theatre entertainment system? Now you can!

AIR MILES® rewards program offers a wide range of bonuses when you accumulate a certain amount of points. From luxury vacations and home theatre systems to valuable merchandise and entertainment for the whole family, you can have it all! Why wait any longer on taking that dream vacation? At Kerrisdale Dental Centre, we don’t just improve your smile, fix your teeth and help you maintain oral health; we offer you the opportunity to get the rewards of life that you deserve.

AIR MILES® is different from the regular frequent shoppers programs and can be obtained by a wide range of companies within Canada. There are numerous rewards to select from and the long list of rewards and sponsors continues to grow every year. The more you use the AIR MILES® collector card when you shop or on every routine dental cleaning appointment, the faster you will be on your way to your dream destination or getting that new home theatre system installed!

At Kerrisdale Dental we want you to achieve goals in all areas of your life, starting with a beautiful white smile.  We are dedicated to providing a high level of service and hospitality and have years of experience in the field
of dentistry.

Contact us today and we will book a consultation appointment to find out what your dental needs are. If you book a routine cleaning you can start receiving AIR MILES® reward points. We all like to have clean and healthy teeth and also need a vacation every now and then, so why not get two for one!

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