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Suspect A Bite Problem?

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Hello! I’m Steven Deneka, DDS, of Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall. Thanks for visiting my dental blog. The topic of today’s post is malocclusion – literally – “bad bite”.

Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most cases the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues.

When you combine multiple teeth on two arches and a jaw joint with a considerable range of motion, it is easy to see how these elements can fail to align properly. In fact, it is a wonder that they work correctly for most people – allowing them to talk, eat, and breathe without giving it a second thought.

There are many causes of malocclusion – some originating with the teeth and some originating with the jaw. Misshapen teeth, extracted teeth, impacted teeth, crowded teeth, and widely spaced teeth can affect the bite. Injury to the jaw can also cause malocclusion as well as improperly fitting restorations and other dental appliances.

Children with a normal bite can develop bite troubles with prolonged pacifier use, thumb sucking or bottle drinking. In rarer cases, oral tumors can move a bite out of alignment.

The treatment for malocclusion depends on the cause. Orthodontics can move teeth into alignment to repair bite problems. Overcrowding often requires extraction of one or more teeth. Misshapen teeth that affect the bite can often be corrected with crowns or dental bonding.

If the jawbone is significantly misshapen or misaligned, maxillofacial surgery may be necessary. Jaw surgery is a serious undertaking with significant risks and a long, painful recovery. While the jaw heals, it is secured with wires and screws. Ouch!

If your jaw hurts or you observe unusual wear to your teeth, it is essential that you are examined by a professional. Call 855-976-7250 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Deneka.

Our family friendly dental team has been serving patients at our comfortable Cornwall office since 1985. We can give you more information about malocclusion, restorative dentistry family dentistry, or 6-Month Smiles.

Dr. Deneka also advises Cornwall parents about critical issues such as tooth development, thumb-sucking, water fluoridation, dental sealants, oral sports protection, and orthodontia. If you suspect that your child has any degree of malocclusion, schedule an exam ASAP. Untreated bite issues in children can inhibit proper nutrition, breathing, tooth development, and speech development.

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In today’s post, let’s explore some specifics about brushing. One key to activating the value of toothpastes is creating foam when correctly brushing.

Working up a good foam is achieved by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming helps with dislodging food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.

Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are best for proper brushing. Harder bristles can put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may see tooth pain, increased build-up and decay, tooth structure weakening, and in extreme cases, tooth loss.

The fluoride in the toothpaste promotes remineralization when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time so make certain you brush for at least 2-3 minutes.

In addition, remember that flossing is vital and rounds out the 5 minutes each day to give you healthy, pain-free chewing for years and years to come.

To recap:
Wet soft bristle toothbrush
Use fluoridated toothpaste
Brush at 45 degree angle
Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
Cover every surface of every tooth
Swish around in mouth before spitting out
Floss gently around each tooth and don’t miss the back surface of the rear molars
Rinse out debris

This article is brought to you by Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, an extraordinary dental practice in Cornwall. We are devoted to dental education and confident smiles for all.

Dr. Steven Deneka has been serving Cornwall area families since 1985. We are located at 806 Pitt Street in Cornwall. Contact us at 855-976-7250 or http://www.drdeneka.com/about-us/.

Ask us about our dental payment options, accepted insurance companies, and the general and cosmetic procedures we offer. And brush well until we see you, it will be worth every foamy second!

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Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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Cornwall, Ontario
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Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics For Cornwall

Cornwall Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics If you have been paying attention to the Cornwall orthodontics scene in recent years, you probably know about invisible braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many people, especially Cornwall adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces.

There’s more good news for Ingleside residents who want to straighten their teeth. How about instant orthodontics?

If you want immediate teeth straightening, you can get beautiful porcelain veneers from Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry!

Steven Deneka at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you determine if porcelain veneers are for you.

In addition to correcting minor tooth misalignment, porcelain veneers are used to whiten teeth and restore chipped teeth in Long Sious and Lancaster. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of teeth and often require no removal of healthy tooth structure. Another advantage? They are usually less expensive than complete crown restorations but look just as natural.

To schedule a consultation, call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 855-976-7250. Porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to receive a smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Dragon Breath?

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Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to insufficient brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your Cornwall dentist can help you identify the cause of your trouble and discuss how to cure bad breath.

Your diet significantly impacts your breath. Because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell strong foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.

Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not a good idea. This may bring additional oral issues – especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.

Additionally, many dieters in and around Cornwall find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.

Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many folks don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause cavities and gum disease.

I’m Dr. Steven Deneka of 
Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall. My practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to residents in the Cornwall area. I am committed to prime oral health for all of my patients, and that includes fresh breath. I also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about smile makeovers or other cosmetic dental care, give us a call at 855-976-7250.

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The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/low-carb-diets-can-cause-bad-breath, accessed on August 12, 2013

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

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Cornwall, Ontario
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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are critical for prime dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your dentist and discuss the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease develops when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Deneka of Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall. Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many important goals I have for my patients. Along with ideal dental health, I also seek to give my patients the unforgettable smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry.

Some effective procedures include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bonding, teeth whitening, inlays/onlays, and tooth implants. If you want to correct several unattractive features in your smile, we can design a custom smile makeover that includes a combination of these services. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern cosmetic dentistry performed with expertise truly works miracles with your smile!

Our top services here at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry include:

 

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Our patients appreciate our comfortable office and family friendly staff. If you are looking for a local dentist with expertise in preventative, general, and cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule an informative consultation by calling 855-976-7250.

 

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

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Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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Cornwall, Ontario
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Sparkling Smiles At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Welcome to the Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry dental blog, Cornwall! I am Dr. Steven Deneka. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Cornwall area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is vital to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and can produce marvelous results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our family friendly team at 855-976-7250 for a tooth whitening consultation today!

Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry including family dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about financing options.

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Sore Tooth? Don’t Wait!

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Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry patients who wait to have a sore tooth checked end up saying “I wish I had come sooner.” Even with all the various causes of mouth problems, a toothache sends a simple, clear message: “See your dentist!” And it seems like toothaches always get worse on Friday night right before the weekend.

If you wait, the cost to treat it may get more expensive as the pain gets more acute. Affordable dental care is available at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall. Call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry now for a uncomplicated yet critical consultation.

Mouth pain is never “normal.” Dr. Steven Deneka will determine the cause of the pain so proper treatment can begin. Possible causes of pain include cavities, gum disease, a broken crown, mouth sores, bite issues, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Let Dr. Deneka take care of you and you will quickly be back to pain-free eating, grimace-free speaking and better sleeping.

Dr. Deneka, DDS is also well-versed in the latest cosmetic dental services and is devoted to transforming smiles. Smile makeovers at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry boost confidence and improve a person’s overall presentation. Men and women who have invested in a smile makeover feel that their personal and professional relationships have benefited.

Book a consultation if you have question about dental implants, Invisalign or veneers. Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers amazing care when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, 6-Month Smiles, fillings, and family dentistry.

Don’t wait to come to Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry if a tooth demands your attention.

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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3 Tips To Make Brushing In Cornwall Count

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Many of Dr. Steven Deneka’s patients walk in for pediatric dentistry, family dentistry, or fillings. Many for routine checkups and cleanings. Most really want to know if they are brushing properly. Having patients come for treatment and leave with questions answered – from which toothpaste to buy to proper tools and techniques – is our business. At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we are all about educating our patients. Sometimes life is as easy as 1-2-3.

1 Soft Bristle Toothbrush
Gentle brushing will accomplish the same results as hard bristle brushing without the abrasive damage to gums and gum line. There is never a good reason to use hard or medium bristle toothbrushes. Better yet, wet the soft bristle toothbrush to be sure the bristles are pliable before brushing.

2 Minutes of Brushing and Flossing
Split the mouth into fourths and spend a good 30 seconds in each quarter. Hit the chewing surfaces, the inside surfaces, the outside surfaces and gently massage the gums. Be sure to address the far side of the back tooth that is never visible but can collect food and allow decay to begin. Take two minutes to floss after brushing in the evening to remove any remnants the toothbrush couldn’t coax out and to clean any beginning buildup. You have approximately 32 teeth and 32 gaps to floss clean. Two minutes should do the trick, but adding an extra minute for good measure can’t hurt.

3 Times a Day
Brushing after every meal should remain the goal. This is difficult for many who are not home for the midday meal. To achieve incredible dental hygiene, brushing is priority one. There are as many toothpaste choices out there as you have teeth; without consistent brushing and flossing, those teeth are facing sure destruction. Don’t misunderstand, toothpaste is important. Toothpaste acts as the vehicle that collects the debris, keeps the bristles pliable, fluoridates the mouth, freshens the breath and a myriad of other side jobs. But after every meal, gently removing food debris prevents breakdown on precious tooth surfaces. Even if you don’t use toothpaste after lunch, a quick brush can keep your teeth free of buildup.

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Here at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we understand that nature has dealt crooked teeth, sensitive teeth, and weak teeth to many patients throughout the Lancaster, Ingleside, and Long Sious communities. When you schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Deneka, you will be advised on ways to repair your smile.

We provide our patients with the following services and many more: 6-Month Smiles, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and family dentistry. Schedule a consultation at our office at 806 Pitt Street in Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3S2 to ask about Invisalign braces, dental implants, veneers, teeth whitening, white fillings or the cost of dental procedures. We are committed to providing answers. Call 855-976-7250 today.

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

Cornwall, Ontario Residents Visit the Dentist Whether you have lived in Ontario for a long time, or just moving in to the Cornwall area; taking care of your teeth eventually involves a visit to the dentist. We are Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry located at 806 Pitt Street in Cornwall, Ontario. If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to come in for a consultation  You can reach Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an exam by calling 855-976-7250.

The very idea of visiting a dentist holds a negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult with dental anxiety, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward increased oral health and wellness.

Choose a dentist in Cornwall who is appropriate for your needs. When you meet your new Cornwall dentist for the first time, make an effort to ask questions about the care you will receive. Be sure to communicate with your dentist about his/her experience, age range of patients, and recommended procedures for any problems you may have. Get to know your Cornwall dentist so you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Be prepared to provide your Cornwall dentist with information. Whether you are experiencing specific pain at that moment, or anticipating a problem, be sure to discuss everything with your dentist. Many patients become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or discussing issues. As your dentist, I need to know your history and everything you are experiencing. I will be better prepared to help if I have accurate and complete information.

There is no need to feel self-conscious if it has been a long time since you have received dental treatment. I have treated many first-time patients in your situation and have developed a trusting relationship with them.

The best way to have a good experience with a new dentist is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more at ease and secure. If we determine that you are going to need a key dental procedure more extensive than filling a cavity, let’s discuss ways to make your visit more comfortable.

At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry our family friendly staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We know it can be uncomfortable to visit the dentist for the first time or after a long while. We’ll do what we can to make you feel relaxed, secure, and among caring friends.

If you are in Cornwall, Ontario and are ready to visit the dentist again, give us a call at 855-976-7250 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Dental Health is a Family Affair

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams are crucial for keeping your smile in optimal shape!

“But my teeth feel fine.”
We’ve heard this excuse. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental problems can be progressing without you being aware of it.

1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are at risk.

2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any degeneration.

3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 Dr. Deneka will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is indispensable.

After your entire mouth has been examined, Dr. Deneka will detail what is needed moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will be sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful! Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Steven Deneka at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will ensure you avoid severe dental issues.

1http://oralcancerfoundation.org/

 

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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