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Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

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Teenagers don’t always pay enough attention to their dental health. Some skip meals or get very little sleep, leaving them nutrient-deficient and hindering their growth. Braces can make proper brushing difficult. Eating disorders such as bulimia can quickly erode enamel and damage a smile.

Dental problems manifesting in the adolescent years can impact teeth for life. At Cornwall Dental Arts, we’re committed to ensuring your teenager stays healthy and practices good oral hygiene. Let’s examine some important dental issues for teens.

Wisdom Teeth
The third molars usually erupt between late adolescence and the mid-twenties. Common wisdom teeth issues include bite misalignment, cavities, gum disease, and damage to the nearby teeth. It is vital to monitor wisdom teeth and follow the counsel of your dentist.

Eating Disorders
Parents who notice their child abnormally preoccupied with body image and weight loss should be on the lookout for bulimia and anorexia. These serious disorders should not be ignored. Parents are advised to seek treatment immediately if they discover that their teen is binging and purging or intentionally restricting food.

Oral Health and Orthodontia
Braces can make proper brushing difficult. Toothbrushes and flossing devices that squirt water can help teenagers with braces clean their teeth and gums.

Sugar-Heavy Diet
If you visit any high school during lunch hour, you will see that sugar-laden soda, juice, and energy drinks are becoming a beverage staple. While juice is definitely the healthiest choice of the three, heavy juice consumption can hurt enamel just as much as a can of Coke. Along with milk, water is the best drink for teeth.

Inadequate Calcium Intake
Some adolescents who drank milk daily as kids curtail their consumption when they start eating meals away from home. This is unfortunate because calcium is just as essential for adolescents as it is for younger children. For strong teeth and bones, encourage your teen to enjoy low-fat dairy or calcium-fortified beverages daily.

Sports Injuries
While athletics keep teens healthy in general, many contact sports pose a threat to teeth. Make sure your teen wears a protective custom mouth guard when participating in any activity where a mouth injury can occur.

We encourage  parents to be vigilant about twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings for their teens. Many oral troubles arise unnoticed. To schedule an extensive examination and cleaning, call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 855-976-7250.

 

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

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Stick Out Your Tongue!

Cornwall oral cancer exams We know that dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums, but we sometimes overlook the importance of the tongue.

Have you ever considered all the amazing things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and nimble gymnast is in near-constant motion during our waking hours. It is a wonder that we don’t accidentally bite it more often as we smile, chew, drink, breathe, swallow, cough, and laugh.

Your tongue can also reveal problems with your health, including digestive problems, infections, and diseases of the blood. When Dr. Deneka performs oral exams, the tongue is always checked for signs of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

Here are some tongue abnormalities and possible causes:

  • Swollen tongue: reaction to food/drink/medication, strep infection, leukemia, hypothyroidism
  • White tongue: dehydration, yeast infection, irritation to tobacco, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, anemia or other nutritional deficiency
  • Canker sores: may be triggered by stress or reaction to food, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

If you have persistent canker sores, you may want to try eliminating products that contain sodium lauryl (or laurel) sulfate (SLS). SLS is a cheap foaming agent that is found in many personal care products.

Many of our patients have asked about tongue-scraping. We recommend thorough dental hygiene, including cleaning the tongue. To schedule a consultation to discuss any dental health issues, including tongue scraping, give us a call at  855-976-7250.

 

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts: 855-976-7250

 

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Smile

Don't Take Stress Out On Your Teeth Cornwall Hello, I’m Dr. Steven Deneka. At my practice, I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. You may not realize it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.

Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.

Those who have difficulty managing stress can increase their risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic.

Clenching and grinding the teeth is a common way to express stress and is often done unconsciously. Here at Cornwall Dental Arts, our family-friendly staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.

Dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.

If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Cornwall Dental Arts today. We offer family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and “6-Month Smiles.” We hope to hear from you soon!

 

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

 

Posted in Dental Health

At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, We Love Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy

Cornwall Pediatric Dentistry Your Cornwall child’s dental health is essential to overall health and vitality. At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our family dentist loves working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? The health of your Cornwall child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

Pediatric dental care is essential, and that is why we recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques and orthodontics.

Cornwall children’s dentists also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that influence your child’s Cornwall pediatric dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities. Call us immediately at 855-976-7250 if your child has a dental emergency or tooth injury.

Our family friendly team will make your child feel comfortable during their dental visit to our inviting Cornwall office.

In additional to offering experienced children’s dentistry, we are a full-service Ontario dental practice. We provide essential advice and care on lumineers, tooth implants, teeth whitening, tooth bonding, and restorative dentistry.

 

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

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

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Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. Here in Cornwall, Ontario we have a lot of fun ways to refer to our teeth. And while you can switch up what you call them, you should never switch up a well-engrained oral health routine.

Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath (something friends, family, and coworkers will also appreciate).

Speaking of pearly whites, following basic dental health advice from your Cornwall area dentist will help keep your teeth looking their best as well. If you’re interested in a smile makeover, your dentist can tell you about procedures such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, and dental implants.

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Deneka, a dentist serving the greater Cornwall area since 1985. I am passionate about helping my patients have the healthiest, most beautiful smiles possible. Here at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry our services include:

family dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
restorative dentistry
6-Month Smiles
fillings

If you are in the Ingleside, Long Sious, or Lancaster area and are looking for an exceptional dentist, give us a call here at 855-976-7250. A member of our family friendly staff can help you schedule an appointment for a cleaning and check-up and also answer questions you may have about teeth whitening in Cornwall and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

 

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

 

Posted in Dental Health

Our Cornwall Dental Team Takes Care Of You

Cornwall Dental Team

At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, each dental professional on our team allows our practice to operate smoothly and provide the highest caliber of dental care. Today’s Cornwall dentistry article will focus on the duties of a dental assistant.

You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who attaches the bib around my neck,” and you are correct. However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.

Competent dental assistants work behind the scenes at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall. They assist Dr. Steven Deneka during all dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep and cavity filling, as well as lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our competent assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.

When a dental patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the visit. Before he/she is escorted to a comfortable chair in one of our pleasant patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready for the particular treatment being performed.

Whether the patient is receiving porcelain veneers, having their teeth whitened, undergoing a routine orthodontia adjustment, or settling in for a two-hour smile redesign with oral sedation, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.

At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, infection control is always foremost in our minds. Our dental assistants, dentists, and hygienists are vigilant about the sterilization of dental instruments and follow strict infection control protocols. The health of our patients and employees is our highest priority.

Dental assistants in Cornwall dental offices may also prepare tray setups, make impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take x-rays, and maintain and retrieve patient records. They must have a keen eye for detail and an excellent memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.

Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 806 Pitt Street in Cornwall, Ontario. We provide general and cosmetic dental procedures including family dentistry and pediatric dentistry. You can read more about our services at http://www.drdeneka.com/about-us/.

To make an appointment for an examination, consultation, or cleaning, call 855-976-7250. Thanks for visiting our Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry blog!

 

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

 

Posted in General Dentistry

The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment In Cornwall

Cornwall Dentistry Wishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to Ontario smile tooth whitening lingo? At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of Cornwall affordable teeth whitening treatments; from whitening trays to Ingleside teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile whitening every day.

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that comes in contact with our teeth cause staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up, and help restore whitening to teeth. Call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 855-976-7250 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your Cornwall smile whitening results.

Cornwall at-home teeth whitening products are probably not a good choice if you have crowns or veneers. You could end up with extremely uneven results or possible damage to your existing cosmetic dentistry.

We know the best teeth bleaching options and can recommend the perfect white smile solution for you.

At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we hope to see you soon. Give us a call at 855-976-7250.

 

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

 

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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Today’s Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

If, after a thorough evaluation, Dr. Deneka determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, Dr. Deneka will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are performed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

During the procedure, your dentist will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected tissue is removed, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call Dr. Deneka now at 855-976-7250 for an appointment.

If you are unfamiliar with our services at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, be sure to visit our website at http://www.drdeneka.com/about-us/ to get more details.  Dr. Steven Deneka opened Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1985 here in the Cornwall. Dr. Deneka is well-known throughout the state of Ontario as a provider of distinctive dental care, including family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

In addition to general dentistry, we provide exceptional cosmetic dental services; everything from tooth whitening to complete cosmetic dental smile makeovers.

 

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

 

Posted in Root Canals

5 Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry For Cornwall Kids

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At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall, we promote preventative dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and preserve proper dental practices. If today’s Cornwall kids can avoid cavities, it will benefit them more than you may realize.

1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being.
Maintaining ideal oral health puts children at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.

2) A beautiful, healthy smile boosts confidence and self-esteem for children.

3) By keeping teeth and gums healthy as children, you avoid the need for expensive restorative dental work down the road.

4) Strong teeth helps kids get proper nutrition. Tooth decay makes eating difficult.

5) Proper dental hygiene beginning at birth and twice-yearly exams commencing with the eruption of the first tooth promotes normal speech development. (The American Dental Association recommends toddler dental visits to begin when the first tooth appears.)

If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall at 855-976-7250. Our family friendly team ensures that dental visits are pleasant and comfortable for our patients of all ages.

If you have a toddler that has not yet visited a dentist, call 855-976-7250 today to schedule a pediatric dental examination. Effective dental care is just as vital as immunizations, proper nutrition, auto safety seats, and medical care.

 

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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Some of the most common concerns of Ingleside, Long Sious, and Lancaster dental patients pertain to cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening.

Because many dental products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes say they can beautify your teeth, it’s natural to think about changing your brand of toothpaste.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances can only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This typically results in whitening by roughly one shade.

On the other hand, plenty of Cornwall dentists offer fast in-office teeth whitening procedures that can typically enhance your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. That is quite a difference!

Once you see the dramatic changes that can happen with in-office whitening, why not go for the whole smile makeover? Using innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, inlays, braces, dental implants, bonding, gum contouring, Cornwall dentists are helping patients get the wonderful look they desire.

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Deneka, a Cornwall dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Ingleside, Long Sious, or Lancaster area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 855-976-7250.

Here at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and 6-Month Smiles.

Call for your appointment 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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