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Royalty At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry In Cornwall

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When Dr. Steven Deneka crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is needed to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also required as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, located at 806 Pitt Street in Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3S2, opened their doors in 1985 and has been serving patients throughout Ontario with exceptional efficiency, expertise and personal attention since 1985. If you live in Cornwall, Lancaster, Ingleside, or Long Sious, you could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with Dr. Deneka to find out if you are a candidate for industry-leading restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous crown. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly other options.

In addition to restorative services, we would love to meet with you about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities.

We are equipped to offer fillings, family dentistry, 6-Month Smiles, cosmetic dentistry and a long list of other procedures. Schedule your visit today with our family friendly staff at 855-976-7250.

A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, expert chewing machine.


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 Restorative Dentistry

Save Your Breath

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Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people: bad breath.

Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most prevalent cause is dissatisfactory oral hygiene. Often, halitosis arises midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food bits on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of the bacteria and decay of the food create a sulfur compound, which emits the offensive odor. Food particles, bacteria, and sulfuric gas all need to be removed to eliminate bad breath caused by poor oral hygiene.

While poor oral hygiene is the most prevalent cause of halitosis, many circumstances can contribute to or worsen the issue. The best remedy is regular, thorough brushing and flossing, but other actions might also be needed depending on the cause(s).

For example, a salivary gland trouble or certain medications can cause dry mouth. Saliva moistens the teeth and gums, clearing away odiferous dead cells. Saliva also neutralizes the ever-present acids on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. Limiting caffeine, chewing sugar-free gum, using OTC saliva substitutes, and using a humidifier can add moisture to the mouth.

Most Common Causes of Bad Breath:

Poor oral hygiene
Inability to brush between meals
Gum disease or tooth decay
An infected root canal
Kidney failure
Liver problems
Dry mouth (Xerostomia)
Crooked teeth
Ear, nose, throat issues
Tonsil issues
Constant breathing through the mouth
Specific foods: garlic, onions, horseradish, etc.
Some prescription medications
Ill-fitting dentures

To Minimize or Prevent Bad Breath:

Go to the dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings
Brush teeth, tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth
Use a tongue spray or scraper
Use antimicrobial mouth rinse
Chew sugarless gum
Brush and floss after each meal
Drink plenty of water (A dry mouth is conducive to bacteria growth)
Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
Have a toothbrush and floss available when you are out
Talk to your doctor or dentist if bad breath continues despite proper oral hygiene

Remember, the very best defense to bad breath is a good dental care routine – brushing, flossing, and regular visits with your dentist.
If you struggle with bad breath regardless of vigilant oral hygiene, ask your dentist for help in identifying the source. It may be an issue outside of the oral cavity. If this is the case, your dentist may refer you to your family physician or a specialist.

If you don’t have a regular dentist or are not happy with your current one, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deneka at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cornwall. Dr. Deneka has been serving patients in the Cornwall area since 1985. Our family-friendly team of dental professionals provides the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry.

Be sure to check our website at for more information on Dr. Deneka’s services. Thanks for visiting our 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 Oral Health

5 Reasons To See Dr. Deneka

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We feel invincible when we are young. We think we will live forever and that we know more than our parents. As we age, we discover that invincibility fades.

You have probably discovered by now that your teeth are not invincible, so today’s post offers some important advice about your oral health. Developing a relationship with a skilled, experienced and friendly family dentist is important for maintaining healthy smiles for every member of the family. Here are 5 reasons to make Dr. Steven Deneka your partner in oral health.

Visit Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for:

The Truth
Visiting the dentist regularly is one of the wisest moves a parent can make for their child. A child’s oral health is a journey of guiding and correcting. Healthy habits are formed over time. Perhaps last year it was about refraining from chewing ice, this year it’s about brushing at the base of the molars and next year it will be about flossing daily. Best to get the bad habits repaired right away. The same holds true for adults. Regular visits can correct a course that may eventually lead to pain, gum disease, damaged teeth, or complete tooth loss. Potential problems are best discovered sooner than later.

The Atmosphere.
The dentist makes it a point to know your needs. Whether you have urgent concerns or just need a routine check up on the state of your oral health, Dr. Deneka would like to be your first choice.

The Discussion.
Steven Deneka DDS delivers valuable assessment and discussion regarding pediatric dentistry, family dentistry, and fillings. Dr. Deneka provides fresh, clear specifics regarding your treatment. You can count on understanding care and cutting-edge oral treatment. Call 855-976-7250 today to schedule an appointment.

Visit Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry For the Answers.

When you enter our doors at 806 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3S2, expect to get answers. What are the pros and cons of cosmetic dentistry or the advantages and disadvantages of braces and at what age are each appropriate? How much does it cost for fillings? We work with you to create an effective, affordable dental treatment plan.

Visit Us For Your Health!

Health is maintained through regular check ups, maintenance, and preventative measures. Enjoy continued health and vibrancy as a result of superior dental care, vigilant dental hygiene and healthy habits. Dr. Steven Deneka is pleased to offer strength, time and wisdom to our Lancaster and nearby Ingleside neighbors. We will keep your smile invincible.


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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Creating Memorable Smiles At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Creating Memorable Smiles at Cornwall Dental Arts - Family and Cosmetic DentistryThe memory of a smile lasts forever. Make your smile memorable and beautiful with a smile makeover at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry broadly refers to dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. Cosmetic dentists perform general dental procedures in addition to providing advanced cosmetic dental treatments. We have specialized training in the latest procedures and techniques.

We’re knowledgeable about the processes used to fabricate crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, braces and dental implants. Advances in ceramic and composite materials have boosted the popularity of cosmetic dentistry, but these miracle materials are worthless without a skilled cosmetic dentist to incorporate them into a healthy and beautiful smile.

When designing a dental treatment plan for a patient, the patient’s goals and expectations are discussed. The most skillful cosmetic dentists consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. Your age, health condition and lifestyle also influence the plan.

If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile, call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 855-976-7250. We have created memorable smiles for many of your friends and neighbors in the Cornwall area.

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  • restorative dentistry
  • cosmetic 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 Cosmetic Dentistry

Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening News

Cornwall Dental Arts - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Dental News For Cornwall Ontario Teeth whitening treatments have advanced significantly. At Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re trained on the latest, safest and most effective products and systems. If you need up-to-date information on teeth whitening, schedule a consultation by calling 855-976-7250.

We’re excited to share the latest light tooth whitening systems. Worried about tooth whitening sensitivity? Light whitening systems may provide the optimal solution. Be sure to avoid at-home whitening smile products if you are concerned about sensitivity.

Dr. Deneka recommends that you have your teeth improved in a tightly controlled, professional environment.

Don’t take chances with something as essential as your teeth.

Need straightening in addition to whitening? Ask us about the innovative choices now available in braces. Speed braces bring teeth into alignment quicker than any previous teeth straightening systems.

If you weren’t able to get braces for crooked teeth when you were a kid, it is not too late. The latest teeth straightening treatments can transform your smile quickly and discreetly. Come to our Cornwall dental practice and we can show you before and after photos, and explore your options.

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

6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore Smiles

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Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth.

Dental crowns are used for several problems common among Cornwall cosmetic dentistry patients:

An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
A broken tooth
A tooth with extreme decay
A tooth that has had a root canal
A tooth that is too small or misshapen
A tooth that prevents a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction and the bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.

Cornwall cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package – don’t bite and pull!) Your Cornwall cosmetic dentist can advise you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. Some of our Long Sious patients have crowns that are still looking beautiful after ten years.

For information on Cornwall dental crown prices, invisible braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 855-976-7250 or visit


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 Restorative Dentistry

Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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To upgrade your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with us.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more assertive in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you enhance your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least expensive teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a sparkling smile, give us a call at 855-976-7250 to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of troubles including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gum line, and even missing teeth.

The family friendly team of dental professionals at Cornwall Dental Arts – Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry 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 Teeth Whitening

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


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Dr. Steven Deneka
Cornwall dentist Dr. Steven Deneka provides cosmetic dentistry to give you the perfect smile. Call today and learn about our family dentistry practice offering Six Month Smiles! We serve Cornwall ON including the Morrisburg area.
806 Pitt St
Cornwall, ON K6J 3S2
Call: 613-932-2058613-209-1585 Fax: (613) 932-6923