Useful and Easy-to-Follow Oral Health Tips

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Keeping up with good oral health involves more than daily brushing and flossing. Due to scientific progress in recent decades, people’s longevity has dramatically increased. As a result, you need to keep your teeth healthier for a longer period of time. There are a few easy steps you can follow to help you maintain your oral health for a lifetime.

Be aware of your own oral health requirements

Each person has different oral health needs. Talk to your dental care professionals, such as your dentist and dental hygienist, about your specific oral health conditions and learn more about your oral health status and needs. Some health or medical conditions can affect your oral health. For instance, pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, addiction and cancer treatment can all have an impact on your oral health. Talk to your dentist about your general health, and get his or her advice on how to improve your oral health. Let your dentist know the medications that you take on a regular basis as they may affect your teeth.

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Learn Why It Is Okay to Let Kids Indulge in Halloween Candy!

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There’s no reason to be spooked. Many dentists believe it is okay to let kids indulge themselves in candy this Halloween.

Halloween Tips from Glen Dental Centre

The reality is that if you’re going to eat candy, gorging is far better for your teeth than rationing. As far as oral hygiene goes, it is better to eat many candy bars at once than to eat one every few hours. In the first situation, acid will build up in your mouth, but your saliva will naturally neutralize this acid over the course of an hour or so. In the second scenario, you are constantly exposing your teeth to acid throughout the day, resulting in too much acid for the saliva to wash away.

Slowly snacking on candy, chocolate and sugary snacks every few hours, day after day, keeps your teeth bathed in enamel-corroding acid, the by-product of bacteria feeding on sugar and other carbohydrates in your mouth. This leads to dental caries, or cavities.

Gorging is also better because it is more likely to be followed by tooth brushing. People, especially children, are less likely to brush their teeth after every candy bar, particularly if they aren’t at home.

General Tips: Oral Health & Halloween
As a general rule, make sure you feed your children a meal before going trick-or-treating. This way, they will not crave treats as much. Make your kids count their treats and divide them into a few portions for everyday use as dessert after dinner. Do not let them have treats right after arriving home when they are hungry, or at school when they cannot keep their teeth clean.

Potato chips and pretzels are worse offenders than chocolate, because these cooked carbohydrates cling to your teeth and give mouth bacteria something to feast on longer. The worst thing for your teeth is stickiness and acidity that generates even more acid. These are normally the factors that really lead to cavities.

It is helpful to know that among candy, the sticky and sour kinds are the worst two types for your teeth. Sour candy tends to have more acid, so sour-tasting gummies are a double whammy. Also, those gummies that stay stuck in the molars till Thanksgiving are nothing but trouble!

Oral health is nothing to ignore, because tooth decay and gum disease are major public health problems. Stemming from inflammation and subsequent infections, tooth decay and gum disease are associated with poor digestion, heart attacks, strokes and cancers.

If you think candy is the only unhealthy element of Halloween, you need to consider this: Halloween is one of the top three major nights, along with New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, for dangerous binge drinking, according to an article published last year in the Journal of American College Health.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Coquitlam dental clinic at (604) 552–2241, or visit us at our clinic. Glen Dental Centre is located on Glen Drive across from Coquitlam Centre in the heart of downtown Coquitlam, BC. From cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign, Invisalign teen, dental implants, family and children dentistry to laser and oral sedation dentistry, the Coquitlam dentist and his team are dedicated to providing you services in all aspects of dentistry.

For more information visit us at www.glendentalcentre.com

Happy Halloween to all

Kids, Snack and Oral Health

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Oral Health

Here are five easy-to-follow tips that will help protect your child’s teeth from decay:

Make sure to read all labeling on food and beverages you are choosing for your family at the supermarket. Consider your family’s usual selection of beverages and stay away from beverages loaded with sugar and acid.

Protect your kid’s teeth with protein! Dietary Protein works remarkably well as a guard against acid, so feeding your kids cheese, nuts and cold cut sandwiches is an excellent alternative to the unhealthy fast food choices your kids may make on their own. The same is true for fruits and vegetables that have high water content.  Apples, pears, and celery are excellent choices to help rinse bacteria from your mouth.

A straw can save your child’s smile. If your kids are going to drink a sugary beverage, using a straw can keep sugar away from their teeth. It’s best to drink sugary beverages with a meal rather than permitting kids to sip on them throughout the day.  Acid penetrates tooth enamel – so follow up sugary beverages with water to rinse your mouth until brushing time!

Nothing beats water. Bacteria are attracted to sugar and together they create an acid, which causes tooth decay and deterioration.  Water rinses your mouth of bacteria and acid in addition to increasing the formation of your saliva.

Consider the length of your snack sessions. We all want to have a treat now and again – the key is moderation. If your children are sucking away on sour candy keys or chewing Swedish berries throughout the day, acid is given the opportunity to erode their teeth. Snacks that can be eaten in one session, like popcorn or baked chips are a better alternative – teeth are exposed to food for a shorter time, and these snacks encourage saliva production to rinse away the food particles.

In addition to the above tips it’s important to maintain oral health habits like daily brushing and flossing throughout the day. Also, take advantage of a routine check up and cleaning. Prevention or early cavity diagnosis is preferred over late diagnosis.

Call us today at (604) 552 – 2241 to book an appointment for your kids – you’ll be glad you did.

Our Coquitlam dental clinic is located on Glen Drive across from Coquitlam centre in the heart of Downtown Coquitlam, BC. From Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Invisalign teen, dental Implant, family and children dentistry to laser and oral sedation dentistry, the Coquitlam dentist and his team are dedicated to providing you services in all aspects of dentistry.

Thank you for visiting our website, your dentist in Tri-city are

2975 Glen Drive Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7
Phone (604) 552-2241
Fax (604) 552-2246

Teeth Grinding at Night? We Can Help!

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Grinding at Night?

If you suffer of frequent headaches, jaw pain and worn teeth, most likely you are grinding your teeth at night while you sleep. Teeth grinding or Bruxism is a common problem that can compromise your quality of life by reducing the function of your teeth and causing chronic pain in your neck and jaw. It can also cause significant pain and headaches during your waking hours, hindering your capacity to enjoy your life and live it to the fullest.

Teeth that have endured the pressure and wear of nightly grinding are much more likely to chip, break, and deteriorate over time. The damage incurred from teeth grinding can be costly to repair. With this in mind, correcting your bruxism as early as possible with a dental night guard can save you the headaches and financial cost of worn teeth in the future. Grinding not only causes damage to your teeth but can also significantly reduce your bite function. Poor bite function can reduce your nutrient intake and thus your energy levels, along with your whole body heath and overall happiness!

Our team at Glen Dental Centre is invested in protecting your oral and overall health, and in the case of bruxism, we believe it is in your best interest to correct the problem with a dental night guard. It’s simply the most effective solution to bruxism – a solution that is guaranteed to protect your teeth, thereby enriching your health, lifestyle and well-being.

Call our office today at (604) 552 – 2241 to book an appointment with our our dentist and to enjoy the benefits of a good night’s rest!

Our Coquitlam dental clinic is located on Glen Drive across from Coquitlam centre in the heart of Downtown Coquitlam, BC. From Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Invisalign teen, dental Implant, family and children dentistry to laser and oral sedation dentistry, the Coquitlam dentist and his team are dedicated to providing you services in all aspects of dentistry.

Thank you for visiting our website, your dentist in Tri-city area.

2975 Glen Drive Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7
Phone (604) 552-2241
Fax (604) 552-2246

Cosmetic Dentistry and Today’s Life

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved rapidly over the last ten years.  Makeover shows such as “Style by Jury” and “Ten Years Younger” have highlighted the amazing changes modern dentistry has made in the realm of smile design. The exciting news is you can experience the outstanding benefits of advanced cosmetic dentistry in your very own Coquitlam, BC neighborhood.

A stunning smile is the trademark of a happy, successful, and confident person.  Investing in an attractive set of straight white teeth will also improve your overall quality of life and allow you to talk and laugh with confidence.  We love seeing our patients leave our office overjoyed by the new found confidence that comes along with the smile makeover.

Our cosmetic dentistry solutions will dramatically brighten and improve your smile, also taking years off your overall appearance. When you come into our office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, we take the time to create an individualized treatment plan which addresses all of your aesthetic needs. At Glen Dental Centre we offer a wide range of professional cosmetic dentistry services which include but are not limited to:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Inlay and Onlay Restorations
  • Teeth Whitening
  • White or Composite Fillings

An attractive smile is an important personal asset. Invest in your personal and professional success – Contact us at (604) 552 – 2241 to book your smile consultation with our gold medalist dentist, Dr. Kayvan Ashnaei.

Our Coquitlam dental clinic is located on Glen Drive across from Coquitlam centre in the heart of Downtown Coquitlam, BC. From Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Invisalign teen, dental Implant, family and children dentistry to laser and oral sedation dentistry, the Coquitlam dentist and his team are dedicated to providing you services in all aspects of dentistry.

Thank you for visiting our website, your dentist in Tri-city area.

2975 Glen Drive Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7
Phone (604) 552-2241
Fax (604) 552-2246

Do You Wish You Had Whiter, Brighter Teeth? If You do, Teeth Whitening is your answer.

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Teeth Whitening

If you have yellow or stained teeth or simply want to brighten your smile whitening is the answer for you.

Teeth whitening is an easy way to adjust the color of a few, or all of your teeth. It is a non invasive method to change the color of your teeth and thus enhance your smile. It’s important to note that tooth whitening is effective only when applied to natural tooth enamel. Cleaning before whitening is a must. Also if you have old crowns, implants, fillings, etc., it will be important to factor in the color and or shade of your restorations in order to match your natural teeth.

The most popular teeth whitening option nowadays is laser Whitening. Laser Whitening is extremely effective and you will notice dramatic results right away. This method can change the teeth color up to ten shades. Our dentist will consult with you to choose the proper color based on your skin tone. Not experiencing tooth sensitivity is one of the most popular advantages of laser whitening that we get comments on all the time.
Keep in mind that Tooth whitening is not permanent. Depending on the desired outcome, a touch-up maybe needed time to time, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
If you are interested in learning more about Teeth Whitening please contact us at (604) 552 – 2241 to discuss your options for teeth whitening and book an appointment.

Our Coquitlam dental clinic is located on Glen Drive across from Coquitlam centre in the heart of Downtown Coquitlam, BC. From Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Invisalign teen, dental Implant, family and children dentistry to laser and oral sedation dentistry, the Coquitlam dentist and his team are dedicated to providing you services in all aspects of dentistry.

Thank you for visiting our website, your dentist in Tri-city area.

2975 Glen Drive Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7
Phone (604) 552-2241
Fax (604) 552-2246

Implant in one day, it is an incredible solution to replace missing teeth

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Dental Implant

Implant is a revolution in dentistry itself. Imagine the impact of the implant in one day changes lives of so many. When a tooth is lost or severely damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

With immediate Function Implant treatment you can get your missing tooth back in a day, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.

For more information about different available options on your situation, book a consultation appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kayvan Ashnaei at (604) 552 – 2241.

Our Coquitlam dental clinic is located on Glen Drive across from Coquitlam centre in the heart of Downtown Coquitlam, BC. From Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Invisalign teen, dental Implant, family and children dentistry to laser and oral sedation dentistry, the Coquitlam dentist and his team are dedicated to providing you services in all aspects of dentistry.

Thank you for visiting our website, your dentist in Coquitlam: 2975 Glen Drive Coquitlam BC V3B 2P7
Phone (604) 552-2241

Glen Dental Care

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Welcome

All that is good, begins with a SMILE.

Welcome to the Web site of prominent Gold Medalist Dentist, Dr. Kayvan Ashnaei!

Your smile says a lot about you; in order to leave the best impression on other people, you should be confident in the appearance of your smile.

Glen Dental Centre is here to be of service to you, your family, and friends.

Are you looking for a highly-qualified dental professional to provide a wide range of comprehensive, state-of-the-art dental care for you and your family?

Are you tired of hiding your smile from others?
Wish you could finally do something about your discoloured, cracked, or missing teeth? Or, do you simply want to enhance your natural oral aesthetics?

Search no longer! Reputable Gold Medalist Dentist, Dr. Kayvan Ashnaei, D.D.S, D.M.D. can help you get the look you not only desire, but deserve. With the assistance of a highly-skilled dental staff, this centre is well versed in world of glamour and beauty.

Dr. Ashnaei continues to break ground in dentistry by creating unforgettable smiles everyday!
Come and experience the latest technology in dentistry and sterilization available today, all in one convenient location. Dr. Ashnaei and his team of caring, highly trained dentist and staff deliver quality, gentle dental care with friendly, professional, and personalized service.

We accept most insurance carriers. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in obtaining and maximizing your insurance benefits.

We offer flexible, long-term or interest-free financing to assist in making complete dental care a reality for you.

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