Cosmetic Dentistry in Today’s Life

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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 neighbourhood.

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 Glen Dental Centre website, your dentist in Tri-city area located at 2975 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 2P7. Book your appointment by calling us today. Our phone number is 604-552-2241.

Want Whiter, Brighter Teeth? 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 Glen Dental Centre website, your dentist in Tri-city area located at 2975 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 2P7. Book your appointment by calling us today. Our phone number is 604-552-2241.

Vitamin K and Your Oral Health

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If you are deficient in vitamin K, your mouth can be affected. Vitamin K helps in making proteins and blood clotting. Vitamin K deficiency may cause liver disease. Also, people with a deficiency in vitamin K may heal slower than usual and bruise easily. This deficiency can also cause excessive bleeding after tooth extractions such as wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes it may even cause bleeding after normal teeth cleaning. Vitamin K is produced by bacteria in your intestines, and can also be found in certain foods. Some good sources of vitamin K include:

  • leafy green vegetables
  • brussel sprouts
  • broccoli
  • eggs
  • milk
  • beef

Eating healthy foods on a daily basis and taking multivitamins regularly are the keys to maintaining your oral and general health. Be healthy and happy!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at Glen Dental Centre (604) 552-2241 or visit us for more information on oral health and vitamins.

Vitamin D and Your Oral Health

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Vitamin D, which is created in your body after exposure to sunlight, helps your body absorb calcium and should be taken with foods that are high in calcium. A lack of vitamin D can lead to burning mouth syndrome, which includes a bitter, metallic taste and dryness in your mouth. Children need to get enough vitamin D so that they will develop healthy teeth and bones, so it is often added to milk. If you are deficient in vitamin D, you could end up with brittle bones. In the mouth, vitamin D deficiency could increase your risk of getting jaw fractures and gum disease. If you are deficient in vitamin D during the early stages of your life, the formation of your teeth will be affected. People with kidney disease could have deficiencies in vitamin D as well.

Here are some sources of vitamin D:

  • exposure to sunlight for several minutes two to three times a week
  • fish liver oil
  • fortified milk
  • egg yolks
  • cereal

If you consume too much vitamin D, you could end up with too much calcium in the blood, excessive urination and/or excessive thirst.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at Glen Dental Centre (604) 552-2241 or visit us for more information on oral health and vitamins. Our next topic is: Vitamin K and Oral health.

Vitamin C and Your Oral Health

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Vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid, assists with the absorption of iron, maintains healthy connective tissues and promotes strong teeth and gums. In the other words, Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining healthy teeth and preventing gingivitis. A lack of vitamin C can cause your gums to bleed and your teeth to become loose. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to dental implants, gum surgeries or other dental services. Vitamin C can be acquired from the following sources:

  • citrus fruits, such as oranges
  • tomatoes
  • dark green vegetables
  • strawberries
  • cantaloupe
  • raw peppers

Vitamin C becomes depleted in a smoker’s body. Smokers will need extra doses of vitamin C. And because vitamin C is water-soluble, any excess is removed from the body. Since overdosing isn’t a serious problem, people can take in vitamin C every day.

If you have any questions or concerns, call us today at Glen Dental Centre (604) 552-224.

Vitamin B and Your Oral Health

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Vitamin B helps oral health in many ways. Vitamin B deficiencies are one of the most common deficiencies that can affect your teeth and your mouth. Vitamin B3 deficiency can affect your oral health by causing bad breath and mouth sores. Common oral effects of vitamin B deficiency are burning sensations in the mouth and on the tongue, trouble swallowing, swollen tongue, and pale tissues in the inner cheeks that could break apart easily and come off. Some good sources of vitamin B include:

  • B1: pork, whole and enriched grains, nuts, dried beans and legumes
  • B2: eggs, liver, shellfish, almonds and milk
  • B3: liver, meat, poultry, whole grains, fish and peanuts
  • B6: poultry, meat, fish, leafy green vegetables, bananas, legumes, fruits and nuts
  • B12: meat, poultry, milk, fish, eggs, pasta, bagels, spinach and almonds

Deficiencies in vitamin B can increase your risks of getting:

  • a painful inflammation in the mouth (also known as a fungal infection)
  • recurrent aphthous stomatitis or canker sores
  • chronic oral mucosal candidiasis (a fungal infection in the mouth)
  • a tongue that looks “bald” and an affected sense of taste (when there is a severe vitamin B deficiency)

As a general rule, B vitamins are considered non-toxic, so overdosing isn’t a serious problem. B vitamins are water soluble and cannot be stored by the body. Excess amounts of these vitamins are usually filtered by the kidneys and removed from your system.

Please visit us for more information on oral health and vitamins. Our next topic is: Vitamin C and Oral health.

At our Coquitlam dental office we practice “The art of unforgettable smiles”. In order to schedule a consultation for your cosmetic dental treatment, you can give us a call at 604-552-2241 or email us at info@glendentalcentre.com.

Vitamin A and Your Oral Health

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Coquitlam dentist, Dental clininc, denal office in coquitlam, dental care, gum surgeryAs we all know, a healthy diet helps to maintain your oral and general health. Vitamin deficiency may cause oral health problems such as a burning mouth or bleeding gums. Certain vitamins and minerals help promote optimal oral health. Following a healthy diet is key for your mouth and for your whole body. Some vitamin deficiencies could have severe effects on your teeth and on your mouth. If you have a sore mouth or if your gums bleed frequently, then you may not be able to eat properly. This will eventually make your vitamin deficiency even worse. Ask our experienced dentist in his Coquitlam dental clinic if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health and intake of vitamins and minerals. Here are some suggestions on how you can use the right type of foods to improve your oral health and reduce your chances of having tooth decay and gum disease.

Vitamin A and your oral health

Vitamin A will help improve your teeth, gums, vision and skin cell production. If you lack vitamin A, healing in your mouth will take longer. Some good sources of vitamin A include:

  • fortified milk
  • chicken and beef  liver
  • leafy green vegetables
  • yellow and orange fruits
  • apricots
  • melons such as cantaloupe
  • sweet potatoes
  • pumpkin
  • carrots and spinach

Vitamin A can be stored in the fat in your body, so you should not take it in high dosages. Overdosing on vitamin A can cause headaches, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting and fatigue.

Please visit us for more information on oral health and vitamins. Our next topic is: Vitamin B and Oral health.

At our Coquitlam dental office we practice “The art of unforgettable smiles”. In order to schedule a consultation for your cosmetic dental treatment, you can give us a call at 604-552-2241 or email us at info@glendentalcentre.com.

Is Orthodontic Treatment Right for You?

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If you ever find yourself hesitating to show your teeth when smiling, orthodontic treatment may be right for you.

Brackets with an arch wire (braces) and in many cases, clear aligners, can straighten a crooked, crowded smile, as well as correct anatomical problems. These devices apply targeted pressure where needed to gently but effectively correct a patient’s smile or bite.

If your teeth don’t fit together properly when closed, this is classified as a functional problem that can result in digestion issues, chipped or warn down teeth, and even muscle pain. Orthodontic treatment can correct this malfunction with the added bonus of creating a beautiful smile. Dr. Ashnaei is a certified practitioner of orthodontics as well as Invisalign clear aligners. If you think you may be a candidate, don’t hesitate to call us for a complimentary consultation today!

TO BE CONTINUED…

We offer a free orthodontic consultation for all our patients who desire to undergo orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. If you would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation you can call our Glen Dental Centre Coquitlam office at 604-552-2241 and our dental team would be happy to help you.

What To Do In Dental Emergencies

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A dental emergency can happen to anyone, but most of the time we can prevent it from happening. Ignoring dental problem can raise the risk of damaging your teeth and gums. Greater damage, in most cases, means more extensive and complicated treatment, resulting in more time and money spent on the treatment as a result of the delay.

Toothache

Normally toothache is caused by decay entering the nerve area. If this is the case, a root canal may be needed.
To help control the pain temporarily, you can follow these simple instructions:

  • Floss to remove any lodged food.
  • Rinse the mouth with warm water to help soothe the pain.
  • Put a numbing agent such as Orajel on the tooth to help relieve the pain for a short period of time, if you’d like.
  • If necessary, take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or Aleve, which will help alleviate dental pain better than Tylenol or Aspirin, as long as you do not have any allergies to these drugs or are not taking any other medications that may cause harmful interactions.
  • Consult with your professional dental team and follow the suggested treatments.

Do not place aspirin or any other painkiller directly against the gums near the aching tooth as it may burn the gum tissue.

Swelling

The most common reason for dental swelling and abscess is an infection. If you experience significant swelling that causes you to have difficulty breathing or causes your eye to become swollen, go directly to the hospital. You will most likely need IV antibiotics for this kind of complex infection.

For minor swelling, you will probably need antibiotics. Your dental care provider will make a decision about the best type and dosage of antibiotics for you based on your health history and the progress of the infection. Meanwhile, applying a cold compress to the cheek next to the swollen area may help control the situation for a short time.

Never put heat on a swollen area. This may cause the infection to spread more quickly.

Chipped or Fractured Tooth

If you have a fractured or chipped tooth, but there is no pain, the damage is probably not significant. In other words, it is likely the fracture is not near or does not involve the nerve. However, if you have previously had a root canal on that tooth, the tooth is not alive and cannot transmit pain. Be aware that in this case, even a big chip will not result in pain, but there could still be significant damage done to the tooth.

Regardless of whether the damage is significant or minor, the chipped or fractured area should be repaired. If the fracture is large, it may require a crown to be placed over the tooth. However, a small chip or fracture may only require a smoothing of the area.

In case of a chipped tooth, follow these instructions:

  • Save any piece(s).
  • Rinse the mouth and broken piece(s) with warm water.
  • In case of bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area.
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to keep the swelling down and reduce pain.
  • Visit your dental professional team to seek the right treatment.

Tooth Knocked Out

You have the highest chance of saving a knocked-out tooth during the first hour after the accident. If a permanent tooth is accidentally knocked out, follow these instructions carefully:

  • Handle the tooth by the crown and not by the root portion.
  • Carefully rinse the tooth with cold water, but do not scrub the tooth.
  • Try to re-implant it immediately. Make sure it is facing the right way. Do not force it into the socket.
  • If it is not possible to reinsert it yourself, place the tooth in your mouth and keep it there until you can get to a dental office. You can also place it in a cup of milk, but holding it in your mouth is optimal.

Objects Caught between Teeth

Try using dental floss to very gently and carefully remove the object. Never use a pin or other sharp tool to poke at the trapped object. These instruments can cut your gums or scratch your tooth surface. If you can’t get the object out, see your dentist.

Call our Coquitlam dental office if you would like to schedule an appointment for your dental troubles and our dental team will be glad to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have. You can also e-mail us at info@glendentalcentre.com .

Teeth Grinding at Night?

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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. Call or Visit Glen Dental Centre:

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

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