May 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
Warmer Days are Here!

By now you've undoubtedly completed your spring cleaning and finalized plans to take advantage of the season (don't worry, neither have we).

May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week As you begin to plan for upcoming events, we would like to remind you that being prepared for the unexpected (a snow storm in late April for example) can help make the unplanned more manageable. It is suggested that you have enough supplies to support your family's needs for at least 72 hours in the case of an emergency. Are you prepared? Click here to learn more.

Are you planning on playing a contact sport this season? Talk to us about a custom fitted mouthguard. We may not be able to improve your game, but we can help protect your winning smile!

May 31 is World No-Tobacco Day If you are planning on quitting smoking, we may be able to help. Speak to us during your next visit. Once you've kicked the habit, we can whiten any stains and start to repair the damage caused by the tobacco and smoke.

We hope all of the moms out there have a great Mother's Day (May 12) and that everyone takes full advantage of the Victoria Day Long Weekend (May 20).

Until next month,

The team at Park Place Dental

Preventative Dentistry

It is clear from research and experience that humans need to have their teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis to achieve optimal oral health. Over and over again I hear the comments "Well, I already clean my teeth every day".

There is definitely a problem of understanding "What it takes to keep teeth healthy as possible". I will try to help. Remember our parents and their parents and many people in the world today still lose all their teeth to the old diseases of caries (tooth rot) and gum disease (loss of gums and bone around teeth).

Yes, home care is very important for healthy teeth and gums. That means cleaning the tops and sides and between your teeth effectively. Our dentists and hygienists can help you with that. It is also necessary to eat a healthy diet that does not continually bath your teeth in sugar. It also helps if you do not smoke.

Professional cleanings are not the same as cleanings you do in the privacy of your bathroom. Professionals use special instrumentations to remove the hard calcium deposits that accumulate on and under your gums. This your gums to shrink around the teeth and form a more effective barrier against the effects of plaque. During professional cleanings, problems with the effectiveness of your home care, and early signs disease can be identified. This is the bases of cost-effective dentistry. Smaller problems are cheaper and easier to treat. Smaller treatments are also more successful. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

Click here to continue reading Dr. Svoboda's article on preventative dentistry.

Lighten Up this Season!

As the weather gets warmer, more local vegetables become available and as you spend more time outside, you will likely crave lighter, colder, more refreshing meals. Instead of the soups, stews and grains that warmed you in the winter, opt for more green leafy vegetables, salads, smoothies, raw soups and juices. This not only results in simpler meals to prepare but will help you feel lighter, rejuvenated and more energized!

Here are 5 key ways to lighten up your meals this spring: Click here

Good oral health starts early. If you have children, then don't forget about our children's practice "ParkPlace Junior, General Dentists 4 Kids". Dr. Mary-Anne and Dr Kristina Lepholtz are dedicated to treating the smiles of children in a fun friendly atmosphere - in a facility designed "Only 4 Kids".

We now offer "Orthodontics 4 Kids".
Dr. Ziad Omar is the Orthodontist at our kid's practice. He is now setting up a screening program to allow us to identify kids that would benefit from preventative orthodontic services. This is designed to reduce the need for future "more complex" treatment. An ounce of prevention is usually better that a pound of cure! Dr. Omar is now taking appointments to assess your kids for preventative orthodontic services as well as conventional treatment modalities.

Dentistry for Moms-To-Be!

Pregnancy is filled with exciting changes to your body, and your mouth is no exception. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy increase the potential for dental problems, emphasizing the importance of proper and sometimes extra-ordinary oral hygiene.

Pregnancy Gingivitis is the most common of the dental concerns during a pregnancy. This form of Gingivitis is most prevalent between the second and eighth month of pregnancy. The symptoms associated with Pregnancy Gingivitis include: gums that are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding during brushing and flossing.

What can you do to decrease your risk?
We recommend more frequent visits to our office for cleanings and examinations during your pregnancy.
  • Brush your teeth and tongue after every meal.
  • Floss in the morning and again before bed.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouth rinse (as recommended during your hygiene visit).
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
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