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The One Thing That Can Reduce Tooth Decay

By: | August 24th, 2018

In spite of so much research and science in the fight against caries in our modern world, I find that I am still restoring too many decayed teeth.

It is especially upsetting to see this in young children. I would much prefer preventing the onset of decay than restoring teeth. Why have we not found the means to stop this disease which is so prevalent in our community?

There is no simple or easy answer.

My team and I work diligently to educate our patients and help them to maintain optimal oral health.  This involves regular checkups and cleanings, teaching them brushing and flossing techniques, providing fluoride treatment, preventing dry mouth and neutralizing an acidic oral environment.

But one thing that could have a big impact on caries is the limiting of processed foods that are full of hidden sugars. We try to educate our patients about the negative effects of sugar/fructose and acid found in unhealthy, pre-packaged foods.  Reducing one’s consumption of sweets and convenience foods may not always be easy, but it can have a tremendous impact on one’s oral and overall health.

If we can use all of these tools, maybe then we could stop this disease, one decay at a time.

Dear Valued Patients,

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the body that regulates dentistry in Ontario, has recommended that all non-essential and elective dental services be suspended immediately. This is in response to COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing.

The health and well- being of our patients, staff and the community is of the highest priority, and therefore I shall be closing our office effective March 16.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause any of you, and trust that you understand and support this measure. If you have a dental emergency please contact me at 613-255-7988 or via email at dentist@drchristineng.com.

I will endeavour to take care of you as quickly and effectively as possible.

We will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves, and as soon as things stabilize, we shall be contacting you to reschedule your dental appointment at the first mutually convenient time.

Stay safe and well.

Christine Ng
D.D.S