As June has arrived, we celebrate our second anniversary at our new location at 35 Sandwich St S in Amherstburg Ontario. This past May I am proud to say that I have been serving the Amherstburg community and surrounding areas for over 20 years. It's difficult to believe it's been over 2 decades when 4 years of dental school felt like a lifetime. Don't worry! We plan on many more years to come and hope to introduce additional dentists to our ever growing dental clinic. Please stop by our office and we will be happy to give you a tour. Please don't hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience at (519) 736-4073 to schedule an appointment. We take new patients and offer SAME DAY emergency visits. We define emergencies as ANYTHING that is an inconvenience to our patients. If we can make a difference in your day , we are happy to help!
Most of the major news affiliates have reported that the finding of tooth decay in children in the past several years has hit all time highs. I often get asked if I've noticed this in my practice. The answer is a resounding YES! And it's not just kids being affected, it's adults too.
People are stunned when I tell them they have cavities that they never used to get before. I show them the holes on their xrays and take pictures with my intra-oral digital camera. There may be many who disagree, but the main reason is no fluoride in our water system. For those of my patients who occasionally flossed or not at all, and mostly brushed well, the Fluoride in our water offered a degree of protection. Those days are over. When I ask patients how their flossing is and they tell me they don't floss or floss inconsistently, I am immediately alarmed! I know I'm going to find something and I usually do. How can we fight this increase in cavities? We have to be super diligent with our flossing and brushing. I am also recommending Fluoride Rinses at least once daily after the normal oral hygiene routine of brushing AND flossing. Even better, lobby your politicians and policy makers to put Fluoride back in the water. That's just my opinion as your dentist. If you have any questions about cavities, tooth decay, fluoride or you are just concerned that you might have a dental problem, please call Amherstburg Dental at (519) 736-4073 at your earliest convenience to make an appointment. You deserve healthy teeth and gums. We'll keep you smiling! Regards Dr. Zeljko