Dr. Neil J. Gajjar Dentistry and Orthodontics https://www.drgajjar.com/ en Everything you need to know about your kids’ toothbrush https://www.drgajjar.com/blog/everything-you-need-know-about-your-kids-toothbrush <span property="schema:name">Everything you need to know about your kids’ toothbrush</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-25T19:07:34+00:00">Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:07</span> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:07:34 +0000 admin 47 at https://www.drgajjar.com Even baby teeth need lots of care and attention https://www.drgajjar.com/blog/even-baby-teeth-need-lots-care-and-attention <span property="schema:name">Even baby teeth need lots of care and attention</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-25T19:06:30+00:00">Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:06</span> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:06:30 +0000 admin 46 at https://www.drgajjar.com Everything you need to know about kids brushing and flossing https://www.drgajjar.com/blog/everything-you-need-know-about-kids-brushing-and-flossing <span property="schema:name">Everything you need to know about kids brushing and flossing</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-25T19:05:38+00:00">Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:05</span> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:05:38 +0000 admin 45 at https://www.drgajjar.com Brighten your smile with our take-home teeth whitening kits https://www.drgajjar.com/blog/brighten-your-smile-our-take-home-teeth-whitening-kits <span property="schema:name">Brighten your smile with our take-home teeth whitening kits</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-25T19:03:14+00:00">Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:03</span> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:03:14 +0000 admin 44 at https://www.drgajjar.com Get the smile of your dreams with laser teeth whitening https://www.drgajjar.com/blog/get-smile-your-dreams-laser-teeth-whitening <span property="schema:name">Get the smile of your dreams with laser teeth whitening</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-25T17:08:42+00:00">Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:08</span> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:08:42 +0000 admin 42 at https://www.drgajjar.com Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder https://www.drgajjar.com/mississauga-tmj-syndrome-joint-jaw <span>Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder</h1> <div class="line"></div> <p>TMJ syndrome, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, happens when inflammation of the joint connecting your jaw to your skull causes you pain.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/tmd-lg.jpg" alt="Tooth and jaw pain" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Common symptoms of TMJ syndrome:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p> </p><ul> <li>Pain while biting</li> <li>Difficulty chewing</li> <li>Clicking sound when opening your mouth</li> <li>Popping sound when closing your mouth</li> <li>Aching or dull pain in your face, ears or jaw</li> <li>Headaches or migraines</li> <li>Neck and shoulder pain</li> </ul> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <h2>Common causes of TMJ pain:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p> </p><ul> <li>Grinding and clenching your teeth</li> <li>Misalignment of your teeth</li> <li>Jaw thrusting</li> <li>Gum chewing</li> <li>Nail biting</li> <li>Osteoarthritis, a joint disease </li><li>Lack of overbite</li> </ul> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <p>An inflamed TMJ may cause pain while biting, difficulty chewing, a clicking sound when opening your mouth, a popping sound when closing your mouth, aching pain in your face, ears, neck, shoulders or jaw or headaches.</p> <p>If you suffer from some of these symptoms, Dr. Neil J. Gajjar can help provide relief. By fitting you with a custom-made mouth guard, your teeth will be protected from damage caused by teeth grinding.</p> <p>Your TMJ can become inflamed for a number of reasons, some of which are beyond your control. Let’s help you to discover a way to end the pain of TMJ inflammation. <a href="node/2">Call Dr. Neil J. Gajjar’s office today if you have any of these symptoms, you may have an inflamed TMJ that is treatable.</a></p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:58</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:58:06 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.drgajjar.com Sports Guards and Bite Appliances in Mississauga https://www.drgajjar.com/mississauga-guards-bite-appliances <span>Sports Guards and Bite Appliances in Mississauga</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Sports Guards and Bite Appliances in Mississauga</h1> <div class="line"></div> <p>When damaging teeth is so easy, protecting them from harm is so important. Two common ways in which we damage our teeth are grinding and playing sports. Dr. Neil J. Gajjar and his team can help you to protect your pearly whites by make custom guards and bite appliances that help to protect your teeth from both types of damage.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/mouthguard-lg.jpg" alt="Sports Mouthguard" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Grinding/clenching</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Nonfunctional teeth grinding, gnashing or clenching is known as bruxism and can occur during sleep. Clenching or grinding your teeth during sleep is a common sleep disorder which may result in complications such as wear-and-tear of teeth, fractured or chipped teeth, TMJ disorder, damaged fillings, painful headaches, and can even loosen your teeth. People with sleep bruxism will wake up with jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, problems opening their jaw, or even a morning headache.</p> <p>Children with their first set of baby teeth (or with primary or mixed dentitions) are usually not recommended for bite appliances since they may prevent normal jaw growth and loss of primary teeth. If your child is a nighttime teeth grinder, talk to us about different methods available to help them overcome this habit. If you think you may have sleep bruxism, ask us about it during your next appointment so we can assess if a bite appliance is right for you. We can fit you with a special night guard that will protect your teeth from breaking down while you sleep.</p> <h2>Sports Guards</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Sports guards still allow the wearer to talk. We recognize that communication is a necessity during a sports game. At first, wearing a sports guard may muffle your speech making it harder to speak, but before too long it will become a comfortable part of your mouth once you grow accustomed to it. Dental insurance plans may vary. Depending on your coverage, most dental plans cover a portion of a mouth guard or bite appliances. Ask us about your coverage during your next appointment.</p> <p><a href="node/2">Call Dr. Neil J. Gajjar’s Mississauga-based dental practice today to learn more about guards and bite appliances.</a></p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:46</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:46:35 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.drgajjar.com Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Mississauga https://www.drgajjar.com/mississauga-wisdom-teeth-extraction <span>Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Mississauga</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Mississauga</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Some people sail through their teens and early 20s without any dental pain or recurring headaches, but this is the time when many people begin experiencing problems with their wisdom teeth.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/wisdom-lg.jpg" alt="Xray Wisdom Teeth" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>Should your wisdom teeth be removed?</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>These oversized teeth just don’t fit in many mouths, and they often cause pain, swelling, decay, and even infection. If they’re left to their own devices, they can crowd themselves in and start displacing your other teeth -- dramatically changing your smile.</p> <p>If you’re suffering from headaches and jaw pain, make an appointment so we can see if your wisdom teeth are the culprits. If they need to be extracted, we’ll set up a day and time to remove them.</p> <p>Your mouth will be tender for a couple of days, and then you’ll be as good as new -- without the pain and discomfort of those unwelcome wisdom teeth!</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Wisdom Teeth Extraction:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:44</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:44:09 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.drgajjar.com Preventative Dentistry in Mississauga https://www.drgajjar.com/mississauga-preventative-dentistry <span>Preventative Dentistry in Mississauga</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Preventative Dentistry in Mississauga</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Your oral health begins at home with daily brushing and flossing routine to maintain healthy teeth and gums. It's also very important to supplement your home care with regular visits to the dentist to provide your teeth and gums to evaluate the health condition of your mouth, and have a thorough cleaning and preventive maintenance. With appropriate care, you want your teeth to last as long as they can.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/hygiene-lg.jpg" alt="Dental Hygiene patient posed by model" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/scaling"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>What to expect</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>During these appointments, your hygienist will scale and polish your teeth – removing tartar buildup and removing minor stains – and your hygienist may apply a fluoride treatment to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is not just for kids. Fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to tooth decay by making them strong. It is a natural mineral, often added to public drinking water. While children are given fluoride treatments to protect their growing teeth, adult teeth also benefit from fluoride treatments. During your next visit, talk to your hygienist about the advantages of fluoride gels and varnish.</p> <p>Regular dental visits are part of preventive maintenance and patient education. Twice per year is recommended for a hygiene and cleaning visit, allowing us to assess your mouth, teeth and gums. Your hygienist will be able to assess whether you are using a proper brushing and flossing technique, while Dr. Gajjar will examine your teeth and gums for potential problems, such as tooth decay and the need for restorative dental work to stop the decay. If your teeth are decaying, you want to protect them from further damage by taking action immediately. Hygiene visits are generally covered by most insurance plans, but different plans cover different numbers of visits. Let us assist you in getting to know what your plan covers.</p> <p>Have your gums inspected is crucial to preventing serious health problems — including heart attacks – since periodontal disease (gum disease) may lead to significant health concerns. By taking immediate steps to prevent problems from occurring, you will save time in the long run. </p> <p><a href="node/2">Schedule your regular hygiene visits with Dr. Gajjar and his team today!</a></p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/brushing"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/flossing"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/scaling"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:41</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:41:01 +0000 admin 23 at https://www.drgajjar.com Family Dentistry in Mississauga https://www.drgajjar.com/mississauga-family-dentist <span>Family Dentistry in Mississauga</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Family Dentistry in Mississauga</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Dr. Neil J. Gajjar and Associates are committed to providing each member of your family – including infants, toddlers and teens – with quality dental care. As parents and family caregivers, you always want the best for your children. Help your children start off on the right path by teaching them how to develop good oral hygiene habits – like brushing and flossing – early in life.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/family-lg.jpg" alt="Family practicing good oral hygiene" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="kidszone/ricky_first_visit"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>Kids Zone</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>We have a fun and interactive Kids Zone at our dental clinic. At Kids Zone your children will learn about dental hygiene in a cheerful environment designed just for them! With exciting games to play, videos to watch and pages to colour, we offer a unique way for your children to learn and have fun while doing it.</p> <p>If your children need quality dental care, we can help.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Preparing for your first visit</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>As your Mississauga family dentist, we provide a pleasant and friendly environment for your children from the time of their first scheduled dental visit. We know that sometimes a child’s first visit to the dentist may be frightening for them. We want your child’s first visit to be a comfortable one by providing a fun, friendly and relaxed environment for them to receive gentle preventive dental care. After their first visit, they’ll soon realize that a visit to the dentist can be a fun and rewarding experience.</p> <p>Surprisingly, babies can get cavities too from sugars in mother’s milk, cow’s milk and fruit juice which may leave residues on their teeth and lead to tooth decay. We don’t recommend putting your baby to bed with baby formula, milk or juice since it contributes to cavities. Instead, we advise parents to try to encourage their babies and toddlers to finish drinking in less than 20 minutes, after which you should clean their teeth and gums by wiping with a wet cloth or by using a soft baby toothbrush. If you notice signs of your baby’s tooth decay, schedule an appointment to visit our clinic today.</p> <p>Children with their first set of baby teeth (or with primary or mixed dentitions) are usually not recommended for bite appliances since they may prevent normal jaw growth and loss of primary teeth. If your child is a nighttime teeth grinder, talk to us about different methods available to help them overcome this habit.</p> <h2>Discussion</h2> <p>Start a relaxed and positive dialogue with your children about the importance of taking care of their teeth – including brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing their teeth once a day. Explain to them what happens when sugar residues are left in their mouth after eating or drinking and what happens when they don’t brush their teeth after eating or drinking.</p> <h2>Demonstration</h2> <p>Demonstrate for them how to properly brush teeth and show them how to properly floss their teeth. Repeat the demonstration as often as needed until they learn to brush and floss their own teeth.</p> <h2>Attitude</h2> <p>If you have a fear of going to the dentist, try to teach your children to not be afraid of the dentist since fears can be inherited by your children. When you keep a positive, relaxed attitude about upcoming dental visits, your kids will follow suit. Children should learn that visits to the dentist can be a rewarding, fun, new experience. By praising and encouraging them, your children will feel confident that their next trip to the dentist will be a fun one!</p> <p><a href="node/2">Contact us today to make us your new family dentist in Mississauga!</a></p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Family Dentistry:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kidszone/ricky_first_visit"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kidszone/ricky"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:21</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:21:35 +0000 admin 19 at https://www.drgajjar.com