Shephard’s Cupboard Food Bank Donation


Thank you to our very own team member, Paula for organizing a donation of toothbrushes, tooth paste, and floss for the Shephard’s Cupboard Food Bank.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community. With our donation along with other necessities found in the photos, baskets will be made to go out the community in need this holiday season.

 

Virtual Holiday Decoration Contest!


Heritage House Dental invites you to participate in our virtual holiday decoration contest this season!

Whether is be an ornament, gingerbread house, or any other holiday themed decoration, we want to see your magical masterpiece!

To enter for a chance to win this basket, please send a picture of your holiday decoration to events@heritagehousedental.ca no later than December 21st!

Happy crafting and good luck!

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A Message from Santa!


While social distancing up at the North Pole, Santa has a message for you!

For a chance to win the Virtual Holiday Contest be sure to send a picture of your holiday decoration no later than December 21st to events@heritagehousedental.ca

 

Happy Crafting and Good Luck!

 

Basketeers 2020


It’s that time of year again and like every year, to kick start the holiday season, Heritage House Dental is proud to donate to the 2020 Basketeers.

Each year violence and abuse drive more than 100,000 women and children out of their homes. Basketeers is an organization that assists these women as they transition back into the community after leaving a shelter.

The simple necessities and niceties of life are bundled in a basket and gifted to women as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. This year looked a little different from previous years. With the current state of the Global Pandemic, Basketeers have prepared gift card bundles to numerous spots including Walmart, Presto, Canadian Tire, and more from our donation!

Many of us would take the contents for granted but they are invaluable to these courageous women and their children, as they embark on a new beginning.

The doctors and staff at Heritage House Dental take pride in giving back to the community. We wish everyone a Happy Holidays!

basketeers 2020

 

Eden Food For Change Dough Raiser


dough raiser 2020

For over 30 years, Eden Food For Change has been working hard to alleviate food insecurity in Mississauga by providing fresh, healthy and nutritious food to members of our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately lead to 1 in 8 Canadians having a hard time putting food on their table. This number has continued to increase with the growing rate of unemployment caused by this global pandemic.

Eden Food For Change has recently partnered with Domino’s Pizza for a Dough Raiser, providing us with delicious pizza while simultaneously helping our community fight hunger!

 

Dress For The Cause 2020


Heritage House Dental once again proudly participated in the Dress For The Cause campaign to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. We all have women in our lives that we love; a mother, a sister, a daughter, a niece, a friend… the list goes on. Fighting cancer is everyone’s fight and every dollar raised means new research and one step closer to a cure!

We dressed in pink to support all the women in our lives we love. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to this great cause. We appreciate all the support in raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research and we are looking forward to participating again in 2021!

 

Halloween 2020!


Happy Halloween! While we love giving out goodies, Halloween spirit was alive and well at Heritage House Dental. We hope everyone’s Halloween was as Spooktacular as ours was!

 

10 Years At Heritage House Dental


10th anniversary

2020 marks Heritage House Dental’s 10th Anniversary!

Earlier this year we asked our patients to share their first/favourite memory of Heritage House Dental with us and pinned them to our timeline board. We would like to thank everyone who participated. Unfortunately the celebrations this year will be at a distance, but we want to thank each and every one of you for a wonderful 10 years and we look forward for more memories to come!

Take a look at some of our favourite moments over the past 10 years, you might even spot yourself!

2010 Grand Opening with Hazel McCallion

2012 March Break Camp

2012 Britannia Public School Spring Fair

2013 Doors Open Event

2014 ALS Bucket Challenge

2014 in Dominican Republic with Dr. Nicole Maciel

2015 Victorian Christmas

2016 Dress For The Cause

2016 Ride For Heart

2016 Victorian Christmas

2017 Britannia Public School Spring Fair

2017 Ride For Heart

2017 St. Patrick’s Day

2018 Basketeers Donation

2018 Halloween

2019 Dress For The Cause

2019 Summer Camp

2019 Walk For Heart

2019 Victorian Christmas

 

Common Myths About Root Canal Treatments


Root Canal Treatment

 

Root canal treatment is often thought of as an extremely painful procedure. With several myths revolving around the treatment, someone who may be unfamiliar with the procedure could possibly fear it. To help you better understand, we will walk you through these myths to reveal the truth behind root canal treatments, and perhaps you will see the procedure should not be feared at all!

 

Myth #1 ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS PAINFUL.

TRUTH: Root canal treatment does not cause pain, it in fact it results in the exact opposite – it relieves pain!

Root canal treatment will relieve your pain while saving your natural tooth. The treatment will begin with a local anesthetic, and once the area receiving the root canal treatment is numbed, the procedure will feel similar to a filling with the only difference being the time it takes to complete.

 

Myth #2 ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS REQUIRE MANY TRIPS TO THE DENTIST.

TRUTH: Most root canal treatments are completed in one visit to the dentist!

Due to cutting-edge technology and the latest techniques practiced, the majority of root canal treatments are performed in a single dental appointment.

 

Myth #3 IF THE TOOTH DOES NOT HURT, THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT.

TRUTH: Root canal treatments may be required to save the natural tooth even in the absence of pain.

Everyone’s case is different, but there are some clinical situations where a tooth will require a root canal treatment even though the you may not feel any pain. Your dentist will asses the area, and if the pulp (the centre of the tooth that contains the nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels) is infected or damaged, a root canal treatment will be required to save the tooth.

 

Myth #4 ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS CAUSE ILLNESS.

TRUTH: There is no valid scientific evidence linking root canal treatments to diseases elsewhere in the body.

Current studies show root canal treatments are safe and effective procedures.

 

Myth #5 PREGNANT WOMEN CAN NOT HAVE A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT.

TRUTH: Root canal treatment is generally considered safe during pregnancy.

Every pregnancy will be different; therefore, it is important to check with your doctor and dentist for guidance along the way. Be sure to inform your dentist of your pregnancy prior to your appointment and they will be sure to take any and all precautions necessary.

Myth #6 EVEN WITH A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT THE TOOTH WILL COME OUT EVENTUALLY. 

TRUTH: Root canal treatments are meant to last a lifetime!

Your tooth after a root canal treatment should last a lifetime. Ensuring your tooth to remain healthy after a root canal treatment will depend on maintaining proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist.

 

Myth #7 FAILED ROOT CANALS NEED TO BE EXTRACTED.

TRUTH: Even though a root canal treatment is considered to have a high success rate, there are some cases where a failure is encountered.

If you find yourself in this position, the next step would be an endodontic re-treatment under an operating microscope. Should this procedure not be an option, a limited number of cases may require a root end surgery, also known as apicoectomy. These two options are the preferred alternative treatments to a tooth extraction as the goal is always to save the natural tooth.

 

Myth #8 EXTRACTING THE TOOTH IS BETTER THAN RECEIVING A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT.

TRUTH: Your natural tooth is very important for functions such as chewing and speaking.

There are several options available for missing teeth, such as dental implants, fixed dental bridges, and removable dentures; however, these alternatives can require longer treatment time and will be more expensive than saving your natural tooth with a root canal treatment.

 

IN SUMMARY: Root canal treatment should be thought of as a positive experience. There are many myths that may cause fear of the treatment, but after reading this article you can see that a root canal treatment should not be feared. It is a common procedure to save your natural tooth!

The above case shows a required a root canal treatment due to chronic apical periodontitis with sinus tract on a tooth that has a long lasting large restoration. Treatment was preformed in a single visit being able to preform the root canal treatment in-spite of calcific root canal systems under magnification using an operating microscope. As you can see in the progression throughout the x-rays the natural tooth was saved, being functional and asymptomatic.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Daniela Bololoi DDS

  Member of:

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TRUMATOLOGY

CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ENDODONTICS 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENDODONTISTS

 

How Are We Responding to COVID-19?


This spring has been anything but normal and although there have been many changes, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. With your safety being our utmost priority and to help flatten the curve, we have made a few changes to our clinic.

Acrylic Social Distancing Barriers

For the safety of both our patients and team, Heritage House Dental has installed Acrylic Social Distancing Barriers. The use of the Acrylic Social Distancing Barriers reduces the airborne contaminants and the spread of viruses while simultaneously providing a fully transparent view to communicate from either side of the barrier.

Social Distancing Practices

To help flatten the curve, Heritage House Dental has implemented new Social Distancing Practices to the clinic. To make it a little easier for you when you arrive, we have placed signs throughout the office to know exactly where you can stand and sit at a distance from any other party in the clinic.

Acrylic Room Separators

To prevent the transmission of potential airborne contaminants and minimize shared air, our office went through a major makeover adding acrylic separations between each operatory and common areas.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Where social distancing is not possible, our team is prepared with their PPE, such as face masks and face shields. To take a step further, we also ask all patients to wear a face mask or covering while in the building.

 

HEPA with UV-C Light Technology and Surgically Clean Air Purifiers

Heritage House Dental uses Surgically Clean Air Purifiers as well as HEPA Filters with UV-C Light Technology to improve the quality of the indoor air for our patients and team. These world-class medical-grade air purifiers remove chemicals, toxins, germs, odors, and most importantly they destroy airborne viruses to help reduce the spread of illness.