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The University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital Symposium

At the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital Symposium: the Relationship between Dentistry and Medicine. Drs. de Man and Höediono meet with former University of Toronto Dental School Dean Dr. David Mock and fellow attendee and dentistry legend Dr. Donna Brode. Also attending is former classmate and orthodontist Dr. Bruce Freeman. Nice to see Mount Sinai resident Dr. Andrew DeMarco.

 

The University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital Symposium 2018-05-15T13:05:44+00:00

Dr. de Man is thanked by her dental students

Dr. de Man is thanked by her dental students on her last clinic day at the University of Toronto Dental School. She has been teaching and Clinic Coordinator for Fourth students for almost a decade. Her many years of clinical experience in private practice, and gentle patience has helped guide many students to a path of success. She wishes her students all the best!

Dr. de Man is thanked by her dental students 2018-05-03T14:22:28+00:00

Drs. de Man and Höediono attend the ODA Annual Spring Meeting

Drs. de Man and Höediono attend the Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting and meet and attend the Course: “Dental Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders,” presented by their colleague and friend Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto Dental School.

 

Drs. de Man and Höediono attend the ODA Annual Spring Meeting 2018-05-03T14:22:19+00:00

Dr. de Man celebrates her last day of term.

Dr. de Man celebrates her last day of term. She has been teaching at the University of Toronto Dental School for the last eight years. Here she is with colleagues Dr. Steven Brown and Dr. Fil Montis.

Dr. de Man celebrates her last day of term. 2018-05-03T14:22:09+00:00

Dr. Tim Shigapov wins the Annual Charity Race at Devil’s Glen Ski Resort

Our Dr. Tim Shigapov won the Annual Charity Race at Devil’s Glen Ski Resort to raise money for the “Friend of We Care Charity.”  Way to go Dr. Tim!

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Dr. Tim Shigapov wins the Annual Charity Race at Devil’s Glen Ski Resort 2018-04-11T13:02:18+00:00

Dr. Hoediono lectures at the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr. Hoediono lectures to Dental students at the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as a guest lecturer, part of an Ontario Dental Association Student Outreach Program.

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Dr. Hoediono lectures at the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 2018-04-11T13:02:38+00:00

Dr. Hoediono visits Winnipeg to see his daughter Dr. Caley Hoediono perform at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Dr. Hoediono visits Winnipeg to see his daughter Dr. Caley Hoediono perform at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  Dr. Caley is in a three year residency specializing to be an orthodontist. “Dance” and “Dentistry” both start with a “D”

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Dr. Hoediono visits Winnipeg to see his daughter Dr. Caley Hoediono perform at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet 2018-04-11T13:02:59+00:00

What You Should Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

What are our wisdom teeth for? Are your wisdom teeth only causing you discomfort? Let’s talk more about that in this post.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are also known as the final set of molars because they grow in last. They usually break through in the late teens to the early twenties, the same age people are said to acquire “wisdom”, hence the name of the teeth. However, problems occur when there’s no longer enough space for the wisdom tooth.

What are the wisdom teeth for?

Many are curious on the purpose of wisdom teeth. They seem to offer no use so why do people grow them. One theory dating back to our ancestors says that people back then needed an extra set of molars so they could chew and grind hard food. These were the times when foods were raw and uncooked. It’s far from the situation we enjoy today and also one reason cited why some no longer grow their wisdom teeth.

Why do wisdom teeth grow in at an angle?

dentist in kitchenerThroughout human evolution, jaws have become smaller which is why wisdom teeth don’t grow in straight. They either become impacted or surrounding teeth block their way.

If the wisdom teeth erupt only partially, this can pose dental problems. Food can get stuck in the gum tissue and lead to infections. Even surrounding teeth can get affected when the final set of molars get impacted. Hence, during these instances, your dentist may suggest to have the teeth extracted rather than cause further damage to your teeth.

Some wisdom teeth grow straight and no longer require removal. They also don’t cause any issues and the person can enjoy a healthy set of teeth.

When Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Crucial?

Here are more reasons why it’s best to take out the wisdom teeth:

  • Cavities develop. When gums become swollen and recede, they form pockets where bacteria breed and cavities develop.
  • Gums become inflamed. Once tissue around the teeth swell, the area becomes harder to clean too. You will need professional help from your dentist or registered dental hygienist.
  • They Interfere with teeth alignment. Even if you’re already done wearing braces or other teeth alignment procedures, impacted teeth may cause alignment issues again.

How Do You Prepare for a Wisdom Teeth Extraction:

Wisdom extraction is a common procedure performed in the dental office.  The process involves receiving local anesthetic. With that said, for your convenience, make sure to bring someone you trust with you to keep you company in the dental office and to drive you home as well.

If the area swells after the procedure, don’t worry – this is a natural reaction and the swelling should subside within 24 hours. You can apply a cold compress on your cheek to reduce swelling. It’s best to stay at home the entire day for rest.

Get plenty of sleep to help speed up the healing process. In the meantime, stick to soft foods and skip brushing your teeth for a day. You need to keep fluids out of your mouth, which means rinsing is not advisable as well.

Be sure to follow your dentist’s reminders to help speed up healing. Protect the stitches from harsh food and keep up with your dental visits so your dentist can check the progress of the wisdom teeth extraction procedure.

What You Should Know About Your Wisdom Teeth 2018-03-28T15:50:48+00:00

One of our patients celebrates an accomplishment

family dentist in waterlooAt de Man & Höediono Dentistry we have the opportunity to get to know a wide variety of people as our patients. When one of our patients celebrates an accomplishment, we feel proud of them just like we would one of our own family members.

Skylar Schumm is one of those “family members” that has been coming to see us since he was a young boy. We have watched him grow into a wonderful young man and were excited to hear about his recent accomplishments.

Skylar took up body building and has done very well in the sport. He recently competed in the Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest Classic and won 1st place in both the Men’s Junior Bodybuilding Division and the Classic Bodybuilding Division. Congratulations Skylar! We are very proud of your accomplishments!

We wanted to share a couple of photos with the rest of our dental family. You can see why he won!

You can catch Skylar’s next competition at the Jim Morris Classic in Stratford on April 7, 2018.

Good luck Skylar!

One of our patients celebrates an accomplishment 2018-03-20T12:47:54+00:00
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