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Drs. de Man and Hoediono celebrate 32 years of marriage and in practice together for 29 years.

Drs. de Man and Hoediono celebrate 32 years of marriage and in practice together for 29 years. Our staff, office, and patients make coming in every day enjoyable! Thank you all for your support and kind wishes!

Drs. de Man and Hoediono celebrate 32 years of marriage and in practice together for 29 years.2019-10-10T16:30:14+00:00

Grand River Hospital’s Cancer Centre fundraiser

DRS de Man and Hoediono join Dr Les Diamond and Coronation Dental Specialty Group in attendance at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum to support Grand River Hospital’s Cancer Centre fundraiser. Grand River Cancer Centre sees 300 cancer patients everyday and has treated over 100,000 cancer patients, providing both radiation and chemotherapy treatments to our entire region. Master Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra delighted donors and cancer survivors with a wonderful gourmet meal that hoped to raise over $75,000 for the cancer centre’s programs. Dr Hoediono is Chair of Grand River Hospital ‘s Board of Director.

 

 

Grand River Hospital’s Cancer Centre fundraiser2019-10-08T12:43:53+00:00

Congratulations Dr. Caley!


Congratulations to our daughter Dr. Caley Höediono who successfully defended her Orthodontic Masters Research Dissertation from the University of Manitoba.   Dr. Caley is also now an American Board Certified Orthodontist.  She will be returning to Kitchener/Waterloo and begin seeing patients in our practice three days a week; Tuesdays, Thursdays and all day Friday.  Anyone needing an orthodontic consult, or is considering straightening their teeth with conventional or clear aligners (Invisalign) please call to make an appointment.  The initial consultation is free.

Congratulations Dr. Caley!2019-06-01T15:24:15+00:00

Proud to have as one of our patients!

We are proud to have Tyler Yee our Junior Level High-Performance Gymnast from KW Gymnastics as one of our patients since he was just a small “headstand to front roll” aspiring gymnast! Tyler’s entire family has always been athletic and have been our patients since Dr. Helen and I first came to Kitchener over 28 years ago!

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Proud to have as one of our patients!2019-02-18T15:06:57+00:00

Get Rid of the Pain: How to Ease Sensitive Teeth

Anyone can experience tooth sensitivity, and there’s no telltale signs when it’s coming. However, it’s most prevalent among those aged 20 to 40.
The condition occurs when the tooth’s protective layer, the enamel, wears away. This exposes the dentin beneath the enamel, leading to sensitivity when eating or drinking things that are hot, cold, sweet, or acidic.

 

What Causes Enamel to Wear Away

kitchener-waterloo dentist Aggressive brushing. When you brush too hard, the enamel may erode.
Acid attacks. Sugary foods are favourite targets of harmful bacteria. These bacteria turn into acids that beat the tooth enamel down. The enamel, as a result, gets thinner until the dentin is exposed.
Receding gums. Tartar buildup may cause the gums to recede, creating an opportunity for the root surface to lose its protective layer and for pockets to form around the tooth. Bacteria may thrive in these areas as it’s harder to access and clean. All of this leads to sensitivity.
Tooth whitening treatments. Both in-office and at-home whitening treatments may cause temporary sensitivity afterwards. If you’re already experiencing tooth sensitivity and are scheduled for a whitening treatment, ask your dentist what you can expect after.
Tooth grinding. Clenching the teeth also wears enamel away. You may not realize that you grind your teeth while you sleep, but your dentist can detect the signs of nighttime grinding by checking your mouth. Your dentist can make a customized mouth guard for you to wear at night to protect from future enamel wear from grinding.
With heightened sensitivity, you may experience sharp bursts of pain in your teeth. This can cause mild to severe discomfort that can last for hours. Thankfully, there are ways you can relieve sensitivity.

 

How to Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

  • Avoid triggers such as extremely hot or cold food and drinks.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste brands that help relieve tooth sensitivity.
  • Practice excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed at night.
  • Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and replace it every three to four months. Move the brush in small, circular motions instead of back and forth in a straight direction. This will also help ensure you’re covering all areas, especially where the teeth and gum line meet.
  • Wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after every meal.
Finally, always keep up with your dental visits. If you feel tooth sensitivity is getting worse, let your dentist know. He or she will be able to recommend treatments for the sensitivity, such as fluoride gels or varnishes.
Get Rid of the Pain: How to Ease Sensitive Teeth2018-12-13T18:32:52+00:00

Dr. Höediono welcomes Mr. Ron Gagnon, Grand River Hospital’s new CEO

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Dr. Höediono has been on the Grand River Hospital Board of Directors for five years and assumes his role of Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Dr. Höediono & Mr Ron Gagnon

Dr. Höediono welcomes Mr. Ron Gagnon, Grand River Hospital’s new CEO.

Dr. Höediono welcomes Mr. Ron Gagnon, Grand River Hospital’s new CEO2018-12-13T18:33:29+00:00

Welcome Our New Associate, Dr. Kelsey Motomura

We are pleased to announce the addition of our new associate, Dr. Kelsey Motomura to our practice. Dr. Motomura is currently seeing patients during our regular office hours.

Dr. Kelsey Motomura was born and raised in Cambridge. She studied Bio-Medical Science at the University of Guelph and was then accepted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Toronto.

During her four years in dental school, Dr. Motomura served as Class Vice-President. She was actively involved in the Peer Mentorship and Restorative Mentorship programs, as well as the Dental Students Society. Dr. Motomura graduated on the Dean’s List. She was the recipient of the J.G. Bourassa Cup from the Faculty of Dentistry for her academic standing and extra-curricular involvement. She also received the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award from the University of Toronto in her graduating year.

Dr. Motomura has participated in Dental and Medical Outreach opportunities both globally and locally. She has volunteered on missions to Guatemala and Honduras, as well as with Health Mission Outreach in Brampton.

Outside of work, Dr. Motomura enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, hiking, baking and playing board games.

Dr. Kelsey Motomura is excited to join Dr. de Man & Dr. Höediono’s practice! She is a friendly compassionate dentist who is committed to providing quality comprehensive dental care for her patients. She especially enjoys working with children.

Please feel free to contact us and make an appointment to meet Dr. Kelsey Motomura. We are very excited to have her!

Welcome Our New Associate, Dr. Kelsey Motomura2018-12-13T18:35:07+00:00

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile: Best Foods for Your Teeth

You take great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist as scheduled. But are you doing everything you can? Just like carrots are good for our eyes and water for our skin, specific foods deliver healthy benefits to our mouths. If you’re already being diligent with your oral hygiene routine, then you’ll also want to take great care about what food you put in your mouth. Let’s explore the best foods for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Calcium and Phosphorus Sources

Our teeth are composed of minerals. These minerals are lost and replenished during the remineralization process which naturally occurs in our teeth. However, when the acidity level is high, minerals are lost and not naturally replenished. This can cause the teeth’s outermost layer, the enamel, to corrode. Calcium is crucial as it helps keep the bones healthy and strong. It works better, though, when combined with phosphorus. They help replenish lost minerals on the teeth. Here are food choices that are great sources of calcium.
  • Cheese. Hard cheese, like cheddar, is a good source of calcium for your teeth. Cheese helps increase salivary flow and decrease the acidity level in the mouth.
  • Yogurt. It’s no surprise that yogurt is gaining in popularity. It’s a healthy snack rich in calcium. It also helps fight gum disease.
  • Tofu. Vegetarians can always choose tofu for a tooth-friendly meal. Tofu is rich in phosphorus which protects tooth enamel.
  • Almonds. Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with both calcium and phosphorus. They aid in cavity-fighting.
  • Seafood. Fatty fish like salmon are filled with phosphorus, vital for strengthening tooth enamel.

Crunchy, Water-Rich Food

kitchener-warerloo dentistCrunchy foods promote salivary flow. They also serve as natural teeth cleaners, removing food residue on the tooth surface. They’re easily portable to snack on daily at school, work, or play. Introduce these healthy foods to kids when they’re young. Sweets are fine when enjoyed sparingly.
  • Apples. They’re high in water content, plus they’re tasty too.
  • Carrots. Since raw carrots are hard and require a lot of chewing, they help stimulate saliva production in the mouth. Their texture also helps with gentle scrubbing of the tooth surfaces.
  • Celery. This raw vegetable is not just good for the body, it’s great for our teeth too. Consider it a natural dental floss, thanks to its fibre-rich strands.

Vitamin D Sources

Vitamin D is good for your overall health as it helps with optimum calcium absorption.
  • Sunlight. While it does not qualify as food, sunlight is known as the best natural source of Vitamin D. So when the sun is out, make sure to get your healthy dose of Vitamin D.
  • Egg yolks. If you mostly opt for egg whites, having the egg yolks occasionally are worth a try. They’re rich in vitamin D which is recognized for reducing the risk of developing tooth decay or dental caries.
As you plan your meals, don’t forget to incorporate the best foods that will benefit your body and oral health.
Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile: Best Foods for Your Teeth2018-12-13T18:37:27+00:00