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Welcome back to Burloak Centre Dentistry
We're thrilled to share good news with you! We were given the go ahead by regulatory authorities allowing us to resume seeing patients at the office for all dental appointments. This includes fillings, crowns, hygiene, orthodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic procedures, dentures, etc.

We've made significant changes to how we manage patient flow and our office protocols for patient treatment - all with the sole purpose of ensuring you and your dental team remain safe by minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. These changes include physical barriers, allowing one person in the waiting room at a time, closed treatment rooms when required, air purifiers, enhanced PPE for patients and staff, and more.

There are new guidelines for patients as well. These include pre-screening before your appointment, hand hygiene, wearing a mask, and maintaining physical distancing. Details will be shared with you before your visit and also on our new COVID/Patient Safety page on our website.

We're excited about the changes to make your visit as safe and convenient as possible.

Our team is contacting all patients to reschedule missed appointments. If you need an appointment immediately, kindly contact the office at 905.581.4436, and we'll get you in as soon as possible. As you can imagine, we have a backlog of cancelled appointments from mid-March and your continued patience and understanding is truly appreciated as we get back and into a new routine at the clinic.
Thank-you for your patience, understanding, and words of support during the closure. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr Tuli, Dr. Jha, and the rest of the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry

New Patients & Emergencies Welcome! 905.581.4436
Burloak Centre Dentistry - Location 3513 Wyecroft Rd, Unit H4, Oakville, ON L6L 0B6

Sugar is not the only culprit that leads to the need for restorative dental care for children

As a child, it is likely that you heard messages along the lines of "you are what you eat." This valid statement would typically apply to general health and wellness. Today, we know that the foods and drinks that we consume on a daily basis do have an enormous impact on our health, including our teeth and gums.

If you were to ask a child which foods cause cavities, answers would include things like candy, cake, maybe even soda. All of these foods have a high sugar content.

However, the sugar does not directly cause cavities, instead, it feeds the bacteria that live in the mouth. The sugar residue that lingers after a beverage or food is consumed by these living organisms. Subsequently, an acidic by-product is deposited by bacteria. Rather than sugar itself, it is this acid that gradually causes the breakdown of healthy tooth structure. Once a tiny pit is made in a tooth, acid collects in the area, eventually leading to a hole.

Dental care for children combats the effects of sugar and acid

Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to completely eliminate all sugar from the diet. It is added to many of the foods and beverages that children regularly consume. One of the ways that teeth can be protected is to teach your child to rinse his or her mouth after eating or drinking anything that contains sugar. Ideally, teeth would be brushed at this time, but that can present a challenge for children who are busy with school and extracurricular activities.

In addition to limiting sugar and cleaning teeth after snacks and meals, it is beneficial for children to enjoy foods that act as natural cleaners, such as crunchy, raw fruits and vegetables.

Dental care for children often involves education about sugar. The real culprit to tooth decay is acid! Burloak Centre Dentistry provides personal attention to each patient we see. Give us a call today with any questions or to book an appointment today! 905.581.4436.
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Dr. Shefali Tuli | Burloak Centre Dentistry

With a passion to serve others while maintaining the highest quality of care at her practice, Dr. Shefali Tuli ensures that her patients receive the best treatments available. She and her team take pride in providing dental services to patients of all ages.

A graduate from the University of Western Ontario, she is the head of dentistry and owner of Burloak Centre Dentistry. She is renowned for her skill and wealth of knowledge, along with her innate ability to create a warm and trustworthy atmosphere for her patients.
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