7/7/2016 1:06:00 PM |
I'm very excited about the upcoming renovations in my dental office. The work will be completed
in 2 stages.
Stage 1 will be done between Nov.23 and Nov.28 while I will be attending the Greater
New York Dental Meeting taking classes.
Stage 2 will begin approximately Dec. 12. Once again, new dental equipment will arrive
to enhance your experience with us.
What will be achieved by the renovations is a brighter, more modern dental office. We have always
prided ourselves on being a 21st century dental office offering our patients the best dentistry
in a warm, bright environment. The physical aspect of our office has always been complemented by
our great team. Now it will be even better. We look forward to hearing your comments.
By the way, I wanted to tell you that a lease extension has been negotiated,
as we intend to be here for a long time.
BY Dr. Lenny Slepchik.
7/7/2016 1:06:00 PM |
Eating well is not only important for good weight management or looking great in a special
outfit, but what you eat, how often you eat, and where you eat all effects your dental health too.
Gum disease is a serious, common problem for many people, but teeth cavities are a modern
With the arrival of modified and processed food, we see more tooth decay than ever. In
the paleolithic age, decay was non existant because of the type of food available to us. It was
only what nature had to offer. The quality of our bread has changed, juices contain a lot of sugar;
many foods have chemical additives, sugars and/or preservatives. Many people have chosen to eat
continuously throughout the day, thus elevating our sugar intake, frequency and mouth acidity,
This results in even more decay. Even our animals are getting more tooth decay than ever.
Think about adding fresh vegetables and whole grains to your diet, eliminating as much
processed and sugary food from your meals. You will truly impress your hygienist at your next
dental visit, and your dental health will start to improve.
By Kinga, Hygienist at Dr. Lenny Slepchik, Montreal .Downtown General Dentist
6/14/2016 12:11:00 PM |
All dentists and dental hygienists know that they must attend continuing education courses to
maintain their professional accreditation. This means every year, both hygienists and dentists must
commit to a specific number of courses to keep up to date with technology and researches in the
field. Other staff members , such as assistants and front desk staff, are not obligated; This is
unfortunate because we spend so much time with them when we visit the dentist, Knowing this,
choosing a dentist that believes in continuing education for the team makes us feel we are in good
hands, This insures optimal care of your dental health. Continuing education enables dental
professionals to look at the mouth as a whole, not only one tooth at a time. Identifying patterns such
as excessive grinding, the beginning of gum disease among others, and taking charge at their earliest
stages, makes a huge difference in how your dental health and smile develops in the long run.There
are many different types of classes and conferences available today. Ask your dentist when he is
attending the next conference or 1or 2 day continuing education series. It's for your benefit as well
by Kinga, Dental Hygienist and Dr. Slepchik
5/18/2016 11:12:00 AM |
Botox, Laser,Skin Tightening,Facial Rejeuvenation, Chemical Peels, Fillers; all these different
methods have 1 goal; to reduce lines, wrinkles and to make yourself appear YOUNGER! You can
not and should not ignore the importance of a healthy white smile. Today, with the advent of
Invisalign (to straighten teeth), minimal or no prep veneers and efficient pain free whitening the
youthful smile you are searching for can be yours. NEVER underestimate the power of your smile.
These other products may enhance your face, but your smile is your MOST important feature. It not
only makes you look younger and energized, but also makes you look quite rejuvenated. No
Check out some faces that you admire;each one has that great smile that lights up their face.
Think about it!
Dr. Lenny Slepchik
4/7/2016 12:00:00 PM |
Do you experience fear before coming to see the dentist?
As a practicing dentist, you can imagine how many times I have heard my patients
telling me "I'm so nervous." I've also been told "I'm afraid of needles." "I'm scared I won't freeze."
"The noise of the drill terrifies me." "I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid." Countless times, over and over again. It's now the 21st century and this problem still exists. Are there solutions to this genuine
At our office, we have found various solutions to this situation. First, we carefully listen to each
patient's concerns. By us knowing what is bothering you, or what makes you nervous, we can help you.
1. Noise reduction headphones: using these headphones during your dental appointment are so effective that we have to lift them up from our patient's ear in order to speak with you.
2. Nitrous Oxide: this is a reversible sedation that simply induces a happy feeling. When your dental appointment is over, you are able to return to work clear headed.
3. Dental Vibe combined with the Wand for the kindest injection you will ever experience.
4. Kind, caring people around you who are always ready to work with you. Tell us if you need a break.
5. An approach to your dental treatment which is designed to your specific needs.
These suggestions and still many other solutions have made our work day very satisfying and has put a smile on our patient's faces.
3/31/2016 12:00:00 PM |
Le tartre est composé de bactéries calcifés qui irrite la gençive et peut vous donner une mauvaise haleine. Une restoration défectueuse ou briséé où les bactéries peuvent s'infiltrer aussi donne une mauvaise haleine. Si vous remarquez une langue blanche, c''est sur que vous avez une mauvaise haleine.
Donç la meilleure solution? Il faut voir votre hygieniste dentaire régulièrement pour enlever le tartre dans votre bouche et verifiér les restorations de vos dents. De votre part, vous devez bien brosser vos dents et passer la soie dentaire quotidennement . Le rince-bouche tout seul ne vous aide à couvrir la mauvaise haleine. Brossez votre langue et hydratez-vous. Une bouche seche aussi peut contribuer à la mauvaise haleine. Il y a plusieurs produits sur le marché pour des bouches sèches. Biotène ou X pure sont très efficace. N'oubliez pas de boire beaucoup d'eau.
Si la mauvaise haleine persiste, il faudra voir votre médecin général car ça peut venir de l'estomac. Faites attention à vos symptômes! Ce qui se passe dans la bouche est liéé à ce qui se passe dans votre corps.
Hygieniste Dentaire chez Dr. Lenny Slepchik
3/24/2016 12:00:00 PM |
When you think of having a dental appointment for a crown , or starting orthodontic treatment, you have instant visions of bad tasting impression material in your mouth. You can feel the goop before it even appears.
At our office, I am here to tell you that you will have a completely different experience.
We have an advanced piece of equipment called Itero
. This is a 3D digital impression scanner
. Once we take the required pictures, the scan will stitch them together and the case goes automatically directly to the laboratory that we work with. At the lab, a model is created there which will become your crown (perfectly fitted too).
The Itero is more accurate, faster, cleaner and most importantly, more comfortable for our patients. Our patients have benefitted from this advance in technology. We are all thrilled to offer you this service.
Dental Assistant at Dr. Lenny Slepchik's Office
2/25/2016 12:00:00 PM |
We often are checking to see if we have bad breath. That is completely normal. Sometimes we even avoid getting together with friends "just in case". Often, we try to mask it by chewing gum or sucking on a mint or other hard candy. You learn pretty quickly this is a temporary solution. At this point, the most important action you can take is to find out what is the cause of this problem? Where does it come from?
In all my experience as a practicing hygienist, this is what I have learned from taking care of my patients. I am assuming you are someone who takes good care of your mouth; this means you brush your teeth properly twice a day, and you floss your whole mouth once a day. If you still have a sense that your breath is not right, you may be someone who has periodontitis. This is an inflammation of your gums. This causes an infection, or bad breath. 70% of the population over 35 years of age are affected. Periodontitis means that there are bacteria in the pockets of the gums which cause an infection. With proper treatment, you can get rid of it. Your bad breath will be eliminated.
Monitoring your breath is a good way to listen to your body's well being and avoiding embarrassing situations in public. Please do not be shy to ask your hygienist if you are worried you suffer from this problem, She (or he) will be able to tell you if, indeed, you do have gum disease. She will measure the health of your tissue and verify what's going on. It is possible also, that it is a digestive issue. Either way, both affect dental health and must be treated. Remember, your hygienist is here to help you!
Kinga, your dental hygienist at Dr. Lenny Slepchik's office
1/28/2016 12:34:00 PM |
There are so many options for toothbrushes when you go to the store, it can be quite confusing. I've been a hygienist for 15 years now, and I can tell you that as soon as my patient opens his mouth, I know immediately if they own an electric toothbrush or a manual one.
There are so many brushes on the market to look at that makes it difficult to choose.
First of all, the brush should be rechargeable (NOT a battery operated one). The best brushes
are either the Oral B or Phillips Sonicare. They have both been available for a long time, so that they have been tested and proven to give long term results. Once you have purchased one, it will last for a long time. The brushes are of good quality and reasonable in cost.
My personal preference is the Sonicare Diamond Cleaner. I have found it to be gentle on the gums
and light to hold. My patients have spoken very positively about it, which means they are using it.
If you find a system you like, you will always have better results. This is also a great travel toothbrush since it is USB rechargeable. That is very important if travel is a large part of your work
1/1/2016 12:00:00 PM |
When you first think about orthodontic treatment, you probably picture someone whose smile is not very attractive. Well, we are here to tell you that with advances in dentistry today, we are using a much easier version of orthodontic treatment called Invisalign®, to radically improve the health of our patients. The health of your gums is most important.
When your teeth are crowded, you may have difficulty in cleaning your teeth properly. You lose bone faster. You have difficulty flossing. Using Invisalign® to straighten the teeth allows the teeth to be in the right position. Brushing and flossing your teeth is easy. Success! And the quality of the bone improves too! And when you are wearing Invisalign®, no one knows unless you tell them.
It is invisible.
Here is another solution to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Do you want to know if Invisalign® can help you? Contact us for a free consultation. It has been clinically proven to be effective in improving overall dental health!
11/17/2015 12:00:00 PM |
Les premièrs signes que vous avez besoin d'un traitement de canal sont les suivants:
Impossible de manger sur cette dent
Sensible au chaud
Réveil la nuit à cause de la douleur
Gonflé d'un coté
Vous aurez une douleur que vous ne pouvez pas ignorer; mais il y a toujours une solution
facile. La plus important , c'est de prendre contact tout de suite avec un dentiste qui va ouvrir la dent pour laisser écouler l'infection. Cet étape va diminuer toute de suite la douleur que vous ressentez;il réduit l'infection. Vous commencerez bientøt le prochain rendez-vous pour votre traitement de canal.
Par Melanie Hygieniste chez Dr. Lenny Slepchik
9/17/2015 12:00:00 PM |
When you have finished your cleaning and examination appointment with your hygienist, we
usually discuss when you are going to come back for your next dental cleaning.
How do we decide "how long"? Why are patients often confused or don't understand?
There was a time, long ago and far away, that you were told to come back once a year for your "cleaning"appointment. Then dentists and dental researchers looked at the dental health of all their patients. They discovered a yearly visit was not enough to maintain the health of your gums and teeth. With all the resarch gathered in the last 10 years, we now know that coming in for a cleaning appointment every 3 months has been very effective in slowing down or preventing gum disease. We are able to eliminate bacteria BEFORE they can actually damage the tisssue and surrounding teeth. It is also well known in medicine that a healthy mouth reduces the risk of heart disease later in life.
Many patients are now ready to focus on a healthy lifestyle. Prevention is the key. In this dental office, we focus on health. That is why we check your blood pressure as part of your dental examination appointment. We want to make sure your health is as good as it can be, for you. We understand not everyone gets to a physician for a general check up. We want to help you maintain your oral health as well as your overall general health. If you have some type of insurance coverage, we do not have control of what is paid by them. We are always happy to help you with financial arrangments in this office, if you need them. It is never a problem.
By Kinga, Dental Hygienist at Dr. Lenny Slepchik's office
6/18/2015 12:00:00 PM |
While it’s true that dental implants tend to be a more costly restoration compared removable dentures and bridges, there are tremendous benefits involved in implant dentistry. Dental implants offer:
• Durability - Your new tooth or teeth are built to last. With proper care and regular checkups, the implant should last as long as you need them to.
• Nearly-Natural Feel and Appearance – Implants are placed into jawbone (the term implant comes from the fact that it is literally implanted) and bond with the bone; you can enjoy life as if your tooth was never lost. Implant patients see improvements in speech, biting and chewing, and the appearance of their smiles.
• Better Oral Health Overall - When a tooth or teeth is lost, the lack of your natural tooth root, and the gap created in your smile, can create dental problems. Jawbone in the area will begin to weaken because it is no longer supporting the same amount of teeth and existing teeth neighboring the vacancy can begin to shift toward it, throwing off your bite alignment. But when an implant is placed, bone is stimulated and existing teeth stay in place.
• Sturdiness - With the dental implant becoming a permanent part of your smile, you won’t experience the loosening or shifting of removable appliances.
Dental implants are money well-spent when it comes to your oral health. While dental bridges and dentures may need to be entirely replaced every few years, an implant requires less cost associated with life-long maintenance, making them the more cost-effective decision in the long run.
At our Montreal dental office, our friendly dental team does everything we can to ensure that you get the smile you deserve. If you have questions about getting dental implants, please call our office for your consultation.
6/1/2015 7:00:00 AM |
Bright and white teeth have taken the forefront of cosmetic appeal. Now more than ever, white smiles are associated with good oral hygiene and positive first impressions. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, you might be close to scheduling a chair-side whitening appointment in your dentist’s office. However, there are plenty of other healthy options to consider before visiting your dentist.
Brush and floss regularly: White teeth starts with good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing every day will help eliminate bacteria, keep caries at bay, and maintain your gum health. Each of these benefits will also help you keep your smile bright. Snack on fruits and veggies: Try eating fruits and vegetables throughout the day in order to help brighten your smile. Fruits and vegetables help scrape off plaque from the surfaces of teeth and can contribute to a whiter smile in the long run. Don’t smoke: There aren’t many benefits to smoking, and its ability to whiten your teeth certainly isn’t one of them. If you are working toward a whiter, healthier smile, it’s best to eliminate smoking from your daily routine. Eliminate staining drinks: Regularly consuming liquids like coffee and red wine can stain your tooth enamel and dull your smile. You might consider cutting back on these drinks in order to keep your smile white. But if you simply can’t resist, try drinking these liquids through a straw to direct the flow of the liquid away from your teeth. Try over-the-counter whitening strips: Although they may only target front-facing teeth, over-the-counter whitening strips are capable of noticeably brightening your smile. Contact Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal: The most effective way to gain a brighter smile is to schedule a chair-side whitening appointment with your local dentist.
Dr. Lenny Slepchik is a general dentist with a focus on cosmetic dentistry located in downtown Montreal. If you are interested in having your teeth whitened, contact our dental office today and schedule an appointment.
4/28/2015 4:15:00 PM |
Most people already know that having a clean mouth is very important. It makes you feel good about yourself and it gives you fresh breath and a great smile. You have probably also heard that brushing and flossing your teeth daily are necessary for good dental health.
But like many people in Montreal, you may not be sure what all the fuss is about when it comes to preventive dentistry services. Here is the simple truth about caring for your teeth. Brushing teeth every day, with a soft-bristled brush, and flossing between your teeth, removes plaque from between the teeth, areas where the toothbrush can’t reach. The following preventive dentistry services are essential in preventing gum disease and maintain good oral health. Preventive Dentistry Importance By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile your entire life. Like you, we work hard to prevent dental problems before they occur. Subsequently, here are some of our preventative services. Adult and Child Teeth Cleanings with Fluoride Treatment When it comes to children and adults, they should receive fluoride treatment every six months. Almost any patient can benefit from this fluoride application immediately after a dental cleaning in our office. It’s a simple preventive dentistry service that makes a big impact. We can provide a special sealant for children’s teeth that flows onto their biting surface. This preventive dentistry service can significantly reduce the potential for dental caries (cavities) in young people. Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing) Periodontal Examination: Using a preventive dentistry measuring instrument, Dr. Slepchik will examine your pocket depth between each tooth. Pocket depth is the length between the top of the gum and where the gum attaches itself to the tooth. Pocket depth that extends beyond the normal ranges of good oral health may require surgical or non-surgical therapy (scaling and root planning), an excellent home care regimen on the part of the patient. Caries (Cavity) Examination During this visit Dr. Slepchik or Dr. Deylami locates areas of decay both on chewing surfaces and between teeth. He uses both clinical exams and radiographic findings to determine the most conservative treatment plan for your oral needs. This preventive dentistry approach can help determine the best course of action. If you are a tobacco user, you are in primary danger of oral cancer. More than 8,000 deaths were attributed to oral cancer through early detection of pre-cancerous lesions. We provide an oral cancer screening at each preventive dentistry care appointment. The forces of your bite can sometimes affect positioning of the jaw and teeth. Through minor polishing of the enamel surfaces or fillings of the teeth, Dr. Slepchik can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces. Adjustments to chewing surfaces can often eliminate headaches that occur as a result of irregular biting patterns. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Examination TMJ is a condition that can put stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Causes of TMJ disorders vary, but include misaligned bite, bruxism (teeth grinding), among other factors. Unfortunately, TMJ if not corrected, can result in very painful symptoms, from headaches to ear and neck pain, just to name a few. In general, it is best to seek treatment. Usually a Nightguard fabrication is indicated. When plaque extends below the gum line, gingivitis can deteriorate into a condition known as periodontitis, which is an inflammation that can erode the ligament and bone beneath your gums, creating deep pockets that foster the growth of destructive bacteria. Treatment may include the use of antibiotics and root planning (deep scaling of the bacteria filled pockets).
4/9/2015 7:02:00 AM |
Being a Dental Hygienist requires being passionate about smiles, people and health. After 14 years of practice I am still passionate when I speak of dental health and smile makeovers. I’ve seen so many cases aver the past decade, and trying to put all that experience in a few simple and motivating phrases can be a challenge. If my patients knew what I did, they would jump on their tooth brushes and flosses twice a day at the least. I love these challenges and I love making people more comfortable in the chair. There’s enough stress as-is in every day life, so why add to it?
These days, dental appointments can be fun and an enjoyable experience. More and more people start looking forward to their dental cleanings because they understand the benefits of it and feel the difference in their month’s health; this keeps me motivated and makes me enjoy my work more than ever. Most of time consists of interacting, soothing and educating. I still find myself being extra thorough, that’s a good sign. I love being a dental hygienist, love the challenge, love the people and most of all love lovely smiles.
4/7/2015 1:03:00 PM |
Who are the members of my team? First of all, they are the faces you see on our web site. The welcoming staff at our front desk is Anna and Kathy; our dental assistants Carmen and Alma; our hygienists Kinga and Melanie; our girl Friday Nadia and our Office Manager Arlene.
The second part of our team are the members you never meet. They are the oral surgeons, the periodontists, the dental lab technicians and the organizations that provide continuing education to our primary team. In our case the are: The Dawson Institute, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Team for Implantology. The Quebecand Canadian Dental Associations and Alpha Omega.
These professionals and organizations are essential to 21st century dentistry. The knowledge we have gained from the courses provided by these wonderful organizations is why we start each day excited to help our patients with their dental needs.
3/26/2015 1:34:00 PM |
Gum disease affects 75 percent of the population, and most of the time is detected around 35 years of age. Periodontal disease implies loss of the bone height supporting the teeth caused by bacteria. This can lead to movement and loss of teeth. Also research has shown that gum disease and heart disease are more often than not connected. It's a quite affliction, since most of the time there is no pain to warn the patient that something is wrong. Most of the time it starts slowly, but in some cases, it can be quite aggressive. Some symptoms that the patient can look for are bleeding and swelling of the gums, change in position of the teeth, movement or bad breath. Healthy gums should never bleed when brushing or flossing. At each dental hygiene appointment your hygienist checks the health of your gums using a probe that measures the depth of the pockets in the gums, she will let you know if any of them go deeper than 3mm which is the sign for periodontal disease. If so, she or he will recommend you to do your cleanings as often as 3 months in order to avoid accumulation of the bacteria responsible for it. This is a method that helps slow down or even stop the disease from spreading, since there is no cure for it. If a more severe condition is detected, a deeper cleaning is a must, we need to make sure all tartar lodged deeper in the pockets is removed, this appointment will be followed up every 3 months. In these cases, deep cleanings are required once in a while depending on regular hygiene appointments and home care.
3/4/2015 12:43:00 PM |
How can I make dental care affordable?
Dental care can be quite costly, and many patients prefer to ignore the problem until they're confronted with pain. It is important to understand that when pain starts, usually the decay or gum disease is advanced, therefore, it is costs more, if it's not too late. Furthermore, it can also end up in tooth loss which can effect the bite and smile long term. Taking all this into consideration, there is never a less invasive and less expensive way to take care of the problem as it is. Today the cheapest way to deal with dental situations is to go regularly to your dentist so that when a condition is detected, it's taken care of before it gets complicated. A treatment plan can be done over 1 year or several years depending on the patient's budget to help achieve optimal health in the long run. Once it's completed, it's all about maintaining it. Most dentists offer payment plans to make it all affordable, and dental fees can be deducted from your income in Canada. In the end it's just a question of priority.
5/29/2014 9:57:00 AM |
Les obturations gris sont ceux avec le mercure. Ils se contractent au froid et se dililatent au chaud.(Ce qui crée des fissures de l'émail et affaibli la dent.) Nous devons égalemet creuser d'avantage la dent pour que l'obturation tienne bien. Ce qui nous raproche de la pulpe(la partie vivante de la dent)! La dent ainsi a plus de risque de casser et se retrouver avec un traitment de canal. Il est très important lorsque nous enlevons ces restaurations de mercure. Le Dr.Slepchik utilise une digne(écran de caoutchou) pour que le patient n'avale rien.
L'idéale, lorsque nous enlevons ces restaurations d'amalgame est de les remplacer avec une incrustation en porcelaine pour renforcer la dent et la garder vivante le plus longtemps possible.
1/9/2014 12:02:00 PM |
70% de la population est atteint de la maladie parodontale. Cette maldie arrive entre 35-40 ans. Si c'est dans votre famille, faites attention! De plus, si vous etes fumeur, 50% du problème vient de la; les tissus ont moins de vaisseaux sanguins suite à un choc nerveux, dépression ou grande stress. Quand vous etes susceptible, la maladie peut se réveiller. De plus, si votre conjoint est atteint, faire très attention. Elle peut etre contagieux tant et aussi logtemps que la maldie n'est pas stable. Avec les mesures prisent avec une sonde sous la gençive, nous saurons quand la maladie débutera.
Si la couleur de votre gençive est rose pâle et qu'il n y a aucun saignement ni inflammation, ni douleur, c'est que vous avez fait du bon travail à la maison.! Félicitations! Et si votre hygieniste vous le confirme.
11/4/2013 12:10:00 PM |
De nos jours , on comprend l'importance d'un beau sourire. Le sourire, c'est une excellente manière de vous mettre en évidence et en meme temps à fonctionner mieux votre corps. Souriez pour améliorer votre santé, reduire votre niveau de stress et ajouter à votre attirance physique.
Si vous n'etes pas confortable avec votre sourire, vous pourriez vous empecher de sourire sans etre au courant. La dentisterie esthétique est là pour vous aider à améliorer votre sourire et retrouver votre confiance en soi. Pensez-y. Commentaires?
11/4/2013 11:57:00 AM |
In today's world, we all understand the power of a beautiful smile. Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out, while helping your body to function better. Smiling not only improves your health, but reduces your stress level and makes you more attractive. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you may stop yourself from smiling, without even realizing it. You are not even aware of what you are actually doing. Cosmetic dentistry helps improve your smile and adds to your confidence. It makes you feel more attractive and leads to an increase in self confidence. It allows you to feel more successful in your life.