Family & Emergency Dentist in Kanata - Centrum Dental Centre

Welcome to Centrum Dental Centre, an established dental office in Kanata that has been located in the Centrum Plaza for over 25 years. We are the "Helpful Dental Office". If you are looking for a dentist in Kanata, for your family and implant dentistry needs, you have come to the right place!

Dr. Yamen Ghamian, Dr. Habib Khoury, Dr. Taner Cakmak and their team are here to help you find your best smile.  You can count on us to make your dental appointments more pleasant than any you have ever experienced.  We strive to provide the very best comprehensive dental care for you and your family, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where we listen to your oral health goals and help you achieve them.

We are YOUR Dentists in Kanata!

Centrum Dental Centre

Why Choose Us?

We take the time to get to know you, to listen to your needs and come up with solutions that meet your long term goals in a cozy and home style environment. We offer state-of-the-art dentistry with exceptional quality of care.

 

We provide the following for your comfort: 

High-Tech, Soft Touch dental care
Early mornings, evening & Saturday appointments
Sedation dentistry for our anxious patients
All aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry
Diagnostic lasers and digital x-rays
Dental implant placement and restoration
• Snoring & sleep apnea treatments
• Orthodontics and Invisible braces
• Aromatherapy and noise cancelling headphones
TV's in every room & relaxing music
Emergency dental care
Dental claims electronically submitted to insurance
Payments accepted via cash, debit and credit cards
• Wheelchair accessible

 

Centrum Dental Vision
 

Our team works together to give our best to our patients. We create an environment of trust and professionalism where patients feel listened to, cared for and welcome. We love what we do and we do it with a smile! 

We are your dentist in Kanata

Our Purpose

Who are ‘We’?

We are a supportive team who share a common purpose, to which we are all committed. We are empowered to set goals, solve problems and make decisions in terms of dentistry. Our common purpose is to give our personal best at what we do and to do it with a positive and friendly attitude. 
 

What do ‘We’ do? 

We provide individualized care to our patients as though they are part of our family. We do so with honesty, professionalism, and a commitment to always improve our knowledge and skill sets. 
 

Whom ‘We’ do it for?

We provide care to those who see oral care as an integral part of their overall health. Our patients want honest professional advice from their dentist, to know their options and to be involved in the decision making process.
 

Posts Under Oral Health

A new study from Germany came out last month that confirmed what we have long suspected to be the case with your patients- that power toothbrushes are more effective than manual toothbrushes at reducing diseases of the gums. This was an 11 year study that involved more than 1500 individuals. 

Interestingly although the study results show a decrease in the disease levels of those who used power toothbrushes vs manual tooth brushes, the type of toothbrush used didn't influence the amount of cavities the participants use. 

We still believe that the biggest benefit of power toothbrushes is in the timer that typically comes with them, thus motivating patients to spend more time brushing when compared to a manual toothbrush. 

Cavities On Baby Teeth
By Dr. Yamen Ghamian and Dr. Habib Khoury
 
Dental decay which is also known as cavities are caused by oral bacteria. There are a few specific types of oral bacteria that cause cavities and these can be transmitted from person to person. The oral bacteria of a parent can also be transmitted from parent to infant.
 
It is well known when an infant comes into the world, the oral cavity is sterile but soon after arriving the mouth becomes colonized with bacteria. Some of these bacteria may put the child at increased risk of dental decay when the baby teeth start to erupt into the mouth.
 
As with adult teeth, it is important to keep the baby teeth clean and free of food/liquids to prevent decay of the tooth structure.
Baby teeth are crucial for jaw and bite development. If a tooth becomes decayed in a young child it is important to have it fixed because the baby tooth holds the spot where the adult tooth will one day erupt.
 
If a tooth is lost prematurely the empty space may be impeded on by adjacent teeth and the teeth may become misaligned or crowded possibly causing jaw or bite problems in the future. Also, if a cavity is left in a baby tooth it may travel down the interior portion where the nerve is to the tip of the root and infect or damage the adult tooth underneath.
 
Cavities can also cause pain for the child when eating or drinking.
Babies and young children with teeth are just as prone to decay as adults if they are consuming liquids and solids. Oral bacteria which cause decay need carbohydrates in order to survive. If a child drinks milk, juice or eats teething biscuits, cereals or even fruits the bacteria will consume it and this will drop the oral pH which increases the
chance of a cavity.
 
Keep your baby's teeth healthy and clean by brushing 2-3 x day after they erupt. You can use an infant toothbrush or even a damp washcloth to clean and remove food from the teeth.

By Dr. Yamen Ghamian and Dr. Habib Khoury

Follow these tips to keep your mouth healthy!

1. Brush at least 3x per day, preferably after breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. If
you are unable to brush, drink water to naturally cleanse the food from your mouth. This
can help prevent cavities.

2. A common side effect of many prescribed medication is dry mouth, otherwise known
as xerostomia. This can put you at much higher risk of developing oral diseases such as
cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Stimulating saliva helps to cleanse the
mouth, it can be achieved during the day through chewing sugarless gum, sucking on
sour sugarless candies, or using a saliva substitute.

3. Eat healthy tooth-friendly snacks. Avoid snacking on starchy or sugar laden foods as
these stick to the teeth and promote activity of harmful oral bacteria. Great snack ideas
are fibrous ones like apples, pears, celery, as well as foods that coat the teeth and help
prevent oral disease such as cheese and dark chocolate.

4. Beverage choices are just as important. Choose coffee or tea without milk or sugar.
We always think sugar is the culprit for cavities but so is the milk we add to our warm
beverages. Milk coats the teeth and is easily digestible by bacteria in the oral cavity, this
raises the acidity level in the mouth and the teeth have a higher likelihood of breakdown
(cavities). Watch acidic beverages as well such as pop, juice and sport drinks.

5. Give up smoking and chewing tobacco. Not only does this harmful habit increase your risk of oral and other types of cancer, it raises your risk of gum disease, oral fungus infections and cavities. If that is not bad enough it stains your teeth and causes halitosis (bad breath).

6. Limit alcohol. Heavy alcohol use can increase your risk of developing oral and throat cancers. If combined with tobacco use, your risk is raised substantially.

7. Make a habit of flossing. The surface area below the gum line that you cannot see is equal to the one above, cleaning it is vital to for your oral health. Actually, the bacteria you brush off your teeth each time may not be as harmful as the bacteria that lurks under your gum line. Reason being, the bacteria that live under the gums are typically anaerobic ones, those that do not need oxygen to live and can produce by-products/toxins that can be detrimental to your gums and surrounding bone. Floss the teeth you want to keep!

8. See your dentist for a regular dental exam and your dental hygienist for regular dental cleanings to remove harmful bacteria, plaque and tarter.