Dr. Robert Axelrad Dental Office

Making Brampton Smile Since 1997

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Did you know?

• There are over 4000 chemicals ingested with one puff of cigarette smoke…..namely formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and arsenic……who knew?

• Smokers have a 2 ½ to 3 ½ greater risk of gum disease than non-smokers.

• Smokers lose more teeth than non-smokers.

• Chewing tobacco and pipe smoking is harmful too, as both contain unhealthy chemicals in your body.

• Tobacco contains substances that are ‘cytotoxic,’ meaning that they destroy cells in the body.

• Smoking increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer and oral cancer too!

• Smokers develop more calculus (hard plaque) than non-smokers.

• Smoking reduces the ability of the body to respond to bacteria, thus causing gum disease. This is because nicotine lowers the efficiency of the immune system.

Hmmm…..You know what seems quite clear? Smoking does not work in ones favor.

In the next blog, we’ll take a better look at the effects of smoking on the oral cavity.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Robert Axelrad, Brampton Dentist

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We're getting very excited about returning to work and seeing patients again!  The green light has yet to come from the government, but we are ready now.  Being ready means being safe.  The following safety measures have been put in place to protect patients and staff.

Safety Measures:

  • A plexiglass barrier stands on the front desk in the waiting room.
  • All patients will have their temperature taken with a non-touch digital infra-red thermometer.
  • All staff will wear a mask, gloves, gown, bonnet, goggles and face shield.
  • Hand sanitizers will be readily available for staff and patient use.
  • Patients will wait outside or in their car until their appointment time.
  • No visitors are permitted in the office.
  • Social distancing will remain in effect in the office.
  • Patients experiencing influenza-like-illness (fever with a cough, sore throat or muscle aches) should not come to the office.

We really look forward to seeing everyone again!

Until then, please stay safe and healthy.