We’ve missed you here Esquire Dental Centres ; Welcome back! Opening on June, 8th

All of us here hope that you and your family have weathered the Covid-19 crisis. As we prepare to open our doors June, 8th we want to give you some insight into how we prepared for the return.

In addition to our regular stringent infection control protocols we have added enhanced infection control procedures:
  1. Increased sanitization of frequently touched surfaces
  2. Reduced flow of patients through the office
  3. Hand sanitizer and mask use for patients
  4. High CFM HEPA filtration system to improve air quality.
  5. Reception plexiglass barriers
  6. Physical distancing office modifications
Please be safe!
Dr. Awadalla and Team

Routine hygiene is a great non-surgical gum therapy in North York

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Providing Non Surgical Gum Therapy

Every person who visits the dentist for routine care is encouraged to also have their teeth cleaned in the office. While we all brush and (hopefully) floss teeth daily as recommended, there are techniques employed by the professional hygienist that can achieve a bit more. If you have wondered about the necessity for professional teeth cleaning, consider that this service is an excellent option for non-surgical gum therapy.

The purpose of hygiene visits in our offices in North York, Pickering, and Scarborough is to remove stuck-on plaque and tartar that may have been missed in routine home care. The formation of plaque and tartar does not necessarily mean that you are not taking good care of your teeth and gums. These substances cannot be seen when you look in the mirror, so you have no way of knowing how successful your habits are. We like to schedule hygiene visits every six months for patients whose oral health is in generally good condition. If we are facing a problem like gum disease, we may recommend more frequent check-ups and cleanings due to the harm aggressive bacteria can do.

As gum disease therapy, professional cleanings will differ. The management of gum disease typically involves a more in-depth cleaning, called scaling and root planing. The steps involved in these procedures address colonies of bacteria that may have formed in pockets around teeth. Deep cleanings may be performed with local anesthetic to ensure a comfortable process.

The Problem With Oral Bacteria

To a certain extent, oral bacteria are beneficial to health. Issues such as cavities and gum disease are prevalent in civilized cultures because our standard diet causes the mouth to become very acidic. This acidity provides the perfect environment not only for bacteria in the mouth but also for pathogens in the body. In terms of gum disease, damage often occurs silently. By the time you can identify a problem by looking at your gums, the disease has progressed significantly.

Gum disease will ideally be detected early or, better yet, prevented with routine dental care. Should this infection progress, deep cleanings may be our first choice in care. It is important to see your dentist for conservative gum therapies, which may be able to prevent the need for gum surgery, if performed before disease has done significant damage.

At Esquire Dental Centres, we perform various gum treatments and also place a great deal of importance on prevention. We educate our patients on healthy oral care habits and are happy to demonstrate proper techniques. As a team, we can manage your oral health. Contact us today in North York, Pickering, or Scarborough.


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Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Amir Awadalla ~ Esquire Dental Centres

An honors graduate from the University of Toronto and NYU college of dentistry, Dr. Amir Awadalla is a highly skilled and well reputed professional in his field who aims to provide his patients with the best quality service by providing patient-centered attention and solutions to fulfill their requirements. His expertise and interests includes cosmetic dentistry and implants, and providing orthodontic services whilst being Invisalign certified. He is a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology

He is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada, and the Toronto Implant Study Club.

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla ~ Esquire Dental Centres

An alumnus of the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. A. Mark Awadalla has focused on cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant dentistry. He is a certified Invisalign provider. He has also studied and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada and has earned a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Upon receiving his license to practice from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, Dr. Mark Awadalla served his community while actively maintaining membership in:

  • Toronto East Dental Society
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Association.