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

Find outstanding non-surgical gum therapy in Pickering to protect your health

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

When we think of gum disease, most people may consider how this condition will affect oral health. Gum disease, an infection in gum tissue caused by oral bacteria, has the potential to be quite serious. In fact, this progressive infection, in its advanced stage, is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. The impact gum disease has on the smile is significant, but the effects of this condition don’t stop there.

Researchers studying gum disease have come to some very startling discoveries which, when we recognize them, can help us better protect our smiles and our overall health.

Gum disease and coronary disease

Though a complex issue, a link between gum disease and coronary disease has been detected in some research studies. When the gum tissues become infected, the body responds with inflammation. The generalized inflammation triggered by the immune system increase levels of C-reactive protein in the blood. C-reactive proteins are also indicative of coronary disease. Due to the presence of elevated proteins in gum disease patients, it is theorized that one increases the risk of the other.

Gum disease and diabetes

Diabetes and gum disease are linked in two ways. Uncontrolled diabetes makes it more difficult for the body to fight infection, thus increasing the risk of gum disease and also making this condition harder to treat. On the other hand, the development of gum disease puts undue stress on the immune system and can directly impact blood-sugar levels, making it more difficult to manage the diabetic condition. Patients with either condition are encouraged to work with their health care providers for optimal health and wellbeing.

Non-surgical gum therapy for early intervention

In our offices in Pickering, Scarborough, and North York, we work with patients to prevent gum disease by demonstrating and encouraging healthy oral hygiene habits. Gum disease is silent, meaning that the early warning signs are so mild that the problem lurking in gums may be missed. Due to the nature of gum disease, the best way to detect problems is to maintain regular six-month visits with your dentist. When we can catch problems quickly, it is possible to eliminate infection with a dental cleaning and recommended lifestyle changes. As gum disease progresses, treatment will need to be more aggressive to be effective. Scaling and root planing are the next step, addressing infection that has progressed beneath the gums. When gum disease has begun to affect bone tissue, as it will if not treated, surgery may be necessary to restore health.

Don’t let gum disease rob you of your beautiful smile and good health. Contact Esquire Dental Centres to schedule preventive care.


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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.