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Less Sugar, More Benefit

Dr. Adam Chapnick is here blogging from Barrie, Ontario Canada today to explain the benefits of sugar- less gum and how dental implants can help improve a sugary gum chewer’s dental hygiene issues. Dentists tell us to keep away from sugar at all costs, which makes the invention of sugar- less gum very convenient. There are so many benefits of chewing sugar-less gum throughout the day, that we have decided to list and explain them for you. However, keep in mind that everything is better in moderation; chewing gum all of the time can lead to dental health issues so manage how often you do this.

Sugar-less gum

  • Increases saliva production
  • Exercises jaw and neck
  • Prevents clenching jaw and teeth (good idea for people with bruxism)
  • Can beat cravings of unhealthy foods
  • Reduces cavity risk
  • Washes away digestive acids from foods and drinks
  • Gives you better breath
  • Safe for oral tissues which can improve overall oral health
  • Increases mineralization in our mouths
  • Reduces tooth staining

The lack of sugar in sugar-less gum actually works in our favor in so many different ways. By chewing this gum, it gives our gums good exercise which can keep them healthier (in moderation). When we chew, we need to use all of our jaw strength; so by doing this we are giving ourselves good exercise and practice of our jaw and neck. When we chew this gum after consuming food, we increase our salivary flow; this helps neutralize the bad acids and wash them away. This will reduce the amount of cavities we will get due to the constant extraction of loose particles and bacteria in the mouth. The remineralization of teeth helps to strengthen the enamel in order to protect our teeth from the nasty acids, bacteria and the harmful infections they can cause. Strong teeth are healthy teeth and sugar- less gum aides in that process significantly. By doing all of these things, sugar- less gum generally improves our oral health and reduces bad infections, tooth decay and tooth loss over time. People with bruxism should definitely consider chewing sugar- less gum in order to help with jaw and teeth clenching; this will help keep their mouths busy during the day so they will be less likely to stress and tighten their jawbones. One of the best things about this gum is that because it works so hard to increase saliva production, it actually helps our breath to become fresher.

If you have chewed sugary gum for years, your teeth are suffering as result. Our suggestion is to immediately go buy some sugar- less gum in order to work to restore whatever damage you have done. If you have tried this and there is no hope for your missing or loose teeth, you should consider dental implants. Dental implants can help to replace unhealthy, dead, or even missing teeth to complete your smile again.

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If you can’t kick your sugary habit and your teeth are too rotten to switch to sugar- less gum, come see us to get dental implants today. Let us give you a beautiful and complete smile you will be able to chew the good kind of gum with! Call us at 705-881-1696

Of Mouth and Body

Dr. Adam Chapnick is here blogging today from Barrie, Ontario Canda to explain how bad oral hygiene has detrimental effects on not just the mouth, but the body as well. He also explains how dental implants can be a great solution for people with missing or unhealthy teeth to help restore their overall health. Did you know that taking proper care of your teeth and gums can lead to a longer and healthier life? Just as the eyes are the window to the soul, the mouth is the window to our physical bodies. By eating and drinking unhealthy substances and neglecting to clean them out afterward, we are introducing deadly toxins and chemicals to the entire body that can leave us with horrible and life- threatening diseases. When we treat all parts of the body with the respect that they deserve, they will reward us with long- lasting health.

Chemically Unstable

When we allow bacteria to buildup in our mouths, we are inviting infection and decay. As a natural reaction, our immune system would then kick in and try to fight off the infection; however, this can cause our gums to be extremely stimulated and inflamed. Our immune system does not know any better unfortunately, but this inflammation is very painful and can easily lead to worse conditions and infections. The toxic chemicals that are released by the constant inflammation of the mouth will wreak havoc on our oral cavities; they will eat all of the bone and gum tissue away over a short period of time. This condition is called periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease. Keep in mind this contamination is not meant to occur and can be avoided with proper brushing and flossing of the teeth on a regular basis.

Sugar In-Take

As if these reasons were not bad enough, neglect of the teeth and gums can even lead to diabetes by ruining the body’s capability of utilizing its insulin. Diabetes is known as a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, or high blood glucose. When the body cannot maintain the control of blood sugar, the rate at which we get infections dramatically increases; this includes gum disease. Considering the already building bacterial infection that has started in the mouth, gum disease would not be good to add onto this.

Hurting Your Heart

Up to 91% of patients with heart disease have periodonitis. The inflammation of the mouth can directly affect the blood vessels which causes inflammation and clotting. Chances are that whatever we are ruining the oral cavity with, whether it is unhealthy food or drinks, it will most likely not be great for our heart either. When the blood vessels are convulsed, it makes it more difficult for us to get blood from our heart to the rest of the body, and vice- versa; this will cause high blood pressure and lead to heart attacks.

Brittle Bones

When periodonitis is developed, our bone tissue deteriorates and rots our teeth; this is similar to the condition of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the loss of bone in the arms and legs, which can get much worse with age. Although there is no direct connection between the two, there was a study done that found women with osteoporosis to have gum disease more often than those who do not.

Clearly, our oral hygiene has many different effects on various parts of the body. The best thing to do to avoid these horrible conditions is to take proper care of the teeth and gums on a daily basis. If you are way past this stage where you have started to lose a tooth or teeth or your gums are receding, you need to consider dental implants. We can replace those unhealthy or dying teeth with a simple procedure that can restore overall health.

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If you have given up on your dental hygiene and it has led to further and more serious body complications or diseases, call us to get set up with dental implants today. The first step to good overall physical and mental health, is dental health. Let us help you restore your ability to live a long and happy life again with a beautiful smile. Call us at 705-881-1696

The Dental Implant Process

With all the benefits that come with dental implants, it is no wonder that more and more of our patients are making the decision to restore their missing teeth with implants instead of dentures or dental bridges. Only dental implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth that is both comfortable and stable. Today, Dr. Adam Chapnick is blogging from Barrie, ON to talk about the dental implant process and what each step of that process entails. With this information, we hope our patients will have a good idea of what their treatment with dental implants will look like.

The Process of Achieving Perfect Replacement Teeth

While the science behind dental implants can be quite complicated, the process itself is rather straightforward. But, before the process can begin, it is required that you attend a consultation with Dr. Chapnick. During your consultation, the doctor will examine you to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for treatment with implants. If necessary, he may also recommend a supplementary procedure, such as bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation, to help provide the foundation you need to support your implants.

Once your consultation is complete and you are cleared for treatment, the process can begin. The dental implant process can be broken down into three steps, which include:


During your procedure, Dr. Chapnick will make a small incision on your gums, which will expose your jawbone. At this point, the implant fixture will be placed and the area can be stitched up for the recovery period. Your abutment and a temporary replacement tooth may also be placed during this period. However, it is not unusual to go without for the duration of the recovery period.


The recovery period is the most important part of the process as this is when osseointegration occurs. Osseointegration is the process of your jawbone and gums healing around your implant fixture, accepting it as a natural part of your anatomy. This is made possible because dental implants are made from titanium, a metal not recognized as foreign by the body.


Once the recovery period is complete, you will return to our Barrie, ON office to have your replacement teeth attached. If your abutment wasn’t already placed during your procedure, that will be taken care of now. Our replacement teeth are custom made so that they match your own natural teeth. This is to ensure that once in place, no one will be able to tell the difference between your artificial and natural teeth. Once in place, all that is left is for you to go out and show off your beautiful new smile.

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For everything that dental implants can offer, the actual process to obtaining them is actually rather straightforward and simple. With a process this easy to go about, there is no longer any reason to deny yourself the replacement teeth you need. If you have any additional questions or concerns you would like answered, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Adam Chapnick today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams soon!

Dental Implants: An Introduction

Hello and welcome to the brand new dental implants blog of Chapnick Dental Office! We are ecstatic to finally have a great way to communicate the benefits and advantages of dental implants to our Barrie, ON area patients. Today, Dr. Adam Chapnick is blogging in order to give our patients an overview of dental implants and what makes them so great. Dental implants provide an amazing new treatment option for patients with a missing tooth or teeth, and we believe it is important that all of our current and prospective patients know exactly what options they have for restoring their smiles.

A New Solution to an Old Problem

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are made from titanium. They are made up of three parts, which include:

  1. The Implant Fixture: The fixture is the piece of the implant that is directly fused to your jawbone during the procedure. This part will replace your missing tooth root and support the rest of the implant.
  2. The Abutment: The abutment is attached to the implant fixture and serves as a connector for the fixture and the replacement tooth. This part can be placed before or after the recovery period of the implant process.
  3. The Replacement Tooth: The final part of the dental implant, the replacement tooth is connected to the fixture by the abutment. Our replacement teeth are custom made for you to ensure that your replacement teeth match your remaining natural teeth.

What sets dental implants apart from other forms of teeth restoration is the process of osseointegration. Because dental implants are made from titanium, the body does not recognize your implants as a foreign material, allowing them to be naturally integrated into the body through osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process where your jawbone and gums heal around the implant fixture, accepting it as a natural part of your anatomy. Each implant fixture is covered in small holes and ridges which your gums and jawbone will thread themselves through, pulling your implant firmly into place. It is this process that makes your dental implants work and feel just like natural teeth.

Dental implants possess many benefits that may persuade you to choose them for your restoration treatment. For instance, osseointegration ensures that your implants will never move or get loose. In fact, once the recovery period is complete, your dental implants are permanently in place. And, they require nothing more than your normal brushing and flossing to make sure they stay that way.

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As you can see, dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular treatment for missing teeth available. This is because dental implants provide a quality replacement tooth that is not only comfortable, but also durable and permanent. If you would like to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for teeth restoration with dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Adam Chapnick today. We look forward to helping you restore your smile soon!