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Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush My Teeth?

posted Apr 30, 2015, 1:39 PM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Apr 30, 2015, 1:40 PM ]


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Brushing and flossing should be a part of your daily routine. In order to keep your breath fresh, your teeth clean, and your gums healthy, it’s important to stay on top of your oral health care routine. If you’ve noticed that your gums are bleeding every time that you brush, you may need to take a trip to the dentist. Bleeding gums can be an indication of a few different things. 

In many cases, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. There are two types of gum disease, gingivitis, which affects only the gums, and periodontitis, which affects the tissues and bones surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is a result of the growth of bacteria on the teeth and gums. The best way to fight gum disease is by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing once daily. If left to progress, gum disease can be quite painful and destructive, so it’s certainly in your best interest to visit your dentist to determine if this is the culprit in your case. 

Another thing that may be causing your bleeding gums is the technique that you use when you floss. It’s important to be gentle, because flossing too vigorously can be painful and cause gums to bleed and swell. Gently slide the floss up and down between your teeth, following the curve of each tooth. Be carefully to not roughly force the floss between your teeth. 

Canker sores are another common factor in sore and bleeding gums. These painful mouth ulcers can develop anywhere inside your mouth, and will often appear to have a white center with red edges. These sores can develop on your gums, which can be quite painful, and it’s possible to have more than one at a time. Canker sores are not contagious, and there is no known cause, so it’s difficult to prevent them. 

Tobacco products often cause issues with gums. Cigarettes and other tobacco products can be extremely damaging to gums and teeth. Not only are people who smoke much more likely to develop gum disease than those who do not, but smoking can lead to a number of other gum problems, including sensitive, bleeding gums and painful sores. While some of these causes of bleeding gums are unavoidable, there are things that you can do to prevent the issue. Brush and floss daily, cut out smoking, and visit your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning. Not only will a trip to the dentist remove any plaque or tartar build up on your teeth, but your dentist will also be able to look for early signs of gum disease or other issues. Early detection is often key in preventing excessive damage, so a trip to the dentist is worth the time and effort.



Exam, X-Ray Only $59 New Patient Special, Palm beach Gardens

posted Apr 17, 2015, 7:57 AM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 7:58 AM ]

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Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important, and while brushing and flossing daily is a terrific start, you can only do so much yourself. Regular dental cleanings, exams, and X-rays are important to make sure your teeth are healthy, and to keep them that way. But in this economy, many people are finding the expense of these checkups too much for them to handle. 

We want your teeth to be as happy and healthy as possible, which is why we’re offering a comprehensive exam and X-ray for only $59. Contact us today to take advantage of this amazing offer!

Dr. Gary Kijanka D.M.D, 
10333 N. Millitary Trail 
Suite B 
Palm Beach Gardens FL, 33410 561-776-3116
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Don’t Make 2015 Another Year For Dental Disregard

posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:44 AM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 6:45 AM ]


We understand how busy life gets. There’s always something that needs to be checked off our seemingly never-ending to-do list. Often it’s been several years since people have seen a dentist, and this stems from anxiety about what their visit might involve. We are here to tell you we’ve seen it all before, and the best way to deal with that anxiety head on is to schedule a check up with a friendly dental clinic. After all don’t you owe it to yourself to show the world your smile in its best form?  

Our job at Palm Beach Gardens Dental helps to use the very best of dental techniques, technology and improvements so you can invest in yourself and showcase your smile to the world. It’s never too late to take charge of teeth, helping to gain confidence, and prevent future problems. We think it’s definitely a resolution worth making in 2015. 

Dr. Gary Kijanka D.M.D, 

10333 N. Millitary Trail Suite B 

Palm Beach Gardens FL, 33410 

561-776-3116
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Periodontal Disease, Gum Disease, and Heart Health

posted Feb 10, 2015, 12:22 PM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 12:23 PM ]


The most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque can cause blood clots that induce heart attacks when they escape into the bloodstream, researchers have reported.  

Gum disease may weaken heart meds  Finnish researchers are linking periodontitis, or gum disease, with the long-term effectiveness of antibiotics that prevent heart attacks. Scientists in Helsinki gave 141 patients with and without periodontitis a three-month course of treatment with antibiotics made to decrease the recurrence of cardiovascular events. The double-blind trial then registered the recurrence of new cardiovascular eventsover the course of one year. According to the article, which is in the journal Atherosclerosis, 79 percent of patients without gum disease went a year without new heart problems. That number dropped to 74 percent in the patients without teeth and 66 percent in those with periodontitis. Periodontitis destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth and can cause tooth loss.  
The researchers said this is the first time dental infections have been linked to the effectiveness of long-term treatment with these antibiotics. But other research has recently linked gum disease with an increase risk for heart disease, stroke and premature births. 

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How to Calm Your Dentist Chair Fears - Palm Beach Gardens Fl

posted Feb 10, 2015, 8:59 AM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 8:47 AM ]


Remember You Can Leave at Any Time – For people who feel like they are at the mercy of the dentist remembering this basic fact helps to give back their sense of control. It’s also important to remember that there’s a good reason to be sitting in the dentists chair in the first instance, so just by sitting in the dentist’s chair you’ve taken positive steps to maintain your oral health.  
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Speak honestly to the dentist about your fears - Dentists are trained to manage pain, and can talk you step by step through the procedure so you can understand what’s being done on your teeth. Knowing what to expect can alleviate some of the fear of the unknown patients. It’s important to find a team of dentists that you trust. If you suffer from severe anxiety it’s worth mentioning this from the beginning to assess how the practice responds and if the dentists have the patience to put their clients at ease. 

Keep it in perspective - Like other anxieties many people build up their fears about pain and discomfort to be bigger than what is the reality. After procedures like root canals and wisdom teeth removals we commonly hear people tell us it wasn't as bad as they thought. It’s important to remember that the work is going to resolve tooth aches and other dental pain you are experiencing, so any discomfort is short term is certainly worth it in the long term. 

Listen to Music - We recommend some patients put in headphones and listen to music to help relax and mask out the sound of any equipment that may contribute to additional anxiety. Other relaxation techniques including slow deep breathing, speaking to the dentist beforehand to schedule the appointment in the morning so that they anticipation doesn't build throughout the day.

DR. GARY KIJANKA, D.M.D.
10333 N. Millitary Trail Suite B
Palm Beach Gardens FL, 33410  
Office:(561) 776-3116

Office Hours 

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm & Friday 8:30 am - 300 pm

What do people hate most about visiting the dentist? By Gary Kajanka

posted Feb 10, 2015, 8:50 AM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 8:50 AM ]


The research states that people’s fear of the dentists –also backed up by our own experiences with patients often stems from a negative experience as a child. Whether it was an uncomfortable extraction or striking a nerve, often people associate a trip to the dentist as pain inflicting when this is normally not the case. Because of past perceptions or fears these people may not visit the dentist for years. When they do there’s usually more work to be done, which can be more costly and this is more uncomfortable for the patient than if they had regular checkups. This then reinforces their negative perception of visiting the dental and some of their anxieties.  

A study found that there are a small number of the population – around 5 percent – who avoid the dentist completely due to a severe dental phobia.   The fear stems from a fear of the unknown, the perceived pain of the procedure, and fact people feel like they have little control in the dentist’s chair.  

Others feel instinctively wary of the metal equipment and the noise they make, associating them with inflicting pain which cause a ‘fight or flight’ response. The truth is that there are a number of pain management options to reduce most, if not all discomfort caused by more intensive procedures and the vast majority of procedures that dentists carry out cause little to no pain. There’s also the fact that people’s love of sharing a good horror story about their teeth does little reduce the anxieties of those already nervous about visiting the dentist.  

The good news is that people’s fears about the dentist don’t match the reality of what people can expect visiting to the dentist in 2015. Still, we understand that many people still feel anxious and fortunately there are a number of techniques people can use to make the necessary trip to the dentist a lot more pleasant.


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DR. GARY KIJANKA, D.M.D.
10333 N. Millitary Trail Suite B
Palm Beach Gardens FL, 33410 
Office:(561) 776-3116

Office Hours 

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm & Friday 8:30 am - 300 pm

How to Overcome Your Fear of Going to the Dentist By Dr. Gary Kajanka

posted Feb 10, 2015, 8:38 AM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 8:49 AM ]


It’s one of the most common things that we hear from our patients  – they scared stiff of sitting in the dentist’s chair. From the fear of pain, to the fear of what the dentist going to find and a whole range of other anxieties, it’s completely understandable why people may feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist. 

It’s also important to realise that many of these anxieties are unfounded.

DR. GARY KIJANKA, D.M.D.
10333 N. Millitary Trail Suite B
Palm Beach Gardens FL, 33410 
Office:(561) 776-3116

Office Hours 

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm & Friday 8:30 am - 300 pm


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Palm Beach Gardens Cosmetic Dentist – Special Promotions

posted Feb 5, 2015, 3:15 PM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 7:59 PM ]


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Do you know what to do in the event you break or chip a tooth? While you may hope this never happens, life can be unpredictable. However it may happen, a broken tooth is not cause for major worry, and does not signify the end of your gorgeous, healthy smile. If you know what to do when you break a tooth, you may be able to experience minimal pain, and your smile will be as good as new in no time. 

As soon as you realize you have broken a tooth, contact your dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Inform the person who takes your call that you have broken a tooth, and that your situation is a true dental emergency.  

Try to schedule an appointment for the same day. If a same-day appointment isn’t available, you may need to wait a day or two before you can see the dentist. In the meantime, here are steps you can take to retain your oral health as best as possible after having broken a tooth.  

Save the pieces  

After you have contacted your dentist, compile and save the pieces of your tooth that have broken off. If you just chipped off a bit of enamel and are unable to find it, don’t worry; your dentist can help. However, it’s important that you save all the broken pieces you can find -- especially if they’re relatively large. Your dentist will most likely be able to bond the pieces of your tooth back into place in a manner that makes it look as if your tooth was never broken in the first place.  

Rinse your mouth and the tooth  

Using warm water, rinse your mouth and the piece of broken tooth. You don’t necessarily need to brush your teeth; just focus on getting the area as clean as possible. If any bleeding occurs, apply gauze and hold it in place until the bleeding stops.  Pain and swelling relief  If your mouth or broken tooth feels painful, take the recommended dose of an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen. You may also be able to treat and reduce pain and swelling by applying a cold compress to the affected area.  

Cover the broken tooth  

After you've rinsed your mouth and controlled any associated pain, cover the broken tooth until you can see your dentist. Use a piece of wax paper or a piece of sugarless gum. If you are required to wait a day or two before seeing your dentist, you may want to visit a pharmacy and purchase a temporary filling that won’t come dislodged or create a choking hazard in your sleep.  If you eat before seeing the dentist, stick to soft foods, and avoid chewing using the affected tooth. The less stress you are able to place on your tooth, the less painful your tooth will be.  

Call Palm Beach Gardens Dental today at 561-776-3116 to schedule a consultation and learn more about maintaining great oral health! We’ll keep your smile looking great for years to come.

Welcome to Our New Website

posted Feb 1, 2015, 3:23 PM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 4:37 PM ]

We’re Proud To Announce The Launch Of Our Brand New Website.
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The site was designed with you in mind and is jam-packed with several useful features.  

It’s now easier than ever to make an appointment, download patient forms, view current specials and promotions, and learn about the many services we offer at our dental office in Palm Beach Gardens Florida.  

Plus, you now have the option of viewing the website on your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet without losing any functionality. The site simply adapts to the screen you're using.  

We hope you enjoy using the new website and look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!  

Emergency Dental Services

posted Feb 1, 2015, 10:17 AM by Gary Kijanka   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 4:42 PM ]

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When you have an unexpected dental problem, we are ready to provide emergency care. We focus on relieving pain, swelling or bleeding. Care is provided by Dr. Gary Kijanka and his associates
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SERVICES  

We offer a broad range of emergency services, including recementation of temporary caps, denture adjustments, placement of temporary fillings in a sensitive tooth and beginning root canal therapy to relieve severe pain. Patients requiring extractions or other emergency surgical procedures are referred to our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery dental office. For those who are already patients of the Dr. Kijanka, limited emergency services are available at night and on the weekends.  

FEES & PAYMENT PLANS  
Our emergency dental fees will vary depending on the procedure. Patients must pay at the time of service. We accept cash, check, credit card or Care Credit 

LOCATION & HOURS  
Emergency Dental Care Palm Beach Gardens, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) Please note that in order to provide adequate time for appropriate care, patient intake will close at 4:00 pm.  Emergency services are available year-round except during holidays.   

HOW TO BECOME A PATIENT  
Our daytime emergency services are available to patients over 14 years of age, on a first-come, first-served basis. You may sign in at the front desk Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session which begins at 9:00 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session which begins at 2:00 p.m. You will be asked to complete a short demographic questionnaire, answer all questions on the health history form and fill out other forms. You will then be asked to wait in the reception room until called in by a student dentist for evaluation and treatment.

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