Dr. Bahi

Melanoma Is A Lot More Prevalent Than You May Realize

It’s one thing to get cosmetic facial procedures to look and feel your very best, but it’s so important to not lose sight of the fact that you need to protect your skin as well.

Did you know about these estimated statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society for 2020?

  • 8000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer (4400 men & 3600 women)
  • 1300 Canadians will die from melanoma skin cancer (870 men & 450 women)

Pretty alarming, right?

When skin cancer is detected early, followed by treatment, the chances of survival are much higher. This is why you really need to keep on top of your health.

Check your skin on a regular basis for any changes. The more often you check, the easier you will notice that something is different. This means examining every square inch of your body in a well-lit bathroom. Use a handheld mirror so you can check your back or ask someone to help you.

Things to look for:

  • Moles that have changed shape, size, or color
  • Sores that don’t seem to be healing
  • A growth that is irritated or itchy
  • Red patches (may be rough and/or scaly)
  • Raised bumps or lumps that have an indentation
  • Smooth, shiny bumps or lumps that are pink, red, or pearly white
  • Areas that look like scars that appear yellow or pale white

What do you do if you notice something?

Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. It’s always better to have things checked than assume it’s no big deal. It could literally save your life!

Your doctor will look you over and possibly refer you to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They may also order a biopsy to rule out cancer.

What else can you do to be proactive?

  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible in peak hours, when the sun is most intense.
  • Avoid tanning. Sure, it can boost your confidence to have a nice tan, but it’s way safer and healthier to use a tanning cream or get a spray tan for the desired effect. Please note that tanning beds are the most dangerous culprits, increasing your chances by 75%.
  • Always wear sunscreen (even on cloudy days and in the winter) with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it often. If you are in the Surrey, BC area come see us for high quality skincare products.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeves, sunglasses, and hats.

People often think that melanoma is the type of thing that happens to other people. Remember, that no one is immune to this. It’s ALWAYS a million times better to be safe, than sorry.

Looking for a consultation for cosmetic facial procedures or dental implants in Surrey? Please check out our services and call us to book: 604-507-0514.

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Do Dental Implants Get Sensitive to Hot & Cold?

People may suffer from sensitive teeth if their roots are exposed due to gum recession. It goes without saying that dealing with sensitive teeth can be rather bothersome and uncomfortable. They may even restrict you from eating and drinking whatever you like.

If you have struggled with the inconvenience of sensitivity in the past, it makes sense that you may be concerned that the same issue would arise with dental implants. We have good news though! As dental implants do not have roots that can be exposed, you would not encounter this problem.

That said though, if you were to have some type of cosmetic or restorative procedures, you may experience temporary sensitivity in your mouth. This is because your gums and nerve tissues may be affected. Luckily, this will likely go away within a week or two.

If you’re looking for dental implants in Surrey, BC, please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery to book an appointment for a consultation.

 

 

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New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery Has RE-OPENED!

We are as relieved as all of you that the curve has been able to flatten in our province enough to start the return to regular life, one step at a time, thanks to social distancing and stay-at-home efforts. As you may have heard, the BC Government has given the green light for clinics to resume work. We are pleased to announce that we are NOW OPEN!

So, how is that going to look in terms of our oral and cosmetic facial surgery services?

Patients can expect pre-appointment telephone screening regarding Covid-19 symptoms. If anyone is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms, they will be kindly asked to wait until they are healthy, as not to put any staff or other patients at potential risk.

We will also stagger appointments to have minimal people at the clinic at any given time, as well as to keep the waiting room as sparse as possible.

Patients who need urgent treatment for dental implants or cosmetic facial procedures will be prioritized.  As you can imagine, there will be somewhat of a backlog, as we have been closed since the shutdown in March.

Plexiglass shields will be placed between administrative staff and patients for checking-in and payments. Patients will also have the option to pay by phone for limited interaction.

Our team will be working hard to ensure that we continue to exceed industry standards in health and safety.

Please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery with any questions you may have or to pre-book your appointment at 604-507-0514.

We look forward to seeing you in-person again soon!

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Can You Feel the Screw from Your Dental Implant?

Despite your dental implant specialist giving you the run-down about your dental implants before and after surgery, there is always a chance that something may end up feeling “off”. When something doesn’t feel right, you definitely don’t want to just ignore it or hope that it resolves itself. You also don’t want to panic.

One of the issues that may arise could involve a screw. If you can feel the screw from your dental implant, call your dental implant provider at your earliest convenience. They will do a scan to be able to see exactly what is going on and diagnose the issue.

It is rare the dental implants fail, but as with anything, there is always a possibility that something could go wrong … especially with patients who have fragile bones.

You always want to be sure to have a board-certified professional placing the dental implants in your mouth. If you located in the Surrey, BC area, your top choice in oral surgery is Dr. K. Bahi at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery. We use the latest and safest technology.

Call our clinic today to book a consultation: 604-507-0514.

 

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Tips for Keeping Your Skin Healthy While Quarantining During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Most people are stuck at home, anxiously awaiting the Coronavirus situation to get under control. But just because you are at home, that doesn’t mean that it’s ok to slack off on your skincare routine.

When you are spending most of your time indoors and find yourself under stress, you may notice that your skin has lost some of it’s natural glow, even if you aren’t around outdoor pollutants or covering your face with makeup.

So what’s the number one task you need to prioritize? You need to MOISTURIZE!

Moisturizing isn’t just for your face. It’s for your whole body. And at a time like this when we are encouraged to wash our hands several times a day, you really need to replenish the moisture in your hands with lotion, or even olive oil or coconut oil. It’s also a good idea to treat your feet. Applying oil and then covering your hands with gloves or covering your feet with socks for 15 to 20 minutes a day can really work wonders.

Plus, in addition to using moisturizer on your face, it’s also a good idea to incorporate toner and serum. The more layers of hydration you have, the more plump and hydrated your skin will be.

And even if you aren’t wearing makeup, because you are just lounging around, it’s still important to wash your face in the morning when you wake up, and in the evening before you go to bed. Exfoliating a few times a week is also key in preventing oil, bacteria, debris, and dead skin to build up, as this can lead to breakouts. And at a time of stress, you’re going to be more susceptible to breakouts as well, which is even more reason to take exfoliation seriously.

Shorter, more tepid showers can be of benefit as too. Longer, hot showers risk stripping away your skin’s natural layer of oil. You would then apply lotion after to seal in moisture.

Lastly, drink plenty of water and get a lot of sleep…because when you don’t get enough of both of these, it affects how you feel on the inside and shows how you feel on the outside.

Call us for more information about Obagi Skin Care in Surrey or cosmetic facial surgery in Surrey today!

 

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The Difference Between Seeing Your Dentist & An Oral Surgeon

So, you need to get a procedure done and some people may tell you to just go to your dentist, while others may tell you to go to an oral surgeon. Here’s the difference:

The main scope of work for General Dentists includes:

  • Oral exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Gum care

Your dentist may also perform minor surgical procedures, tooth extractions, and dental implants.

When it comes to oral surgeons, they usually have extensive training in one or more particular areas. The main scope of work for Oral Surgeons includes:

  • Dental implants
  • Tooth extraction, including impacted teeth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Traumatic injury
  • Restructuring of bone and gum tissue
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Bone loss
  • Chronic diseases or conditions of the mouth
  • Oral cancer and removal of tumors

Some oral and maxillofacial surgeons will require referrals for all patients, which you would get from either your dentist or doctor. Exceptions may be able to be made for emergencies.

For more information about your specific situation, call your dentist or nearby oral surgeon’s office. For oral surgery in Surrey, call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery: 604-507-0514.

 

 

 

 

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What You Need to Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If your third molars are unable to erupt into your mouth, you have impacted wisdom teeth. This is caused by a barrier, such as other teeth, or if your tooth is sitting at an angle.

You’ll ideally want to get these removed as a younger adult to prevent serious complications, or even to prevent problems when your actual wisdom teeth surgery takes place. (Your wisdom teeth will erupt between the ages of 18 to 25).

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth Include:

  • Pain / toothache
  • Headache
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain in the side of your face
  • Swelling in your mouth
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck
  • Difficulty opening your jaw
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste when you are eating

Do I Need to Remove My Impacted Teeth if They Don’t Hurt?

It is definitely a good idea to get them removed, even if there are no signs of symptoms. They could still cause you issues down the road, such as tooth damage, abscesses, and decay. Your dentist or oral surgeon will be able to discuss your situation with you, as everyone is different.

To book a consultation with Dr. K. Bahi for impacted wisdom teeth extraction in Surrey,  please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery today: 604-507-0514.

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Concerned About the Cost of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the number one choice for teeth replacement because they look and feel like real teeth. However, since they are the best solution, they are also the most costly option. Many people don’t even consider dental implants because they think they won’t be able to afford them.

The thing is though, you won’t really know how much implants will cost you until you make an appointment with your local oral surgeon. It could be a lot less than you may be assuming it to be. Cost varies depending on location of the missing teeth, the number of dental implants needed, and if any other services are required for the dental implants to be placed in your mouth, such as bone grafting. Plus, you have to take into account that they are fully customized based on your mouth.

Dental implants won’t put you at any risk of embarrassment during social interactions, unlike dentures which can slip or even affect your speech. Implants are securely anchored into your jawbone. They are also easy to clean and do not accumulate food particles.

The benefits of dental implants are endless, so it’s definitely worth booking a consultation so that you know for sure how much the cost would be. You could consider financing as well.

Can you really put a price tag on a better quality of life and having your confidence back? We don’t think so.

To book a consultation with Dr. K. Bahi for dental implant surgery in Surrey, or bone grafting in Surrey, please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery today: 604-507-0514.

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Does Belkyra Dissolve Fat Permanently?

If you have a double chin, Belkyra is the answer to feeling more contoured and confident!

Belkyra is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a type of substance that occurs naturally in your body and has the ability to get rid of your fat cell membranes. It is injected and then the fat is then released and eliminated naturally from your body.

It absolutely is a permanent solution to getting rid of your double chin! Those fat cells do not come back after they are destroyed. How awesome is that, right?!

That said, it is important to note that should you gain weight, your body will obviously produce more fat cells. Therefore, it is very important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

And can you believe it can be done in just a few minutes?! So what are you waiting for?

Call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery in Surrey, BC and book an appointment today for Belkyra today: 604-507-0514

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Can I Get Dental Implants?

Well, this is an easy answer. Basically, if you are over 18 and have lost a tooth or several teeth, chances are high that you can be a candidate for dental implants. The reason we say you should be over 18 is because your bone tissue is not fully developed and your jaw is still growing.

That said, you do need to be in good general health, just like with any type of surgical procedure. This includes not having periodontal disease or tooth decay. Plus, you would absolutely need to take care of any oral health issues before a dental surgeon would even consider giving you implants.

Other health issues that may prevent you from getting dental implants include:

  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Immune system problems
  • Cancer
  • Drug abuse

You would need to discuss all health issues and concerns with your doctor and dental surgeon to confirm 100% whether or not you are a candidate.

Lastly, if you are a smoker, it goes without saying that smoking is bad for your overall health. When it comes to implants specifically, it could really slow down your healing. Smoking is also not good for the ongoing health of your gums and bone structure. The moral of the story is this: if you want a healthy mouth and a successful dental implant surgery, stop smoking, period.

Located in the Surrey, BC area and interested in a consultation for dental implant surgery? Call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery today: 604-507-0514.

 

 

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