E Jan Chithalen
Dentist118 Stinson Street Hamilton Ontario, L8N 1S5
Education and Training
University of Toronto
E Jan Chithalen's Expert Contributions
Why do I need to go to an oral surgeon for my tooth extraction?
As Dentists, we have the ability and training to complete any dental procedures that we feel comfortable treating. We also should have the ability, training and good sense to know when NOT to do some dental procedures. If your dentist is referring you to a specialist it is generally in your best interests as that particular dentist feels you will be better treated or have a better, more comfortable treatment outcome if you see someone with more training, experience or enjoyment doing that or those procedures. Be thankful your dentist cares to have you receive the best treatment! EJC READ MORE
What is the treatment for dry mouth?
I am sorry to hear that this is the case. I understand it can be VERY uncomfortable and irritating. The first question that you need to determine is, why is your mouth dry? If it is medication-related, it must be determined what the benefits of the medication are. Most often, they are prescribed for the greater good. If not, stop taking what is causing the dry mouth. Is it related to surgery or cancer treatments? In any case, if it is something that must simply be treated, there are many products on the market to help with salivary flow such as rinses, lozenges and gums. I think the best are those that are sweetened by XYLITOL. This is a sugar that bacteria in the mouth can’t metabolize or use to create the acids that cause cavities. There are other medications that can be prescribed to increase salivary flow, but these seem to have fallen out of favor. The other and most “low-tech” solution is just to keep water on hand and sip as necessary. EJC READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
Professional Society Memberships
- Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, Academy of Sports Dentistry, Royal College of Dental Surgeons
What do you attribute your success to?
Patient Care, Preventive Dentistry, Dedication
Areas of research
Teaching and speaking
Hobbies / Sports
- Golfing, Volleyball, Sports, Skiing, Traveling
Areas of research
E Jan Chithalen's Practice location
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- Sleep Apnea CPAP Machines: Full Face Masks, BiPAP, and ResMed S10
What is sleep apnea?Sleep apnea is a serious form of sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is often interrupted while sleeping. The brain and other parts of the body do not get enough of oxygen when sleep apnea remains untreated. There are two main types of sleep apnea:...
- What Are the Best Home Remedies for Dry Mouth?
Ever felt your mouth suddenly going dry and the need to reach for some water to get rid of the dryness? This is a condition that may occur to you frequently. It is called, fittingly enough, dry mouth. Dry mouth is a condition that can occur due to reduced amounts of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth is...
- New Herbal Patch May Help to Heal Canker Sores Faster
According to a new study presented at the 85th general session of the International Association for Dental Research, a novel over-the-counter patch containing licorice extract may help in the quick healing of canker sores. In this study 46 participants who had recurrent canker sores were recruited....
- Magnolia Bark Extract Prevents Bad Breath
According to the results of a study published in, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, magnolia bark extract contains chemicals that may prevent bad breath or halitosis. These compounds, called magnolol and honokiol, kill the bacteria that cause bad breath and cavities.In this study, nine...
- Dental Sealants May Present BPA in Saliva
Dental fillings for children were worrisome because of the presence of mercury in the amalgam. The latest addition to this fear is the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) in dental sealants and white fillings. BPA is a resin used in plastics, including water bottles and metal food can liners. Many studies...
- When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
A toothbrush is not as clean as we think, and harbors more than 100 million bacteria, according to researchers at the University of Manchester in England. This includes E. coli bacteria, which cause diarrhea, and staphylococci bacteria, which cause skin infections. “This condition is the same as...