Do you do oral cancer checks?

Fortunately, we do. If you are a cigarette smoker and/or heavy drinker this does increase the odds of oral cancer, but some oral cancers do occur in non-smokers. While oral cancers are not likely to occur in any one patient, they are something your dentist can help you prevent and help you detect early. The good news is we are always looking and are quick to refer where needed when we see something of concern. As with all pathology, the earlier you diagnose, the easier the treatment and the better the prognosis.

How safe are dental X-Rays?

Remember X-rays are tool for getting information. We try to take the lowest amount of X-ray we can to gain the information needed. Fortunately, the amount of radiation in a dental X-ray is very small. We try to minimize it further by using digital X-rays, which typically require less radiation. The body is exposed to radiation from many sources including the sun, soil, and even appliances. Fortunately, dentists in Ontario have the X-ray tubes in there office routinely checked for accuracy. Lead aprons and shields are used on all dental X-rays to further minimize exposure.
If you have particular concerns, feel free to speak to our dentist or hygienist for a more comprehensive discussion on X-ray needs and safety.

When should I take my child to the Dentist?

Age 3 is the most appropriate age. Or when your child gets all 20 primary teeth. However, if physical marks or discomfort exists you should bring your child in right away. It’s important to start healthy habits at a young age!

Why do young children need to be assisted or supervised with tooth brushing?

Children should be supervised since their manual dexterity hasn’t fully developed enough to do a thorough job. If you have any concerns, bring your child in for an appointment and we can walk you through it.

How can I prevent gum disease?

Preventing gum disease is best achieved by seeing a dentist on a regular basis. This includes a regular checkup and cleanings at an appropriate frequency prescribed specifically for you by your dentist.

What if I am already in the early stages of gum disease?

Now is a good time to have this problem addressed. The progression of gum disease can be stopped if the source of gum disease is removed by having your teeth cleaned. Contact us to book an appointment as soon as you can.

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