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General Dentistry

Our skilled and supportive team provides a comprehensive range of general dentistry services to effectively meet the needs of our patients, including: bonded fillings, crowns, dentures, and TMJ treatments.  

 
 
 

Oral Hygiene / Cleaning

Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home can help to prevent many serious dental hygiene problems.  Since your smile is unique, your oral hygiene routine should be too.  However, there are a few common areas of oral care that are crucial to maintaining a healthy smile.

Positive oral care and dental hygiene begins at home, with daily flossing and brushing in order to preserve the health of your teeth and gums.  Of course, regular dental visits are an important part of  preventative oral care, too.  As a general rule, we’d suggest each of our patients visit a dental hygienist for a professional cleaning and check up at least twice per year (every 6 months), in order to ensure their teeth and gums are healthy. However, a dental patient’s history and the current status of their smile can also impact how often they should visit their dentist. 

To book a dental hygiene appointment with one of our dental hygienists, contact us today.

If you would like information about periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, please visit our Periodontal Disease/Gum Therapy page.

Crowns

Dental crowns are used in cases where a tooth cannot be repaired with a filling or other dental procedures. A crown is a restoration technique that completely covers a tooth, and is made of porcelain.  Contact us if you have any questions about dental crowns.

 
 
 

Dentures 

Dentures are a cost-effective option to replace missing teeth. While full dentures are usually made from acrylic with acrylic or porcelain ‘teeth,’ partial dentures are generally made from a combination of acrylic and metal.  Contact us if you have any questions about dentures.

Fillings

A bonded filling is a dental filling that is made of a composite resin that’s similar in colour to your teeth.  Fillings are used for teeth that have cavities. This means that a bonded filling blends more naturally with your teeth than the traditional silver amalgam fillings.  A filling is required should you have decay in a tooth, also known as a cavity, if one of your current fillings needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has cracked or been damaged.  Contact us if you have any questions about bonded fillings or if you are experiencing a cavity or cavities.

Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) refers to pain in the jaw joint. This pain can cause a variety of other symptoms, including: headaches or dizziness, difficulty chewing or biting, ear pain, ringing in the ear, and even hearing loss.  In most cases, treatment options include preparing a custom-made bite guard, physical therapy, medication, or injections, in order to change any habits that may be worsening your TMJ.  In rare cases, surgery may be recommended to address the problem.  Contact us if you have any questions about jaw joint disorders.