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Few people go through life without seeing a dentist. When the time comes, it helps to know that your family dentist can handle all sorts of problems. Here are a few of the more common situations that your dental professional can manage with ease.

The Kids Need Braces

Teeth that are not perfectly aligned should be addressed when the patient is younger. If you notice that your child's permanent teeth are a little crooked, don't assume things have to stay that way. Your family dentist is also a kids dentist and will know exactly what to do.

Thanks to the fact there are many options for braces these days, your dentist can determine which designs would work best for your child. The more traditional metal type may be right, but there is also the possible that braces made using other materials will work just as well. Some of those alternatives are less noticeable, something your child will like.

You Chip or Crack a Tooth

It’s easy to take a tumble down a flight of steps and chip a tooth. Biting into something hard could also lead to cracking one or more teeth. Since the pain can be significant, waiting until the next day won’t be easy. Fortunately, there are many emergency dentists in North York who offer urgent dental services after standard business hours.

Assuming the discomfort and the damage is significant, your dentist will arrange to meet you at the clinic. After an exam, the professional will go over treatment options with you. Even if the work today is only a temporary solution, your pain will be under control. The result is that you can get on with the weekend and your dentist will make whatever preparations are needed for am more permanent solution.

Your Teeth are Yellowing

Time has a way of dimming smiles, especially if you happen to consume food and beverages that stain the teeth. Even failing to brush regularly will leave them with a yellow tinge. Depending on what has led to your less than brilliant smile, the dentist can recommend several solutions.

Perhaps what you need is a good dental cleaning followed by supervised whitening treatments. The cleaning will remove any residue on and between your teeth. The whitening treatments will reverse years of neglect while restoring your teeth to a natural shade of white. Since the dental treatments are conducted under the care of a professional, you can rest assured that the enamel is not damaged by the whitening effort.

There’s a Cavity Present

Even people who brush regularly may develop a cavity. Dentists know how to handle everything from a hairline cavity to one that requires a root canal. By having the work done sooner rather than later, you increase the odds of saving the tooth and keeping it for many years to come.

When was the last time you underwent a dental exam? If you are having trouble remembering, take that as a sign to schedule an appointment today. Whatever the dentist finds, rest assured there is a way to correct the problem.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

For anyone who may have missed our ​ Patient Information Webinar, here is the link to the recording:

https://youtu.be/OGniTtuw3n4

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