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Why You Should Have a Family Dentist in North York?

Not everyone has a family dentist. Unfortunately, that situation means people miss out on a number of benefits. You really do need to have a dentist who can take care of you and everyone in your household. Here are some of the reasons why this arrangement is better for you now and in the years to come.

Dental Care for Everyone at One Clinic

One of the nicest things about having a North York Family Dentist is that every member of the family gets to go to the same dental clinic. There’s no racing around town in an attempt to get different family members to appointments at various clinics. Whenever there is the need for any type of dental care, everyone knows exactly where to go. That helps keep things simpler.

The fact that the entire family’s dental records are kept at one clinic will also come in handy if you move out of the area. It’s easier to arrange for those records to be transferred to a new family dentist once you settle into your new home. Compare that with trying to arrange for three or more sets of records to be transferred from multiple practices.

Feeling Comfortable With Your Dentist

As with any medical professional, you want to be able to talk freely with your dentist. That’s a lot easier if you have a history with the professional. As time goes on, you become more comfortable with the person who is providing dental care to you and your family. That makes it easier to discuss dental issues, ask questions, and seek advice on dental hygiene and related topics. The same cannot be said if you are seeing a new dentist whenever someone needs help with a loose tooth or could use a filling.

A Consistent Plan for Dental Health

Seeing the same dental team for all of the family dental care makes it easier to create and stick with a plan for dental health. The team at the clinic will send reminders when it’s close to time for someone to have a checkup, a cleaning, or take care of some type of ongoing dental issue. The consistency that comes with this arrangement makes it all the easier to track what’s been done, what needs doing soon, and what sort of treatments will be needed in the next year or so.

Someone Who Knows Your Dental History

With all your dental history found at one dental clinic, there’s no need to struggle if those records are needed in an emergency situation. Since the same team provided treatment, they can quickly move forward with any emergency treatments or procedures that you or another member of your family need. Since timing may be very important, being able to begin treatment sooner rather than later could mean quite a bit in terms of minimizing damage and keeping your teeth healthy.

These are only a few of the reasons to consider finding and staying with a family dentist. If you don’t have one at present, today is the right time to start looking. After everyone has seen the dental team for a year or so, it will be easy to see why this approach is much better.

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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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