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GENERAL AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IN MISSISSAUGA

 

HOW TO AVOID DENTAL PROBLEMS

Our dedicated dental team in Mississauga, by providing an unparalleled patient experience, empowers you to take pride in your oral health. We cultivate lifelong relationships with you through our compassion and commitment to exceptional service. Because here you are more than a patient, you are family.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN TREATMENT (CURE)

As you may have heard before, prevention and/or early treatment of diseases has proven to be more effective and least costly. For example, brushing and flossing your teeth daily costs less than cleanings and checkups, which cost less than fillings. Fillings cost less than a root canal treatment and a root canal treatment costs less than an implant or other tooth replacement options. 

 

If you are a healthy person, the chances are you see your dentist more frequently than any other health professional. Preventive dentistry is the main reason for this. You can avoid many dental issues by maintaining good oral health at home by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily

  • Using a toothpaste that contains fluoride

  • Eating a healthy balanced diet

  • Avoiding tobacco and heavy use of alcohol

 

PROPER TOOTH BRUSHING TECHNIQUE

 

The following video shows proper tooth brushing technique:

The following video explains proper tooth flossing technique:

REGULAR DENTAL EXAMS AND TEETH CLEANINGS ARE LOW COST, PAINLESS, HEALTHY CHOICE

Preventive dentistry is much more than shiny clean teeth. Regular dental exams by your dentist and professional teeth cleanings by your dental hygienist offer numerous advantages such as:

  • Low Cost: Preventing a dental problem now costs less than treating a problem later. For example, dental checkups and cleanings cost less than fillings, fillings cost less than root canal treatment which costs less than an implant. 

  • Painless: Preventive dentistry is virtually painless.

  • Healthy Body, Mind and Heart: Numerous studies have concluded that there’s a connection between the health of mouth and the health of rest of your body including your heart. The reason for this is simple: whatever you eat or drink goes into your body through your mouth.

  • Longevity: Your natural adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime and they can do so if properly maintained.​

REGULAR VISITS TO DENTIST CAN PREVENT YOUR CHILD'S DENTAL PROBLEMS

You can prevent your child’s dental problems taking your child to the dentist who will:

  • Check your child’s mouth for tooth and gum health, tooth alignment, tooth growth patterns, bite and whether your child’s teeth are being cleaned properly.

  • Treat tooth decay in baby teeth before it does damage (other than water, sugar is in almost everything that a baby drinks. These include baby formula and breast milk) such as pain, loss of teeth or loss of self-confidence. Furthermore, your child may not eat or sleep properly and miss days of school. Tooth decay may also lead to an abscess (a sac filled with puss) formation which can further lead to serious infections, if not treated in time.

  • Identify common signs of disordered breathing such as tongue positioning, mouth breathing and the shape of the mouth and face so that treatments can be started before any health problems arise. This may involve myofunctional trainer, controlling allergies and exercises to encourage nasal breathing, and working with your child’s pediatrician.

  • Check growth and development of teeth for children aged around 7 to ensure:

    • your child’s adult teeth are coming in properly,

    • your child’s back teeth are working together as they should be,

    • your child’s bite and teeth are normal.

  • Recommend a schedule of visits for your child depending on your child’s eating habits, past treatment needs, water fluoridation in your area and how well your child’s teeth are cleaned. 

  • Suggest appropriate treatment for bad bite, prevention of tooth decay and acid attacks using dental sealants and fluoride, and dental injuries using mouth guard.

REGULAR DENTAL EXAMS AND PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant, regular dental visits help:

  • Your child have a healthy mouth before your child is born

  • You address gingivitis, which is common during pregnancy, to avoid more serious diseases of the gums and bone

  • You get nutrition counseling such as consuming calcium, protein, phosphorous, and vitamins A, C and D rich diet to ensure healthy development of baby’s teeth which begins when you are 3 to 6 months pregnant

GENERAL DENTAL EXAM

The dental exam is critical to your ongoing oral health care. We examine your mouth for things that can potentially affect not only your oral health, but your overall health. Learn more...

TEETH CLEANINGS

A routine cleaning program is imperative for the overall health of your smile. During a professional dental cleaning, it’s easy for us to detect early signs of problems, such as broken fillings and fractures. Learn more...

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL

Every year, our dentists at Dunwin Dental help patients in the Mississauga area relieve pain and support lasting oral health by removing problematic wisdom teeth. Learn more...

TMJ DISORDER TREATMENT

Located where your jaw meets your skull are your Temporomandibular Joints. Conditions causing pain in the joint that controls the movement of the jaw falls under “Temporomandibular Disorder” or TMD. Learn more...

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

As part of visiting us for your routine check-up, a normal procedure will be to complete your oral cancer screening. During this time, we will examine the interior of your mouth for any indications that cancerous cells may be developing. Learn more...

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