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A Guide to Your Child's First Dental Appointment

Children's Dentistry in Toronto ON

First dental visits are important for setting your child up for successful visits in the future, and our doctors understand this at Toronto Lakeshore Dental. We love to see children at our office and we're dedicated to making their appointments fun and upbeat. Here's what you can expect at your child's first visit with your children's dentist in Toronto.

At What Age Should Their First Visit Take Place?

Dr. Joo and Dr. Moore like to see children around their first birthday, or even earlier if parents have any concerns. Starting early helps acclimate your child to our office, the "big chair," and what happens during a typical dental visit. We're also ...

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Botox and Dentistry

Botox in Toronto, Toronto Lakeshore Dental

At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, in addition to our many traditional dental services that we offer to patients, we also offer Botox. Botox is particularly helpful for patients who grind their teeth at night, which is part of the reason we offer this service!  Botox works by preventing the release of certain chemicals between a nerve and a muscle. This blocks the message for the muscle to work, and the muscle relaxes. 

Benefits of Botox

Botox can be used to treat a variety of conditions but in relation to dentistry, it's often used to help patients stop grinding their teeth while sleeping. The botox injections can be used on the muscles controlling ...

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3 Reasons Why We Might Recommend a Root Canal

Root Canals in Toronto, Toronto Lakeshore Dental

When a dentist recommends that you receive a root canal treatment, it can be scary. Even though root canals are one of the most commonly feared dental procedures, it is actually pain-free when performed by an experienced dentist. 

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal treatment is usually recommended when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. This procedure involves removing the damaged inner area of a tooth, called the pulp, and then cleaning and filling the area. Typically a crown is needed after the treatment as well. The treatment begins with x-rays, allowing your dentist to fully see the affected area of your tooth. Local anesthesia is usually used ...

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How Many Dental Cleanings Should I get Every Year?

Dental Cleanings in Toronto ON, Toronto Lakeshore Dental

Even if you brush and floss your teeth religiously at home, there's simply no way for at-home care alone to keep up with your oral care. Professional cleanings allow your dentist to clear your teeth of any build-up that brushing may have missed, and it also allows your dentist to identify any concerns before they become more serious issues.

For normal dental cleanings, most people need to visit the dentist twice a year to stay healthy. However, if you have developed a condition like gum disease, your dentist may recommend that you visit more frequently, and undergo more intense cleanings to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. For a ...

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Functions of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Toronto ON

We all know that visiting the dentist regularly is vital towards staying healthy. However, dental anxiety is a very common issue, and it prevents many people from getting the care that they need. Finding a way to feel more comfortable at the dentist can help you get in for those regular exams and cleanings, which helps prevent more serious, invasive dental issues from occurring. 

How Sedation can Help You

Sedation dentistry comes in many forms. While most people are comfortable with just a small amount of nitrous oxide, which provides a calming effect, there are also more intense forms of sedation. If you are simply dealing with anxiety for doing even ...

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Root Canal Process

Rot Canals in Toronto ON, Toronto Lakeshore Dental

Many people are afraid that root canal treatments will be painful, but in fact, a root canal is performed in order to relieve pain. Root canals are needed when a tooth experiences severe decay and infection. This often causes intense pain for the patient. If you aren't making those regular dentist visits, you are at a bigger risk for a root canal since you won't be able to catch and treat cavities before they become more serious. 

Once tooth decay reaches the inside of your tooth, it's too severe to fill with a regular dental filling. It can also cause an infection in the pulp of your tooth, which can ...

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How to Prepare for Gum Surgery

Preparing for Gum Surgery in Toronto ON, Toronto Lakeshore Dental

Gum surgery is often needed for patients experiencing severe forms of gum disease. There are several types of surgery, and while the preparation is different depending on your unique needs, you can expect a fairly similar process. Here are some of the steps needed to prepare for gum surgery: 

  • Consultation: If you haven't already, visiting a dentist should be your first step. You need to have your gum disease evaluated and examined to determine how severe it is, and whether or not you need surgery. Your dentist will be able to identify your needs and will advise you on the right treatment or surgery for your specific severity. 
  • Pre-surgery medications: Your dentist may ...

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