Toronto Lakeshore Dental
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventative Care

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At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we want to ensure that you understand the treatment you need or the procedure you’re having, and for this reason we welcome any and all of your questions.

Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and our entire team are here to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Here are some of the questions we frequently hear. If yours is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Preventative Care

Woman getting dental filling in etobicokeEven though you don't feel any pain, you should still be concerned about what may be happening in your mouth!

Unfortunately (or fortunately!), most cavities don't cause any pain, which means you may not be aware that you have tooth decay. When cavities get big enough to reach your nerve, you'll start to notice symptoms such as sensitivity and pain. Once you have symptoms, however, treatment procedures get more complex, take longer, and become more expensive. It’s best to be proactive and take care of tooth decay as soon as possible in order to avoid more invasive treatment.

Importance of Preventative Care

This is why regular dental cleanings and check-ups are important. Did you know that Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Lee can actually detect tooth decay much earlier than you can? By being proactive with your oral health, you may even be able to reverse some cases of tooth decay.

Schedule a Cleaning at Our Etobicoke Clinic

Don't wait until you have pain! Whether it's been a few months or a few years since your last dental appointment, we're happy to see you. Schedule your regular cleaning and check-up today to get on track with your oral health and take care of any concerns that may arise.

Dental tools For most patients who are in good oral health, we recommend two visits per year (every six months). Attending your regular dental appointments ensures that we can screen you for conditions such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. Being proactive about your oral health gives you the best chance of treating these conditions with the least invasive and most inexpensive treatment possible.

Advanced Dental Care

For those patients who struggle with periodontal (gum) disease, we recommend three visits per year (every four months) so we can help you maintain your oral health. If left untreated, advanced cases of gum disease can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. Unfortunately, there is no cure for gum disease; however, we can help you combat the effects of gum disease and maintain your oral health through improved home care and additional cleanings and check-ups.

Contact Our M8W 1N6 Dental Clinic

Dr. Joo offers advanced gum therapy for patients with severe gum disease. With the help of his skill and extensive training, you'll be able to reclaim your oral health. At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we strive to meet all your needs so you'll never have to go elsewhere for your care. Contact us today to learn more about our preventative services.

Your routine preventative appointments are your teeth cleanings and checkups that take place every six months for most patients. People who are managing gum disease may have teeth cleanings every three to four months. Your Etobicoke dentist will also take x-rays once a year to monitor your internal dental health.

During your bi-annual examinations, your dentist will screen you for concerns like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. It is best to treat all of these issues as early as possible, which saves you time, stress, money, and could save your life in the case of oral cancer.

Thorough Dental Cleanings

Your hygienist performs a teeth cleaning to remove any excess plaque and bacteria that you might've missed at home. When you don't remove it daily, plaque buildup turns into tartar, which can irritate your gums and cause gum disease. Plaque buildup is also a contributor to tooth decay and cavities.

The good news is that your dental insurance typically covers most, if not all, of the cost of these critical appointments. Being consistent with your preventative appointments helps you avoid having more significant problems in the future.

Contact Our Etobicoke Dental Practice

If you're in the Etobicoke area searching for a dentist near me, we invite you to contact Toronto Lakeshore Dental to schedule your next preventative teeth cleaning and checkup.

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