Preventative Dental Care in Etobicoke
We believe that prevention is the key to maintaining optimum oral health, and that’s why Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Lee have invested in modern technology and many hours of extensive training. We want to have the tools and training at our disposal to provide our patients with an exceptional level of care. Our highly skilled team is well equipped to meet all of your preventive needs.
Your Etobicoke dentists also provide dental checkups and teeth cleanings for patients of all ages, and we would love to welcome your family.
Also, continue reading to learn more about our approach to keeping smiles healthy!
- Importance of Regular Dental Checkups
- Professional Teeth Cleanings in Etobicoke, ON
- Exams and Dental Cleanings for Children in M8W 1N6
- How Preventive and General Dentistry Are Different
- Advanced Dental Care in Toronto
- Our Dental Technology
Importance of Regular Dental Checkups
It’s recommended for most patients to see their dentist every six months or twice per year. These visits are important to remove excessive plaque build-up and screen for oral cancer, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Most of these issues can be treated effectively when detected in their earliest stages, and being proactive will ensure that you receive the least invasive treatment.
Patients who struggle with periodontal or gum disease may need to visit our Etobicoke dental office more than twice per year to control their gum disease and maintain their oral health effectively. Unfortunately, there is no cure for gum disease, but our doctors can help you manage it with additional cleaning appointments and improved home care.
Without treatment, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and has been linked in studies to heart health, lung issues, and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Your dental checkup consists of a careful exam of your teeth, gums, and jaw health. We also provide x-rays when needed, cavity-fighting treatments, cancer screenings, and professional teeth cleanings.
Professional Teeth Cleanings in Etobicoke, ON
Professional teeth cleanings have been shown to lower your risks for:
- Root infections
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth loss
A teeth cleaning can be a relaxing experience because it is noninvasive. It also provides you with a clean slate as far as removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Special tools remove what your toothbrush cannot, getting into those hard-to-reach areas that, otherwise, leave your smile vulnerable to dental health issues.
It is crucial to adopt an excellent at-home routine between teeth cleanings, including brushing and flossing at least twice per day—and always after your last meal or snack before going to sleep for the night. If you have been diagnosed with gingivitis or gum disease, your dentist provides a customized regimen instead.
We also encourage you to reach out to your Toronto, ON dentist if you notice any oral health changes like tooth sensitivity, a sore that does not heal, or bad breath that does not improve after brushing, rinsing, and flossing. The latter can be a sign of periodontal disease.
Exams and Dental Cleanings for Children in M8W 1N6
Drs. Joo, Moore, and Lee recommend that your child’s first visit takes place around twelve months old.
This is a great time to acclimate your child to our office, and we’ll examine and count your child’s teeth and discuss any developmental issues we may detect at that time. This also gives us a chance to introduce your child to the dental chair and the instruments we use. Our goal is to make dental appointments fun and upbeat for children so that they will look forward to their visits to our office.
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we also offer comprehensive services for children, such as fluoride treatments, which help build strong teeth, and dental sealants that help protect your child's teeth from tooth decay. If your child participates in sports, we're happy to discuss and recommend protective wear for their teeth.
We're here to meet all your child's needs and provide a pleasant experience, which will set your child up for successful dental visits in the future. We want to build a life-long relationship with your child, and we do this by educating them about the importance of their oral health and showing them how to take great care of their teeth.
How Preventive and General Dentistry Are Different
Preventive dentistry lowers your risks for preventable conditions, while general dentistry restores or improves your oral health when a situation arises.
General dentistry can include:
- Tooth-coloured fillings
- Tooth-coloured restorations
- Tooth replacement
- Root canal therapy
- Dental surgery
- Tooth extractions
- Periodontal treatments
In our dental office, we offer sedation dentistry in Toronto for those who feel anxious during invasive treatments like extractions, root canal therapy, and more. Your comfort is one of our top priorities.
Advanced Dental Care in Toronto
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we offer advanced services that you may be pleasantly surprised to find. Dr. Joo can rebuild and restore your gums with grafting surgery here in our dental office for patients needing gum surgery due to recession or gum disease. He can also improve the appearance of your smile with gum contouring if you have excessive gum tissue.
For our patients who struggle with missing teeth, we can restore your smile with a dental implant in the comfort of our office from start to finish. No need to go anywhere else when the team you trust can perform all the procedures you need in one place. Dr. Joo can even restore your bone with a grafting procedure if your bone structure is not full enough to support a dental implant.
Our patients who suffer from painful headaches due to TMJ or bruxism will be happy to know there’s relief for them! Dr. Moore uses Botox treatments to successfully relax sore muscles and relieve patients of their TMJ pain, clenching, and grinding.
Our Dental Technology
We’ve invested in state-of-the-art equipment designed to make treatment procedures more comfortable and efficient for our patients. We want all of your visits to be pleasant and stress-free.
Our DentalVibe device can remove the fear of anesthetic at the beginning of your appointment. It will stimulate other sensory receptors around the injection site to prevent you from feeling the initial discomfort. You will never have to worry about getting a needle poke again.
Our three sedation technology options include:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
Nitrous oxide is a safe relaxant delivered through a nasal mask. It wears off immediately following treatment, making it safe for you to drive home.
Oral conscious sedation comes in pill form and requires transportation as driving is not safe. With this approach, you may not remember your treatment.
IV sedation is delivered intravenously and is ideal for patients undergoing multiple procedures. This medication also means you’ll need transportation.
We have a lot of experience with sedation dentistry and always monitor our patients closely throughout treatment.
Contact Our Etobicoke, ON Dental Clinic
We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship with you—or you and your family—and being partners in helping you achieve your goals for your oral health and smile. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment in Toronto. And always reach out to a team member if you have questions.