General Family Dentistry Services
Regular dental visits, in combination with a nutritious, well-balanced diet low in dietary sugars, promotes good oral hygiene and supports your overall health.
We offer the following General Family Dentistry Services at Eglinton Square Dental:
When you visit us at Eglinton Square Dental Centre we will look inside your mouth to detect things that can affect your oral and overall health. Some of what our dentists look for during a dental exam are:
- damaged, missing, or decayed teeth
- the health and condition of your teeth (including previous dental work, signs of cavities/decay)
- the condition of your gums
Our dentists also check for early signs of oral cancers or other growths, and the general condition of your face and jaw bones.
Most people should receive a proper dental cleaning by a Dental Hygienist every six months, with more frequent care required for those who have gum disease or other specific oral health concerns.
Dental cleanings are a very important component of maintaining good oral health and preventing dental issues in the future. The instruments used by dental hygienists allow them to more effectively remove plaque and tartar build-up on and in between your teeth than you are able to do at home.
Regular dental cleanings help guard against cavities and gum disease and complement the work you do each day at home to clean your teeth, mouth and gums.
Fillings are performed on teeth that have experienced tooth decay, resulting in what is commonly known as a cavity. If left untreated, your cavity can grow and cause discomfort, requiring a root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth if it becomes too damaged. During your dental exam, we check any existing fillings you have to make sure that they are intact and do not require replacement, as fillings can wear down over time and occasionally can become damaged.
Having cavities treated with fillings promptly is important as this prevents further damage to the tooth, which in turn means it will require less extensive work and restoration to preserve the tooth.
Advances in dental x-ray technology have made it possible for us to use digital x-ray imaging to screen for dental and bone issues that are not visible from a visual dental exam. Digital x-rays use less radiation than traditional, dental film x-ray technology and allow us to view images of your teeth and jaw immediately on our computer screens.