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Are you looking for a new dental home? You probably have a lot of questions about what treatment will be like in our office and which services we offer. We listed some of our most common questions here, but if your specific question is not listed, please give us a call or email us from the handy form on our Contact page.
We look forward to answering your questions and to seeing you in our office.
It’s always important to consider your oral health, but even more important during flu season because a healthy mouth can help you recover faster.
As your dentist in Burnaby, BC, we want to make sure that you have the best tips to protect your teeth and your body when it seems everyone is sick.
Cover Your Mouth and Wash Your Hands
If you are sick or trying to avoid sickness, covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze can help. Also be sure to wash your hands – a lot. If you think about it, trolleys and hand baskets at the market have thousands of hands on them every day. Trains are also a haven for spreading disease. It’s a good practise to wash your hands after touching anything – door handles, faucets and anything else you come in contact with.
Rinse if You Vomit
The stomach acid passing through your mouth can deteriorate teeth, but brushing your teeth right away can cause additional damage to enamel. Rinse with plain water and swish it around your mouth immediately after. You can brush your teeth in about 30 minutes when saliva restores the natural pH of your mouth.
Drinking plain water is best when you are sick because many electrolyte drinks contain sugar, which contributes to decay. Being ill can lead to dehydration, making you more susceptible to periodontal disease and dental decay.
Contact Our V5H 1Y8 Dental Clinic
For more great information on how to stay healthy, your dentist in Burnaby, BC is here to help. Call us for your next dental appointment.
If you have ever wondered about the disconnect between dental and medical insurance, you are not alone. A recent news story discusses dentistry’s rough beginning – when your local barber was responsible for extracting teeth in addition to cutting hair.
As research finds more links between overall health and oral health, we see that the mouth is truly the gateway to the rest of the body and should be treated accordingly.
Most dental insurance plans cover preventive dentistry as well as basic care, but more complex procedures may only receive partial coverage, leaving patients with out-of-pocket expenses. The basic concept is that preventive dentistry will keep you healthy and complex procedures should only be occasionally necessary. In an ideal world, this is a noble idea. Biology often has other plans in mind. Even with preventive care, breaking a tooth or developing an infection might still occur, leaving a number of questions about the future of your smile and your wallet.
Contact Our Burnaby BC Dental Clinic
A Central Park Dental Clinic, we accept most private insurance and government plans and we strive to make it convenient for you to get the dental care you need to stay healthy. If you want a dentist in Burnaby, BC who will provide you great dental care in a friendly and welcoming environment, give us a call!
We use the latest detection technology to regularly screen your teeth for signs of decay. Decay begins because bacteria create an acidic environment and soften the protective outer shell of your tooth, known as enamel.
When treated early, you may only need a tooth-coloured filling to protect your teeth. That is why regular screening and preventive treatments are so important! When we have the chance to examine your teeth at least twice yearly, we can stop many problems before they even start.
Dental Fillings Process in Burnaby
Before we place a filling, one of our gentle dentists will remove all signs of decay and bacteria. Once we remove decay from your tooth, we need to seal and protect the area with tooth-coloured composite to prevent food particles and bacteria from re-entering your tooth.
Composite comes in a variety of shades and we can match it to your tooth, making your filling virtually undetectable. During the final steps of your treatment, we will polish your filling and shape it so that it feels comfortable and looks completely natural.
When left untreated, cavities can travel into the area of your tooth that houses your nerve and can cause you pain, potentially creating the need for a root canal or crown. Early treatment can save you time, hassle, and money!
Despite the way dentists are depicted in movies and the media, the last thing we want to do is to hurt our patients! At Central Park Dental Clinic, we make patient comfort a priority because we know that dentistry does not have to be painful.
Gentle Dentistry in V5H 1Y8
When you receive treatment in our office, we spend a little extra time talking to you about any dental anxiety you may have and helping you to relax. Our dentists are extremely gentle and give injections slowly because the pain from anesthesia can be decreased with a slower injection.
We make sure we give the medication time to take effect, and we will test the area several times to make sure you are completely numb.
When it comes to your actual procedure, you can count on our dentists to have a gentle touch. You are always in control of your own appointment, so if you ever feel discomfort, we encourage you to speak up – even if that means just raising your hand. We can always take a few extra moments to make sure you don’t feel a thing.
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Most of our patients report that their treatment was comfortable and easier than they anticipated. We look forward to providing you with the high-quality, pain-free dental care you deserve.