At Smiles First Cornwall, we offer comprehensive dental care. From cosmetic dentistry to quality oral hygiene/cleaning we ensure that every patient’s needs, problems and concerns are met with the best oral health care possible.
We strongly believe in providing a wide array of options and treatments for our patients. For more information about our services and how we can help, feel free to book an in-office appointment, contact us today.
- ORAL HYGIENE
- DENTAL IMPLANTS
- ROOT CANALS
- COSMETIC DENTISTRY
- FAMILY DENTISTRY
- WISDOM TEETH
- TMJ DISORDERS
- NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
- TEETH WHITENING
- CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY
- EMERGENCY SERVICES
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more. Through routine dental checkups and cleaning we will strive to help you improve and maintain good oral health and we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Like any part of your body, your teeth are susceptible to diseases and risk factors that threaten your dental health. The best safeguards against the threats of tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontal diseases are simple preventative measures such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and making regular appointments to visit the dentist.
It is a well-known fact that cleaning your teeth preserves them, and keeps the worst of tooth decay, plaque and gingivitis at bay. We offer oral hygiene and cleaning services for patients that will further enhance the maintenance of your teeth. A hygienist will scale, clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque, and apply fluoride, which will make your teeth more resistant to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can also be used to reverse the beginnings decay as well. We also educate our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as other behaviours that will promote and maintain good oral health.
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and perhaps among the most deadly because they are often difficult to detect until it is too late. Because the symptoms of oral cancer in the early stages are similar to symptoms of other minor and less threatening conditions, patients often don’t realize the threat until it reaches its later stages. Oral cancer involves the abnormal and rapid growth of cells in various areas of the mouth such as the lips, gums, cheeks and throat. During regular appointments, your dentist will also perform x-rays and screenings to see if there are any risk factors that may potentially threaten your dental health. At Smiles First Cornwall, we perform routine visual and in-depth screenings for oral cancer and other diseases. Prior, or after, a cleaning session, we make a thorough assessment of your health and medical history, as well as take x-rays that can reveal any hidden, developing abnormalities. Visual or in-depth screenings are routine and essential. In the former, we perform a visual inspection of the mouth for signs of oral cancer such as red and white patches, sores, lumps or lesions. In in-depth screenings, dentists will use additional tools to help identify oral cancer such as x-rays and cancer biopsies. Routine cleaning and dental checkups are vital preventative measures against the worst of oral diseases. Not only do regular checkups allow dentists to help you maintain your dental health, they can identify debilitating diseases such as oral cancer in its early stages. Don’t hesitate to schedule regular dental appointments. If you need more information about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning in Cornwall, contact us today.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Since the implants are integrated into the structure of your bone they also help prevent bone loss and gum recession which may happen as a result of bridges or dentures. Millions of Canadians suffer from tooth loss caused by gingivitis, tooth decay, excessive tobacco use, periodontal diseases or dental injury. The good news is, contemporary advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to treat tooth loss in several ways, the most ideal of which are dental implants.
Dental implants are an optimal, versatile and permanent solution for patients affected by significant tooth loss. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that your dentist installs into your jawbone beneath the gums, and are then used to secure and support dental bridges, dentures and individual replacement teeth. Because they are small, durable and lightweight, dental implants are comfortable, painless and do not disrupt your daily life.
Patients who have a good amount of intact bone beneath their teeth, as well as gums free of periodontal disease are ideal candidates for dental implants. The process of having dental implants installed involves as few as two or three visits to the dentist. Prior to receiving the dental implant, the needs of each individual patient are carefully assessed in order for the dentist to provide dental implant treatment options. The implant is then carefully installed into the bone socket left behind by a missing tooth. During the healing process (which will take several weeks) the implant will bond into the jawbone.
In the meantime, your dentist will create artificial teeth based on impressions taken of your gums and bite. The impression allows your dentist to create teeth that will fit seamlessly and comfortably with the rest of your natural teeth. After your implants are installed, the artificial teeth will be placed over the implants and you will be free to enjoy your favourite foods, speak with eloquence and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are a versatile choice for patients with missing teeth. Because they are made from titanium alloys, they are durable and require less follow-up visits to the dentist compared to dentures and dental bridges. They are ideal because they allow a patient to enjoy their new and functional teeth without hassle and worry that they might become loose. And just like normal teeth, they require the same amount of dental care, such as flossing and brushing — you’ll feel as if you’ve never lost your teeth in the first place.
If you need more information about Dental Implants in GTA, contact us today.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes for root canal treatment would be a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums or bite. It is primarily focused on dental aesthetics in colour, position, shape size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry Options Include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Inlays/ Onlays
- Therapeutic Botox
- If you’ve ever felt less than confident about your smile because of crooked, damaged, or yellowed teeth, then we have excellent news for you. Cosmetic dentistry can improve everything you’ve ever disliked about your teeth, from their color to their crooked positioning, and give you the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve always dreamed of. Your dentist will use safe and effective techniques that can correct all the flaws that hamper your smile.
If you need more information about Cosmetic Dentistry in GTA, contact us today.
Interactive tools to help determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for you:
Having stained and discoloured teeth is mildly embarrassing for many at best, and a complete let-down of one’s self-confidence and esteem at worst. White, natural-looking veneers made of thin but durable layers of porcelain or dental composites can be applied to any stained tooth and instantly brighten and whiten your smile.
Bonding helps correct crooked or cracked teeth. During bonding, a composite resin is applied to the damaged or unsightly areas of your teeth before being sculpted to cover up visible gaps and fractures on the tooth surface. They can even be molded to make your crooked teeth appear straighter.
Works exactly as bonding, but without the composite resins. Changes are made on the tooth itself. Your dentist will subtly alter the shape, position and size of your teeth in order to make them appear straight and uniform.
We know teeth. And we know what our patients in Cornwall and throughout Ontario want from their teeth, which is a dazzling, healthy smile. Contact us today for an appointment, and learn how we can help you get the most out of your smile.
Invisalign® treatment is a low-maintenance and gentle tooth-alignment option. It is a quick method of teeth straightening and improves the appearance of your smile. Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces by using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Looking for a family dentist in Cornwall? Your search can stop here. One of our aims at Smiles First Cornwall is to provide complete and total oral care for every patient at any age. Our practice is warm, friendly and family-oriented. We are happy to provide oral hygiene services, oral cancer screenings, invisalign and many other services for the whole family. Children are given the same optimum oral care as mom and dad. The dental needs of young children and teenagers is especially important to us because we understand that maintaining proper tooth development throughout childhood and adolescence is vital for good dental health. As your family dentist, we will also teach children the importance of regular flossing, brushing and dental appointments, and why such measures are the best safeguards against dental diseases and problems that can otherwise affect them later on in life. If you need more information about a Family Dentistry in Cornwall, contact us today.
Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. They usually appear in your late teens or early twenties but may become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw or the angle of entry. This procedure can be done safely in the dental office through freezing or sleep dentistry.
Your temperormandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jawbone to your skull’s temporal bone, and allows you move your jaw fluidly as you yawn, chew and speak. When this joint becomes adversely affected or injured, a patient may suffer from facial pain and tenderness in his or her shoulders, neck and cheeks. Biting problems and constant headaches are also other symptoms. The discomfort and pain that arise from TMJ disorders can persist for many years. While TMJ disorders share symptoms with other problems such as toothache or gum disease, dentists can effectively diagnose TMJ problems through thorough examination of the mouth, jaw joints, bite and muscle function. Treatments for TMJ disorder depends on the severity of the problem. Basic treatments such as applying cold or heat packs to alleviate the pain, as well as painkillers. Permanent solutions come in the form of laser therapy, the wearing of night guards and corrective bite appliances, and braces, dental bridges or crowns. For extreme cases, radiowave therapy and surgery may be used. If you need more information about a TMJ Disorder in Cornwall, contact us today.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. It is perfectly safe and is often used in both medical and dental procedures. This inhaled gas will put you at ease and help you forget about what is going on around you, allowing you to get through your dental procedure comfortably. If you need more information about Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Cornwall, contact us today.
If you need more information about a Teeth Whitening in Cornwall, contact us today.
Children’s DentistryCanadian Dental Associates recommends children to visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or as soon as they turn one. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintaining good oral health modify habits and treat as needed and as simply as possible. If you need more information about Children's Dentistry in Cornwall, contact us today.
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