Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education and includes the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouthguards & more.
Cleaning & Polishing
Regular dental cleaning & polishing are an important part of your overall oral hygiene and health. By coming in for routine care with our friendly and knowledgeable Dental Hygienists, you can prevent dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. Gum disease, which may be caused by poor dental hygiene, has also been linked to diabetes & heart disease.
Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—it can cause loss of teeth & if left untreated, other more serious health problems. Called gingivitis in its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) that attack your mouth’s soft tissues.
Early Warning Signs of Gingivitis
- Swollen gums
- Red or dark red gums
- Receding gums
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath/taste
If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage of gingivitis. If detected late, we can use one of the many effective restorative dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to its healthy, beautiful state. Let Ajax Family Dentistry help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.
Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay & there are many ways to prevent it. With the use of sealants, we can cover the deep grooves in your back teeth & extend their life while helping to prevent bacteria from entering these groove thereby decreasing the chance cavities occurring. Fluoride treatments also help to strengthen the teeth to aid in the prevention of decay in teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, if not removed, can become problematic, resulting in pain, infection & other dental problems. But getting them removed doesn’t have to be an ordeal.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the very back of your mouth that usually come in around ages 17-20. Most patients will be able to feel when wisdom teeth start to come in. When this happens, it’s important to come visit us as soon as you can. We will take updated x-rays & visually inspect the area where your wisdom teeth are coming in. If we determine that you should undergo wisdom teeth extraction, we will create a treatment plan for you.
The details of the wisdom teeth removal procedure vary greatly from one patient to another. Generally, it is a straightforward oral surgery that has a recovery time of only a few days. Most wisdom teeth extractions require some form of sedation & anesthesia, so we will work with you to figure out which form of sedation & pain control is right for you. Once you have had your wisdom teeth removed, you’ll be back to eating your favorite foods in a few days & you won’t have to worry about your wisdom teeth causing problems in the future.
Our skilled staff will make the procedure as easy on you as possible. Call today for your appointment & more details.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Early detection is key in the battle against cancer & this is no different with oral cancer. Even if you don’t smoke, keep in mind that 25% of oral cancer diagnoses are for non-smokers. It’s important that every patient receive a simple & pain-free oral cancer screening from Dr. Badhwar and his staff. Remember that when caught early, oral cancer has an 80-90% survival rate. So don’t put off your oral cancer screening another minute!
If you are concerned that you may have oral cancer learn more about the symptoms from the Canadian Cancer Society here.
Remember that when caught early, oral cancer has an 80-90% survival rate. If you are concerned, don’t put off your oral cancer screening another minute!
We use only the most advanced, leading-edge dental technology in our practice. It’s part of our goal to provide you with the most comfortable, successful dental care possible. We embrace the latest advancements in dentistry with your improved dental health in mind. At Ajax Family Denstistry, we utilize digital x-ray technology for quicker results that are uploaded directly to our computers rather than being printed on film.
Solea laser is a type of dental laser that utilizes carbon-dioxide technology to perform a range of dental procedures. Using a computer-controlled scanner, pre-programmed patterns, and a selection of power/wavelengths, the Solea laser is a versatile tool that can be used for a wide range of procedures including: cavity removal, gum contouring and more!
The Solea laser uses a focused beam of light to vaporize hard and soft tissue. This tool makes for less bleeding, faster healing, and a virtually pain-free experience!