- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
- Canadian Forces (CA)
- Ontario Works
- Healthy Smiles Ontario
Complete Intra-Oral and Extra-Oral assessment
Everyone will receive an extra-oral examination of the head and neck to identify suspicious lesions or growths and an intra-oral examination to identify areas of immediate or long-term concern regarding gum and bone health. Also included is a cavity risk assessment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Approximately 3200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Most mouth cancers are not uncomfortable or painful. Through regular screening, mouth cancer can be detected in its’ early stages. The Oral cancer screening exam is to check your mouth to see if there are any abnormalities that need to be followed up and any significant findings can then be referred for biopsy for an actual diagnosis.
The BANA Test for Periodontal Disease
The BANA Test is a highly sensitive, inexpensive and easy-to-use chair side test for periodontal (bone destruction) risk. In just 5 minutes, the BANA Test can detect the bacteria associated with periodontal disease simply by applying tongue swabbings or bacteria samples from your teeth onto a small test strip.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Most people are visual learners. Through verbal explanation and visual demonstration, you will be taught how to recognize ill-health in your mouth and adopt daily techniques and habits to help regain and maintain a healthy mouth.
Salivary PH Testing
A simple PH test of your saliva can give you some insight on the overall pH balance in your body. It also allows us to evaluate your susceptibility to dental cavities and periodontal disease as well as degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney and gall stones. These conditions are linked to excess acidity in the body. The higher your pH, (more basic or alkaline), the more oxygen-rich your cells are and disease will not thrive in the presence of oxygen and alkalinity. Our simple saliva test gives you an accurate reading within two minutes.
Dental Nutritional Counseling
Nutrition and oral health are key contributors in your over-all health. The condition of the oral cavity will affect your dietary intake having a direct effect on your nutritional status. Dental nutritional counseling is an intervention to prevent disease by assessing and analyzing the state of your health and informing you about the relationship between diet and oral health and disease.
Cleaning or Scaling teeth involves the gentle removal of plaque and tartar situated above and below the gum line. This will aid in the treatment of gum and bone disease, (gingivitis and periodontal disease), that will improve the health of your mouth as well as your overall health. The amount of time required to complete the cleaning depends on the condition of your gums and the amount of tartar you have.
A dental polishing usually follows a dental scaling but can also be done between cleanings for special occasions. This will brighten your smile. Polishing teeth will remove stain caused by drinking coffee, tea, colas, wine and smoking.
Sensitive teeth, due to gum recession or brushing too hard can be treated by applying a desensitizing agent that coats the exposed areas and your teeth will be less sensitive.
Bad Breath Treatment
Oral malodor can be experienced as a short-term condition due to food odors or morning breath or it may exist for a longer period as a chronic condition. This type of condition can have a major impact on our self-esteem. Oral hygiene education can help eliminate this problem when the problem is mild but when it is chronic, we need to take a more aggressive approach. We also offer a “fresh breath” program that aids in fighting periodontal disease and bad breath.
Pit and Fissure Sealants
A lot of us have deep grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of our molars. These areas are difficult to brush thoroughly. By applying Non-toxic sealants, the grooves and pits become shallower, making it easier to brush and cavities can be prevented.
A mouth without teeth still accumulates bacteria. It is important to keep dentures clean to prevent sores, bad breath and irritated gums from occurring.
Sports Mouth Guards
Custom made, athletic mouth guards will have a more supportive fit than a store bought, generic type. This will ensure that you or your children’s teeth are well protected in all sports.
Whitening Treatment in 3 minutes(Take-Home)
The take-home whitening treatment requires 3-30 minutes a day. Within two weeks,
your teeth can look 1-6 shades lighter. Results will vary from person to person.