General Dentistry Calgary
We offer a full range of dental services. Click on the tabs below to learn more. Some services will have a full page of information, so click on the read more button to learn more about that service.
- New Patient Exam
The path to a great smile starts here.
A lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles requires a partnership with your dentist. We believe every patient deserves the absolute best care we can provide, whether their teeth are in perfect condition or not. We hope that our friendly staff and patient-comes-first philosophy will soon have you looking forward to your visits.
We see a new patient as an opportunity to build a life-long relationship. No matter your dental background, you can expect a few things at your first visit:
- Information Gathering & Introductions
- Regular Check-Ups
Protecting your teeth to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.
We work hard to make your visit to the dentist as enjoyable as possible. Efficient, experienced staff will help to make your check-ups quick, painless, and informative. Regular trips to the dentist are critical to maintaining oral health–a key part of your overall wellbeing.
There are two major parts to a regular dental exam:
Dental sealants are used to protect your teeth against cavity formation. They are especially useful for cavity-prone patients, including children and those with deep pits or grooves in their molar and premolar teeth.
Sealant application is quick and totally painless. After cleaning and preparing the tooth, a very thin layer of plastic is painted on, smoothing out the surface of pits or fissures which might otherwise collect bacteria. This new, smoother tooth surface will be easier to clean and much less likely to develop a cavity.
To ensure your teeth remain protected, we recommend renewing dental sealants every year or two.Book an Appointment
- Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is widely recognized for its ability to prevent, and sometimes reverse, tooth decay. When applied externally or ingested as a supplement, fluoride “remineralizes” teeth, replacing elements of tooth enamel that are normally lost over time. It is an important part of dental health regimes for children and adults alike.
Fluoride can be delivered in a number of ways: as an oral rinse, foam, or gel; in toothpaste and mouthwash; through public drinking water; or taken orally, in tablet form. A rinse or foam application should be completed at every checkup and cleaning, but may not be sufficient for patients who are especially prone to decay, such as those who suffer from dry mouth or gum disease. These at-risk individuals may require extra fluoride therapy for optimal dental health.Book an Appointment
- Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays are the way of the future. Unlike traditional dental x-rays, which use photographic film, digital x-rays use a digital sensor to record the image electronically. The images are available immediately, with no time needed for development. They also expose patients to less radiation than traditional x-rays.
The dentist will examine these images for signs of tooth decay, cysts, tumours, impacted teeth, and other abnormalities. Because digital images can be magnified and adjusted, digital x-rays are a powerful diagnostic tool that will assist the dentist in making quick, accurate assessments. If a problem is detected, the digital images can be sent electronically to streamline referrals and insurance claims.
Adult patients should have a new set of x-rays taken every two to three years, or at the dentist’s recommendation.Book an Appointment
- Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is the process of checking for early signs and symptoms of cancerous and precancerous cells in the lips, mouth, and throat. Detected early, cancer is easy to treat and less likely to spread to other parts of the body. While everyone should undergo some basic screening during regular checkups, more thorough screening may be appropriate for high-risk patients, including those who smoke, chew tobacco, or drink heavily.
During your exam, we’ll check your mouth for unusual tissue, including sores, lumps, and white or grey patches. If x-rays are taken, the images will also be examined for signs of tumours or unusual growths. Further testing–for example, a biopsy–may be required if an abnormal area is found.Book an Appointment
Oral cancer screening should be conducted annually, or even semi-annually for high-risk patients.
- Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease–most commonly gingivitis and periodontitis–is a preventable disease caused by the buildup of tartar under the gumline. Tartar is formed by bacteria; when these bacteria are allowed to grow below the gums, gingivitis may develop. Sufferers generally complain of red, itchy, and inflamed gums, which often bleed when brushed. Left untreated, gingivitis may progress into periodontitis. In this case, the irritated tissue and bone pulls away from the teeth, forming pockets where bacteria and debris collect. In addition to inflamed and bleeding gums, individuals with periodontitis often suffer from bad breath, and may notice receding gums and loose or wiggly teeth. In the worst case, the tissue and bone surrounding the teeth break down, and teeth may fall out. Periodontal disease is very common; it can be caused by poor dental hygiene, smoking, hormonal changes, and illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Gingivitis is relatively easy to treat with professional deep-cleaning techniques such as root planing (cleaning tartar from under the gumline) and scaling (smoothing out the surface of the tooth). Periodontitis often requires more involved treatment, including surgery to restore the damaged tissue around the tooth.Book an Appointment
A good dental hygiene routine–including daily brushing and flossing–and regular visits to the dentist are the best way to prevent periodontal disease. Tooth and gum health are assessed at regular dental check-ups and routine professional cleaning will help to ensure that tartar does not form under the gums.
- Home Care
A regular dental hygiene routine is key to maintaining oral health. Brushing and flossing at least once per day cleans away plaque and prevents it from hardening into tartar, which requires professional removal.Book an Appointment
We will provide thorough, personalized instruction on proper brushing and flossing during your regularly scheduled checkups.