General and Family Care
Some of the most effective dental care involves the kind that can help prevent problems from occurring, or stop a small concern now from turning into a big one later. Home of Smiles Dental Clinic offers a comprehensive range of general, family, and preventive dental care solutions to help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums and keep you smiling with confidence for years to come.
Check-Ups and Cleanings
Good oral hygiene by the patient that’s continued by regular dental visits can effectively promote and maintain your oral health. Routine dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining good oral health. When paired with regular brushing and flossing, professional cleanings can help prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and other dental issues. We recommend that patients schedule a dental cleaning appointment every six months to ensure the teeth and gums are in good condition.
How long has it been since your last dental checkup? If it has been longer than six months, contact us today to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
Oral Cancer Screening
When oral cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, treatment is generally very effective. Studies report that the survival rate for oral cancer is 80-90% if it’s detected early. Any noticeable abnormalities in the tongue, gums, mouth or surrounding area should be evaluated by a health professional as quickly as possible.
Unlike many other cancer screening procedures, dental examinations are not invasive and are essential for the diagnosis and treatment of the problem.
What are the common symptoms of oral cancer?
Other symptoms include:
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions or want to come in for an examination.
Night Guards / Sports Guards
Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury. Protecting your teeth when playing contact sports is essential, and a mouth guard professionally moulded to your mouth shape can be your best protection. We offer custom-made mouthguards to be worn during these events to help protect the teeth from trauma.
Meanwhile, Over 30% of the population damage their teeth at night from grinding. Night-guards will prevent further damage to teeth and help to restore your bite. These small comfortable appliances are worn in the mouth similar to an orthodontic retainer or a sports mouthguard.
Why should I get a custom-fitted mouthguard?
How long should my mouthguard last?
Over time, mouth guards tend to wear. Athletes generally get a new mouthguard at the start of each season.
Know more about your mouthguard options. Call our office today.
The condition of your mouth is linked with the health of your whole body, and an oral concern can have far-reaching effects. Therefore, we will help you maintain healthy gums as an essential part of our dental care philosophy.
We offer solutions designed to restore the health of your teeth and gums as quickly, comfortably, and safely as possible. These treatments are routinely performed under local anesthetic or mild sedation.
Our goal is to prevent problems from developing and correct issues that have already developed while limiting further damage, helping patients keep their teeth for many years.
What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis and gum disease, is caused when bacteria grow and spread beneath the gums. It happens when plaque and tartar develop near the gumline. These hard substances make it difficult to clean your teeth and eliminate bacteria.
Over time, these bacteria can cause severe infections in the gum tissue and teeth. Without treatment, there is a high chance of tissue damage, gum recession, and tooth loss. There are two stages of gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis.
Preventing gum disease with regular brushing and flossing is the best approach. Once an infection occurs, it’s essential to receive treatment from a qualified periodontist to protect your health and smile.
What Are the Symptoms?
Although gum disease symptoms are different for everyone, there are several common ones to be mindful of. These include:
For your periodontal questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.