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Kay Dental Care is a full-service practice offering patients a number of oral health and cosmetic dentistry services from prevention and cleaning to restorations, orthodontics, and endodontics. Our goal is to provide all of our patients with the best possible care and services, utilizing advanced technology in a comfortable setting.
Oral health is important at every stage of life. Preventive care is the foundation of dentistry. Canadian Dental Association recommends to visit your dentist regularly – at least twice a year – for professional checkup and cleaning.
Here are some of the common general dentistry procedures:
Dental Cleanings & Consultation
Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Often, dentists are also capable of identifying potential problems that patients are not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Kay Dental Care uses tooth coloured fillings to restore your teeth.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) affects up to 70% of adults over the age of 30. It begins with the formation of plaque (bacteria) at the gum line. Over time the plaque hardens into calcium deposits called tartar. Bleeding during brushing and flossing is often the first sign of periodontal disease. This condition can become very serious if left untreated and can eventually lead to receding gums and tooth loss.
The best treatment for this condition is a visit to your dentist for a thorough check-up and cleaning, followed by a complete regimen of brushing and flossing. With prompt and thorough treatment, the condition if caught early can normally be corrected.
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the bone structure, muscles and connective tissues that surround the jaw and control chewing. When patients experience disorders of this joint, they are said to have a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Symptoms of TMD include pain and tenderness near the jaw, as well as popping or clicking in the joint when speaking or chewing. There are many ways of treating TMJ disorders, ranging from non-invasive therapy and bite splints to injections or surgery. Left untreated, however, TMJ disorders can lead to headaches, muscle pain, malocclusion and tooth damage from grinding or clenching.
Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. There are 2 types of dentures: partial and complete. Partial dentures may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge or when more than just a few teeth are missing.They are made up of artificial teeth and help in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself to clean it.
Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as “false teeth.” They are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction.
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