When should my child’s first dentist appointment take place?

According to the Canadian Dental Association, your son or daughter should schedule an appointment within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.

My tooth has loosened, what should I do?

If your adult teeth are loose, you should book an appointment with your West Edmonton dentist. Gum disease, trauma, stress, certain medications, and even pregnancy can result in your teeth feeling and becoming loose. It’s best not to leave this issue unaddressed because it can progress into something more serious like problems eating or the tooth falling out completely.

What is the best toothbrush and toothpaste to use?

For specific recommendations, speak with your dentist. Typically, patients are advised to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and toothpaste containing fluoride to strengthen and protect their teeth. We always advise that you search for dental products that have the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Seal of Acceptance.

Is there a fee for short cancellations or missed appointments?

For all missed and short notice cancellation appointments, our dental office reserves the right to charge up to $200.

How often should I schedule dental check-ups?

Generally, you should visit your dentist a minimum of twice per year. To determine the frequency of scheduling dental visits, speak with your dentist.

How many times per day do I need to brush my teeth?

It’s advised that you brush your teeth twice daily for optimal oral hygiene. At the very least, you should be brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes. Tip—for fresh breath remember to also brush your tongue.

What is gum disease?

When plaque and bacteria build-up, gum disease can form. This build-up can develop into advanced gum disease when it is not addressed quickly. Advanced gum disease can lead to irreversible problems such as tooth and bone loss. Fortunately, you can reverse gum disease if it’s in its early stages by following a proper oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist for regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

How often should I change my toothbrush?

Everyone is advised to change their toothbrush every three months. However, if you are using an electric toothbrush, it may not be necessary to change the head as frequently—refer to the directions.