Keep That Smile Bright!
Every family member, from kids to grandparents, deserves a sparkling smile. Our teeth go through a lot, from munching on our favorite snacks to helping us speak clearly. Family dentists understand the dental needs of every age, offering various procedures to ensure everyone’s oral health is in tip-top shape. Dive into this guide and learn about the top 10 family dentistry procedures at Woodbridge Dental Center, serving the communities of Woodbridge, Maple, Vaughan, and Vellore Village.
The Magic of Teeth Cleaning
A regular teeth cleaning is the superhero of oral health. It’s a simple procedure where a dentist or dental hygienist uses specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar that build up on our teeth. Over time, if this buildup isn’t removed, it can lead to cavities or even gum disease. Imagine it as giving your teeth a refreshing spa day! By getting regular cleanings, which are usually recommended every 6 months, you and your family can keep those pearly whites shining.
Filling in the Gaps with Dental Fillings
Oh no! Did you discover a tiny hole or cavity in your tooth? No need to fret. Dental fillings come to the rescue. They are like magic materials that fill in these holes to prevent them from getting bigger. First, the dentist will gently remove the decayed part of the tooth. Then, they’ll fill it with a special material, which could be made of silver, composite resin, or even porcelain. Once it’s done, your tooth will feel just like new.
The Shielding Power of Dental Sealants
Imagine having a shield that protects your teeth from sugary villains like candies or soda. That’s what dental sealants do! They are a thin, protective coating usually applied to the back teeth’s chewing surfaces, acting like a raincoat for your teeth. Especially useful for kids who might not be champions at brushing yet, sealants can reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80%. It’s a quick, painless procedure that gives long-term protection.
Brace Yourself for Straighter Teeth
Braces are like superheroes training your teeth. If your teeth are a bit crooked or not perfectly aligned, braces gently move them into the right position over time. They come in different types, like traditional metal ones, ceramic ones, or even invisible aligners. Depending on the treatment, you might wear them for a few months to a few years. And the reward? A dazzling straight smile that can light up any room.
Guarding with Mouth Guards
Do you or your kids play sports? Then, say hello to mouthguards! These are protective devices that fit over your teeth, acting like a cushiony shield during sports or recreational activities. Whether you’re into soccer, basketball, or skateboarding, a mouth guard can prevent injuries like broken teeth or even a bitten tongue. Custom-made mouthguards from your family dentist offer a snug fit and better protection than store-bought ones.
Root Canals: The Tooth’s Super Healers
Sometimes, the inside of a tooth, called the pulp, can get infected or injured. When that happens, a root canal becomes the hero of the day. During this procedure, the dentist removes the damaged pulp, cleans the inside of the tooth, and then seals it. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not painful and can save a tooth from extraction. Once it’s done, your tooth will feel healthy and pain-free.
Crafting Beautiful Crowns
When a tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair, it might need a crown. Think of it as a protective helmet for your tooth. Made of porcelain, metal, or resin, crowns cover the entire visible part of the tooth above the gum line. They not only restore the tooth’s shape, size, and strength but also improve its appearance. After getting a crown, you can bite, chew, and smile like a champ.
Bridging the Gap with Dental Bridges
Have you lost a tooth? Dental bridges are here to fill the void. As the name suggests, they bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between. Not only does a bridge restore your smile, but it also helps you chew and speak properly and maintains the shape of your face.
Dentures: The Smile Restorers
For those who’ve lost several or all of their teeth, dentures come to the rescue. They are removable replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. Whether it’s complete dentures for all teeth or partial dentures for some missing teeth, they help in improving the appearance and smile, aiding in eating and speaking more comfortably.
Your Smile Deserves the Best!
At Woodbridge Dental Center, we believe every smile tells a story. And that story should be one of confidence, joy, and health. Whether you’re in Woodbridge, Maple, Vaughan, or Vellore Village, our dedicated team is eager to be a part of your family’s oral health journey. Why wait? Schedule an appointment today and let your family’s smiles shine the brightest!