Address

Unit 18 - 3075 Ridgeway Drive

Mississauga ON L5L5M6
Phone 905-997-3075
Fax 905-997-7733

 

Office hours

Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 1PM

 

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SERVICES

Prevention

Fluoride

 

Fluoride is a mineral that is used to strengthen the enamel (outer layer of teeth) this helps toprevent tooth decay.

Fluoride can be found in drinking water in the Region of Peel (except for Caledon), fluoridated toothpaste, at home mouth rinses, gels and/or professional application from your dentist.

Fluoride is a drug and can be harmful if large quantities are ingested. However, there are no concerns with fluoride toxicity from drinking fluoridated water. Your body doesn’t have the ability to hold in all the water that you would have to consume for any detrimental effect. Fluoridate products should only be used as directed by your dentist and dispensed to your child under supervision by an adult.

 

Sealants

Sealants are a thin layer of plastic placed on top of the pits and fissures of your child’s teeth to help prevent tooth decay. They are typically reserved for your child’s permanent teeth. Sealant can  break off and should be checked at every appointment. If you notice a sealant has broken off, please schedule an appointment to have that addressed.

Digital Radiographs (x-rays)

Our office utilizes digital radiographs (x-rays) to minimize radiation exposure. This results in shorter wait time for image development and eliminates the need to use hazardous chemicals.

Radiographs are essential for proper diagnosis allowing us to see the extent of any tooth decay.

Fillings

White (Composite resin)

White fillings are made from plastics. Their main benefit is esthetics. Studies have shown that white fillings have a shorter lifespan than silver or amalgam fillings. 

Silver (amalgam)

Silver fillings are made from a metal alloy containing silver, mercury, zinc, tin and copper. They have a longer lifespan over white fillings.

Stainless Steel Crowns

When a tooth is broken down in such a way that placement of a traditional white or silver filling will result in failure, a stainless steel crown is the best way to ensure a successful outcome. These crowns are the most durable and longest lasting filling option.

Pulp Therapy

In some situations the tooth decay has progressed close to, or into, the pulp (blood vessels and nerves) of a tooth. In these cases, pulp therapy (removal of part or all of the pulp) would be recommended to prevent your child from experiencing any significant discomfort afterwards.

Behaviour Management

We utilize behaviour management to guide your child’s behaviour and promote a positive experience. This can be accomplished through the use of ‘Tell-Show-Do’, positive reinforcement, modeling and distraction. We believe it is paramount to build trust with our patients.

Sedation

Laughing Gas/Nitrous Oxide

Laughing gas provides minimal sedation delivered through a nosepiece that must be present on your child’s nose throughout the appointment. Laughing gas can provide mild analgesia and is a good distraction tool.  Treatment is normally completed with local anaesthesia (dental freezing) and can involve multiple appointments. It is important to note that this medication will only work if the child is able to breathe in/out with their nose.
We ask that children refrain from eating and/or drinking 2 hours prior to these appointments.

Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation provides a moderate level of sedation delivered through either a liquid or a small pill. In addition to becoming sedated, this modality also provides amnesia for a temporary period (1-2 hours) so they may not fully remember everything that has occurred during their dental appointment. Treatment is normally completed with local anaesthesia (dental freezing) and can involve multiple appointments. Recovery time is dependent on your child. We observe children post-operatively until they have recovered to a sufficient level to allow them to go home safely.
We ask that children refrain from eating and/or drinking 8 hours prior to these appointments.

Outpatient General Anaesthesia

Outpatient general anaesthesia allows for your child to go to ‘sleep’ throughout the whole dental appointment. All dental treatment is completed in one appointment and your child will have no recollection of the appointment. An anaesthetist provides the general anaesthesia services. Recovery time is dependent on your child. We will observe children post-operatively until they have recovered to a sufficient level to allow them to go home safely.
We ask that children refrain from eating and/or drinking 8 hours prior to these appointments.

Space Maintainers

In some situations, a baby tooth will have to see the tooth fairy prematurely. In these cases a space maintainer is recommended to hold the space for their adult tooth. Not having a space maintainer may lead to crowding of their permanent teeth. A space maintainer is not a replacement to having braces. They may still require braces even though they have a space maintainer present. This decision is specific for each patient and will be discussed if necessary.

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are recommended for patients who participate in sports (hockey, football, etc…). They act as shock absorbers to reduce the likelihood of damage to your child’s teeth.

Interceptive Orthodontics

Treatment may be recommended based upon the following:
  • Degree of crowding
  • Position of the maxilla (upper jaw) and the mandible (lower jaw)
  • How the upper teeth and lower teeth line up