DENTAL CARE IN CALGARY
At Bite Dental Works, not only do we provide professional dental services, we also aim to answer all of your questions about dental care. We know that education is an important part of dental upkeep, and you need to be properly informed in order to maintain your beautiful smile. Schedule your dental care appointment in Calgary today.
Find some answers to your questions on this page, and contact us with any further questions.
Do you specialize in cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized speciality in dentistry. Examples of recognized specialities in dentistry include oral surgery, periodontics (gums), and orthodontics (braces). There is really no such thing as a “cosmetic” dentist.
Why does the dentist need X-rays of my teeth?
X-rays are the only way that we can see in between teeth to check for cavities or leaking fillings. Bitewing x-rays are also the best way to monitor the level of the jawbone in between back teeth, which is an indicator of periodontal (gum) health. The amount of whole body radiation that you receive from a full-mouth series of X-rays (16 films) is approximately equal to the radiation you receive from spending an afternoon in the sunshine.
Do I need a fluoride treatment?
As the water in Calgary is no longer fluoridated, we highly recommend a fluoride treatment after you get your teeth polished. A polishing removes the microscopic top layer of enamel from your teeth, and the newly exposed enamel should receive a fluoride treatment to protect it from decay. Seniors often have root recession, and the exposed root surfaces are very soft and prone to decay. Fluoride will help to protect these root surfaces from developing cavities.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Yes. There is low risk associated with sedation dentistry Prior to proceeding with sedation dentistry, your dentist will consult with you and review your medical history before proceeding with the treatment While sedated, you are continually monitored for any negative reactions.
Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes?
Studies have shown that some electric toothbrushes are better at removing plaque from your teeth than manual toothbrushes. Some of this benefit is due to the “novelty” effect—people spend more time brushing when they get a new electric toothbrush.