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Family Dentistry Burlington
Pearl Dental is passionate about providing tailored dentistry solutions for every member of your family, no matter their stage of life. From the youngest in the family to the cheeriest grandparent, we have a complete range of dental procedures available to get everyone smiling again. When it comes to your family dentistry in Burlington, trust Pearl Dental for exceptional service.
The youngest patients have unique dental needs that need to be met in order to set them up for a lifetime of smiles. Childhood is when we first get introduced to our teeth and how to take care of them, and this can sometimes be stressful for young children who don’t understand what is happening. That’s why Pearl Dental makes it our top priority to provide a relaxing and comfortable environment for all our patients, so your little one can get back to smiling.
Education & prevention
In dentistry, a good defence is the best offence to ensure your teeth stay healthy for decades to come. Pearl Dental is committed to providing the educational foundation for children to understand how to care for their teeth, the importance of brushing and flossing, and how to prevent cavities. Our team speaks in terms children will understand, and helps every parent develop a routine to get their children excited to clean their teeth.
Most baby teeth will fall out on their own without too much difficulty over the course of one’s childhood. However, there can be a few problem teeth that require a little extra help to come loose. Pearl Dental has experience removing these teeth in a reassuring and non-stressful way so that your child will hardly know it has happened. It’s all part of our commitment to providing the best family dentistry in Burlington.
While not all children will require braces as they get older, every child should have a thorough orthodontic screening around the age of six or seven to ensure they can make an informed decision. Pearl Dental can perform an orthodontic screening to give parents peace of mind knowing that they have made the right decision, whatever it might be. We can refer your child to an experienced orthodontist to help them get the smile they’ll love forever.
As we move out of our childhood and into our teenage years, our dental requirements change along with the rest of us. By the time we have entered adolescence, we have lost our baby teeth and are now with the teeth we will keep for the rest of our lives. As such, we need to take extra care to ensure we are looking after our teeth. Pearl Dental offers comprehensive family dentistry in Burlington for all teenagers.
One of the most common dental procedures that adolescents will benefit from is a biannual teeth cleaning. This involves a thorough clearing of any built up plaque using an ultrasonic pick, followed up with additional manual removal. This ensures the teeth are healthy and prevents any gum disease or more serious issues in the future. This is also an opportunity to educate teenagers about healthy ‘low cavity’ diets and oral care.
Even with the best of care, some people will still experience tooth decay throughout their lives. Adolescents can be especially susceptible to tooth decay; newly erupted teeth are ‘softer’ with less fluoride exposure and teenagers often have more sugar in their diets. Pearl Dental uses the latest restorative materials to create white fillings that last for years and are almost invisible.
Once we have reached adulthood, we are all usually fairly familiar with what we need to do to maintain our oral health and smiles. However, with the passage of time the damage to teeth and gums can add up. Adults often require more involved procedures to maintain their oral health. When it comes to family dentistry in Burlington the adult patients are well cared for at Pearl Dental.
Wisdom teeth extraction
Usually between the ages of 18 and 30, many of us will begin to experience issues with our wisdom teeth. These third molar teeth are often submerged below the gumline, and only emerge in adolescence or later, giving them the moniker “wisdom teeth”. Unfortunately, most people’s jaws are too small to accommodate them, and so they begin to cause problems and often must be removed. Pearl Dental offers wisdom tooth assessment and removal. Not all wisdom teeth have to be removed so the first step is always a thorough examination and consultation.
Possibly the most maligned dental procedure is the root canal. However, the reality is that experiencing this procedure is now almost indistinguishable from getting a filling. Ironically root canal treatment is the most effective way to deal with dental pain. A root canal involves removing the infected tissue inside a diseased tooth, allowing it to remain in the mouth and provide years of service and smiles.
Our smiles can be one of our favourite features about ourselves, but sometimes they can need a little help to look their best. Pearl Dental offers the latest in safe teeth whitening procedures, creating dazzling white smiles without damaging the enamel or weakening the tooth. Just a short trip to our practice and you’ll have a beautiful smile for any occasion.
Advanced Dental Needs
Some members of the family may need more complicated dental care. Perhaps due to trauma, weak teeth or gum disease they may have lost some teeth. Replacing missing teeth or restoring damaged smiles scan be some of the most life changing procedures offered in the dental office.
New Teeth In A Day
One of our most popular and groundbreaking procedures is what we like to call our ‘New Teeth In A Day’ process. This involves inserting dental implants into the jaw, onto which a completely custom set of teeth is permanently affixed. This can be done for both the upper and lower teeth and can be completed in a single day. A new smile could be yours in no time at all.
Another option for those looking into fixing their smile is dental veneers. With custom porcelain veneers a totally natural, rejuvenated youthful smile can be crafted without anyone knowing that you’ve had anything done. Learn why so many trust our family dentistry clinic in Burlington and contact us today.
COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY DENTAL CARE
Preventing dental problems is the surest way to a healthy smile. Regular cleanings with our dental hygienist and examinations with Dr. Currie can prevent gum disease and identify dental problems at an early stage. These visits are also a great opportunity to have the hygienist customize your home care regimen to achieve optimal oral health.
Did you know that gum disease is preventable? But when left untreated it can lead to tooth loss, as well as systemic complications such as worsening heart disease or diabetes. At Pearl Dental we make special effort to ensure that your regular check-up visits are always with the same hygienist to ensure continuity of care.
‘White’ fillings are by far the most common choice to restore tooth decay and reshape irregular teeth. Along with the esthetic benefits of white fillings, the bonding ‘glue’ which holds them in place offers structural benefits too.
Root Canal Therapy
Endodontic therapy (or root canal treatment) is ironically the most effective way to relieve pain in a tooth that may otherwise have to be removed. Root canal therapy is simply a procedure to save an infected tooth by cleaning, disinfecting and filling a compromised tooth. The procedure is generally painless through the use of a local anesthetic and most cases can be completed in just one visit.
An issue often raised at dental check-ups is the frequency and necessity of dental x-rays. All dentists in Ontario are guided by the ALARA principle in the use of dental x-rays. ALARA stands for ‘As Low As Reasonably Achievable’. Essentially, radiographs are taken if there is a specific indication or on a routine screening basis if there are identified risk factors. At Pearl Dental we also use digital x-ray sensors which further minimizes radiation exposure