When maintaining healthy teeth and gums is so critical to your overall health, it’s easy to recognize how important it is to make regular hygiene care a priority.
Over 60% of Canadians suffer – many unknowingly – from periodontal disease. There is clear evidence that this condition is linked to many serious health conditions including stroke, autoimmune disorders, heart disease and more. Prevention begins with proper dental care that includes a regular checkup and cleaning from your dentist and hygienist team
Fillings, provide the most reliable repair where your dentist has detected signs of decay. Our practice uses composite fillings, also known as tooth-coloured fillings.
Sometime between late teen years and the early twenties, your third molars, or wisdom teeth may emerge. Often these do more harm than good and your dentist may recommend surgical removal advisable to prevent other dental problems such as crowding of your more important teeth. Additionally, they may be impacted (trapped in your jawbone or gums) typically because there is not enough room for them to grow properly.
An oversized filling, gum disease, deep decay or severe trauma can be possible reasons for your dentist to call for a root canal procedure. Should the tooth pulp become infected, bacteria grows and eventually both the pulp and the bone can deteriorate and become abscessed. At this point a root canal is the only option available to relieve the severe pain that accompanies these conditions and still save the tooth from extraction.
Your dentist will explain each element of the procedure and you can be assured that your prompt return to full comfort is our main priority.
At MEK Dental, we love taking care of kids and so, we make sure your child’s visit to the dentist becomes an adventure! It’s a fun, engaging program designed to help children build positive attitudes towards good oral health habits, understand the elements of healthy food choices and develop a confident patient experience.
Parent and child, together with a member of our hygiene team, go on a discovery tour that includes a dental chair joyride, our water and air super-shooter, and an overall pleasant experience for their first visit. When it’s all over, there are rewards to go all around!
There are few things that can add beauty to your smile more easily and conveniently than contemporary professional whitening techniques. And, when done under the care and supervision of a registered professional hygienist or dentist these options are both safe and convenient.
A complimentary consultation will explain the various choices available and allow both us and you to understand and consider which technique is best suited to your circumstances and budget.
Removing years of yellowing and stains may be all that is needed to transform a lacklustre smile and see it return to its original wholesome beauty. Call or email us today for more information about the different whitening options we offer at MEK Dental.
A fixed bridge can often be a perfect solution to restoring one or more missing teeth. The replacement tooth is anchored to crowns placed on both sides of the missing teeth to restore a proper bite, function and beauty to your smile.
Should the support teeth surrounding the missing tooth be inadequate, a partial denture may be an appropriate choice. The removable metal frame holds one or more porcelain replacement teeth in place to restore function and protect remaining teeth.
MEK Dental is experienced in the latest technology including dental implant restorations. These biocompatible, screw-like titanium fixtures are surgically placed into your jawbone. After the implant is anchored into the bone and the healing is complete, a post or abutment is installed and your permanent tooth is attached. If you are missing teeth or need major restorations, an implant may be right for you. Call MEK Dental to schedule an Implant Consultation today!