Your Family Dentist in Guelph
Do you give oral health as much importance as you give to other health issues? Well, if not, you need to rethink. Bacteria in your swollen gums, plaque buildup or an infected tooth can cause a host of health issues, including respiratory problems, diabetes and even cardiovascular issues. Maintaining good oral health is an essential step in promoting your overall well-being. With routine dental checkups and general care from our family dentist in Guelph, we can help you and your loved ones maintain healthy smiles.
At Westwood and Starwood Dental, we provide dental care for patients of all ages, striving to provide your entire family with the services you need. In business for over 41 years, we value the relationships we've built with our patients and look forward to serving you. We offer high-quality patient care to treat patients in a personalized setting.
Importance of Regular Dentist Visits
In most cases, dental professionals, like the team at Westwood and Starwood Dental, recommend patients visit the dentist twice a year. Some patients may need to be seen more frequently based on your unique situation. Regular dental checkups are important because they allow our dentist to closely monitor your oral health and catch issues before they become major problems. Routine checkups usually contain examinations, X-rays and a cleaning.
Here are a few of the main things we look for during a routine checkup:
Plaque, tarter, and cavities
Head, neck and lymph node issues
By visiting Westwood and Starwood Dental for regular dental checks, we’ll be able to ensure you’re on the right track for good oral health and catch any problems before they get too serious. If you are looking for general dentistry in Guelph, book an appointment with Westwood and Starwood Dental today and schedule an appointment.
Did you know that your teeth can decay despite regular brushing and flossing? Because it is common for plaque and tartar to build upon your teeth and gum line, preventative dental services are designed to stop dental problems before they happen.
Westwood and Starwood Dental are here to provide you with preventative services for your family's needs. Some of our preventive services include:
It is recommended that patients undergo a dental cleaning that includes scaling of the teeth every 6 months.
Tartar can buildup in your teeth and can cause decay-causing bacteria to grow and spread. Using the appropriate tools during your oral hygiene appointment, our hygienist will remove tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. We can also polish your teeth to remove stains and recommend fluoride treatments to protect your tooth enamel against decay.
During a dental checkup, the dentist will complete a full oral exam, allowing him or her to assess for any changes or identify areas of risk. All teeth will be checked for cavities or problems, and gums are examined to look for any significant changes.
We have modern and sterilized equipment to check comprehensively throughout your mouth for any gums or teeth issues.
Most common in children, sealants help prevent tooth decay in a baby tooth until it is time for it to be replaced by a permanent tooth. The thin plastic coating seals the grooves of the teeth bonding into the depressions and crevices of the teeth' surface, forming a protective shield. Adults can also benefit from sealants.
The dental floss or the bristles may not be able to reach all the nooks and crannies of the back teeth. With sealants, one can protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by creating an effective barrier preventing plaque and food from accumulating.
A full periodontal exam will allow the hygienist to get a clear picture of the health of your teeth and bone structure beneath your gum. The hygienist will use a tiny probe to help accurately measure each periodontal space or 'pocket' and periodontal tissues. Getting regular and thorough periodontal exams at Westwood and Starwood Dental will help spot early signs of decay, infection, injury, or other health issues.
If you would like to make an appointment with our family dentist in Guelph, please call Westwood and Starwood Dental today.