Why Is Preventive Dentistry
At Market Dental in downtown Toronto, we believe the prevention of dental problems is the foundation of optimal dental health. Regular visits to your dentist prevent tooth ache and other dental emergencies. With regular preventative care, potential problems can be detected early and treated in a minimally invasive manner. This approach also represents best value for money and prevention is better than a cure.
Regular Dental Cleanings
Are Key To Prevention
During your regular dental cleaning appointment you will be examined for any changes or signs of early disease while also being given a professional clean, polish and fluoride treatment. Periodontal disease or gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to numerous problems within the mouth. At its most basic level, periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, left untreated this condition can lead to the destruction of the soft tissue and bone, which can lead to tooth loss. Maintaining strong and healthy teeth and gums is part of an overall regime to ensure your well-being. At Market Dental, our aim is to help you achieve and maintain this for the rest of your life.
Our Preventive Dental Care Program
Encompasses The Following:
- Regular Dental Cleanings: Twice yearly, teeth cleanings are recommended to ensure gum, teeth and bone health.
- At-home Oral Care: Twice daily, brushing and flossing to keep plaque and bad breath at bay.
- Diagnostic Exams: To discover small issues before they become big painful problems.
- Oral Cancer Screening: For early detection and treatment. It can save your life!
- Preventive Care and Training for Senior Citizens: Includes oral hygiene and denture care.
- Customised Fitting of Mouth Guards: To protect the mouth and teeth of teenagers/adults who play sports regularly.
- Oral Hygiene Education: To promote the proper diet and nutrition for healthy teeth and gums.
It is natural that a child may feel a little nervous or anxious when visiting a dentist. At Market Dental, we are proud to have a highly experienced dental team that loves working with children and are professionally trained to handle young patients of all ages. We help your child establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthier and beautiful smiles.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent decay. Most tooth decay in children and teenagers occurs on the chewing surfaces where pits and grooves tend to trap food and bacteria. Sealants fill in these pits and grooves so that bacteria cannot multiply and cause decay.
Sports-related dental injuries ranging from tooth loss to lacerated gums to jaw fractures are common among children and adults, which can also have long-term consequences. Mouthguards protect against trauma to the teeth, gums, soft tissues and supporting bones.
Mouthguards are necessary in any sport where there might be a strong chance of contact with other participants or hard surfaces and are also a good idea for recreational activities such as skateboarding, in-line skating and cycling. At Market Dental we provide custom mouthguards that provide the best fit, protection and comfort; they are also the most durable.
Bruxism & Grinding
Most people with bruxism aren’t aware they have the condition. Bruxism involves grinding or clenching your teeth and is often accompanied by clenching of the jaw. While these events typically occur at night, there are patients who grind and clench their teeth during the day as well. An often-unknown fact about bruxism while sleeping is that it’s classified as a type of sleep disorder. Individuals who grind their teeth at night have a higher incidence of other sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea. Work, school, family, and holiday travel are common stressors that lead to bruxism.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm