A personalized approach to creating the perfect smile.

Proventivitve Dental Care

Restorative Dentistry

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Composite (white) fillings      

White fillings are now the filling material of choice due to their main fact that they are very esthetic and blend in with the other teeth seamlessly.  We have multiple shade options to match to your teeth. These fillings are bonded (glued) into place.

Dental hygiene

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Also known as a dental cleaning, dental hygiene is imperative in maintaining the health and vitality of the gums.  Plaque and tartar deposits accumulate on the teeth over time, and only a proper dental cleaning can remove these deposits.   Unremoved plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) which if left untreated, can lead to gum disease (periodontitis).  Periodontitis involves bone loss of the bone supporting and surrounding the teeth, which if left unchecked, can lead to tooth loss.  It is very important to treat the gums and maintain their health, as untreated periodontitis has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Diagnostic Radiographs

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Every new patient receives a full comprehensive examination of the teeth, oral tissues, and gums, and including dental radiographs.  These show us what is happening with the bone surrounding the teeth, and if any cavities are developing in between the teeth.  Also they are important for assessing wisdom teeth, possible infections around the roots of teeth, and the size and position of tooth roots of teeth that need to be removed.  At our office we have digital radiographs, which have less radiation than non digital options, and show the image immediately on the screen.

Sealants

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Sealants are important in the prevention of cavities.    Often, back molars have deep pits and grooves that make those teeth cavity prone.  A sealant is a plastic coating that bonds to the tooth to fill these pits and grooves, preventing food and bacteria from getting into these spaces.  They are often applied to adult teeth that have fully erupted into the mouth in children around age 6.

Fluoride treatments

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We offer both fluoride rinses and varnishes (painted onto the teeth).  We are very fortunate in Moose Jaw to have fluoridated water.  Some patients may require fluoride treatments if they have sensitivity, decalcification, poor hygiene, numerous cavities, and for small children.  Fluoride is a well studied, safe, effective way to make teeth more resistant to cavities..

DENTAL X-RAYS

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Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays.  This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.  This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier.  Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

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    Abscesses or cysts.
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    Bone loss.
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    Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
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    Decay between the teeth.
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    Developmental abnormalities.
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    Poor tooth and root positions.
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    Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

TEETH WHITENING

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For a non-invasive treatment that can add shades of brilliance to your smile, Nose Creek Dental Centre offers professional teeth whitening. Whether seeking to regain natural coloration or augment the tone of their dentition, Airdrie dentist, Dr. Monty Gaur, offers teeth whitening tailored to help patients reach their aesthetic goals.

WHO BENEFITS FROM TEETH WHITENING?

Professional teeth whitening can serve most patients seeking a more natural sheen to their smile without altering the structure of teeth. There are a number of situations where dental staining can be addressed particularly well by teeth whitening. This includes discoloration due to excessive fluoride exposure or use of medications known to have a cosmetic impact on teeth. Patients whose teeth appear yellowed due to the normal wear of the outer layers can see improvement after whitening. Additionally, teeth whitening may minimize the stains that result from drinking coffee, tea, or wine as well as from smoking. While effective, teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. To keep your teeth bright, Dr. Monty Gaur will work with you to provide regular maintenance. It is also important to note that teeth whitening will not change the color of restorations such as fillings or crowns. Dr. Monty Gaur may recommend replacing these to give a more consistent, natural appearance to your smile.

WHAT DOES TEETH WHITENING INVOLVE?

Our goal is to create the look of a naturally white smile. One of the more popular options offered by Nose Creek Dental Centre are take home systems, personalized treatments that produce noticeable results. A key to the success of any teeth whitening system is the professional grade whitening agents used. To take full advantage of this powerful, yet non-abrasive solution, patients are provided with custom-fit whitening trays that securely hold the whitening agent against their teeth.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

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    Abscesses or cysts.
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    Bone loss.
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    Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
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    Decay between the teeth.
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    Developmental abnormalities.
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    Poor tooth and root positions.
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    Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

What Does Preventive Care Include? 

There are two fundamental ways to maintain lasting oral health. Daily oral hygiene helps to prevent common problems, while regular dental visits help us detect problems early so we can keep them from advancing.  Preventive dental care includes:

  • Professional Dental Cleanings & Examinations
  • Patient Education & Respectful Communication
  • Digital X-Rays, Intraoral Cameras & Dental Lasers
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Deep Cleanings for Gum Disease Treatment
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Dental Sedation
  • And More!

 

Who Benefits from Preventive Dentistry?

Every infant, child, teen, and adult can benefit from preventive care. While it’s true that dental and oral health issues do not discriminate against age, neither does prevention! From newborns to mature adults approaching their golden years, anyone can benefit from a beautiful smile built on a foundation of healthy gums.

No matter the severity of your current oral health issues, it’s never too late to exercise prevention. However, preventive measures for dental health should begin during childhood, and can do so as early as birth!

Just because your baby might not yet have any teeth doesn’t mean an oral health routine should be ignored. Beautiful and long-lasting smiles rely on healthy gums, so cleaning your infant’s mouth with a damp, clean cloth every morning and night, as well as after feedings, is essential until their first tooth emerges. Once their teeth erupt, contact us to schedule their first dental visit no later than their first birthday.