Prevention is hugely important here at Dentistry in Motion. Our mission is to help our patients enjoy healthy and problem-free smiles year after year, not just fix issues as they pop up. With regular appointments and the services listed below, we can make sure you and your loved ones are able to avoid minor dental decay and damage so it won’t turn into a major headache down the road. If it has been more than six months since you or your child’s last checkup, be sure to contact us today.
Checkups and cleanings are two of the simplest services we offer, but they are by far some of the most effective. By coming in to see us, our team can keep a close eye on your teeth, gums, and bite so we can take care of any problem as soon as it pops up, saving you from having to get more involved and expensive care. Professional cleanings are also essential to removing plaque buildup from those tiny areas in your mouth that your brush and floss can’t really reach.
Children have unique dental needs at every stage of development, and thankfully, our team has a lot of experience helping growing smiles stay big, bright, and beautiful at all ages. We’ll fully tailor your child’s care based on their unique needs and personality so that no one ever has any reason to dread the dentist. We’ll even take the time to help them formulate strong at-home habits so they can keep their teeth healthy between appointments.
Every tooth is susceptible to developing a cavity, but the back teeth are by far the most vulnerable. Their location and wide, flat surfaces make it easy for plaque and food particles to accumulate and cause decay. However, we can give these teeth a little extra help with a dental sealant. We can cover them with a clear, thin layer of composite resin that prevents bacteria and acids from touching the enamel. These are especially useful for young children who are still learning how to brush.
Fluoride is an important ingredient in many oral healthcare products because, with regular exposure, it’s been shown to dramatically reduce a person’s risk for tooth decay. In addition to using a fluoridated toothpaste at home, we can give you and your loved ones an extra boost of cavity protection using a quick and easy fluoride treatment. We simply apply a highly-concentrated solution to the teeth for a minute or so, and that’s it!
Millions of people all around Canada struggle with a stiff, painful jaw and chronic headaches and have no clue why. In many cases, these kinds of symptoms are due to a strained, injured, or misaligned jaw joint, called the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). TMJ disorders (or TMDs) can be treated by rebalancing the bite, or using a therapeutic mouthpiece, all of which we offer to help our patients enjoy long-term pain relief.
Habitual teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can negatively impact smiles of all ages, and many patients aren’t even aware of the condition because it only happens while they’re sleeping. If you’re experiencing chronic jaw pain or headaches, talk to our team about the possibility of trying out a custom nightguard. This sturdy oral appliance is designed to be worn comfortably for hours at a time so that the rows of teeth can no longer connect in harmful ways, resulting in better oral health and less everyday discomfort.
We check for oral cancer every time a patient comes to see us because early detection is essential to treating and surviving the disease. We’ll keep an eye out for suspicious sores, growths, and discolored patches of tissues that might be easy for you to miss. If you notice symptoms like these or are experiencing oral pain and don’t know why, give us a call right away so you can come in for a screening.
Whether on the field or the ice, dental injuries are extremely common in sports. Fortunately, preventing them is rather straightforward: athletes of all ages and levels of play should always wear a protective mouthguard. Rather than forcing yourself or your child to wear a bulky, ill-fitting guard from the store, our team can provide you with a custom-made mouthguard. Ours are specially-shaped to comfortably slip over an individual’s unique teeth while also offering superior defense against unexpected impacts.