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General Dentistry Services Offered In Didsbury, Alberta

Didsbury Smiles Dental welcomes you! We provide a wide range of routine dental services in Didsbury to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. Our dentists and friendly staff understand that your smile is your most noticeable feature. That’s why we recommend regular checkups every 6 months to protect your dental health.

What Are General Dentistry Services?

General dentists prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat many oral diseases, and help maintain dental function and appearance.

Types of General Dentistry Services

Restorative Dentistry

The goal of restorative dentistry is to repair damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. The goal is to save teeth while also providing teeth that look, feel, and function similarly to natural teeth. The restored teeth also aid in keeping your other teeth properly spaced for a normal bite.

Indirect Restoration Materials

Materials used in indirect restorations fall into five categories: noble metal alloys, base metal alloys, ceramics, resin-based composites, and metal ceramics.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on making your smile look better. Teeth whitening, dental bonding, and veneers are common cosmetic dental treatments.

Benefits Of General Dentistry

Treats Any Dental Problem

Whether you require routine dental exams or cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth and gums, general dentistry can assist you. A general dentist examines your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in your mouth for bacterial buildup, among other things. The general dentist also offers advice on how to improve your home oral hygiene routine.

Focuses On Prevention

General dentistry is essential for avoiding issues such as oral infections, oral cancer, and other dental complications. When you visit a general dentist for routine cleanings, they will examine your mouth for any issues, including oral cancer, and even polish your teeth after the cleaning to give you a gleaming smile. The cleaning procedure ensures that there are no stains on your teeth that might prevent you from smiling.

Cavities Detection

General dentists now have the tools needed to detect cavities in their early stages. General dentists use x-rays and intraoral cameras to detect micro-cavities, gingivitis, and other infections in order to provide timely treatment and, in many cases, resolve the condition early.

General Dentistry Services include

  • Complete dental exams and dental cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Cavity fillings, root canal treatment, and extractions
  • Gingivitis treatment, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) treatment
  • Oral cancer screenings, sleep apnea treatment, tooth sealants, fluoride treatment
  • Cosmetic dentistry, such as whitening, porcelains, and composite veneers
  • Implant placement and restoration
  • Crowns, bridges, full dentures, and partial dentures
  • Minor oral surgeries, such as wisdom tooth removal and tooth extractions
  • Orthodontics (teeth straightening with braces/Invisalign)

Didsbury Smile Dental provides a variety of general dentistry services:

Therapeutic and Preventive Therapies

During your checkup, our dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth for any potential issues that require treatment. This is an important step in maintaining your oral health. We also look for signs of

  • Cancer of the oral cavity
  • Periodontitis
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea

Your regular checkup also includes a professional cleaning that polishes your teeth and removes cavity-causing buildup.

Restorative Treatments

Do you have decaying, broken, or missing teeth? Ask about our custom dental crowns, white fillings, gentle root canals, and other services. We'll do everything we can to help you save and maintain your natural teeth.

Tooth Extractions

While we strive to save your natural teeth, tooth removal may be necessary in some cases for your overall dental health. Didsbury Smiles Dental provides single-tooth and wisdom tooth extraction from the comfort of our office.

Gentle Sedation

We can help you relax with safe, effective sedation if you have dental anxiety or require extensive oral treatments. Your procedure will fly by with our gentle sedation and be over before you know it!

Periodontal Disease Treatments

We are excited to offer advanced laser treatments to our periodontal patients that eliminate bacterial infection along the gumline. If you have receding gums, ask about our Chao Pinhole gum rejuvenation procedure to restore the appearance of your healthy soft tissue.

Why Should You Choose Us As Your General Dentist?

Didsbury Smile Dental is here to serve all of your dental needs, including general dentistry. We understand that you need help from a professional to get the dental care you want and deserve. Let us be that professional for you! When you call us for general dentistry, we'll be ready to serve you and your family to ensure that your oral health is protected.

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Frequently Asked Oral Health Questions Related to General Dentistry and Family Dentistry

1. How do I find a dentist?

Ask family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers for their recommendations. Ask your family doctor or local pharmacist.

2. What will happen at my first visit to a dentist?

As a new patient, you will first visit the dentist for a thorough examination. During this exam, the dentist will go over your medical history, and address any concerns you may have.

3. My child’s baby teeth have cavities. Should they be filled?

Baby tooth fillings are typically just as necessary as permanent tooth fillings. It is critical to care for your child’s baby teeth because cavities go untreated and can cause discomfort, pain, or infections.

4. What are dental sealants and why do my kids need them?

A dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the biting surface of a child’s molars to protect them from decay.

Sealants are a quick, easy, and painless way to prevent cavities in children’s permanent back teeth, where 9 out of 10 cavities occur. Sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and 50% of cavities for up to 4 years after application.

5. Which is better – a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush?

According to the findings of a new study, electric toothbrushes clean teeth and gums much better than manual toothbrushes. When compared to those who use a manual toothbrush, those who use an electric toothbrush have healthier gums, less tooth decay, and keep their teeth longer.

6. How do I get rid of bad breath?

Brushing your teeth and tongue after eating, flossing at least once a day, and replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis can help to improve bad breath. Avoiding foods that are known to cause bad breath, such as onions and garlic, may also be beneficial.

7. I have sensitive teeth. What can I do?

Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and floss daily, to keep sensitivity at bay. Instead of vigorous or harsh scrubbing, use gentle strokes, and avoid using abrasive toothpaste. You can also ask your dentist about a mouth guard if you grind your teeth.

8. How often should I brush and floss my teeth?

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Brushing your teeth helps remove food and plaque, which is a sticky white film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria.
To prevent plaque build-up and gum disease, you need to floss daily, at least once a day.

9. Can I straighten my teeth as an adult?

The good news is that you can straighten your teeth at any age. Braces are not only for children, adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment.

We Are Officially OPEN!

Didsbury Smiles Dental is thrilled to be offering full dental services to our patients and community. We've missed you!

If you had an appointment that was cancelled due to COVID-19 or are due for a dental check up or cleaning, please contact us right away to have your appointment booked.

To see how we are going the extra mile to keep you and your family safe, check out our COVID-19 Protection Plan.