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 & 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. Our office provides a range of dental care, including preventative, restorative and cosmetic services.
 
At Westwood Dental Group, we combine high-quality patient care with advanced state-of-the-art technology to treat patients of all ages in a relaxed and personalized setting. We are committed to providing high-quality dental care for you and your families.

Preventative Care

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. Regular professional cleaning and dental examinations are an essential part of your oral health care health routine.
Westwood & Starwood Dental are here to provide you with preventative services for your family's needs. Some of our preventive services include:

 

Routine Cleanings

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. It is crucial to have your teeth regularly cleaned by a dental hygienist. 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.


Dental Checkups

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.
 


Sealants

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. While usually used on the molars and premolars of children, 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.
 


Perio Exams

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 Dental Group will help spot early signs of decay, infection, injury, or other health issues.
 

 

Restorative Care

 

Damage to teeth can occur for a variety of reasons, requiring restorative care to return the teeth to a state where they can properly function. Westwood & Starwood Dental is able to provide a variety of restorative dental services for your family, including:
 

 

Fillings
 

If a tooth begins to decay, our family dentist in Guelph will remove the decayed area and fill it with a composite resin. This will help prevent the decay from spreading further and will allow the tooth to regain some of its original strength.

At Westwood Dental Group, we usually take about an hour from start to finish. Our dentists start with a thorough examination of your mouth using dental instruments to examine the cavity. An X-ray of the teeth may also be taken to determine the extent of tooth decay.
 
Dental fillings are among the simplest dental procedures. Our fillings are made of composite materials like gold, silver, porcelain or amalgam. They can be used to fill up the faults and cavities within your teeth. Applying dental fillings can be a painless procedure when carried out by your family dentists in Guelph.
 


Bridges
 

A dental bridge will allow you to fill a gap caused by a missing or extracted tooth. Using the two teeth on either side of the gap as support, the dentist will insert an artificial tooth into the area to fill the gap and allow you the comfort of a full set of teeth.

Dental bridges can help prevent the teeth on either side of the missing tooth from shifting. It focuses on maintaining jaw structure and is a pretty quick procedure.
 


Crowns
 

Crowns are most commonly used in circumstances where a tooth has become badly damaged and needs to be restored. However, they can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the look of teeth.

Crowns will fit over the natural tooth, improving its strength, longevity and appearance. It immensely helps if you want to make your smile and tooth set more attractive.

 

If you would like to make an appointment with our family dentist in Guelph, please call Westwood Dental today.


 

Reliable Family Dentist in Guelph

Westwood Dental Group provides complete dental solutions for your whole family in Guelph
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