FAQ

Is it really necessary to visit the dentist every six months?

How often you visit your dentist for dental exams and treatments depends on your oral health needs. For many people, this might mean a dental examination every six months. For others, your dentist may suggest visiting more or less often depending on how well you care for your teeth and gums, ongoing problems that need to be treated or checked, how fast tartar builds up on your teeth, etc. Your need for dental care should not be determined by your dental plan coverage.

If I want to switch to Eatonville Dental, how can I get my dental records transferred?

We can easily request that a copy of your records be transferred from your former dentist. You may be required to sign a release form from your former dental office.

What if I don’t have dental insurance and can’t afford to go to the dentist?

If you don’t have a dental plan and can’t afford paying your dental bill at once, speak to us about setting up a payment plan.

How safe are dental x-rays?

Exposure to all sources of radiation, including the sun, home appliances and dental X-rays, can damage the body’s tissues and cells and in some instances, lead to the development of cancer Fortunately, the dose of radiation you are exposed to during dental x-rays is extremely small.

Do I need to take x-rays at each visit?

How often you need to have x-rays taken depends on your oral health. Most healthy adults who have not had cavities or other dental problems for a couple of years most likely won’t require x-rays at every appointment. X-rays are a means for your dentist to ensure that little problems don’t turn into bigger ones.

Should dentists be wearing masks and gloves and how clean are their tools and machines?

Exposure to all sources of radiation, including the sun, home appliances and dental X-rays, can damage the body’s tissues and cells and in some instances, lead to the development of cancer Fortunately, the dose of radiation you are exposed to during dental x-rays is extremely small.

Should dentists be wearing masks and gloves and how clean are their tools and machines?

Your dentist is always concerned about your health and about preventing the spread of germs. One way that your dentist helps you stay healthy is by wearing gloves and masks. Your dentist and other members of the dental team also wash their hands regularly. All of the tools, equipment and furniture in the dental offices are sterilized on a regular basis.

When should my child start seeing a dentist?

It’s important to get an early start on dental care for your child. This will teach your child that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. A first dentist appointment can happen as soon as your child gets his/her first tooth and no later than his/her third birthday. Call our office to book an appointment for your child. We’ll make sure his or her first visit is a positive experience.

How effective are whitening toothpastes?

All toothpastes assist with the removal of surface stains through the action of mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing or chemical agents that provide additional stain removal. Since whitening toothpastes do not contain bleach, they can help remove surface stains only.

What causes oral cancer?

There are many causes of oral cancer, including heavy drinking, tobacco, bad oral hygiene, prolonged irritations of the oral cavity and extended exposure to strong sunlight.

What are the warning signs of oral cancer?

Early symptoms of oral cancer include unusual pain, swelling or bleeding in the mouth, difficulty or discomfort in chewing or swallowing, sores or lumps on the lips, mouth or throat that do not heal and a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth.

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Our Recognition – Happy Patients!

Once, a curious patient asked me, “What is the highest recognition a dentist can get?” My answer was, “a happy patient”. We would like to thank all of our happy patients who nominated us and voted for Eatonville Dental to be honored the “Best Dentist” gold title in Etobicoke. We truly appreciate it!

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