We welcome new patients to our practice. We appreciate you confidence in our office when you refer your family, friends and colleagues to us.
We gladly accept cash, cheque, debit cards, Mastercard and Visa. Generally, payment is due at the time of treatment. However, short term financial arrangements can be made upon consultation with the dentist. Our office has the ability to electronically submit your dental claims and estimates to your insurance carrier where possible.
If I have a true dental emergency when the office is closed, is there some way I can reach the dentist?
Should the need arise, please phone our office at 613-739-1616. Emergency contact numbers should be available on the answering machine.
You can send your questions via email to ahealthysmile.ca or just call us at 613-739-1616 and leave a message. The dentist will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Bleaching is an effective way to brighten up your smile. At our office we take moulds of your teeth and make custom trays to fit your top and bottom teeth. Using a bleaching gel provided by our office, you will wear these trays for a set period of time daily, on average for 2-3 weeks.
It is important to keep in mind that bleaching will not alter the color of existing dental work such as veneers, crowns, or fillings. These may need to be replaced post bleaching if they are in a visible area. As well, certain tooth enamel bleach better than others. Usually, teeth with a yellowish hue respond best, brownish hue less, and a grayish hue the least successful.
No. Brushing removes plaque and foodstuff from the back, front and chewing surfaces of teeth. Flossing is important to clean between the teeth. If you would like to determine how effectively you have cleaned your teeth, you can purchase disclosing tablets. These tablets contain a dye that when chewed will stain the plaque not removed during brushing and flossing, making it easy to see where you’ve missed.
Sealants are a resin layer placed in the grooves of molars and occasionally premolars. The tooth is prepared for a sealant by cleaning it, applying a mild etchant to the grooves and then flowing a resin onto the prepared surface. A light is often placed to cure or “harden” the sealant. These sealants will prevent decay in the grooves of the molars where plaque and foodstuff can collect to cause decay. Sealants combined with regular brushing, flossing, limited snacks and regular dental visits will help decrease the incidence of decay.
Primary teeth are important for chewing, digestion and speech development. They hold the space for future permanent teeth. By taking care of these teeth we can prevent your child from having painful toothaches and abscesses.
Our office offers nitrous oxide sedation (gas) . We also offer headphones and television viewing in treatment rooms for your pleasure and/or distraction.
In certain cases, uneven teeth or teeth with spaces can be corrected with porcelain veneers. These are porcelain facings bonded to the existing teeth with minimal tooth preparation. In addition to closing spaces and making teeth look straighter, they also allow us to improve the look of teeth that have large unsightly restorations or improve the look of discolored or chipped teeth.