Give Your Smile Some Tender Loving Care at TLC Dental!
A healthy mouth is essential to a happy life. Not only are your teeth responsible for chewing up your food and forming your jaw, they are also known for the best asset of a first impression: your smile.
A healthy mouth allows you to speak clearly, chew firmly, and smile brightly. You have enough worries in life without having to question every photo or avoid certain foods because they hurt your teeth. While less often thought of, the shape and development of your jaw can also affect your breathing, with a malformed jaw potentially leading to constricted airways.
At TLC Dental, we provide professional, high-quality dental treatments to ensure that you smile and teeth are well taken care of. From regular cleanings and wellness exams, to cosmetic treatments and dental implants— we’re here to help.
With TLC Dental, you can flash your pearly whites with confidence and show off that smile every single day!
What Can TLC Dental Do for You?
Our licensed dentists are standing by to help bring out the best in your smile. We recognize that every patient is different, and we work with you to formulate a treatment plan specific to your dental needs. Examinations, tests, and asking about your previous oral health will help our team figure out how we can best serve you.
From simple preventative care, to implants and cosmetic procedures, TLC Dental offers a myriad of services to solve all your dental troubles.
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Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Halitosis is a rather fancy word for a simple yet all too common problem: bad breath. Bad breath can stem from a variety of influencing factors, not all of which are under our control. Foods like coffee or onions, gastrointestinal issues, infection, gum disease, or bacteria taking root in your gums or on your tongue can all lead to this unpleasant occurrence.
If you’re struggling with frequent bouts of bad breath and are seeking a fast and safe remedy, come to our office and let our dental professionals take a look. Having bad breath is nothing to be embarrassed about, and our team is both sensitive and discreet.
We’ll discuss your previous dental work to ensure everything is fitted properly and not trapping bacteria or food particles before thoroughly examining your current oral health. We’ll sort out and determine the underlying cause of the odour and recommend the appropriate steps to treat the cause itself, not just the symptom.
From refitted fillings to dental cleanings that eliminate bacteria, or, perhaps, recommending a new toothpaste or prescription mouthwash, we’ll work closely with you to find a solution to your Halitosis that leaves your breath smelling fresh and clean.
If your smile is missing teeth from decay or injury, fret not! TLC Dental can help restore your smile to it’s former glory!
But implants aren’t just about cosmetics and improving aesthetic appearances. Leaving gaps in your teeth can cause further dental issues down the road, such as your remaining teeth migrating to fill the space. This misalignment may lead to difficulty with properly cleaning and caring for your teeth, leading to issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Misalignment can even cause you to grind your teeth, furthering your need for additional dental care. And as much as you might like to visit with our friendly staff, no one wants to have extra dental work done when they otherwise could have avoided it.
Dental implants such as crowns and bridges are durable, long-lasting solutions that can help repair your smile and improve your oral health. Our licensed dentists at TLC Dental can evaluate your need for dental implants, and work with you to determine if they are or are not a good fit for your case. If you qualify, we’ll work with you to choose the best options that fit your situation. Dental implants are custom created to match your natural tooth colour, so once in place, you’ll never even know they’re there. Best of all, they’re highly durable and can last up to twenty years or longer.
Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Do they look like they are swollen or discoloured? Perhaps they seem to be pulling away from your teeth, giving your teeth an elongated appearance? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you may be suffering from what’s known as gum disease.
Gum disease, like halitosis, can be caused by a variety of factors. Typically, bacteria get trapped somewhere along or in the gum line, causing inflammation and infections; another cause is when plaque, a thin film from sugar residue that covers your enamel, hardens into tartar.
Gum disease may also be the first stage in other health issues like Periodontal Disease, so it’s best to act quickly if you begin to experience any symptoms. Untreated Periodontal Disease can result in tooth loss, which can lead to other issues with both your oral and overall health.
You wouldn’t ignore your hands if they bled when you washed them; don’t ignore your gums! Give us a call, and our friendly and professional staff will take good care of you, finding the root cause of your gums’ distress, and providing the necessary treatments to eliminate it.
Oral Exams & Cleaning
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The saying has never rung truer. Consider it like this: Would you rather come to us desperate and in pain, possibly unable to eat? Or visit regularly so that we can monitor your oral health and clean out bacteria build up before it becomes infected?
Visiting TLC Dental for regular exams and dental cleanings helps to prevent tooth decay and infections. If you do start to develop an issue with your oral health, a maintenance visit would allow us to detect the signs sooner (rather than later) and start treatment right away. Early detection can mean less invasive solutions and simpler, cost-effective care.
Cleanings not only keep your smile a glistening white, they also clear out any bacteria attempting to nestle in your gums or between your teeth. This helps to deter infections and bad breath, prevents discolouration from stains and leaves your mouth feeling fresh.
Our proactive approach puts the control back in your hands, working with your schedule and on your time to ensure your mouth remains happy and healthy.
Trauma and excessive decay does not necessarily mean your tooth is lost forever. Our team at TLC Dental may be able to perform a root canal in an effort to save your tooth and repair your smile. Root canals sound scary, but in truth dentists use them to save millions of teeth worldwide every single year.
Root canals may become necessary when decay or trauma has cut through your enamel and dentin, exposing soft tissue known as the pulp. In those cases, a root canal may need to be performed to avoid abscesses, pain, severe swelling, and other health issues.
If you are in need of a root canal, knowing what to expect can ease the stress of your upcoming visit, so let’s start there. For one, anesthetic is used, so the root canal is generally no more painful than filling a cavity. Once you are properly numbed, our team will clean out the infected pulp and treat the inside of your tooth to prevent infection. Afterwards, a filling will protect the soft tissue and nerves inside your tooth. If the damage was severe, you may also receive a crown to further protect the area, but your dentist will discuss this with you prior.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
If your partner is keeping you up all night with their snoring, or if you find yourself waking up feeling lethargic despite a full night’s sleep, you may need to see a dentist. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, and that isn’t a good thing.
But just what is sleep apnea? We all know our muscles relax when we sleep. Unfortunately, some people’s muscles relax too much, blocking their airways. Oxygen deprivation sends a signal so that your brain wakes enough to get you to breathe before letting you fall into full sleep again. Even if you do not remember the waking, it can leave you tired. Even worse, sleep apnea can be deadly when left untreated.
Sleep apnea is common, and treatment is possible. If you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea, call TLC Dental today to set up an appointment for an evaluation. A good night’s sleep may be one custom device away, and TLC Dental can help!
Teeth Clenching & Grinding
Clenching and grinding your teeth can be both a waking habit, and a sleeping one. If you wake up with a dull headache or a throbbing jaw, you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep, without the knowledge that you’re even doing it (after all, you were asleep).
Over 70% of the population shares this habit, but it can lead to tooth wear and excessive damage. High levels of stress, family history, sleep apnea, and/or misaligned teeth can lead to clenching and grinding. In turn, these poor habits lead to further damage and more costly repairs.
Treatments to prevent clenching and grinding can be simple: all you might need is a custom night guard. This plastic piece covers your teeth to protect them while keeping your jaw comfortable and supported.
If your teeth grinding is caused by sleep apnea or misalignment, then our knowledgeable team can help you understand the options for treatment and answer any questions you may have regarding your oral health moving forward.
The First Step to a Healthier Smile Is Just a Phone Call Away!
Our friendly staff is ready to start you on the journey to a happier, healthier mouth. You can smile with confidence knowing that your oral care rests in our dentists’ capable hands.
Our passionate and dedicated team provides excellent care. We firmly believe in educating our clients on all treatment options available, and on the ways in which they can do their part to keep their teeth and smile gleaming for decades ahead.
Call TLC Dental today for any questions you have regarding oral health and our dental services or to set up a consultation or wellness visit today!