General Dentistry

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Can dental treatments be comfortable?

Yes, in almost all instances, today’s techniques and technologies mean that your experience can be positive. At Yonge Eglinton Dental we also make sure that you are part of the treatment discussion so you feel confident and relaxed about the care you are receiving. If you have any concerns at all, talk with us first.

What if I need a treatment that’s not considered routine?

We are a well-established practice with over 42 continuous years of practice. Our dental practitioners have seen almost every dental situation possible. We are able to treat most “non routine” issues and if you require a referral, we will provide one within our professional network.

No offence, but I just don’t like dentists.

We don’t like to brag but our patients like us! We provide a relaxing, confident environment and demonstrate a sincere interest in all our patients. New patients quickly feel at home and returning patients tell us that visits to Yonge Eglinton Dental are a positive experience.

It’s been a long time since I last saw a dentist. Is it too late?

It is never too late, even if it has been years. There has been a tremendous change in dental technologies particularly in the last decade. But don’t delay. The sooner we see you, the faster we can get your dental health back on track.

What if you recommend something that I don’t agree with?

We are a patient-centred practice. We listen to you, offer treatment options and we never move ahead without talking it over with you and making sure you are comfortable with your choice.

Children’s Dentistry

When will my baby get his/her first tooth?

Primary teeth (baby teeth) come at different times, but usually make appearance six or eight months after birth. The lower incisors are first, generally followed by the upper ones.

What is so important about first teeth?

First teeth help your child to learn to eat and speak properly. They hold the space open for permanent teeth, guide them into position and help the jaw find its correct alignment.

I’ve noticed spaces between my child’s primary teeth. Is this normal?

Spaces in your child’s primary teeth are normal and often beneficial. Children with spaces between their primary teeth are less likely to need braces when they get older.

When will my son/daughter get permanent teeth?

Permanent teeth begin to erupt around your child’s sixth birthday. By his twelfth birthday, they should all be present and accounted for.

My child got permanent teeth earlier than my neighbour’s child. Why?

The process varies from child to child, so don’t worry if other kids your child’s age have lost more or fewer teeth. Teeth usually erupt earlier in girls than boys, and in the lowers before the uppers. On average, your child should have a full set of primary teeth by the time he or she reaches two-and-a-half years.

What if my son/daughter’s primary teeth don’t come out?

If your child’s primary teeth are not loosening and coming out, or if you’re not sure, please give us a call.

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is a very safe when the dental bleaching is supervised.  It involves a peroxide-based solution and/or a special light to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening in our office takes about an hour or you can choose from at-home systems that show results after 3 days.

Is bonding different from a veneer?

Yes. Cosmetic bonding uses a tooth colored composite material that can alter (or fix) the shape and color of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are applied on the outside of a tooth where you see them. Veneers are stronger than bonding, can be coloured to exactly match your teeth, and never discolour.

Will my insurance cover cosmetic services?

It depends on your policy and the nature of the procedure. Because of our long-term experience with cosmetic dentistry, the Yonge Eglinton Dental team is able to interpret insurance descriptions and help complete the form so that you receive the maximum coverage you are entitled to.

Is cosmetic dentistry all about appearances?

No. There are many restorative benefits to cosmetic dentistry. Correcting a misaligned bite, for example, can stop teeth grinding that wears away the enamel. If you can fix crowded teeth, you significantly reduce the chances for decay.

I saw someone get a whole new smile on a TV show overnight. Is this possible?

TV shows can be misleading. However, today’s cosmetic procedures are remarkably fast compared to even 10 years ago. Once we’ve designed your new smile, the manufacture and application of veneers or crowns can happen within a couple of weeks.

Am I vain to want a cosmetic procedure?

Absolutely not. Study after study tells us that an attractive smile is one of our most important features. People who smile not only feel better about themselves, but they are often happier and healthier.

Children’s Dentistry

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When will my baby get his/her first tooth?

Primary teeth (baby teeth) come at different times, but usually make appearance six or eight months after birth. The lower incisors are first, generally followed by the upper ones.

What is so important about first teeth?

First teeth help your child to learn to eat and speak properly. They hold the space open for permanent teeth, guide them into position, and help the jaw find its correct alignment.

I’ve noticed spaces between my child’s primary teeth. Is this normal?

Spaces in your child’s primary teeth are normal and often beneficial. Children with spaces between their primary teeth are less likely to need braces when they get older.

When will my son/daughter get permanent teeth?

Permanent teeth begin to erupt around your child’s sixth birthday. By his twelfth birthday, they should all be present and accounted for.

My child got permanent teeth earlier than my neighbour’s child. Why?

The process varies from child to child; so don’t worry if other kids your child’s ages have lost more or fewer teeth. Teeth usually erupt earlier in girls than boys, and in the lowers before the uppers. On average, your child should have a full set of primary teeth by the time he or she reaches two and a half years.

What if my son/daughter’s primary teeth don’t come out?

If your child’s primary teeth are not loosening and coming out, or if you’re not sure, please give us a call.

Do you have other concerns or questions about your child’s teeth?

Talk one of our team members at Yonge Eglinton Dental. New patients are always welcome!