Regular dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile. During a dental cleaning, your hygienist has the tools and knowledge to access hard-to-reach areas that you might miss while brushing or flossing at home. Your hygienist is an important part of your dental care team. In addition to cleaning teeth, dental hygienists […]
Is Losing a Filling a Dental Emergency?
A dental filling is a common dental procedure used to repair tooth damage or decay. According to Statistics Canada, 96% of adults have experienced a cavity, meaning that most Canadians will require at least one filling in their lifetime. Dental fillings are built to be durable and last for years—but what happens if your filling […]
What’s the Difference Between Dental Implants and Veneers?
For people who may not be happy with their smile, dental implants and veneers are both popular options for improving the appearance and function of your teeth. However, they’re quite different regarding how they work and the issues they can address. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements in which your dentist implants artificial roots into […]
Do I Need a Filling or Root Canal?
When it comes to dental procedures, fillings and root canals are two of the most common treatments for tooth decay and damage. They’re similar procedures, and your dentist can decide with a dental exam which one is best for you depending on the kind of damage to your tooth. In many ways, a root canal […]
$1 Dental Exam
A complete dental exam is an important part of your dental health. It can help you maintain the smile you deserve and protect the health of your gums, tongue, and teeth. Now protecting your teeth is more affordable than ever because at Rockwood Dental we’re offering $1 dental exams for all new patients. Protecting Your […]
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
There are many reasons and considerations for getting dental implants. If you are someone who is missing various teeth, you are a potential candidate for dental implants. Dental implants can help to relieve some of the pain caused by missing teeth and help your smile to look and feel natural. The decision to have dental […]
Is a Dental Abscess an Emergency?
Many people do not think of the dentist when they have a medical emergency. There are some issues however, that require you to go to the dentist first, should you be suffering an emergency. One such occasion where you need to see the dentist is due to having a dental abscess. Dental abscesses need to […]
How Long Does a Cleaning at the Dentist Take?
It should go without saying that a professional cleaning at the dentist will take longer than the 2 to 3 minutes you clean them for at home. But wondering how long it will take is a valid concern when planning things like taking time off work. A cleaning appointment takes 60 minutes on average, but […]
Can I Eat Before My Dentist Appointment?
When a person visits the dentist at least a couple of times a year for examinations and cleanings, it pays to know the do’s and don’ts before you go. Being prepared can help reduce or prevent dental anxiety, which is relatively common. As helpful as the internet is, there can be a lot of misinformation […]
Can You Go to a Different Dentist for an Emergency?
Are You Able to Go to a Different Dentist for a Dental Emergency? Like visiting the emergency department if you become ill or seriously injured, many dentists offer emergency dental services. These are typically to fix unexpected problems with your mouth, teeth, and jaw. If you’re like many people, you might have a dentist who […]