Preventive Dentistry: Your Path to a Problem-Free Smile
At the Bal Dental Centre, our goal isn’t to simply fix your dental issues as they pop up, but rather help you avoid them in the first place. How do we do that? With these helpful preventive dentistry treatments! Using them, Dr. Bal and our team can keep you and your entire family’s smiles clean, healthy, and beautiful for many years to come. Is it time for your next checkup and cleaning? If so, please contact us today, or read on to learn more about our preventive services.
Checkups & Cleanings
All dental care starts with the standard checkup and cleaning. With just two of these each year, our team can make sure that your smile is completely free of harmful plaque deposits that can lead to cavities and gum disease, and Dr. Bal will have the chance to catch and treat any issues you might have at their earliest stages. Over time, these treatments won’t just keep your smile in great shape, but they’ll also save you from needing more expensive procedures in the future, which is what we call a win-win!
When it comes to your oral health, taking care of your teeth simply isn’t enough. Every time you come to see us, we’ll keep a close eye on your gums as well, and should you show any signs or problems relating to gum disease, we can quickly and effectively eliminate them using periodontal therapy.
Dental sealants are a great way to give your child’s back teeth a little bit of extra protection while they are still learning to brush. These teeth are where cavities most often develop, but with dental sealants, we can create an invisible barrier that plaque and food particles cannot cross. We’ll simply paint on a clear, thin layer of a plastic-based substance onto the teeth, and after just a few minutes, your child’s smile will be shielded from decay and cavities for years to come!
Did you know that 40% of all sports injuries are actually dental injuries? That number is even higher for children! Before you or your child hit the field or ice, you should make sure everyone’s teeth are protected with a sports mouthguard. We can provide you with a custom-made one right from our office, and it will be much more comfortable and stronger than anything you can pick up from the store yourself.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is a condition where a patient unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth, and more often than not, it actually occurs while they are asleep. Over time, this can severely wear down the teeth and even strain the sensitive jaw joints. To help deal with this sneaky problem, we can provide a custom-made mouthpiece called a nightguard. A patient will only need to wear it to bed, and it will place a comfortable cushion between the teeth that will prevent them from being damaged by grinding.
Oral Cancer Screenings
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that patients of all ages should undergo at least one oral cancer screening per year, as early detection is essential to successful treatment. Rather than scheduling a separate appointment, Dr. Bal can perform one as part of your regular checkup. He’ll examine your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and neck for any signs of the disease, and he can advise you on what to do next should he find anything that causes concern.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in many foods and most public water sources that has shown to strengthen the teeth against tooth decay and cavities. To give your teeth a little boost between appointments, we can have you wear a set of mouth trays filled with a highly-concentrated fluoride gel, and after just a few minutes, that’s it! This is one of the quickest and most effective ways we can keep your teeth healthy and strong year round.
Whether it comes on suddenly or over the course of time, extreme dental pain is something that needs to be dealt with immediately. The Bal Dental Centre is fully equipped and trained to handle just about any dental emergency you can imagine, so when you need dental care FAST, be sure that you call us first.
We just love having children around the office! Children have their own unique dental needs, plus keeping them comfortable and calm during their appointments is almost as important as the care itself! Dr. Bal likes treating children, and at the Bal Dental Centre, you’ll find a team of kid-friendly dental professionals with decades of experience helping little smiles grow into big beautiful ones.