As we tell our clients, oral care begins at home. You can take care of your oral hygiene by cleaning your teeth twice a day, avoiding sugary and acidic foods, and eating more fruits, vegetables, and other healthy items. Instead of drinking soft drinks and processed juices, consume more water to improve your oral health.
It’s also important to visit your dental clinic regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have concerns, then come to us with your dental problems today for one of the most trusted names in the Hamilton dental community. During a checkup, we can make sure that your oral care is on track. We can check for any oral damage, make sure that you’re brushing and flossing your teeth correctly, and keep any bad habits at bay.
At Dentistry on 7th, we serve a variety of clients who trust us with their oral health because we’re friendly, skilled, professional and provide many services, including the following:
#1 Teeth Cleaning
Even if you brush and floss our teeth every day, chances are that you have missed hard to reach areas in the mouth. Here, plaque can build up. If it’s not cleaned, it can strengthen into tartar. This gunk is also called calculus and forms below and above the gum line. It can lead to damaged enamel and tooth decay.
Tartar can only be removed with dental tools. Make a cleaning appointment with us to remove plaque and tartar before it damages your teeth further.
#2 Treatment of Gum Disease
Not only does plaque and tartar damage teeth, but it can also damage your gums. It causes an infection called gingivitis, which can result in gum recession. Gum disease can leave you with swelling, soreness, and bleeding gums. Eventually, gum disease can cause the breakdown of the bone that keeps your tooth in its place.
Avoid advanced gum disease by making a cleaning appointment with Dentistry on 7th today. We can also treat gingivitis before it reaches an advanced stage.
#3 Oral Cancer Detection
At Dentistry on 7th, we stay on the technological edge to offer you fast, safe, and comfortable treatment. One of the tools we use is called the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System. This non-invasive and painless tool can detect early signs of oral cancer, such as symptoms of tumors, within minutes.
While oral cancer is uncommon, it’s important to catch it early, because it can progress quickly. It’s more common in older men. Exposure to the sun, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, tobacco, and alcohol can increase the risk of oral cancer. Here are a few ways you can decrease your chances of contracting the disease:
- Avoid smoking
- Drink less alcohol
- Eat healthy food
- Exercise regularly
- Brush, floss, and use mouthwash regularly
- Visit your dental clinic for regular checkups
- Use sunblock
It’s important to have your teeth and jawbone checked beneath the surface of your mouth to locate issues that are invisible to the naked eye. We can find swelling, bone decay, cysts, tumors, and other issues with the following devices:
- Digital Radiography: At Dentistry on 7th we use a digital X-ray system to get images of your teeth, supporting bone, and gums. Not only does digital radiography allow us to see your jaw in minute detail, but it’s faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly than conventional X-rays.
- Seiler Dental Microscope: This tool allows us to see your tooth in microscopic detail and catch early signs of decay and fractures. Catching such problems before they worsen can help us save your tooth.
- 3D Cone Beam CT Scan: This medical imaging technology further helps us diagnose oral health issues. By providing us with a 360-degree three-dimensional view of the area, it offers us more detail than a two-dimensional X-ray.
#5 Cosmetic Dentistry
Thanks to advancements in technology, cosmetic dentistry services are increasingly popular. While many local celebrities use our cosmetic dentistry services, we also have clients from all walks of life. We offer many cosmetic treatment plans.
We’re considered Hamilton’s most trusted dentist for teeth whitening because our services are highly effective in transforming your smile. We also offer veneers, crowns, bridges, implants and more. With only some subtle changes, we can enhance your smile by correcting the shade, shape, spacing, height, or width of your teeth.
#6 Orthodontic Services
Orthodontics is a speciality in dentistry that corrects bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. We’re Hamilton’s favorite choice for orthodontics because we can help children, adults, and even older citizens. More adults are using orthodontic services because of better treatment plans.
One of these options is called Invisalign®. Unlike traditional unsightly metal braces, these clear aligners look nearly invisible. What’s more, they can be taken on or off at any time. This is particularly useful if you want to eat or brush your teeth without obstruction.
#7 Pediatric Services
It’s a good idea to bring your child early to Dentistry on 7th for orthodontic services because we can influence their teeth to grow correctly. We also offer emergency pediatric services. Come to us if your child has a damaged, avulsed, or abscessed tooth, toothache, dislodged fillings, or extreme toothache. Our team is passionate about treating children. We try to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Aside from TV sets, we can use sedation or laughing gas to help a young client relax.
#8 Sleep Apnea Treatment
Nothing tests wedding vows more than snoring. This noise is made if your airway is compromised during sleep. If your throat muscles relax too much during a nap, the airway can collapse and hinder airflow. When your lungs try to push through the collapsed airway, the throat structures can vibrate, resulting in the sound we call snoring.
At Dentistry on 7th we can treat snoring with snoring appliances. These appliances gently reposition your jaw to allow air to flow unhindered. This can help you and your family get a good night’s sleep.
These are just some of the services we offer at Dentistry on 7th. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you with your dental needs. You can give us a call or request an appointment through our website.