Prevention/Public Education: dentists educate their patients, as well as the general public, on how to prevent oral health problems. As primary health care providers, they provide nutritional guidance, as well as information and advice on developing and maintaining good oral and overall health.
Detection and Management of Oral Conditions: Research shows there may be a link between oral disease and other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, as well as pre-term and low-birth-weight babies. Dentists are often the first health care professionals to spot a wide variety of systemic diseases such as hypertension and cancer.
Aesthetic Improvement: Dentists can help improve a patient’s appearance as well as health through the use of newly developed cosmetic dental techniques.
Restoration: Dentists repair damage to the teeth, gum and oral tissues caused by accidents or diseases such as dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontitis (gum disease)
Correction: Dentists correct oral health problems caused by crooked, crowded or poorly spaced teeth or misaligned jaws with orthodontic appliances, mouth splints and other devices and treatments.
Reconstruction: Dentists fabricate substitutes for lost teeth and oral tissues, including fixed replacements and dentures.
Surgery: Dentists perform many kinds of oral surgery other than tooth extractions. They also perform surgery to correct facial and dental deformities caused by accident and birth defect. (CDA)
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski & Associates – We Protect Your Smile!!!
Did you know that according to studies done by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, each year, about 19,000 Canadian children under the age of 6 undergo day surgery because of early childhood caries?
Dental caries is the most common chronic disease of childhood however, with proper oral health care it is also the most preventable.
Be sure that your child’s first visit to the dentist is by age 1 or within 6 months of eruption of their first tooth. (Whichever comes first)