We offer quality dental services for everyone and are committed to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. We want you to feel comfortable when you are in the dental chair, and we work hard to ensure that you receive the best treatments for your individual situation and needs.
How we can help you?
Every effective dental treatment begins with accurate, careful diagnosis along with oral cancer screening. Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.
Did you know that tartar is harder than bone? Brushing and flossing will remove plaque and food particles from your teeth, but tartar is very hard and can't be removed without special instruments. Over time, tartar can build up and if it's not removed it can cause infections in your gums. To ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, you should go for a professional cleaning at least once or twice a year. In some cases you may need to go more frequently. Prevention is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy, and our hygienists can help you preserve good oral health by showing you proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Paediatric Dental Care
A child’s first visit to the dentist can determine their relationship with oral healthcare for the rest of their lives. We understand the importance of positive first experience with children. We work hard to provide for your child’s dental needs with compassion by creating a pleasant, fun and educational environment for your child.
Aesthetic dentistry is where science and art combine in dental treatment. We look at your dental problem and provide the optimum solution for your dental health and function, whilst at the same time achieving a beautiful and natural appearance. Our goal is to recreate how your teeth would be if you did not have dental problems and your teeth and gums were in ideal condition. This is not the same as cosmetic dentistry, which strictly speaking involves changing simply the appearance of your teeth.
The fact that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness is great news. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.
Do you suffer from a high level of anxiety over a visit to the dentist or during dental procedures? If so, have you considered sedation? McFarlane Family Dental offers a range of sedation options including nitrous oxide, oral sedation and parenteral IV conscious sedation. Contact to find out what would be appropriate for you.
Did you know that at least 90% of Canadians suffer from some form of gum disease? Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is responsible for more tooth loss than any other dental problem. Healthy teeth and gums are very important to your overall well-being. Gum disease is a serious infection that can affect your appearance, damage your jawbone, cause your teeth to fall out and increase your health risks. The good news is that gum disease can almost always be prevented with proper dental care and good dental habits. If you already have gum disease, it can be stopped, and possibly reversed, if it’s caught and treated in the early stages. We check for signs of gum disease at every appointment and always recommend regular dental check ups and cleanings for our patients!
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root.
The most common oral surgery procedure is extraction (removal of tooth). Some of the reasons for an extraction are: if the tooth is not restorable, has severe bone loss or insufficient space for wisdom teeth to erupt. We are equipped to handle simple and complicated extractions.
Special Needs Dentistry
We have staff trained for special needs dentistry and are well prepared to give the best care to those with disabilities of any kind. Talk to us.
Orthodontics involves correcting teeth that are badly positioned, crooked or overcrowded, as well as closing gaps between teeth and correcting bites. This is done using orthodontic braces which move the teeth into the correct positions and alignment. Today there are many different types of braces with ‘invisible’ braces becoming increasingly popular, particularly for adult patients. In fact, it is really never too late to have your teeth straightened. More and more adults, as well as children, receive orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles, although a better appearance is certainly not the only benefit of treatment. Correcting the alignment of your teeth not only optimises the bite and functional arrangement of your teeth, but also facilitates easier brushing and flossing, helping you to keep your teeth healthy.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. An alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures may be dental implants. Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth. If you have any questions regarding implants – come and see us. We can help you decide the right treatment for you.
Sports & Night Guards
Many individuals grind or clench their teeth while asleep and are not even aware they are doing so. Because patients are unaware that they are grinding their teeth, they may feel there is no need for a night guard. While it may not seem like an attractive option, custom-fitted night guards can protect your teeth and prevent long-term, permanent damage done in your sleep. Sports injuries or wear from grinding your teeth can cause serious damage to your teeth. Custom-fitted sports guards protect your teeth from being broken or knocked out during sports.
Habit Breaking Appliances
We offer a number of small dental appliance to combat snoring and thumb sucking habit. Snoring appliances can help prevent a number of serious diseases like high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. They can also help prevent accidents caused from daytime sleepiness due to poor night time sleep. Thumb sucking appliances can help prevent malformation of the upper jaw.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Many Canadians want a brighter smile. There are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth. Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Ask us for our trusted opinion.
Keep your mouth healthy
Are you concerned about your oral health?
We can help! Contact us today to get on track with your individualized treatment plan.