Cornerstone Dental Centre Answers Questions for Our Patients
Now accepting new patients, Cornerstone Dental Centre would love the opportunity to make you, your family, and friends a part of our growing dental family. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry services to Fort Saskatchewan, AB patients of all ages. Below, we’ve taken the time to answer some of the frequently asked questions we receive from new patients. Contact us today to book your next dental appointment and learn how our dentists can help you with all your dental health needs. We’re currently offering new adult patients a free electric toothbrush and teeth whitening, so don’t delay!
How Often Should I Have a Dental Exam and Cleaning?
Preventative dentistry is one of our specialties at Cornerstone Dental Centre. We recommend making an appointment with our dental professionals at least once a year for a dental exam, cleaning, and x-rays. This helps us keep your teeth healthy and free of cavities, enamel wear, gum disease, and other issues.
What Can I Expect During My Dental Exam and Cleaning?
During your annual dental checkup, we’ll thoroughly examine and clean your teeth, scraping plaque from all the hard-to-reach areas not addressed through your daily brushing and flossing. We’ll also likely take x-rays to see if you have any issues inside your teeth or gums that are hidden by your jawline.
How Often Should I Brush and Floss My Teeth?
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss after meals to ensure your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy. We also encourage patients to use mouthwash after flossing to rinse out food particles and bacteria, especially in those hard-to-reach areas.
What Can Help Reduce or Prevent Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding at night (bruxism) can wear down your teeth’ biting surfaces and cause severe bite misalignments over time. This chronic condition affects nearly one-third of the population, but custom nightguards from Cornerstone Dental Centre can help put an end to the constant clenching and grinding. You may have a tooth grinding problem if you experience frequent headaches, tense muscles, jaw pain, sensitivity in your teeth and gums, worn enamel, or tongue indentations. Talk to our team today!
What Can I Do About Stained or Discolored Teeth?
If stained or discolored teeth are a source of embarrassment for you, Cornerstone Dental Centre offers many cosmetic dentistry solutions. Our in-office teeth whitening takes less than an hour and produces fantastic results for many patients looking to minimize the appearance of stains and brighten their teeth several shades. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are two other popular cosmetic solutions to help restore the beauty of your smile. Crowns and veneers are constructed to match your teeth’ color, shape, and size for discreet, natural-looking results.
How Long Will the Results of Teeth Whitening Last?
Teeth whitening results will vary by patient, but our professional ivory teeth whitening procedure typically produces better results for patients than over-the-counter whitening kits or strips. You shouldn’t experience tooth or gum sensitivity after this procedure, but you should notice almost immediate whitening results. You could see up to eight shades’ difference in as little as one visit. Patients who smoke, drink coffee or red wine, or eat acidic foods may begin to notice fading results or significant teeth yellowing more quickly than others. For the best results, you’ll likely need to schedule teeth whitening touchup appointments at our office.
What Is Fluoride? Why Is It Important to Dental Health?
Fluoride is a mineral found in water and many of the foods you eat, including fish, kale, spinach, apples, and skim milk. Fluoride is beneficial for your dental health because it helps control gingivitis and decalcification caused by plaque bacteria buildup. Our office offers fluoride treatment to help remineralize and strengthen our patients’ tooth enamel for strong, healthy teeth and gums. We may also recommend dental sealants to help patients avoid plaque buildup and cavities.
How Can I Take Care of My Teeth Between Dental Checkups?
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash after meals are all healthy oral hygiene habits you should develop to care for your teeth between annual dental checkups. Avoiding tobacco products, acidic foods, and hard candies is also in your best interest to protect your tooth enamel and prevent cavities, gum disease, staining, oral cancer, and other dental issues. We also suggest viewing these helpful resources to learn more about optimizing your oral health:
- Dental Care – Basic Dental Care Overview
- Dental Health – Learn About Mouth and Dental Health
- Dental Injuries – Mouth and Dental Injuries
- Patient Information – Canadian Dental Association
- Education – Alberta Dental Association & College
- Community – City of Fort Saskatchewan Information
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept at Your Office?
Cornerstone Dental Centre accepts cash, cheques, Interac, Visa, and MasterCard.
Do You Direct Bill Insurance Companies for Your Patients?
Yes, we direct bill most insurance companies for your convenience. Reach out today via phone or our online form to schedule an appointment for all of your family’s oral health needs in Fort Saskatchewan!