Regularly scheduled cleanings are a good place to start, but it’s not the only step in caring for your smile. Since good oral health is linked to the health of the rest of your body, you want to take care of your gums too!
Catered Services to Fit Your Lifestyle
Preventive care can mean different things to different people, depending on what your level of health and lifestyle looks like. At Source Dental, we’re ready to help you strengthen your teeth and keep them that way, through various services such as:
- Sports guards to protect your teeth from a stray slap shot
- TMJ splints to ease tension and pain in your jaw
- Sleep apnea appliances that support your airway while you sleep
- Gum treatments, building a foundation of oral and systemic health
- Protective sealants and fluoride treatments to keep decay at bay
It Takes More Than Flossing to Keep Your Gums Healthy
In between your gums and teeth are small pockets. During your routine exams, we perform a periodontal exam to evaluate the depth of those pockets. Anything deeper than 3mm is cause for concern: your toothbrush and floss can’t clean that deep. Bacteria will get caught in these pocket and cause tissue detachment. If the infection is left untreated, periodontal disease will lead to bone loss and eventually loss of teeth.
Take Care Of Your Smile’s Foundation Before Its Appearance
If your home had a crumbling foundation, painting and hanging new curtains wouldn’t help. The same can be said for your oral health. If your gums are not healthy, they need attention before you tackle alignment, whitening, or restorative care. We take this very seriously, so at our Oshawa office we have a board-certified periodontist on staff. This trained and experienced specialist manages your periodontal treatments and surgeries, if needed, here in our office, even if you need a bone or soft tissue graft!
Sleep Apnea Treatments: Better Rest
Are you tired every morning? Do you snore so much it disturbs your sleep partner? You may have obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder in which your airway collapses while you sleep, causing you to stop breathing. By reflex, your body wakes up slightly in order to re-start respirations. While you probably don’t remember waking up multiple times every night, not being rested every morning is evidence that it may be happening.
Get Help! Ask About Our Oral Sleep Appliances
If you think that you have a problem with sleep apnea, call our Oshawa office. We work closely with a local sleep physician, and if your treatment plan calls for it, we can fit you for a night time oral appliance to keep your airway open and help you “catch up” on your sleep.
Mouth Guards and Splints
Many people rely on hard plastic “boil and bite” mouth guards to protect their teeth during sports. If you are trying to protect your teeth or if you think a dental guard might help your jaw pain, call Source Dental. We can fit you for a custom athletic mouth guard or splint.