PREVENTATIVE

Providing Preventative Dentistry in the Niagara Region

Avoid dental problems and save money in the long run with consistent dental care from our dentists and hygienists in Smithville. From tooth decay to gum disease, we care for patients of all ages. Serving many communities in the Niagara Region, we offer solutions for:

we offer solutions for:

  • Cavities

  • Gum disease

  • Enamel wear

  • Tartar and plaque removal

  • Bad breath

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal is a broad term used to describe various diseases that affect the gums, bone, and surrounding structures of the teeth. The most common types of periodontal disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis causes bleeding and reddening of the gums. Periodontitis damages the bone and connective tissue that supports the teeth. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue. This happens when bacteria increases in mass to form a paste-like substance called plaque. Accumulation of plaque and tartar covering the teeth are the beginning stages of periodontal diseases. Tartar is a long standing plaque that has absorbed calcium on the tooth surface. Early detection and treatment are your best defense.


Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Poorly contoured fillings or crowns
  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • High levels of stress
  • Diabeetes
  • Down's Syndrome
  • AIDS
  • Taking certain medications: steroids, oral contraceptives, and blood pressure medications are a few
  • Genetics: children of parents with periodontitis are 12 times more likely to have the bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease


Prevention of Periodontal Disease

  • Good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly can stop the disease's progression
  • Eating a balanced diet to supply nutrients for good health
  • proper use of a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash
  • Drinking at least seven glasses of water per day to increase saliva in the mouth


Early detection is important in the treatment of periodontal disease. In addition, you keep dental costs down by preventing further destruction!


A Wide Variety of Dental Tips & Tricks

Our team of dentists have more than 35 years of experience in business to give you all the tips and information you need when it comes to protecting your teeth. Whether you’re in your early teens or are a senior with cosmetic dentistry needs, we can help restore your smile to its former glory. We can also ensure that your oral health is up to par. Book an appointment with our team of dentists or hygienists when you’re in need of dental care. Learn more about our sedation process as well.

Call Now:
905-957-2311

Email: info@vsdc.ca


249 St Catharine St,
Smithville, ON, L0R 2A0

Hours

Monday - Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Please contact us for Monday evening appointment availability

Saturday: One Saturday per month from September to April. Please call for availability.
Sunday: Closed

Service Area

  • Smithville

  • Cayuga

  • Grimsby

  • Beamsville

  • Vineland

  • Jordan

  • St. Catharines

  • Welland

  • Wellandport

  • Binbrook

  • Caistor Centre

  • Stoney Creek

  • Hamilton

  • Niagara on the Lake

  • Niagara Falls

  • Port Colborne

  • Wainfleet

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