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The team at Dentistry on Parkdale in the 'We Are Open!" section in the September issue of Snapd Hamilton

Dental patients in Hamilton, ON, who are looking for a welcoming environment, a trusted and experienced team, and a full suite of dental services, need to look no further than the Dentistry on Parkdale. Dr. Karen Ho is a skilled dentist who leads a team of gentle and caring professionals who treat patients like family members. With a wide range of services offered, Dr. Ho and the team can address all of your preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental needs.

Preventative care

In most cases, dental problems can be avoided with proper preventative care. Dr. Ho and the Dentistry on Parkdale team help their patients understand how proper dental care can improve their oral health and overall wellness.
  • Routine dental appointments are where the teeth and mouth are professionally cleaned to remove any built-up plaque and examined to detect any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. During this appointment, the dental team can answer any questions and provide instructions for better at-home oral health care habits.
  • Dental sealants and fluoride treatments that can prevent tooth decay and strengthen the tooth’s enamel are commonly used for children.

Restorative care

Even with the best at-home dental habits, dental problems can occur. When they do, patients want to be treated by a team they trust. At Dentistry on Parkdale, patients can find treatments such as:
  • Tooth-colored fillings remove the damaged part of the tooth and replace it with a composite material that perfectly matches the natural enamel.
  • Crowns and bridges, dentures, and dental implants to restore teeth that are damaged or missing.
  • Dental extractions are for badly damaged teeth and can’t be saved, or that are causing alignment troubles or pain for the patient.

Cosmetic care

In many cases, patients want to change the appearance of their smile. Dr. Ho can help patients address discoloration with professional teeth whitening that can be done in the office in less than two hours or at home over a period of several weeks.

For more information about the services provided, call Dentistry on Parkdale at 905-547-4940 to schedule an appointment.

Educational Video

Dentures vs. Implants: what can help you better?

Teeth are irreplaceable! You need a healthy set of teeth for a healthy lifestyle. That said, there are a handful of options available for those who do have missing teeth; dentures and implants. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of getting dental implants or dentures for missing teeth. Video Transcript
Go for dental implants over dentures for a healthy and beautiful smile.
Do you have problems eating the food that you love? Does the condition of your smile cause you embarrassment? Even to the point of negatively impacting your social life. Are you tired of constantly trying to manage life with failing or missing teeth? In the past, the only way to deal with tooth loss was with type of dentures. The problem is that there are many downsides to dentures including, they must be removed and thoroughly cleaned regularly. They cannot be worn over night. Sometime dentures slip around making it difficult to speak and eat. Certain foods cannot be eaten with dentures, such as caramels, apples and corn on the cob. There is an increased risk of gum disease if food is trapped by the dentures. They also need frequent replacement. On average every six to ten years compared to 30 plus years for dental implants. Finally, they will break if dropped, requiring replacement. There is a new approach that has been gaining popularity over the past 20 years and as a result has now become more affordable. Dental implants are an exciting way to replace missing teeth when teeth or dentures are held and supported by implants, it feels like getting your natural teeth back. Learn to love your smile again. Get back to savoring your favorite foods. Enjoys the feeling of attractive, healthy, non-removable teeth. If that sounds like music to your years, then you may be a good candidate for dental implants. There are many benefits to dental implants including they are easy to care for, just brush and floss as you do your natural teeth. Implants look and feel like natural teeth since the root and tooth is replaced. Implants allow you to eat any food including things that are sticky and crunchy. Dental implants do not affect speech. With proper care dental implants will last for decades. Attend our upcoming dental implant seminar to learn more on how you can change your smile and your life…… forever.
Regardless of age, visits to the dentist may seem frightening. Dr. Ho has been providing compassionate dental care to patients from the Hamilton area for fifteen years. She and her team understand the anxiety that many people feel when facing dental care. Children, in particular, need their visits to be positive and as comfortable as possible. We recognize that the care we provide will shape a child's lifelong attitude towards dentistry and oral health. As such, we create a lighthearted environment that is comfortable for children as well as for adults.

Dental anxiety is a problem for many people. At Dentistry on Parkdale, we are happy to discuss with patients the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation. Whether anxiety is mild and present only for more complex treatments such as tooth extraction or you feel nervous just getting your teeth cleaned, our goal is to help you feel relaxed and comfortable as we attend to your smile needs.

We are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. Our location is convenient, with free parking and scheduling that meets your needs. It's time for your smile to reflect your inner health and vitality. Schedule your check up at 905-547-4940. We look forward to meeting you!

Dental Educational Video

It is very common for people to often pay attention only to their teeth while being ignorant or negligent about the care required to maintain their gums. This often results in problems such as gum disease. Your teeth are only as well protected as your gums. Once bacteria infects gum tissue, it can do irreparable damage that can result in bone loss and zero function if left untreated. Video Transcript
The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque build up. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis can include swelling, sensitivity and bleeding f the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized as irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The Gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage but at this stage the results are not reversible. Advanced Periodontitis is when the fiber and bones supporting the teeth are destroyed. This may abuse teeth to shift or loosen, teeth may have to be removed depending on how advance the disease has become and treatment can be non-effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pack up a brochure or ask your dentist today.
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