How often should I get a dental checkup?

As long as you’re conscientious in taking care of your teeth and gums, you should typically make an appointment to see a dentist every 6 months. However, depending on your oral health, we may suggest visiting a little more or less.

Why is visiting a dentist important?

Regular checkups with a dental professional not only improves your oral health significantly, but the rest of your body as well. Regular dental care: a. Prevents decay and rotting of the teeth b. Protects you against oral infection and disease c. Prevents bad breath (provided you brush and floss regularly as well) d. Strengthens your teeth, helping to keep them healthy and strong

What should I expect on my first visit?

Your first visit will include everything you need to get started as a patient at Family Dentist Tree. We’ll give you a brief tour of our office so you and your family can familiarize yourself with it. We have new patient forms that will need to be filled out.

After that, you and your family will meet with the dentist, who will assess your current oral hygiene, and make a plan with you in keeping up with your daily oral hygiene regiment.

How soon can I be seen if I have a dental emergency?

Depending on the severity of the problem, we can book you in that very day. Call us at (905) 845-1833 if you are experiencing any severe dental issues.

How can I book an appointment for myself or my children?

You can book an appointment by calling our office at (905) 845-1833, or you may book your appointment on our website.

I need to change my appointment time or cancel. How much notice should I give to you?

If you need to reschedule an appointment, or cancel your appointment entirely, please give us at least 48 hours notice by calling our office at (905) 845-1833.

Will you accept my insurance plan?

Family Dentist Tree accepts most insurance plans. For example, we accept:

  • Blue Cross
  • Sunlife
  • Manulife
  • Green Shield
  • First Canadian Health
  • Great West Life

If you would like us to work within your specific plan, give us a call ahead of your appointment and we’ll work something out.

What are my options if I don’t have dental insurance?

Family dentistry is more than happy to accept payment by debit, credit or cheque. We can also set up a payment plan if you inform us of this need prior to your appointment.

My teeth are perfectly fine! Do I really need to see a dentist?

Seeing a dentist regularly can be important, because some oral health issues can arise without you even knowing. Since your smile is important to us, we recommend booking an appointment, even if you feel fine.

When should I start taking my child to see a dentist?

We recommend bringing your child to our office as early as six months old. That way, our dentists can assess your child’s first few baby teeth and examine their health. After the first visit, we recommend scheduling an appointment every 6 months.

When should I begin brushing my baby’s teeth?

The sooner you begin to brush your baby’s teeth, the better! Brushing your baby’s teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush will help remove plaque bacteria and prevent infection as their teeth begin to come through. Visit a store’s health department or a drug store for infant-safe toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Do you do wisdom tooth extractions?

Yes – we extract wisdom teeth right here in our offices and depending on the extent of the work being done and the needs of the individual patient, we offer three different methods of sedation: Oral Sedation, Nitrous Oxide, and IV.

You can book your wisdom tooth extraction by giving us a call at (905) 845-1833.


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