How to Deal With Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

by Dr. Joyce Levitt on February 19, 2014

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By Dilia Narduzzi, Canadian Family
Ever since she was a kid, Chris Giovanni* didn’t like going to the dentist. The sound of the drill, and the needles made her anxious about each visit. Now, her eight-year-old son, Julien, is in the same boat. “Even before he had cavities, he didn’t like the experience. He is sensitive and aware that people don’t like it there. The environment isn’t very comforting,” says the Hamilton, Ont., mom. Add in that the cotton rolls used during mouth x-rays make Julien gag, and the stage is set for an uncomfortable dental experience.
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Cosmetic Dentistry

by Dr. Joyce Levitt on June 11, 2013

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Cosmetic dentistry is a very popular term that is used by many dentists to distinguish themselves from other general dental practitioners.

I take exception to the use of this term as I feel that all dental treatment needs to be of the highest functional and cosmetic calibre. Certainly, dental treatment that is done especially on the upper front teeth has higher cosmetic needs than a last tooth; however these are dental skills that all dental practitioners need to incorporate. Occasionally, cosmetic dentistry can mean dental treatment that is done only to improve a patient’s appearance and this is often required for fractured, missing or severely discoloured teeth, however it can also mean extensive dental treatment and substantial loss of tooth material to correct a minor aesthetic concern and this is the type of treatment that concerns me greatly.

Dental treatment should be provided when there is a clear dental need: decay, fracture, or obvious discolouration. The treatment needs to be as conservative of tooth material as possible while still resulting in a functional, aesthetic, cosmetic result.

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March Break Giveaway Winners

March 19, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to: Anne $25.00 gift card to the movies Carlina $15.00 gift card to Tim Hortons Ryan $15.00 gift card for iTunes Brenden Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Rachel $15.00 gift card to SUBWAY

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March Break Draws

February 15, 2013

We will be giving away gift certificates for iTunes, Subway, and Cineplex, and electric toothbrushes. Please enter your name by calling the office.

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Treatment of Dental Anxiety

November 26, 2012

Once the crucial assessment of dental anxiety has been completed specific techniques can be identified that target the individual’s specific anxiety issues. Control Techniques: Behavioural A fear of loss of control is a common issue identified in anxiety assessment. Factors contributing to control issues are patient position during dental treatment. Dental treatment is accomplished with […]

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Announcing the winner of our Mother’s Day Free Bleaching Kit

May 24, 2012

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Our March Break Basket Winner

March 14, 2012

Congratulations to the winner of our March Break Children’s gift basket, Christopher.

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March Break Basket Draw

February 26, 2012

There will be a draw for a March Break basket. Any child who attends between now and March 13th will be entered to win. Basket includes- Cineplex gift card, complimentary sports mouthguard fabrication, Tim Hortons gift card, electric toothbrush and lots of other things to keep your healthy smile.

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Dental Anxiety Assessment

October 21, 2011

The assessment of dental anxiety is the most important aspect of treating dental anxiety. Often patients will report a generalized “I just don’t like the dentist”. These reactions must be explored carefully and the exact nature/cause/source of the anxiety has to be identified in order to then correctly establish the treatment modalities for addressing the […]

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Sportsguard clinic at Milton Sport center Saturday, October 8th

October 5, 2011

Sportsguard clinic at Milton Sport center Saturday October 8th 9AM till Noon $40.00 payable on the day. Look for our poster!!

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