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27 août 2015

Tips on finding the best dentist

best dentist in Ottawa It’s always nice when you are able to find something you have been looking for. Whether it be an old paystub because it’s tax time and you want to double check things, or you’re looking for your favourite pair of pants that you haven’t worn in forever. An added bonus is that when you end up finding those pants, the pockets are lined with cash! If only all things worked out like that. However, sometimes certain items, people and/or services can be hard to find.

Take dentists for instance. It may seem like an easy task to just find one because there are so many around and they all have to go through certain education to become dentists, therefore making them all qualified candidates to clean and inspect your teeth, right? Wrong! Finding the right dental professional in Ottawa can actually be quite the task. Here are some helpful tips to consider while on your quest for a dentist.

Location  Location, location, location! You have to decide on a dental office that is in a location that best suits your needs. This can mean finding an office that is close to your home and open on weekends so you can go when you have free time. Or, it can mean finding a location that is closer to where you work or go to school. In either case, finding the right location means you’ll have fewer excuses to not go.

Comfort  Being comfortable with the dentist you choose is very important; you need to be able to trust this person and be able to be fully relaxed in their environment. It can be hard to do this without actually first becoming a patient, but there are ways. Firstly, do your research on the dentists and offices you are interested in. Secondly, check for reviews from people that have had that dentist personally and see what they have to say.

Whatever decision you make, understand that it is your decision alone. Don’t ever feel the need to stay at a dental office that you aren’t comfortable in. Explore your options, find somewhere that your comfortable and enjoy clean and healthy teeth

19 août 2015

How Cone Beam (CT) Scanning is done

CDE-15-blog2 So you’ve decided to make a dental appointment after a long period of time. Firstly, congratulations! Brushing and flossing on a regular basis are great to help maintain great oral hygiene, but getting your teeth and gums examined by a professional at one of Capital Dentistry’s offices throughout Ottawa is imperative. They can further inspect your mouth (bathroom mirrors can only achieve so much!) and provide an assessment on your current daily regimen of maintaining your mouth health. In some cases your Ottawa dental professional may need to take an x-ray of your mouth to get an even closer look at potential issues you may be having. X-rays have proven themselves to be quite successful during dental procedures. However, sometimes the traditional x-rays aren’t as exact enough. What happens in this case? Enter Cone Beam Computed Tomography Scanning. Yes, it’s a mouthful (in both senses). It takes x-raying to the next level and can provide three-dimensional images of your mouth, jaw, nose ears and throat. Typically, the cone beam scanner is only used during certain procedures because of elevated amounts of radiation that are required for it. Some of these procedures may include:

  • Placement for dental implants
  • Determining bone structure and tooth orientation
  • Aiding with diagnosing TMJ

Cone beam scanning is quite useful and helpful for certain procedures, however that doesn’t mean that it isn’t without its potential risks. As mentioned earlier, there are elevated levels of radiation required for the scans to take place. Like any x-ray procedure, there are safety methods to eliminate any concern. The patient is required to remove any metal objects (glasses, jewelry, etc) and pregnant women should alert their Ottawa dental professional before this procedure is even considered as an option (it recommended that they not get it done while pregnant). At the end of the day, Cone beam CT scanning is a great way for your Ottawa dental professional to get a better look at the intricacies of your mouth if that information is so needed. Any questions or concerns should be discussed with your Ottawa dental professional prior to any x-ray is ever done.

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