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If you have moved to Oakville you will need to find a good Dental Office as you never know when tooth pain can strike. Oakville is a big town in southern Ontario with a population between 194,000 and 200,000.
Your Dentist shares equal importance with your Doctor and for this reason, having a Dental Office near your home is essential.
Especially families with children should form an early relationship with the dentist and not wait until issues occur.
Prevention is everything and when you go along for your annual or six-monthly Dental check-up take your child with you and let them sit in the dental chair so that they get used to being there before any intervention is required.
Many Dentists offer good preventative advice that can help your family to stop tooth decay and when your family looks after their teeth they should last for life.
Cleaning and Flossing
Learning to clean your teeth and to floss them early in life is very good preventative care and the first teeth are just as important as the adult teeth.
After 2 years of age, a child should never be put to bed with a bottle of milk, as the milk pools around the teeth causing decay overnight, start them drinking from a lidded cup before they go to bed and then clean the teeth, it is not too early to start.
From the time your child's teeth first appear they will require cleaning. Your Dental Office in Oakville will advise you on the best type of toothbrush and toothpaste for your child.
Many adults wait for Dental pain to occur before they contact the Dental Office, this is very shortsighted as once decay starts it can spread, and will often lead to a lot more expense later on.
If you have had a Dentist in another town prior to moving to Oakville ask for a copy of your records to be forwarded to the Oakville Dental Office as this will make it easier for your new Dentist see what is happening as by the time we are adults most of us have had some Dental intervention.
Statistics show that many people who have grown up with fluoride in the tap water have strong teeth compared to those who have not. Some council areas are rethinking the strategy and are removing the fluoride.
Fluoride is recommended by public health, medical and Dental groups as it has been shown to contribute to the prevention of cavities.
Many people like to attend the Dental Office every six months to have their teeth cleaned and to make sure that they are free of cavities. Others like to have their annual whitening as well.
Your teeth are for life and we ignore them at our peril So it is really important to contact the Dental Office near home as soon as you make the move to Oakville. You will be able to make an appointment for your first dental check-up.
Dr. Somayeh Nourian is the principal dentist at Kiwi Dental focusing on restorative, cosmetic and dental surgeries. With over 14 years of experience as a family dentist, she has earned the trust of many families to take care of their oral health.
She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of Biochemistry and earned her dental degree from the University of Toronto in 2006. She has a passion for dental surgeries including dental implants and gum grafts and is currently part of the Ontario Dental Implant Network.