Complete dental care from A to Z
Extend the natural life of your teeth and maintain good oral health with routine dental care. Regular visits to your dentist and quick intervention at the earliest sign of decay will save you from pain, discomfort and unexpected expenses. If your teeth, gums or oral health are causing problems for you, restorative dental care will put you back on the right track and make your mouth feel normal again. General dentistry puts your overall health first. Here are some of the results you can expect from preventative and restorative care:
- Super clean teeth that look whiter without whitening.
- Xrays that detect problems while they’re still small.
- Healthy gums that don’t itch or bleed.
- Composite fillings that halt cavities in their tracks.
- Less sensitivity from hot and cold foods.
- Reverse and prevent tooth decay.
- Extend the life of prosthetics and appliances.
- Save your natural tooth from an infection
- Replace missing teeth with a natural-looking solution
- Repair damaged teeth to like-new condition
- Custom-made prosthetics and appliances
- Eat easier, sleep better and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
Our General Dentistry services
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The importance of early intervention and routine care
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We really want to see you smile. Your health is our top priority and our routine care and recommendations for early intervention come from a place of care and concern. Keeping your teeth, gums, jaw and tongue healthy right now and repairing problems when they first appear will mean much less discomfort and pain and fewer unexpected expenses for you. And that is what keeps our patients smiling.
Keep your natural teeth for longer
Did you know the most common causes of tooth loss are cavities for young adults and gum disease in older adults? Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home is a great way to keep your mouth strong and healthy and at your routine exam, we can detect the earliest signs of gum disease and tooth decay and intervene before they get worse.
Save your money
Routine teeth cleaning and exams are relatively low-cost and predictable expenses that can fit in a budget. Treatments for the earliest signs of tooth decay, such as composite fillings, also happen to be relatively low-cost and a good long-term investment. More drastic procedures needed to repair more serious health issues often come with a bigger price tag.
Don’t even think about it
One of the greatest things about optimal oral health is that you don’t even think about it at all. There are no aches or inflammation. No all-consuming toothache. You don’t have to worry about the food you want to eat or feel self-conscious about your smile. Well maintained teeth are naturally beautiful, comfortable and reliable.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a routine dental check-up?
A routine check-up includes a teeth cleaning and an exam. Having your teeth cleaned and examined regularly will remove stuck-on-plaque and tartar that builds up even with routine brushing and flossing and will allow the dental team to monitor your general oral health with special attention to problem areas.
What causes cavities?
Leftover food particles, especially caught in hard to reach places, become a feast for the bacteria that live in our mouths. The bacteria multiply and produce an acidic byproduct that builds up on teeth and weakens enamel. Tooth decay can be accelerated with a diet high in sugar or acidic food and drinks like coffee or soda pop.
Why do some people get more cavities than others?
Some people are just genetically predisposed to have more cavities than others. For example, sometimes they are simply born more susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria or they have overcrowded teeth that are difficult to clean. The best thing you or anyone can do is to focus on having great oral hygiene and eating habits at home to stack the cards in your favour.
Do I need a filling if I have no pain?
Yes. The best part about fillings is that they prevent further tooth decay and they prevent future pain. Getting a filling now is in your best interest while the problem is still small and easily managed.
How do you restore a decaying tooth?
Tooth decay can be prevented and sometimes even reversed with routine cleanings. Teeth that are showing early signs of decay can be treated with fluoride and composite fillings. A tooth that has become infected can still be salvaged with a root canal. Teeth that are badly decayed can be capped with a beautiful and natural-looking dental crown or resurfaced with dental veneers. As a last resort, teeth that are very badly decayed may be extracted and the function of your bite and smile can be restored with an implant or bridge. There are many treatment options available depending on your exact circumstances.
Can you go to the dentist if you're pregnant?
Preventative teeth cleaning and a routine exam are encouraged and completely safe. The goal here is to prevent the onset of oral infection and to treat dental symptoms that sometimes appear during pregnancy. In the event of a dental emergency such as an infection, more invasive procedures, like a root canal, may be required. Elective procedures such as teeth whitening should be postponed until after the baby arrives.
Thank to Southport Dental Team. I appreciate all efforts especially in times of COVID-19. I’m sure it’s stressful. Everything runs like a well oiled machine. From the front desk to the hygienist Brookelyn. She is professional, fun, adds humour to ease my anxiety. Thank you Brookelyn. You are special and great in your field. Thank you for not killing me with mouth pain Dr. Dave and Dr.Kyle. I’ve had dental anxiety since childhood due to not a very nice dentist. I’m comfortable and in good spirits when I’m in the chair. Thank you. Happy Thanks…
The front office staff, dental assistants and hygienists at Dr. Cichon’s office are all top notch. They are professional, caring and friendly. And Dr. Cichon himself is one of the best dentists I have ever met. He took the time to explain the procedure I was having, what was going to happen and what to expect. His chair-side manner is kind and caring. I would gladly recommend Dr. Cichon and his team to anyone looking for a new dentist in south Calgary. Lovely people who care!
The strength of Southport Dental is the staff. They are highly competent professionals who genuinely care about their clients. It is a treat to interact with positive people who are there to take care of the dental needs of their clients. They are fun people who take the edge off what can be a stressful situation.