Frequently Asked Questions…

At Bayview Dental Centre, we believe that education and communication are the keys to a productive patient/dental office relationship.

Our professional team is readily available to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Listed below for your reference, are commonly asked questions:

  1. Are you accepting new patients?
  2. Yes. Bayview Dental Centre continues to grow and continues to accept new patients. If you are considering a new dentist for you and your family, we invite you to stop by to meet our team and take a tour of our office or to schedule an appointment.

  3. Why is it important that I visit my dentist every 6 months?
  4. We recommend that patients visit our office at least twice yearly to ensure optimal oral and general health and to help avoid serious and costly future problems. In addition to cleaning and polishing all the visible and hidden surfaces of your teeth, we also check for many potential problems. Tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease are just a few examples of problems that can have serious consequences if left undetected. In certain cases, we may even recommend 3 or 4 visits per year in order to prevent and minimize periodontal and systemic diseases.

    Maintaining a regular appointment schedule with your dentist isn’t just good for your teeth, it’s an important part of your overall health.

  5. When should a child have its first visit to the dentist?
  6. Recent studies have shown that by the age of three, a child is already at risk of having cavities which can be caused by something as innocent as putting a baby to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. Along with taking our first look at your child’s oral condition, this first appointment is also largely focused on the parents and helping them to establish a good oral hygiene program and diet for the child. We believe that a child should have his or her first dental visit by the age of 3.

    It is a little known fact that a child’s primary teeth are vital to the long-term health of their permanent adult teeth. The premature loss of primary teeth as a result of accidents or decay can cause serious problems, including poorly spaced and crooked adult teeth. As a result, it is just as important to care for a child’s baby teeth as it is for the adult teeth that follow.

  7. What is periodontal disease?
  8. Periodontal disease is an infectious and inflammatory disease which destroys the periodontal tissue. These tissues consist of the gums and the bone that support the teeth. It is a gum and bone disease. Periodontal disease affects 3 out of 4 adults. It is caused by a growing colony of living bacteria called “plaque”. The greatest cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal disease.

    If detected in the early stages, periodontal disease can be treated and controlled.

  9. Am I a Candidate For Implants?
  10. Generally, candidates for dental implants should be in good health, have healthy gums, good oral habits for aftercare and a healthy jawbone to support the implants. Dental implants can adversely be affected by some chronic diseases, existing dental problems, diabetes, bone disorders, smoking and alcohol. Your dentist can evaluate your situation to determine if dental implants are the best option for you.

  11. Can I Replace an Old Crown that Looks Unnatural?
  12. Many of our patients have asked us about replacing very old crowns that have deteriorated or crowns that do not blend well with their natural teeth.

    One of our skilled dentists will ensure that the shade is matched and the crown is shaped precisely for a very natural, indistinguishable appearance that it also functional.