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The Importance of Comprehensive Dental Care

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Choosing a dental care provider for you and your family is an important decision. Finding a dentist you are comfortable with, who provides a variety of services to meet the needs of your family, even as those needs change, provides distinct advantages.

Advantages of Family Dentists Offering Comprehensive Care

Having a regular family dentist who offers comprehensive services is not just a convenience, it is a significant benefit. You receive personalized attention and consistent oral health monitoring at a familiar place that you are more likely to visit regularly.

The continuous care provided by a family dentist allows for the early detection and intervention of potential dental issues. Regular check-ups identify problems earlier and help prevent concerns down the road. This preventative approach is especially advantageous for children, although everyone can benefit. A dentist who is familiar with your family’s dental history can offer more tailored, personalized care.

Building a connection with a family dentist also offers a reassuring, supportive environment that may help to ease dental anxiety.

Dental Services

At a dental office providing comprehensive dental care, there is a wide range of dental services that may be available:

Preventative Dentistry

Routine dental cleanings prevent plaque buildup and help maintain oral hygiene. These cleanings are deeper and more thorough than what you can do at home, removing plaque that regular brushing and flossing cannot. Eliminating plaque and tartar reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease significantly. Fluoride treatments are proactive treatments to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay by remineralizing teeth. Fissure sealants help protect deep grooves in molars that are vulnerable to decay.

Nightguards and Sports Mouthguards

Protect your teeth from night-time grinding or activities that pose a risk of dental injuries. Nightguards are comfortable and custom fitted to prevent wear and damage to teeth from grinding them at night. Sports mouthguards protect against oral injuries, including broken teeth, during higher-risk physical activities.


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TMD (Jaw Pain) Therapy

Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause considerable pain and discomfort. TMD therapy is offered to help reduce jaw pain and, where possible, address dental factors related to these disorders.

Emergency Dentistry

Unexpected, urgent dental issues like broken or knocked out teeth, extreme dental pain, and other emergencies can arise at any time. Emergency care helps patients receive prompt attention and treatment when they need it the most. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call right away to get an appointment as soon as possible.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative care is critical to treat oral health issues, restore or mitigate damage and prevent further issues. Fillings restore teeth damaged by cavities or decay, preventing the spread of decay, preserving the natural tooth structure, and adding strength by filling and supporting the decayed area. Crowns, inlays, or onlays may also be used to help protect weakened and vulnerable teeth.

Scaling and root planing treat gum disease, promoting healthier gums and preventing further complications by removing plaque on tooth surfaces and under the gum line that infects and irritates gums.

Tooth Replacement Options

Restoring missing teeth is crucial for a variety of oral health reasons. Dental implants, bridges, and dentures can help patients chew and speak more naturally again, while preventing further issues such as shifting teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have concerns about the appearance of your teeth, it’s good to have a word with your dentist, who can develop an individual treatment plan to address your concerns. Professional teeth whitening safely provides a visibly brighter smile. Dental bonding addresses minor imperfections including stains, chips, and others by covering them with tooth-coloured composite resin. Veneers and Lumineers® cover more significant imperfections, including discolouration, chips, misshapenness, and misalignments. Gum lift surgeries remove excess gum tissue, contouring it for a more even appearance.


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Oral Surgeries

Implants replace both the tooth root and the visible portion of a tooth for a fixed solution; they function like a natural tooth. A tailored treatment plan is developed for you. Available is traditional implants and mini implants. All-on-4 dental implants treat those who are missing a full arch of teeth. Implants can also be used to secure bridges and dentures for those with multiple missing teeth.

Bone grafting improves the supporting jawbone quantity. Crown lengthening exposed more of a tooth surface to place crowns or complete other procedures.

Root canal procedures save teeth that have infected or damaged pulp inside the canals of a tooth root, eliminating the need for extraction. However, at times, an extraction may be necessary. Many dentists offer extraction services as a last resort, as well as wisdom teeth removal.


For those seeking an orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® aligners provide an effective way to straighten teeth and correct a misaligned bite.

Sedation Dentistry

For anxious patients and those undergoing lengthy or complex procedures, oral sedation is an option.

Dental Services at Maple Ridge Smiles Dental

At Maple Ridge Smiles Dental, we are proud to offer a wide range of family dentistry services to help our patients. Our team helps patients of all ages as their dental needs change. From a child’s first exam as the first tooth erupts, to wisdom teeth removal as teens, and as adults and seniors, we offer age-appropriate care and services to meet the evolving needs of your entire family.

Our dentist, Dr. Mitra Ghaderi and the rest of the team at Maple Ridge Smiles Dental are your dedicated partners in oral health. With a comprehensive range of services, we are here to help.

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