Finding a new dentist for your family can be an exciting but daunting process. Each member of your family has unique oral health needs that vary with age and genetic predisposition. Dr. Arlene Caringal and her associates provide comprehensive family dentistry services to patients in Toronto and Scarborough, ON, including exams, professional hygienic cleanings, and oral cancer screenings. Using advanced tools and technology, we can help your family achieve life-long oral health.
Preventive Services for the Family
Regular exams and cleanings are key to maintaining good oral health. We recommend patients as young as two years old visit us for biannual exams.
During a routine exam, we may:
- Take a series of digital x-rays to identify cavities or issues with developing teeth
- Examine the temporomandibular joints to check for swelling, irritation, or damage
- Assess the position of your head and neck to identify misalignment
- Carefully examine each tooth to examine wear and tear, which may be a sign of bruxism
- Evaluate the soft tissues to identify signs of gum disease in its earliest and most treatable stage
The American Dental Association recommends checkups every six months, or more frequently if you are at risk of oral health issues.
We use state-of-the-art digital x-rays for more precise diagnoses and better treatment planning.
Oral Cancer Screening
We conduct a visual oral cancer screening as a part of every dental exam. Studies have shown that early detection is key to successful treatment when it comes to oral cancer. If we identify any areas of concern, we may perform a brush biopsy using the non-invasive CDx® diagnostic system.
Even if you practice proper brushing and flossing techniques at home, you may overlook hard-to-reach areas. During a professional hygienic cleaning, we can remove stubborn plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, for a brighter, more vibrant smile.
At our office, we welcome children as young as two years of age. We strongly recommend fluoride treatments for children as part of their regular preventive dental plan, because their developing teeth are especially susceptible to cavities. Fluoride can strengthen enamel and protect their smile from decay. These treatments are painless and can be completed in a matter of minutes.
What Sets Our Practice Apart
Our friendly, highly trained staff is here to make your experience as warm and welcoming as possible. In each office, we have a special treasure chest for young ones. They can select their favorite prize after each visit.
For all of our patients, we use state-of-the-art digital x-rays, which enable us to make more precise diagnoses and better plan our treatments. We offer a range of dentistry services from dental fillings to full mouth reconstructions complete with dental implants.
Protect Your Family's Oral Health
Rather than schedule visits at multiple dental offices, your family can receive comprehensive care in one convenient location at Summer Breeze Dental. For nearly 20 years, our practice has been serving the dental needs of families within our community. Our helpful staff is ready to help your family establish healthy smiles for life. Simply contact our team online or call us at (416) 646-1737 to request an appointment.