Patient Resources

Smile Transformation Options

Smile Transformation Options

Brighten Your Teeth Many patients choose teeth whitening as the first of their cosmetic dentistry procedures because it can lay the foundation for a bright smile. Conceal Minor Chips Dental bonding can help conceal minor cosmetic imperfections such as chips, minor...

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Is it Really Necessary? Wisdom teeth, sometimes referred to as third molars, usually erupt into the mouth at around 17 – 25 years of age. They are the last set of permanent teeth to appear. Some people never develop them while others erupt normally and cause no...

Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease (Gingivitis & Periodontitis) This brief video explains what gingivitis is and how it can lead to periodontal and other diseases if left untreated:What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that...

The Benefits of a Benefit Plan

The Benefits of a Benefit Plan

Like many Canadians, you may have a dental plan through your employer, union or provincial government. A dental plan is a benefit that can help you pay for your dental treatment. There are some easy strategies to make sure you’re getting the most of your benefits. The...

The Benefits of Dental Implants

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Why are dental implants often the first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth? Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth.  Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and...

Cavity Control

Cavity Control

Cavities refer to tooth decay, which occurs when specific types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and its underlying layer, the dentin. This brief video explains how cavities are formed. Cavity Repair and Control For those with existing decay...

Electric Tooth Brushes

Electric Tooth Brushes

An electric tooth brush may be recommended, particularly for those who have difficult brushing or who have limited manual dexterity. Two popular options are the Oral B 5000 and Sonicare Diamond Clean.

Brushing and Flossing and Everything In Between

Brushing and Flossing and Everything In Between

Brushing We recommend brushing for two minutes with a soft-bristled, small-headed brush with a fluoride toothpaste. Replace your tooth brush every three months.Flossing Neither brushing your teeth, nor rinsing with mouthwash removes bacteria rich “biofilm” from...

The Download on Dry Mouth

The Download on Dry Mouth

What is dry mouth and why is it a concern? Saliva is one of the most important protective mechanisms of the teeth – it balances the pH in the mouth and supports the remineralization of teeth. Without saliva, teeth would simply dissolve. Due to saliva’s protective...

The Truth About Tooth Loss

The Truth About Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can be a traumatic, and often overwhelming experience. If left untreated, missing teeth can take a toll on your oral health, overall wellbeing, and appearance. Dr. Michael Hansford offers several tooth replacement options to restore the form and function of...

Whitening and Brightening

Whitening and Brightening

The Easiest Way To a More Youthful Looking Smile Tooth staining and discoloration are inevitable with age, even with proper oral care and hygiene. Tooth whitening is one of the most affordable and fastest ways to obtain a brighter, younger looking smile. Types of...

The Social Benefits of Smiling

The Social Benefits of Smiling

We all know that when we smile we trigger many different things that have positive effects, not only on our moods, but also on our health and disposition. So why not take the best care of your smile possible? Aside from personal benefits, smiling also has many social...