Preventive Dentistry – Mississauga, ON

Lowering Your Risk for Cavities and Gum Disease

Young woman smiling outdoors after preventive dentistry in Mississauga

What can you do if you want to avoid tooth decay, gum infections, and other types of dental health problems? Daily brushing and flossing are certainly important steps to take, but you also need to make sure that you’re seeing a dentist once every six months. If you or someone in your family is due for a dental appointment soon, please give us a call to set up a visit with Dr. Patel for preventive dentistry in Mississauga.

Why Choose Meadowvale Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Personalized, Trusting Dental Care
  • Friendly & Experienced Dental Team
  • Convenient Saturday Office Hours

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving a dental checkup

Oftentimes, cavities, gum disease, and other oral health threats develop silently. As such, seeing a dentist for regular examinations can improve your odds of treating these issues early on in their development. During your regular dental checkups, we will carefully examine your mouth. If any issues are found, we will explain your options for treatment. We can also identify and clean areas where plaque and tartar have accumulated; this helps make it less likely that dental problems will occur in the first place. 

Gum Disease Treatment

Close up of smile with red spot in gums

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, which is why having it treated is so important. We can offer a deep cleaning procedure that includes scaling and root planing. The scaling step is when we clean the area below your gumline to remove plaque and tartar. After that, we carry out root planing, which involves smoothing out your tooth roots to allow the gums to reattach to the teeth and protect the roots from harmful oral bacteria.

Children’s Dentistry

Smiling young girl wearing backpack outdoors

At our dental office, it’s not unusual for us to see two generations from a single family at the same time. Our staff members work to maintain a friendly environment where younger patients can feel comfortable. In addition to taking a look at your little one’s mouth, we can also answer any questions that you might have as a parent regarding their oral health. We will work to help your child keep their smile safe as they continue to grow and develop.

Fluoride Treatment

Young woman in dental chair with fluoride trays on her teeth

You have probably heard about the tooth-strengthening properties of fluoride. At our office, we can improve your smile’s defenses against decay with a quick fluoride treatment, which can easily be administered during a dental checkup. Many people can potentially benefit from this simple procedure, but it tends to be an especially good option for children as well as anyone who is at a higher risk of developing cavities.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Clear nightguard on tray

Bruxism causes you to involuntarily clench or grind your teeth. It’s known to lead to headaches, damaged enamel, and other problems when ignored. Since bruxism often occurs while you’re asleep, wearing a nightguard can be an effective way to deal with it.  A night guard acts as a cushion,reducing the effects that grinding and clenching can have on them. As a result, you’ll be less likely to suffer from chipped or significantly worn-down teeth.