A Healthy Smile, A Healthy Body
A healthy smile is about more than looking your best. It’s about maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Did you know the most common cause of tooth loss is not tooth decay?
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. Recent studies have established a link between gum disease and your overall health. Gum disease has been linked with diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The good news is that gum disease can typically be treated successfully.
We want all patients to have outstanding oral health. Our commitment to you includes paying meticulous attention to all of your needs so you look your best and achieve optimum health.
You’re Part of the Team
Dr. Lezon works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he makes patients part of the team is through the use of a high-tech tool called the intra-oral camera.
This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth. You can easily see for yourself the condition of your teeth, what work needs to be done, and which teeth are doing fine.
You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
70% Reduction in Radiation
Digital imaging is here and available at our practice. With this technology, an image is taken of your mouth with a small, comfortable digital sensor, and downloaded into our computer where it is immediately available.
This method results in 70% less radiation than conventional X-rays. This process is faster and leaves no chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Get A Dazzling White Smile
Would you like dazzling, whiter, brighter teeth? It’s natural to want nicer looking teeth. Whiter teeth are healthier looking and easier to achieve than most people think. The only way to get your teeth their whitest is by a professionally supervised bleaching process. We are pleased to offer patients a combination of in-office power whitening and take-home trays for maximum effectiveness.
We also offer a take-home tray-only option. You receive supplies and instructions to complete the whitening process in the privacy of your own home. This procedure is safe and effective with dazzling results in just 1 to 14 days!
The Laser Scanner Finds
Ultrasmall Cavities Years Earlier
Have you ever had a dentist find a cavity and place a large filling, and wonder why it was not detected at your last exam just six months ago? The cavity was there six months before — it just wasn’t big enough to be seen on X-rays. The laser scanner can find problems much earlier, when a cavity can be removed and repaired with a small, invisible, bonded filling.
The deep grooves on the tops of your teeth are so small that bacteria that cause decay can remain. These bacteria left in the tooth’s grooves are the most common reason for the occurrence of cavities. The laser scanner’s light beam shines on the surface and through tooth structure to alert us to even the tiniest amount of decay. This lets us take care of the decay before it becomes a big problem and leave more of the healthy tooth structure intact.
Worried About Your Child Knocking Out A Tooth?
Did you know that countless teeth are knocked out each year in Canada? Sports like hockey, football, basketball, and soccer can be dangerous without the proper protection.
The one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores don’t always fit well. Custom-made sports mouthguards fit well, protect well, and can be worn for any sport.
No Metals No Mercury
Years ago, the standard filling material used in dental practices was silver amalgam. In fact, many practices still use it. While amalgams provide reasonable restoration, they have certain shortcomings.
Metal does not bond well to teeth, so the filling weakens the tooth. But the biggest reason many of our patients are choosing the white bonded fillings has to do with the way they look.
Many people just don’t want an ugly black or silver plug in their teeth. We offer restorations that are a natural-looking white that contain no metals and can actually strengthen your teeth.
Need A Crown?
Crowns can often be a part of your dental treatment. Over time, a tooth can become broken down by decay or just general wear and tear. When the tooth is too damaged for a filling, we will place a crown over it.
The crown will not only save the tooth, but it can strengthen the tooth. We use only the highest quality materials like porcelain, to construct your crown. A crown will often last 15- 20 years or longer.
Crowned teeth look so natural they are hard to distinguish from a natural tooth.
Saving Hopeless Teeth
When the roots of a tooth become damaged or infected, they used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be avoided whenever possible.
The good news is we are well experienced in advanced root canal therapy. A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the damaged nerve tissue and replacing it with a filling material. Not too long ago, teeth requiring a root canal would need to be extracted.
Years ago, when dentists started performing root canals, they were quite painful and because of this the root canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, the root canals we perform in our practice are tolerable and typically no more uncomfortable than having a filling done.