8357 Granville Street (Marpole)
Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z8
Our practice employs specially trained dental hygienists in the treatment and prevention of gum (periodontal) disease which is the main cause of adult tooth loss and to give advice on all aspects of oral health. Our hygienists will demonstrate effective tooth brushing techniques to remove plaque without causing tooth wear or receding gums. Through a collaboration between the dentists and hygienists, we perform a thorough diagnosis of any gum disease that may be occurring. In addition, thorough treatment which includes removal of plaque and calculus (tartar) deposits will be performed. Secondary factors that cause periodontal disease, such as smoking and diabetes, will also be discussed as well as how periodontal disease could affect other health problems like heart disease.
Detailed discussion regarding tooth caries and erosion and dietary advice will also be given.
More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. Our laser Diagnodent aids in the detection of caries. Even small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling you to protect and preserve tooth substance. Within the decay model, accuracy of diagnosing "hidden" occlusal caries is traditionally recognized to be a challenge. The traditional visual and radiographic evaluation can be significantly more accurate with the use of the Diagnodent caries detection aid. It has been proven to be extremely accurate and has a high level of patient acceptance and satisfaction. It is an ideal adjunct for minimally invasive techniques.
The Velscope is a handheld device that provides dentists and hygienists with an accurate adjunctive mucosal examination system for early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including pre-cancer and cancer. Used in conjunction with the conventional intra-oral and extra-oral head and neck exam, the Velscope facilitates the discovery of mucosal abnormalities before they become visible under ordinary light. The Velscope is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover oral disease. In addition to the detection of oral cancers and pre-cancers, the Velscope system is showing itself to be a powerful tool for the discovery of inflammation from a variety of causes including squamaous papillomas, salivary gland tumors and viral, fungal and bacterial infections.