Some dentists restrict their practice to certain age groups. At Preston Dental Centre we care for a wide variety of patients from young children to older adults.
Our purpose is to provide the first level of defense against dental / oral irregularities and pathologies. The Family Dentistry provided at Preston Dental Centre is a comprehensive preventative, diagnostic and restorative dental service for the young and not as young.
PDC offers a wide range of elective cosmetic treatments and services that range from a simple tooth whitening to dental veneers, implants, orthodontics or a complete smile makeover.
The color of your teeth and their alignment as well as the length of your teeth, your smile line and the proportion of your teeth can all be adjusted to give you the smile you have always dreamed about.
All of our Preston Dental Centre Dentists are highly qualified North American trained dental surgeons able to offer modern cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry.
Good dental hygiene and regular visits (every 6 months) to your hygienist and dentist are imperative to good oral care.
The care of your teeth at home thru regular brushing and flossing is the most efficient method of dental care available. Despite this home care, calculus / plaque will build up on everyone's teeth over time. If this calculus gets below the gum line then bacteria will enter this area and can lead to a host of other dental issues. The friendly, gentle and professional hygienists at Preston Dental Centre will examine and treat these areas.
Amongst the many tasks the hygienists perform at Preston Dental Centre, they will be responsible for a thorough and professional cleaning, taking X-Rays, examining your bite and applying fluoride treatments and sealants.
Nearly 30% of all orthodontic procedures in the US are now performed on adults! Orthodontics is not exclusively for the pre-teen any more.
Another specialty we are very happy to offer at Preston Dental Centre is periodontics. Dr Charles Alleyn graduated from dental school in 1983 and has been working as a specialist in periodontics since 1990.
Periodontics is the diagnosis and treatment of the pathologies of the tissues around your teeth. Dr. Alleyn and his team will work to remove the plaque and calculus under the gum line in an effort to restore good periodontal health. If necessary, Dr. Alleyn will perform surgery to prevent any further bone loss. Dr. Alleyn also works in conjunction with the family dentists at Preston Dental Centre to offer dental implants.
Other Services and Treatment Areas
Invisalign ® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners that you wear over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
Whether you are a recreational hockey player or your child is involved in youth soccer, a professionally fitted and comfortable mouth guard makes it easier to breathe and can help reduce the risk of injury to your teeth and possible concussions. See us at Preston Dental Centre for a great fitting mouth guard.
We recognize that tooth sensitivity is a real and painful issue for many patients. The cause of this sensitivity could range from gum recession and tooth grinding to something as simple as brushing your teeth too hard. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, please call for a visit and we will do our best to diagnose and treat the problem.
Oral Cancer Screening
The National Cancer Institute in Canada (2004) states that there are more than 3000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed each year in our country. The first line of defense against oral cancer is your dentist. The dentists at Preston Dental Centre are trained to look for and identify lesions that may be oral cancer. The dentists at Preston Dental Centre will then work in conjunction with your doctor and, if necessary, eventually an oncologist to properly diagnose and treat these lesions.
TMJ is an acronym or short form for Temporomandibular Joint (the joint in your jaw that connects your lower jaw - mandible - to your skull) and TMJ syndrome is a comprehensive term for the pain and inflammation in that joint. Your dentists at Preston Dental Centre are trained and licensed to treat TMJ with options that range from medication, reconstructive dentistry and bite planes. TMJ can be a very difficult problem to treat effectively and your dentist may refer you to other specialties such as a physiotherapist or neurologist (via your doctor) if short term treatments prove ineffective.
Sleep apnea affects millions of people across North America. Obstructive sleep apnea can be caused by excessive tissue at the back of the mouth, the tongue or nose. The dentists at Preston Dental Centre may be able to help you with obstructive sleep apnea by fitting you with an appliance to aid in keeping the airway clear. Sleep apnea can be a very serious disorder and your Preston Dental Centre dentist will recommend you speak with your physician.
Wisdom teeth start to develop in your pre-teen years and eventually should surface in your late teens or early twenties. The wisdom teeth or back molars can lead to tooth crowding, tooth movement and pain. The removal of your wisdom teeth is a decision that must be made with your dentist and / or oral surgeon.
Trying cases for wisdom teeth should and will be referred to an Oral Surgeon.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Bacteria around the teeth and gums can often lead to bad breath. Halitosis can be common in people who practice poor dental hygiene, who wear dental appliances, in smokers (periodontal disease) or it can even be caused by some medications. At Preston Dental Centre we are trained to help you with good dental hygiene, help you with the issues around halitosis.