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+1 (604) 942-1006

Office Location

#3120-1971 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 0K2

Email Us

info@oxfordfamilydental.com

FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM YOUR PORT COQUITLAM DENTAL PRACTICE

WHY ARE IMPLANTS THE BEST TREATMENT CHOICE?

Dental implants traditionally have a very high success rate. Documented research and clinical studies indicate success rate over 95% the highest of any tooth replacement options.  It also avoids the unnecessary prepping of teeth for bridges and crowns.

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.  The post op recovery is quite easier than the extraction itself.

HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SMILE?

There are several ways in today’s dental world to enhance your smile. Certain procedures include:

At Oxford Family Dental, we have the capability to improve your smile using some of these procedures. For an exact consultation, please contact our office so that we may provide you with a customized treatment plan.

WHY ARE MY TEETH SENSITIVE?

Sensitive teeth is a sign that your gums have slightly receded. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through which allows water and food easier access to the sensitive nerve. Speak to us if you have very sensitive teeth as we have many ways to manage this condition.

DO MY SILVER FILLINGS NEED TO BE REPLACED?

At Oxford Family Dental, we recommend replacing silver fillings only if they are leaking, broken, or have a cavity under them. At that time, amalgam fillings can be replaced with a material that is best suited for your dental needs.

WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing, so you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has proven to be more effective than traditional braces.  It’s a great option for working professionals and others who would like to improve their smile and oral health without having to wear braces.  Please contact usfor further information.

DOES OXFORD FAMILY DENTAL WORK WITH CHILDREN?

Yes, of course! Oxford Family Dental specializes in family dental care. We see children of all ages for their dental health. We believe good dental care starts at a young age. We will spend time with your family to discuss:

  • The cause of cavities (tooth decay) and how to prevent them
  • How to clean your child’s mouth at home
  • Child’s diet

At Oxford Family Dental, we believe in promoting good dental heigiene and rewarding children and families that take the time to care for their teeth at home. We have a No Cavity Kids Club which allows children between the ages of 1-18 years to enter their name in a monthly draw to win a gift certificate to Toys R Us or Cineplex.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD A CHILD HAVE HIS/HER FIRST VISIT?

Health Canada, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommend children be seen by a dentist by their first birthday. By then children will have their primary teeth. This will allow the dentist to have an opportunity to detect early disease, assess adequacy of brushing and flossing practices, and to make recommendations on overall oral health.

WHY DO I NEED REGULAR CHECKUP AND HYGIENE APPOINTMENTS?

At Oxford Family Dental, we believe that regular dental visits are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every six months.

The primary purpose of routine radiographs or x-rays is to diagnose cavities between teeth. Cavities cannot be observed by visual exams.

We believe that early interceptive treatment is crucial to prevent complex treatments and staying conservative.

DO YOU TAKE NEW PATIENTS?

Yes, Oxford Family Dental is accepting new patients and would be glad to partner with you to achieve the radiant healthy smile you always wanted. We focus on providing you with the best patient experience while meeting all of your dental and oral health needs. The doctors at Oxford Family dental believe that through patient education we can achieve optimal oral hygiene and empower you to make the appropriate treatment decisions.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE OXFORD FAMILY DENTAL?

Oxford Family Dental is the intelligent choice because we share the following values with our patient’s: vitality, success, service and results. We know that your smile and oral health is essential to your overall health and emotional well-being. We are committed to assisting each of our patients to reach their goals by providing world class results.

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Call The Office

+1 (604) 942-1006

Office Location

#3120-1971 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 0K2

Email Us

info@oxfordfamilydental.com

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