ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS?
Yes, we are currently welcoming new patients of all ages to our practice. Contact us today to book your first appointment!
IS THERE FREE PARKING?
Yes, we have free parking behind the office while you visit us.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I REQUIRE PREMEDICATION?
Please be sure to request a prescription prior to your appointment, or if you are unsure, contact us and we can help.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We require 2 business days notice for cancellations. We understand sometimes life happens and you need to reschedule. If you think you can’t make an appointment, please call us right away.
SHOULD I RESCHEDULE IF I HAVE A COLD SORE?
Yes, in very rare cases, the virus can be spread to a member of the dental team. Even though we use “universal precautions”, and strict barrier techniques, there is always a chance of transferring the virus.
If you touch your sore, then you touch a surface that someone else will touch, and you transfer the live virus. Remember, the virus is contagious and can be transferred from the initial time of burning or tingling sensation until the sore is completely scabbed over. This can take approximately 8-10 days. Please notify us as soon as possible so that we can reschedule your dental appointment.
DO YOU ACCEPT DENTAL INSURANCE?
Yes, we accept dental insurance. Please see our patient financial page for more information.
DO YOU FOLLOW THE ALBERTA DENTAL FEE GUIDE?
Yes, We at Garrison Woods Dental believe in clarity and transparency in how we care for patients and have voluntarily adopted the current fee guide provided by the Alberta Dental Association & College.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY TEETH CLEANED?
A schedule for teeth cleaning and dental health maintenance should be established after a complete dental examination, including radiographs. Most people should have their teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist every 6 months.
However, some people may need more frequent visits to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED DENTAL X-RAYS?
Dental check-up radiographs or bitewing x-rays are taken approximately once a year for adults and six months for children. Every patient is unique so the dentist will establish the frequency of radiographs based on the specific needs of the individual patient.
WHY DO I NEED TO GET X-RAYS?
Dental radiographs allow the dentist to see what is happening inside the teeth and under the gum tissues. The x-rays allow us to examine for cavities, periodontal disease, bone loss, infections, tooth formation and growth as well as normal tooth eruption patterns.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BRUSH MY TEETH?
It is recommended to brush a minimum of two times per day.
DO I NEED TO FLOSS?
Flossing is recommended to remove plaque from between the teeth, a space that is not reached by tooth brushing alone. Plaque between teeth causes cavities and contributes to gingivitis and gum disease.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A COMPLETE EXAMINATION?
A comprehensive oral exam is needed to evaluate and diagnose all conditions of the dentition and surrounding oral cavity. A new patient exam includes periapical x-rays, bitewing x-rays and a panoramic radiograph in addition to photographs.
At the end of the exam, the dentist will discuss all the findings and create a treatment plan best suited to your oral health needs and goals. Also, the patient is encouraged to ask questions and discuss any concerns.
WHEN SHOULD I BRING MY KIDS TO THE DENTIST?
It is recommended that children have a dental exam approximately six months after the eruption of their first tooth.