Frequently Asked Questions

At your dental exam, we can look for the cause of your bad breath, also known as halitosis. Some patients suffer from bad breath caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or a smelly substance put off by bacteria. With modern procedures and products to promote fresh breath, our team can help you regain your confidence!


Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!


Our dentists – and our team – take more than the state’s requirement for continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything we can to keep in tune with the latest developments in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. We are passionate about our careers, so we enjoy soaking up new information on our profession, then sharing it with you!


Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With sedation dentistry, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.


Yes. We offer professional teeth whitening solutions to brighten teeth dramatically. Choose from Zoom! Whitening in our office or convenient take-home teeth-whitening kits. Call for an appointment today!


We offer a few different options as alternatives to metal braces. Depending on your unique case, we may suggest Invisalign, porcelain veneers or Lumineers. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth using custom made, clear, removable aligners; Porcelain veneers and Lumineers can correct slight misalignments and gaps, as well as discolorations, chips, and other imperfections. Make an appointment to learn which treatment will suit your lifestyle best.


You’ll need to first schedule a consultation with the dentist. He can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from dental implants, crown and bridgework, or partial or full dentures. As the closest prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers the most long-lasting, comfortable, natural-looking choice.


Absolutely. We enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. If we find that your child – or you, for that matter – would benefit from seeing a specialist, we’ll refer to a trusted colleague. Some children deal with dental appointments better at a pedodontist’s office, that’s what a children’s dentist is called. We also refer patients who have extensive dental problems, like advanced periodontitis or problematic root canals, to specialist for optimal care. As a general dentist office, our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.


Yes. We understand your confusion when dealing with dental insurance plans. We will send your claim directly to your insurance company, and you will only be responsible for the difference that the insurance does not cover. We also have an expert on staff to help you. Simply bring your card or claim into our office, or call to speak with our friendly insurance assistant.


If you have visited our office in the past year, call our on-call phone number, available on our answering machine. New patients should go to the emergency room or visit us when the office is open.


At Tooth Works, we take pride in having open and honest relationships with our patients. Feel free to call our Edmonton dental office any time to speak with your dentist directly. We’re happy to explain treatment options, offer advice, and answer any other questions you may have.