Update as of May 6, 2020
We are pleased to let our patients know that the Alberta Dental Association and College is allowing us to see patients with urgent needs, but they have restrictions and strict guidelines to follow. They recommend we remotely screen our patients first, so please call our office to begin this process, so that we can set up an in-office visit.
Our “New” office hours for this next phase are Monday to Thursday from 9-5, by appointment only. We need to limit the amount of people in the clinic, so you will be asked to meet us at the back entrance of the building with a face covering or mask over your mouth and nose, we will have you use hand sanitizer, and then bring you into your treatment room.
With very limited supplies of PPE, we will have to triage patients based on your level of emergency until more access to PPE comes available. Thank you for your patience and know that your health and safety, as well as our Team’s, is our top priority.
When was the last time you have had your dental screening? In case if it had been more than six months, then it’s better to pay a visit to a dental clinic. It is recommended that you have dental cleanings every six months to prevent tooth loss and further dental complications. Canmore Downtown Dental can take care of all your general and preventative dentistry needs in Canmore. We promote healthy dental care routines and take it as our responsibility to educate our patients on best oral health practices.
There is a simple recipe to help you keep your gums healthy and teeth free of decay. We recommend daily brushing, flossing, and getting your teeth examined by a dentist regularly to monitor oral disease and detect decay well before it becomes a costly dental problem. Our hygienists deliver high-quality care in hygiene therapy and will give you plenty of aids to help with homecare. Call us to schedule your appointment.
We can’t stress enough the importance of dental hygiene for your overall oral health. Brushing and flossing twice a day is a good start, but, sadly, it’s not sufficient. Regular dental checkups play a vital role in the detection, prevention, and treatment of dental conditions if any. It is recommended that every 6 months, you visit a dentist for a cleaning dental service. Bacteria in your gum can cause serious problems, which may be related to heart diseases. Don’t wait for the symptoms to force you to schedule an appointment. Be proactive and get in touch with Canmore Downtown Dental.
It’s important that we place great emphasis on communication and our patients’ concerns for esthetics, comfort, and finances. Our treatment coordinator will work with you from start to finish with any treatment or financial options you choose. We provide all our patients with options for completing treatment and the opportunity to have a healthy, beautiful smile!
We are committed to providing the highest quality dental & hygiene services possible in a friendly, comfortable environment. Our dental hygiene staff are all trained and experienced, caring professionals. They are charged with the treatment and prevention of periodontal diseases. Your comfort and well-being is very important to them. Our dental assistants are indispensable members of our dental team who help make your visit a pleasant and comfortable experience.
Laser Dental Cleaning
Not only does our Laser help with your hygiene needs, but if you are suffering from a canker sore or cold sore, we can use the laser to instantly and painlessly treat your sore. Please call us when the outbreak starts, and we will fit in you right away to treat it before it gets bigger and more sensitive.
Do you know we can treat cold and canker sores right here in our office? Our state-of-the-art Diode Laser can instantly and painlessly treat your cold sore, canker sore, or other ulcerations that are bothering you. Please call us when the outbreak starts, don’t wait; we will make it a priority to fit you into our day to treat it right away. Lasers are put to other tasks in our office, such as reducing bacteria and gum diseased tissue at your hygiene appointments and the laser helps treat cold sensitive teeth. Ask us if the laser can benefit you in any way.
VELscope® Oral Screening
Have you heard of the VELscope®? We have a new wellness exam within our office. It dramatically improves our ability to screen for oral abnormalities that could lead to cancer. Because early detection is essential to increase chances for successful treatment, we have acquired VELscope®. VELscope® is a state-of-the-art, painless, non-evasive, screening tool that helps us to see what we cannot see with the unaided eye. Please ask for details so we can set aside time to do a VELscope® oral cancer screening examination. It takes only about five potentially lifesaving minutes to conduct this examination. Please ask us to learn more about the VELscope®.
Oral Vital Testing
Your oral health is an integral part of your overall health. Gum disease bacteria can attack your gums and cause inflammation, bad breath and even loss of teeth. Early detection is helpful to achieve better results. At Canmore Downtown Dental, we conduct the oral vital testing/oral vital scan to detect precancerous conditions and cancers.
Cold sores are small sores which are blister-like lesions on the lips, chin, cheeks, inside the nostrils, and occasionally on the gums or the top of the mouth. The herpes simplex virus strain HSV-1 usually causes cold sores. It may lead to further complications such as encephalitis in patients with a weakened immune system. We use the laser for the treatment of cold sores and gum diseases. Call us to schedule a consultation.
Periodontitis is also commonly known as gum disease or periodontal disease. Gum diseases begin with bacterial growth in your mouth. It’s necessary to seek medical attention because it may end with a tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. We provide individualized treatment which include, more frequent cleanings, scaling and root planning, curettage, gingivectomy, and eventually flap surgery.
Dental Sealants are thin, plastic coating painted on the tooth surface to form a protective barrier against tooth decay. These sealants firmly bond into the depressions and grooves of your teeth. So, basically, they form a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Every child has a unique set of dental needs. Timely and appropriate dental care needs to be provided to children to ensure proper growth of teeth. Regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits can help prevent childhood cavities and other dental issues, if any, at an early stage. Trust us with taking care of your child’s oral health. Our pediatric dentistry services focus on prevention and early detection of dental diseases and individualized treatment for your child.
Our child-centred team is patient in assisting children and adolescents and provides them with compassionate care and oral education. We aim at establishing a trusting relationship with our young patients to make them feel comfortable during their dental visits. Schedule an appointment today.
Over the years as X-ray technology has been evolving with the new digital imaging technology, you can rest assured that there is very minimal exposure to radiation. At Canmore Downtown Dental, we do various dental X-rays to determine the state and structure of your teeth. Among the many X-rays performed, we provide:
Panoramic X-ray shows a view of the entire mouth including jaw, bone and nasal area. It is commonly taken for new patients, orthodontic treatment, wisdom teeth removal, and to check eruption patterns.
Bite-wing X-rays are used for cavity detection, the bite wings allow us to see in between the teeth and detect changes in the jaw bone caused by gum disease.
Cephalometric X-ray also referred as a ceph, is primarily used for orthodontic treatments.
A PA X-ray is one of the more detailed X-rays to show a specific area of concern. It often focuses on one tooth, and checks for abscesses at the root of the tooth.
Whether you are planning for a dental cleaning session or cancer cell screening, we can accommodate that! At Canmore Downtown Dental, we offer comprehensive dental services that include:
Get in touch with us for regular oral exams, dental cleaning treatments, and more.
Incredibly Impressed of the Service
“Canmore Downtown Dental went absolutely above and beyond for me. I was visiting from BC for a wedding. At the same time, I also managed to require some emergency dental work. I was in a lot of pain! Their office got me in right away, were kind, took care of the issue and the doctor gave me her cell in case anything got worse over the weekend! So incredibly impressed of the service I received as a non-patient. Thank you.”
- Robyn R.