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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do teeth discolour?

Teeth can discolour from certain foods colourings and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine or even smoking.  As we get older teeth can naturally discolour due to the enamel wearing and showing the darker dentine through. We offer solutions for both in-house and at home teeth whitening services. To learn more, visit our Services page or contact us today!

Why would I need cosmetic treatment?

If you are unhappy with your smile, have crooked or damaged teeth, we can help. By booking in for a consultation, we can recommend treatments to greatly improve the appearance of your smile. To book an appointment, simply contact us today!

Do I really have to go to the dentist every six months?

How often you go for a dental exams depends on your oral health needs. The goal is to catch small problems early. For many people, this means a dental exam every six months. Your dentist may suggest that you visit more or less often depending on how well you care for your teeth and gums, problems you have that need to be checked or treated, how fast tartar builds up on your teeth, and so on. To learn more, visit our Services page or contact us today!

Do I need x-rays at each visit?

How often you need to have x-rays also depends on your oral health. A healthy adult who has not had cavities or other problems for a couple of years probably won’t need x-rays at every appointment. If your dental situation is less stable and your dentist is monitoring your progress, you may require more frequent x-rays.

Are your treatments expensive?

At RM Laser Dental we strive to provide complete and comprehensive treatment at an affordable price. We provide a range of payment and finance options to ensure all of our patients have access to quality dental care so you can have the smile you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our financially friendly options.

Is dental treatment painful?

We want your dental experience at RM Laser Dental to be an enjoyable one which is why we use have implemented the latest technological dental advancements into our practice. This means your treatment will be virtually pain-free, more effective and deliver the best possible results. Contact us today to book your appointment.

How can I get my records transferred from my previous dentist?

Original dental records belong to the dentist who provided the treatment, and not the patient, because dentists have to keep all of their records for a period of time, as set out by their provincial dental regulatory body. Once you have selected a new dentist, you can request that a copy of your records be transferred from your former dentist. To book an appointment, simply contact us today!

What does a hygienist do?

During a dental appointment, a hygienist typically removes soft and hard deposits from a patient’s teeth; examines the gums and teeth to discern the presence of disease or oral abnormality; and strips the teeth of calculus (tartar), stains and plaque. A dental hygienist often performs as well root planing (a type of periodontal therapy), takes x-rays and applies cavity-deterring agents (fluoride or sealants).

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