7205 Goreway Dr #17C, Mississauga, ON L4T 2T9

 |  (905) 677-7133

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most important questions people ask about Westwood Dental.

Find the answers below.

Can I get access to my dental records?

You are entitled to your chart records, x-ray images, referral slips, photographs and correspondence. Your information will be provided to you if you request it. If you require your dental records, contact our office and we will be happy to help you.

Why do you need to know my medical history?

All dentists need to know about any health conditions in order to treat you accordingly. An initial complete medical history is taken and is kept up-to-date by checking with you on a regular basis. Sometimes health conditions can influence the way dental care is provided to you.

Can I reduce the cost of my dental care?

Prevention is the best way to maintain good dental health. Practice good dental habits at home: brush and floss daily; limit sugary drinks and snacks; don’t smoke; and visit your dentist for regular care including an examination. Diagnosing problems before they become more complex and costly is the best plan of action. Dental disease is progressive and will not resolve itself. The cost of prevention is always far less than the cost of neglect.

When should I replace my toothbrush?

It is important to replace your toothbrush about every three months or sooner if it seems worn down. If you have gum disease, you are encouraged to change your toothbrush every four weeks. Make sure you rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs after brushing. If you have a cold or illness, it’s important to change your toothbrush right away to prevent putting harmful bacteria back into your system. If you use an electric toothbrush, check the packaging to find out how often you should replace your brush heads.

Are you Accepting New Patients at Westwood Dental?

Yes we are accepting new patients at this time. If you are are looking for a new dentist, please contact us at (905) 677-7133 and we will be happy to help you book your first appointment.

How are dental emergencies handled at your office?

Contacting our dental office immediately is the best way to ensure that you receive care in a timely manner. Our staff has been trained for many different emergencies and will do everything they can to help with your problem. If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency call us right away at (905) 677-7133.

If you have an emergency problem it is best to call first thing in the morning to make sure you get an appointment on the same day.

How often should I make an appointment to see the dentist?

The dentist can spot problems early on and save you from future complications. Make sure to book an appointment soon if you notice any oral health issues, like gum disease or cancer of the mouth.

How are your dental fees determined at Westwood Dental?

Our fees are based on the fee guide regulated by government and updated annually.

My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to book a dentist appointment?

It is important that you continue with dental checkups even if your teeth feel fine. There might be problems without any symptoms present and early detection means lessening damage or expensive solutions in the future. Early detection can help you avoid complicated procedures and surgery. With so many advances in dentistry we have treatments that can help you smile with confidence, such as:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Natural looking fillings
  • Tooth replacements
  • Smile Makeovers