Did you know your oral health has a big impact on your whole health? The aim of our dentist in Airdrie, Alberta is to guide our patients towards a beautiful smile and a healthy life.
As a dentist in Airdrie, Alberta, offering comprehensive care, every treatment we recommend for our patients has the big-picture goal of improving your overall health. Even if you need a small amount of dental work, such as a crown, we want to get to the root of the problem. What caused your tooth to need a crown? Not just find a band-aid solution.
Some of our comprehensive treatments include:
We like to have a thorough understanding of your oral and medical health history. We believe your oral health and overall health can be directly connected, so it is important we have an understanding of both before we recommend a treatment plan for you.
Why would your dentist be looking at your posture? Believe it or not, your posture has the potential to reveal issues related to your jaw and neck muscles and possibly explain the cause of oral health concerns.
Our team will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. This helps us to get a better picture of what's going on in your mouth before we recommend solutions.
You will have the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Blunston and discuss any of your concerns or desires for your smile. We will do everything we can to create a treatment plan to match your needs.
**Please note exams can vary from patient to patient. This is an example of a typical new patient exam.
Maintaining physiologic oral health plays a big role in keeping your smile healthy and beautiful in the long run. We recommend our patients visit us for teeth cleanings about every four, six, or twelve months, depending on your oral health and gum condition. During your cleaning appointment, our team will instruct you on how to continue good oral hygiene habits at home. If we notice any problem areas during your cleaning, we will make sure you get one-on-one time with Dr. Blunston to discuss the next steps.
Orthodontics can be used to benefit your smile in more ways than just to enhance aesthetics. We often use orthodontic treatment in conjunction with orofacial myofunctional therapy or TMJ therapy to realign your bite and guide your smile to optimum balance. Dr. Blunston offers several orthodontic treatment options for his patients in our office.
Are you tired of waking up feeling tired? Do you snore or wake up gasping? These are just a few of the symptoms you may experience if you suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when you have short pauses in your breathing while you sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, specifically, is when your airway collapses or becomes blocked. The causes of sleep apnea vary, which is why it is important for you to have a proper diagnosis from a medical physician. If recommended, book a consultation with Dr Blunston to see if a dental device may help with your diagnosed condition.
We aim to treat our patients comprehensively. This means we will try to not only relieve your discomfort but figure out what is causing it and how to stop it. Some common symptoms of TMD you may experience are jaw pain, earaches, difficulty chewing, and chronic head, neck, and facial pain. Often these symptoms are caused by an imbalance in your posture or your bite.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. These disorders can affect many other parts of your being including, but not limited to, facial bone development, swallowing, occlusion TMJ, aesthetics, and more. Our goal in these treatments is to bring your face muscles and bones back to optimum balance so everything can function properly. Treatment can include a variety of methods including frenectomy (tongue-tie release), orthodontics, TMJ therapy as well as exercises to retrain your face muscles.