Dental Care By Family, For Family
Upper Gage Dental Centre understands the importance of family. As a family-owned business in Hamilton, we know what it takes to ensure that you and your family’s dental health is being cared for with the utmost diligence.
Maintaining the health of your teeth is a continuous process that lasts your entire lifetime, and we want to be there to help you every step of the way. Whether it is a routine dental examination or a tooth extraction procedure, Upper Gage Dental Centre is at your service.
Healthy Mouths For Every Generation
Proper dental care and healthy oral hygiene habits should be instilled early on into your child’s life. Even if your child’s permanent teeth have not grown in yet, they should still be practicing proper oral hygiene to help their permanent teeth can grow and develop.
Upper Gage Dental Centre provides pediatric dentistry that aims to keep visits to the dentist fun and refreshing while instilling good habits that will help your child protect their teeth for the future.
During the teenage years, spanning into early adulthood, is when most people will start to notice prominent problems with the alignment of their teeth. During this period of time, it is crucial to get regular checkups and cleanings to discover any latent problems with your dental health and to ensure that your teeth remain clean and protected. We also offer services like Invisalign treatment that can help recorrect the alignment of your teeth.
Once into adulthood, it is important to remain vigilant and consistent when it comes to taking care of your teeth and attending regular dental cleanings. Even into our adult years, our teeth and mouth will remain in a state of change.As we age into our senior years, the need for specialized dental care can increase. Upper Gage Dental Centre offers services like crowns and bridges, dental implants, and veneer fittings for those who are in need of restorative dental care.
How Can I Take Care of My Teeth at Home?
While visiting our practice, we want to help you understand what goes into developing good oral hygiene habits and how you can instill these values throughout your family.
Our top goals are to make sure that every visit to Upper Gage Dental Centre is convenient, comfortable, and educational. While attending regular dental checkups and cleanings is important, it is also just as necessary to take care of your teeth at home and assess your current approach to nutrition.
See Your Dentist Regularly
Receiving regularly scheduled dental exams will help your teeth get protection for the future and will help detect any dental problems you are currently facing. Anyone, no matter their age, will benefit from receiving regular exams—you do not have to wait for a dental emergency or complication before coming in for an exam.
Healthy Eating and Drinking Habits
Assessing Your Oral Health At Home
While at home, you can check for signs of gum disease and oral cancer on your own. When checking for gum disease, signs to look for are:
- Red, shiny, puffy, sore, or sensitive gums
- Bleeding when you brush or floss
- Bad breath that won’t go away
When checking for oral cancer, you should look for:
- Bleeding or open sores that don’t heal
- White or red patches
- Numbness or tingling
- Small lumps and thickening on the sides or bottom of your tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, the inside of your cheeks, or on your gums
If you notice any signs of gum disease or oral cancer, please do not hesitate to contact us and request an appointment for a dental exam.
Tobacco Use and Vaping
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Canada and can lead to affecting the appearance and health of your teeth and mouth. Limiting your tobacco use or quitting entirely will dramatically help increase the quality of your oral health.
Everyday Habits For a Healthier Mouth
Some key habits to keep in mind when performing your daily oral hygiene routine are:
- Brush twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
- Wait at least 20–30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth.
- Floss every day.
- 1000 Upper Gage Ave, Unit 11
- Hamilton, ON L8V 4R5
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed