Welcome to Main Street Dental

We have assembled a caring team of dentists, hygienists, assistants and administrative staff who are skilled, professional and will always greet you with a smile. New patients are welcome as we love to see our Main Street Dental family grow. Emergencies are never turned away and we strive to get you out of pain on the same day you are seen. We also have a dentist, dental assistant and receptionist who speak Cantonese and Mandarin for those that need help to better understand their dental care.

​We know your time is valuable so we do our best to make sure your appointments are convenient and on time. We offer evening and Saturday appointments for those who find it difficult to make time during the week. You work hard, so we do too.

Visit us for a free consultation. You will find our quaint office has a wonderful balance of Unionville heritage and modern dental technology. We look forward to having you visit us and become your favourite Dentist in Markham.  We are confident you will feel right at home!

OUR SERVICES

BRIDGES AND DENTURES


Full (or complete) dentures are needed when you have no teeth left in your upper or lower jaw. They are usually made of a plastic plate with plastic teeth.

DENTAL VENEERS


Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials ...

GUM DISEASE TREATMENT


If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious ...

ORAL CANCER


The most common symptoms of oral cancer include: Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded...

TEETH WHITENING


The majority of teeth whitening systems are peroxide-based and also are really efficient in modifying the colours of the tooth itself. Nevertheless, not...

ROOT CANALS


A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve ...

DENTAL IMPLANTS


Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that ...

WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL


Ask your Markham dentist about the positioning of your wisdom teeth. He or she may take an x-ray periodically to evaluate for the presence and align ...

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN THERE'S A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

It is important to act quickly and calmly when you have a dental emergency. A knocked out, cracked or loose tooth can potentially be salvaged if handled with care.

If it is cracked or loose, very gently hold it in place until you reach us. A knocked out tooth should be handled by the crown, not the root. Try to carefully put the tooth back in the empty space in your mouth and hold it in place with clean gauze or cloth. If the tooth is dirty or replanting is not possible, put it in a glass of milk. Do not let the tooth dry out. Time is critical with a missing tooth, you have about 15-30 minutes to call your Markham Dental office before it’s considered unsalvageable.

With any tissue injuries, such as cuts, tears and lacerations to the cheek, lip or tongue, rinse the wound carefully with water then apply firm gentle pressure to stop bleeding. If the injury is significant, go to the hospital immediately.

If you have a toothache, rinse with warm salt water or floss to try and dislodge any trapped food. If you have any swelling to the face area, try applying a cool compress and take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for the pain until you can get to a dentist.

SIMPLE TIPS FOR CONSISTENTLY HEALTHY ORAL HYGIENE

You know how your teeth feel right after a cleaning at the dentist? With the right oral hygiene habits, you can have (close to) that feeling all of the time. Check out the tips below and incorporate them into your life if you want a fresh, brilliant smile at all times… and not just for a few hours after your biannual cleaning at your favourite Markham dentist.​

Brush Properly

Brushing your teeth sounds simple enough, right? You just run the bristles over your teeth. But in actuality, there are a few guidelines you need to follow if you want a perfect clean, and not just a “pretty good” one. (You walk out of our Markham dental office with a perfect clean every time - we don’t miss a spot!)

Brush softly. Brushing with force serves only to strip the enamel off your teeth and does nothing to improve your clean.

Brush everywhere. Most people tend to focus on the front of their teeth and neglect or rush through the back. Don’t do that! Brushing the backs of your teeth is absolutely necessary if you want your mouth to feel fresh throughout the day. Remember to pay attention to your molars, too.

Brush enough. Spend 2-3 minutes brushing. It’s boring, but necessary if you want to reach every nook and cranny.

Use an electronic toothbrush. You can only clean so much with your arm and a standard brush. An electronic toothbrush will clean back, forth, and side to side for you, and at a rate of hundreds of movements per minute! It’s easier, faster, and more complete.

Add Brushing To Your Routine

The worst feeling ever is being cozy in bed… then realizing you forgot to brush! You either have to emerge from your cocoon of warmth, or you need to skip brushing for the night.

Neither of those is a great option. Instead, try to add brushing to your nightly routine at some point. For example, when you take out your contacts, brush your teeth, too - even if you’re not quite ready to go to bed yet. Or, if you go to bed at a specific time, set an alarm for a half hour or so before that time - just make sure the alarm is early enough to where you haven’t cocooned in your blankets yet.

Keep Floss Near You

You can floss at any time. You don’t have to floss when you brush your teeth, though it can be convenient.

If you have trouble remembering to floss, keep a few packs of flossies around your house or apartment and floss whenever you remember to. Aim for flossing at least once per day - if you have packs of flossies staring at you everywhere you go, it will be hard to forget to do that.

Own A Bottle Of Mouthwash

Mouthwash is expensive and not entirely necessary for healthy oral hygiene. But, there will be times when you simply don’t have time to brush or floss. You can take a swig of mouthwash instead of neglecting your oral hygiene and leaving the house with a smelly mouth. (Yuck!)

Avoid The Following

The healthy oral hygiene habits above will put you on the right track. Don’t veer off track with the unhealthy oral hygiene habits below.

● Excess sugar. A piece of cake here and there is fine, but if you drink three cups of Coke every day and adore Swedish Fish (a very gummy, sticky and sugary candy), you may want to cut back. Brushing and flossing only does so much.

● Crunching hard foods. Get rid of your habit of eating ice cubes. Eating ice cubes can cause fractures on the surfaces of your teeth. Other hard foods like popcorn kernels can cause them as well. Even if you have perfect hygiene habits, too much crunch can damage your teeth.

● Neglecting oral care when away from home. It’s tempting to dismiss your oral hygiene habits when you go on vacation or visit a friend away from Markham. But if you remember to stick with it, you’ll maintain your fresh, brilliant smile while you’re away - and you won’t have a gross mouth full of plaque within a day!

Best of luck! If you follow the above guidelines, you’ll just love the way your teeth feel, and you’ll love the way they look, too. Readers in the Markham Area can contact us, your Best Markham Dentistry by calling (905) 477-1655 or by clicking here.

Providing Dental Care For Generations Of Family