Below is a list of some questions we often get asked by our patients.
We hope they help answer any queries you might have, but if not, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
- We are an owner operated clinic. Dr. Woo and Dr. Yung have combined dental experience of over 50 years.
- We offer a relaxed, warm and family friendly environment.
- We are a patient centered practice where your dental treatment plan is based on your condition, needs and feasibility of your specific circumstance.
- We offer integrated services to minimize costs for specialists when possible. That way most if not all your dental work can be done in one clinic.
- Our clinic is situated at a convenient location next to London Drugs, same complex as Save-On-Foods, TD bank, various restaurants and shopping. There are plenty of parking.
- We open evenings and weekends.
- We stay on call for dental emergencies.
Yes, we offer no interest payment plans.
Whitening toothpastes contain mild abrasives to remove surface stains to make your teeth a little lighter. They do not actually bleach your teeth.
We offer an in-office whitening system which can “jump state” your teeth whitening. Your gums are isolated and protected then bleaching gel is applied to the teeth by our dental professional. Takes about one and a half hours from start to finish. The results are instantaneous right after the procedure.
Another method available is with custom bleaching trays system. Bleaching gel is placed in the trays. The trays are worn at home for 15 to 30 minutes per day for up to 2 weeks.
For best results, we usually do a combination of the two methods. Note that custom trays designed by dental office will fit better and will consequently require far less bleaching gel than the over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all alternative.
Every patient after having had first treatment of in-office whitening will be eligible to receive a set of custom bleaching trays at $99. Then, provided the patient remains a patient of DLE and has 2 dental examinations with cleaning yearly the patient will receive for free a tube of teeth whitening gel (worth $35 and enough for 3 to 6 touch ups).
If used improperly or too frequently any tooth whitening treatment can erode or damage the enamel on your teeth. More common is the harm to the gums if whitening gel contacts the surface of the gums. As long as the whitening treatments are used sparingly and correctly they can be safe.
It is recommended to get your teeth examined first by a dentist before undergoing any whitening method to ensure you are a good candidate. Concerns may include gum recession, cavities, cracks in the enamel, worn teeth, which can all lead to increased sensitivity. In-office whitening systems can better isolate tooth surfaces, avoiding the gums and sensitive teeth areas causing less irritation.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. The normal range is between 6 months and 2 years, depending on your personal habits. With proper maintenance, your teeth will always be lighter once you have whitened them. Smoking, drinking tea, coffee, or red wine will re-stain your teeth faster therefore requiring more frequent touch ups. In most cases, the whitening procedure is very effective and the patient is pleased with the results. For the fastest and longest lasting results, we recommend a combination of in-office and home whitening. Enroll in our Whitening for Life Program.
Help your teeth remain white by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist at DLE for regular professional cleanings. Remember cavities, tartar and calculus will make your teeth stain faster and darker.
No more pungent and toxic chemicals to develop films in the DLE clinic. Better for the environment and the patients and everyone of us that work at DLE digital x-rays have up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional x-rays. The images can be seen on our computer screens or TVs within seconds. This enables us to zoom in on the image for better assessment, and also allows for better patient education.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not usually happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is recommended when they do not properly erupt within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. In these situations, the wisdom teeth are described as “impacted”.
For more information, click the Services tab and click WISDOM TEETH.
Consider our in-office IV conscious sedation. Most insurance plans cover this. All you have to do is book a 20 min. consultation/assessment with Dr. Woo and our office will handle all the paper work for you.
Click the Services tab and choose IV SEDATION for more information.