WE ARE OPEN! Special covid-19 patient treatment protocol
Covid-19

We are very excited to announce that we are open and so pleased to be able to welcome you to the Dentists of Chimney Heights.

Prior to re-opening our clinic we have made alterations in the clinic, in our operatories and in the way in which we provide treatment to patients. These changes are designed firstly to protect you while you are in our clinic and secondly to enable us to provide you with the exact same level of professional treatment in a manner consistent with the requirements and conditions set down by the Provincial Health Officer and the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.

Although all of our staff and doctors have returned, you will see physical changes in our clinic to protect you – we have isolated each operatory to prevent infection and to make it easier and to complete a full and thorough cleaning of equipment and fixtures between patients. We will also be wearing protective clothing, face shields and masks.

When you call for your appointment our receptionist will go through the COVIC-19 questions stipulated the College. We are booking appointments with sufficient time allowed to limit the number of patients in the clinic at any given time and to ensure minimum waiting times. We will ask you to come to the clinic by yourself unless you are a senior or have a disability and need assistance. If you are making an appointment for a child, we will ask that one other person only can come with the child. Unfortunately you are not able to bring family members or friends with you to the appointment unless they are prepared to wait for you outside the clinic until your treatment is completed.

When you arrive for your appointment you may enter the reception area. You will again be asked if you have any fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. The receptionist will also quickly check your body temperature with a touchless forehead thermometer as soon as you arrive. Your waiting time in the reception area will be only a matter of minutes and no other patients will be waiting in the same area. As soon as your operatory is ready for you we will move you in for your treatment.

WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN TO PROTECT YOU AND TO KEEP YOU SAFE. WE WILL BE CONTINUALLY UPDATING OUR TREATMENT PROTOCOL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS TO ADJUST TO ANY CHANGES REQUIRED BY THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER OR THE COLLEGE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS WE WORK THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.

What Causes Teeth Stains?

What Causes Teeth Stains?

Teeth Stains, also commonly referred to as Teeth Discoloration, is caused by substances sticking onto the surface of your tooth or gathering within and contaminating the enamel of your tooth.

Types of Teeth Stains

The two main types of teeth stains are intrinsic teeth stains and extrinsic teeth stains.

Intrinsic teeth stains: Discoloration of the teeth which occurs when particles which stain the teeth invade and collect within the enamel of the tooth. The tooth is stained internally, and often appear in shades of yellow, pink, or red.

Extrinsic teeth stains: Discoloration of the teeth which occurs when particles stain the tooth surface, particularly when the particles build-up within the small dents, crevices, and cracks on the surface of the tooth. This type of stain often appears in shades of brown, black and grey colors, although they can also appear in other shades as well.

What Causes Teeth to Stain?

There are many ways in which your teeth can be stained:

How can I Treat Teeth Stains?

You can look for whitening or teeth stain removal products on the market. Teeth restorations can be done to conceal teeth stains, especially teeth stains due to tooth decay. Speak to your dentist to figure out what options are best for you.

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