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FAQs

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How do I schedule my next checkup?

Call us at (587) 328-1298 Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup. We are open seven days a week at Chinook Village dental and we can book your appointment for a day that fits your schedule. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

Can I get my dental records?

You are entitled to your dental records that include; chart records, x-ray images, referral slips, study models, photographs and correspondence. If you and/or your authorized representative requests a copy of your file from your dentist , this information will be provided to you. If you require your dental records, contact our office and we will be happy to help you. 

Why does my dentist want to know about my medical history?

Dentists needs to know about any health conditions in order to treat you accordingly. An initial complete medical history is taken and is kept up-to-date by checking with you on a regular basis. Sometimes a health condition can influence the way dental care is provided. For example:

Is there anything I can do to limit the cost of dental care?

Prevention is the best way to maintain good dental health. Practice good dental habits at home: brush and floss daily; limit sugary drinks and snacks; don’t smoke; and visit your dentist for regular care including an examination. Diagnosing problems before they become more complex and costly is the best plan of action. Dental disease is progressive and will not resolve itself. The cost of prevention is always far less than the cost of neglect.

When should I change my toothbrush?

Toothbrushes eventually wear out and are less effective. It is recommended to replace toothbrushes about every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently, so check the directions on the packaging. Those who have gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush more often, about every four to six weeks, to keep any bacteria from spreading. Make sure you rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs after brushing. If you have a cold or sickness, it’s important to change your toothbrush right away to prevent putting harmful bacteria back into your system. 

Are you Accepting New Patients?

Of course — We Love New Patients! Chinook Village Dental is currently accepting new dental patients—we look forward to the privilege of being your Dental Health provider. 

If you are a new patient, please contact us at (587) 328-1298 and a member of our team will be happy to help you.

How are dental emergencies handled?

The staff at our dental office is trained to treat many different dental emergencies. If you think you may have a dental problem that requires immediate attention, contact us right away. The sooner we can see you and access the problem, the more likely we can help and prevent further issues. 

How often should I see the dentist?

Everyone should see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.

How are dental fees determined?

Dental offices are similar to medical clinics and must adhere to strict regulatory standards in the interest of ensuring the highest level of patient safety and care. Dentists are responsible for a number of costs to operate their dental office. They need specialized equipment, sterilization tools, appliances and safety protocols for sterilization, they employee trained and licensed staff that require ongoing education courses. There are also external lab costs and materials used for treatment. Operating costs at dental offices vary between dental offices as well as provincially.

My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to see a dentist?

Your teeth may feel fine, but it's still important to have checkups because problems can exist without presenting any symptoms. If you can catch a small underlying problem, you may be able to prevent further damage and a costly solution. 

Dental problems and issues are not the only reason people visit the dentist. Your smile's appearance is important too. Your dentist can help keep your smile healthy and looking beautiful. With so many advances in dentistry we have treatments that can help you smile with confidence, such as: 

Teeth whitening

Natural looking fillings 

Tooth replacements

Smile Makeovers 

Call us now at (587) 328-1298 and our team will do everything we can to fit you in right away!

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Serving the communities of Kingsland, Fairview, Kelvin Grove, Meadowlark Park, Mayfair, Bel-air, Winsor Park, Manchester Industrial, Eagle Ridge, Chinook Park, and surrounding areas.

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Phone: (587) 328-1298
Fax: (587) 356-0881

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107-7004 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 0L3

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