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FAQ About Your Teeth And Our Dental Clinic

At Forest Lawn Dental, we often hear the same questions from our patients. While we’re always happy to talk to you, we thought it might be convenient for some Calgary residents to have an FAQ page they could reference. Here are the top ten questions we get asked.


1. Are you currently accepting new patients?

Yes. Simply call to book an appointment and we’ll open a file for you.


2. Is your clinic easy to access by car/transit?

Yes. Forest Lawn Dental is easy to get to by both bus and by car. Our clinic is located at 17 Ave SE at the corner of 36 St, just off Deerfoot Trail. We offer free parking for those driving in and for those using transit, buses 23, 26, 57, 66, 72, 125, 126 and 440 all stop a mere stone’s throw away.


3. What payment options are available?

We accept cash, credit and debit payments at our clinic. Financing is also available through a third party with monthly payment plans.


4. Do you offer direct billing to insurance companies?

Yes! We provide direct billing to all insurance companies that offer this service. Forest Lawn Dental Centre accepts all insurance.


5. Do you accept dental emergencies? 

Forest Lawn Dental Centre gladly accepts dental emergencies. We understand that problems arise when you least expect them, and we make sure to keep our schedule open for any dental emergencies that come in. Some potential emergencies could include, but are not limited to:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Object caught between teeth
  • Lost filling
  • Lost crown
  • Painful or swollen gums


6. Does your clinic treat children?
Yes. We pride ourselves on providing dental services for the entire family.


7. When should my child start seeing a dentist?

The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children should first visit a dentist by one year of age, or within six months of the arrival of the first tooth.


8. My teeth are feeling sensitive. Does that mean I should see a dentist?

Yes. Any tooth discomfort warrants a checkup. If tooth sensitivity is ongoing, there’s likely a corrective procedure that can help. Bonding, fluoride varnishes, and dentin sealers are all possible treatments that can bring much needed relief.


9. How often should I change my toothbrush?

We recommend that you change your toothbrush at least every three months but sooner if the bristles are starting to fray.


10. How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Brushing and flossing your teeth at home are important steps to maintaining your dental health. We recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day for about two minutes per brushing session. And don’t forget to floss every day. For oral exams and professional cleanings, be sure to schedule a dentist appointment every six months.


11. Do I need a dental X-ray at every checkup?

The need for a dental X-ray is dependent on your overall oral well-being. If you have excellent dental health, then it’s likely that you won’t need an X-ray at every visit. More frequent X-rays are required when there’s ongoing dental challenges.


12. When is the best time to begin orthodontic work?

We recommend that all children have an orthodontic evaluation once their permanent teeth start coming in, usually around the age of seven. This is to ensure that teeth are developing normally and to outline a treatment plan if necessary. Orthodontic work can begin at any time, even in adulthood.


If you don’t see your question here or would like more information, please contact us and we’ll be happy to speak with you.


3617 - 17 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2A 0R8

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