Dental Care

Dental Care

At Sanel Hospital, we strive to provide dentistry that delivers an excellent value for our patients. High-quality care is important to us and so is helping patients afford the dentistry they need to stay healthy. The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before you begin, so that you can make the best choice for you.

Dental cleaning and Fluoride Treatment

It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day. This helps to remove harmful bacteria and plaque that can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Unfortunately, even with the best oral hygiene routine, there are still areas in your mouth that you cannot clean at home, like under your gum line. Over time, tartar will begin to accumulate in theses areas. They only way to remove the buildup is with a professional cleaning.

What happens during a dental cleaning?

During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling. After your teeth are scaled, they may be polished. In most cases, a gritty paste is used for this. It helps to remove any surface stains on your teeth. The final step is flossing. Your dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.

Sometimes, a standard cleaning isn’t enough. If bacteria invades below your gumline, you’ll need a deep dental cleaning to restore your gums to health. Deep dental cleaning is also called Scaling and Rootplaning or SRP. It’s similar to how a hygienist typically cleans your teeth but focuses on the outer surface of the roots and below your gum line. This special cleaning is needed when tartar buildup has caused infection of the gums. Pockets form, a widening of the gumline that has pulled away from the tooth. Loss of this connective tissue can lead to bone loss and, eventually, tooth loss.
Deep dental cleaning will control the infection and promote healing. As you may know, preventing infection and inflammation anywhere in your body—including your gums—is important to heart and general overall health and may help you live longer.

Tooth sensitivity is very common and is often triggered by hot or cold beverages and foods, as well as sweets. Some people also notice sensitivity from brushing or flossing. It is often treated with fluoride treatments that can help strengthen the enamel and decrease your sensitivity. Also, ask your dentist or hygienist about toothpaste made especially for sensitive teeth and tips for reducing general sensitivity.

Dental Fillings:

Most people need at least one tooth filling in their lifetime. Dental filling procedures are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.

Most dental filling procedures feature the following:

  • Topical and local anesthetic to numb the area of treatment
  • Decay removal from the affected teeth
  • Tooth restoration using a composite (tooth coloured filling material)
  • Avoid sugary foods that stay in your mouth for a long time, like hard, sticky or chewy varieties of candy.
  • Bite check to make sure your teeth align comfortably

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is one of your most important features. Dentistry is continuously evolving and with a variety of advanced treatment options, achieving a beautiful, healthy, aesthetic smile is made easy for patients of all ages.

Are you ready for a smile make over?

Feel more confident about your appearance with a new smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy. You no longer have to suffer from missing, chipped, discoloured, or crooked teeth. If you’re interested in improving the health and appearance of your smile, here are some of the procedures and treatments we will use to help.

Teeth Whitening

At Sanel Hospital we use the KOR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System and Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems as our in-office and at home teeth whitening system.

Is Whitening for Everyone?

When it comes to teeth whitening (bleaching), it’s always best to begin in our office. We can advise you on whether you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Those people with yellowish teeth typically have better results than those with brownish or greyish hues. Also, whiteners have no effect on tooth-coloured composite fillings or teeth that are bonded, so whitening will only make these teeth stand out from the ones that do whiten.

Are In-Office Procedures Better than At-Home Bleaching?

The whitening procedure that we do at Dental Smiles generally takes about an hour and the results are immediate. After ensuring that the gums are protected, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and it does all the work! Our office also dispenses take-home kits along with a custom-made tray gels are generally used for 10-14 days in order to obtain the desired results.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience tooth sensitivity after using bleaching agents. This is usually temporary and goes away after completion of the whitening process. Others notice irritation of their gums – especially when the bleaching tray is not custom made and the gums come in contact with the bleaching agent.


Tooth bonding is the application of a tooth-coloured resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light. The procedure gets its name because materials are bonded to the tooth. Bonding is typically used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discoloured or chipped tooth.See our Smile gallery

E-max veneers

Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are bonded, or cemented, to the front of your teeth. Crafted from high strength porcelain veneers can be used to fill spaces between teeth and to cover teeth that are stained, poorly shaped, or a bit crooked. See our smile gallery Veneers are applied directly to the tooth to create straighter, whiter teeth. They can also be used to close spaces, or repair chipped and damaged teeth. When placed side by side, dental veneers have the potential to change the overall appearance of your entire smile.


A crown is a full coverage restoration that is used on badly damaged teeth, teeth that have had a root canal or on top of a dental implant. If a tooth needs more a dramatic change than veneers or enamel shaping can provide, crowns are an option. The outer part of the tooth is removed and a crown is placed over it. The crown can be made to fit in with your other teeth. It’s like a fresh start for your tooth. At Dental Smiles we normally fabricate Zirconia crowns which are the strongest dental crowns. They are made of zirconium, which is a silicate material which blends best with other teeth, making it very Aesthetic compared to other crowns. Most crowns last for several years with proper oral hygiene and preventive dental care.


Braces can help correct crowded or crooked teeth or an uneven bite. Braces have become much smaller and less noticeable over the years. Brackets, the part of the braces that attach to each tooth, can sometimes be attached to the back of the tooth to make them less noticeable. Some brackets are clear or tooth colored—which help braces blend in. In some cases, treatment may be done without using braces at all. A series of clear, removable aligners are used to move your teeth over time. These aligners are more discreet than traditional braces.

Root Canal Therapy

The aim of this treatment is to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to disease, decay or injury. It is generally recommended that it be crowned afterward the procedure.

Endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal treatment, is a treatment of the tooth aimed at clearing infection as well as protecting the tooth from subsequent infections.When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones but is detrimental to your overall health as well. Without the proper treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.
Teeth that require endodontic treatment are not always painful.

Signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Dark discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums

What happens during endodontic treatment?

Root canal treatment involves one to three visits, during which your endodontist removes the affected tissue. After the tissue is removed, the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental restoration (Core build up) . Your doctor may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from fracturing. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime