www.northstreetdental.ca https://www.northstreetdental.ca/ en Dr. Devon Horton https://www.northstreetdental.ca/team/dr-devon-horton <span>Dr. Devon Horton</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/12/2021 - 08:17</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Devon Horton" src="/files/images/team/Horton.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Devon Horton grew up on the South Shore, just outside of Bridgewater where he spent summers with his family on Big Mushamush Lake. Those summers spent outdoors together fostered his appreciation for kayaking, hiking, running, woodworking and mechanics. Devon still finds time to enjoy these hobbies and spend time with family.<p> <p>Devon is an alumnus of the University of Ottawa where he completed an Undergraduate Degree in Biochemistry and Dalhousie University where he completed the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program. During his studies he developed an appreciation for restorative dentistry, applying his meticulous skill in working with his hands acquired from woodworking to the production of functional and esthetic restorations and crowns. He loves that in accomplishing that, he is also able to improve the health and confidence of others. The art of Dentistry for Devon is a way to express his desire to do things that are productive and meaningful but on a fine scale. Fabricating dentures is an example of this, as he finds it incredibly rewarding to produce something that makes his patients proud to show off their smiles.</p> <p>Devon is thrilled to be returning to Bridgwater where he can be close to his friends and family whilst contributing to the community that helped shape his character. Having the opportunity to join North Street Dental is especially rewarding for Devon. Dr. Gatchell, founder of the practice, played a big role in nurturing his interest in Dentistry by always providing answers to his questions and welcoming him to job shadow. Devon is very excited to be a part of North Street Dental, a practice that encourages innovation while keeping the patient’s health and preferences a top priority.</p> <p>We look forward to integrating Devon into our excellent team. He brings with him the most cutting-edge treatment modalities and techniques currently being taught, as well as kindness and thoughtfulness that will be felt in each interaction he has with his patients.</p></div> Thu, 12 Aug 2021 11:17:50 +0000 admin 37 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Solea Laser Dentistry https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/solea-laser-dentistry <span>Solea Laser Dentistry</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/23/2021 - 15:20</span> <div><p>We’re the only dental office in Nova Scotia to offer treatment with the Solea V3 Dental Laser system. This state-of-the art system doesn’t usually require local anesthetic, and the laser is silent and vibration-free. Laser dentistry can be used for many procedures, including treating decay, cold sores, and canker sores, removing fibromas (skin tags resulting from biting your lips or cheeks) and recontouring gums. The Solea Sleep system is also effective in treating snoring without the need for surgery.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Solea Laser Dentistry machine" src="/files/images/mainimages/solea-laser.jpg?v=3"> <h2>Benefits of laser dentistry</h2> <p>For most patients, the main benefit of laser dentistry is that it can replace the dental drill. Because the laser doesn’t have any moving parts, it doesn’t make noise or cause irritating vibrations while it’s being used.</p> <h2>Is laser dentistry safe?</h2> <p>Dental lasers are approved medical equipment and are safe when they are being used by a trained professional. The laser uses a focused high-energy beam of light to safely vaporize decayed tooth enamel, and the system doesn’t release any harmful radiation.</p> <h2>Is it safe for children?</h2> <p>Yes. Dental lasers are safe for children. In fact, because they are silent and vibration-free, and typically don’t require needles or drills, dental lasers can be a great alternative for children who are anxious about dental appointments.</p> <h2>Solea Sleep snoring cessation treatment</h2> <p>The Solea Sleep system lets us treat snoring by tightening the tissue in your soft palate. The procedure can be done without anesthetic or surgery, with no recovery time. Most patients notice an improvement in their sleep within a week.</p> <p>To learn more about our Solea dental laser system, or to make an appointment, call us today!</p> </div> Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:20:57 +0000 admin 36 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Endodontics in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/endodontics-bridgewater <span>Endodontics in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:47</span> <div><p>Damage or trauma to a tooth can result in injury of the soft inner tissue, leaving it susceptible to infection. This infection can cause pain and lead to the loss of the tooth. We perform root canals to remove the injured soft tissue in order to prevent, or to resolve, infection.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Dental Implant Model" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-endo.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2 mb-1">What is root canal treatment</h2> <p>During a root canal procedure a small hole is drilled in the tooth to access and remove the injured soft tissue. The remaining area is then cleaned and sealed to prevent future infection. After root canal treatment the tooth is typically protected by having a crown placed.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/root_canal"></div></div> </div></div> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:47:44 +0000 admin 33 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Invisalign in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/invisalign-bridgewater <span>Invisalign in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:36</span> <div><p>Invisalign clear aligners are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straighten and realign teeth without the use of metal braces. The aligners are virtually invisible while you wear them, and they can be removed while you eat or brush your teeth.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Dental Implant Model" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-invis.jpg"> <p>Invisalign treatment time can be as short as 10 weeks depending on the amount of correction you require. You will need to visit our office every month and a half to check the position of your teeth and obtain your next set of aligners. Unlike with traditional metal brackets, the Invisalign program allows you to get a sneak peek of what your smile will look like before you even begin treatment!</p> </div> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:36:22 +0000 admin 32 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Dental Emergencies in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/dental-emergencies-bridgewater <span>Dental Emergencies in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:24</span> <div><p>Do you have a dental emergency? Call our office right away to schedule an appointment or seek advice. We'll do our best to see you the same day.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Emergency Sign" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-emergencies.jpg"> <p>Call us today if you have a dental emergency.</p></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:24:45 +0000 admin 29 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Dr. Kelly Saxby https://www.northstreetdental.ca/team/dr-kelly-saxby <span>Dr. Kelly Saxby</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:57</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Kelly Saxby" src="/files/images/team/Saxby.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Saxby joined our practice in 2019. She grew up in Bridgewater and returned home to practice dentistry as a way to give back to her community and raise her family.</p> <p>She attended the Memorial University of Newfoundland and graduated in 2009. After MUN she went on to go to dental school at Dalhousie University, where she graduated in 2014. At Dal she received the CFAO Award for Achievement in Undergraduate Orthodontics for outstanding achievement in the study of orthodontics. She was also her class treasurer. During her time at Dalhousie she volunteered by providing dental services in Northern Labrador and at the North End Clinic, providing care for those in need.</p> <p>After graduation, Dr. Saxby went into private practice in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland from 2014 to 2016. She returned to Bridgewater in 2016, where she worked in private practice before joining Gatchell Dentistry - which has now become North Street Dental.</p> <p>Dr. Saxby is passionate about implant dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, and orthodontics. She also enjoys working with anxious patients to help them become comfortable with dental treatments. She has completed her Invisalign® certification and the training necessary for certification to place and restore dental implants. Dr. Saxby is a member of the South Shore Dental Society, Spear Education and CEREC Doctors.</p> <p>As a Bridgewater native, she loves being a dentist in an area where she has a personal connection with almost every patient she meets. She and her husband James have two sons and they spend most of their free time at the beach. She loves camping, gardening, travelling, and eating and learning to cook international foods (especially Thai food). She’s addicted to cooking shows and she loves to lounge in her hammock with a book when she can find the time. She can’t get enough of watching her boys explore and seeing their personalities develop as they grow up.</p></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:57:54 +0000 admin 28 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Wisdom Teeth in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/wisdom-teeth-bridgewater <span>Wisdom Teeth in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:57</span> <div><p>Wisdom teeth are the last adult molars to come in. These molars usually begin to grow in during your teens. Unfortunately, for many people there isn’t enough room for the wisdom teeth to properly align, leading to impaction within your jaws. We regularly examine your wisdom teeth, and if we see that there isn't ample space for them, or if they are causing problems in the surrounding teeth or tissues, we may recommend extraction.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Wisdom Teeth Closeup" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-wisdom.jpg"> <p>Wisdom teeth extraction is done under a local anesthetic, and because it can be a long procedure we often prescribe a sedative as well. After the surgery you may feel some pain and discomfort for a few days. Your dentist will give you advice on how to manage the pain and keep your mouth healthy while you heal.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div></div> </div> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Guards, Bite Appliances in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/guards-bite-appliances-bridgewater <span>Guards, Bite Appliances in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:55</span> <div><p>Sports guards and bite appliances are designed to protect your teeth from injury. We custom-design our guards and appliances so they fit your mouth comfortably.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Mouth Guards" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-guard.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2">Sports Guards</h2> <p>Sports guards are made from impact-absorbing material that absorbs the shock of sports injuries. Guards are essential for high-impact sports such as hockey, but they can protect your teeth while you play any sport.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">Bite Appliances</h2> <p>Your teeth may become damaged as a result of grinding or clenching them. A bite appliance is designed to prevent damage to your teeth and helps to resolve the jaw and muscle pain associated with clenching or grinding.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:55:42 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca TMJ in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/tmj-bridgewater <span>TMJ in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:01</span> <div><p>The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between your jaw and your skull. It’s flexible to let you talk, yawn, swallow and chew. Sometimes the joint can become irritated and inflamed, which causes the symptoms we call TMJ disorder. These symptoms can include localized pain in the joint, headaches, a “popping” sensation when you chew, or a clicking or grinding sensation.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Skeleton Jaw" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-tmj.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2">Diagnosis</h2> <p>To diagnose TMJ we check your symptoms and examine the joint and your mouth to determine the cause of the inflammation. Common causes include stress, clenching or grinding teeth, chewing gum, bite misalignment, or crooked teeth.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">Treatment</h2> <p>TMJ treatment focuses on reducing the stress on the joint. Depending on what’s causing the inflammation, treatment might include orthopedic correction, bite appliances to prevent grinding, medication, massage, or stretching.</p></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:01:17 +0000 admin 23 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca Restorations in Bridgewater https://www.northstreetdental.ca/services/restorations-bridgewater <span>Restorations in Bridgewater</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:59</span> <div><p>Sometimes your teeth can be injured or become decayed, resulting in damage to their appearance and function. We restore your teeth and your smile with dental restoration treatments.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Dental Xray" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-restorations.jpg"> <h2 class="mt-2 mb-1">Fillings</h2> <p>Fillings are used to repair cavities and injuries to your teeth to restore their function and protect them from infection. Tooth coloured fillings are available.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Crowns</h2> <p>Crowns are used when a tooth has become damaged or after a root canal treatment. They cover the entire tooth being restored. We provide same day crowns that can be placed in 90 minutes.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Inlays & Onlays</h2> <p>If a cavity is too large to be repaired with a filling we may use a dental inlay or onlay to restore the damaged tooth. The inlay is prepared in a lab and cemented into place. Inlays and onlays restore the strength and function of the tooth being treated. Onlays are a special type of inlay that are used to restore the biting areas of the tooth. In some cases, same day delivery of inlays or onlays is possible.</p> <h2 class="mt-3 mb-1">Bridges</h2> <p>Bridges replace lost teeth with a synthetic replacement tooth that is attached to the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap. Once in place, bridges restore the even appearance of your smile and support your natural teeth.</p> <h2 class="mt-3">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/crown"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/filling"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-1 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/inlay_onlay"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/extraction"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/crown_lengthening"></div></div> </div> </div></div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:59:38 +0000 admin 19 at https://www.northstreetdental.ca