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Dr. Adam Lang Family Dentistry
 
 

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Here is a list of some common questions that our patients have asked. We want to ensure that you have all the resources you need on procedures and your oral health. 

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How often do I need a checkup?

This depends entirely on your needs.  We evaluate your needs on every check-up and determine when you should be seen again. For those with no decay and healthy gums, we often recommend a year between check-ups. For those with higher needs we would suggest that you be seen more frequently.

How do I make an appointment?

You can simply click here to request non-urgent appointments online. 

You can also call our front desk, 519-746-0383, during business hours.

Hours: 
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: We are open one Saturday during January, March, May, September and November.  Exact dates to be arranged.

Sunday and Monday: Closed 

Are you accepting new patients?

We will always welcome new patients of all ages. 

What do I do for a dental emergency after hours?

For after-hours emergency appointments, please call Dental Emergencies at 1-888-757-9361. The dentist on call will get back to you.

Do you bill insurance directly?

We will work with your insurance company to ensure that direct billing is done through them. Some insurance plans have deductibles and co-payments. You are responsible for the remaining balance.

What are common warning signs?

Warning SignThe Problem?
Bad breath that doesn't go away The cause might be gum disease, food, drinking, smoking, medicine you are taking or a health condition. If you cannot get rid of bad breath with daily brushing and flossing, see your dentist.
Your gums bleed when you brush or floss If you just started to floss, a little bleeding is normal. But if you bleed almost every time you brush or floss your teeth, see your dentist.
Dry Mouth For women, menopause may be the cause. It is also a side effect of many common medicines. It does not feel good and it can make dental problems worse. You need to tell your dentist if you have this problem.
A tooth that is a little bit loose A loose tooth could be caused by gum disease or by a blow to the mouth. In any case, it is a serious problem. You should see your dentist.
A sore mouth A sore mouth might be caused by false teeth that don't fit well. It could also be from leaving false teeth in overnight. "Burning mouth syndrome" is a problem that affects some older women. Not eating the right kind of food may also be the cause.

Mouth issues including:

  • Bleeding that you can't explain
  • Mouth sores that don't heal in 7 to 10 days 
  • White or red patches in your mouth 
  • Feeling numb or sore inside your mouth
These symptoms may be signs of more serious health issues. See your dentist right away.
Teeth that are sensitive to: 
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Sweetness
  • Pressure
Most frequent cause of sensitivity is receding gums. A toothpaste specially formulated for sensitivity and a soft brush will help. Teeth that are sensitive or painful spontaneously is an urgent problem. Check with your dentist as soon as possible.

*chart provided from the Canadian Dental Association.

How often should I brush my teeth & floss?

Brushing

Brushing your teeth after any meal will help to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes plaque build-up. At minimum you should brush your teeth twice in the day. Once in the morning and before sleeping at night. We also suggest using a soft bristle toothbrush. 

Flossing

You should floss your teeth at least once a day. This will loosen and remove plaque from under your gum. After 24-36 hours plaque hardens on the tooth causing tartar build-up. Flossing is extremely important in keeping gum disease in check.

How far away are you from WLU & UW main campuses?

Wilfrid Laurier Campus

We are a 2-minute bus ride from the corner of University Ave W. & King St N. From the campus of WLU, we are about a 5-minute walk away. 

University of Waterloo Campus

We are an 8-minute bus ride from the main Waterloo campus and a 15-minute walk. 

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