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To our valued patients:

 

Life has been anything but normal this spring and we sincerely hope you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to once again provide dental care for you and your family starting in August. The Ministry of Health has lifted the restrictions placed back in March. While many things have changed since then, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. 

 

Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different. 

 

•        We will ask some screening questions before your appointment and you’ll be asked those same questions again                   when you’re in the office. 

 

•        You may be asked to wait outside our office or in your car and call us when you arrive and then wait for a call back to           let you know when you can enter the office. 

 

•        We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the clinic. There are more dispensers around the           office for you to use as needed.

 

•        Our waiting room will no longer offer magazines or children’s toys since those items are difficult to fully disinfect. 

 

•        Appointments will be spaced out to allow for physical distancing between patients. That might mean less flexibility               for scheduling your appointment, but it will also reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one                   time. 

 

•        You may be surprised that we’re wearing more protective gear – such as masks, face shields, gowns – than we                       normally do during your visit. 

 

Rest assured, all these procedures are designed to create the safest environment for you, other patients and our team.

 

We look forward to seeing you again. If you have any questions, please let us know. To make an appointment, call our office at 705-855-3200 or email us at drwitzu@gmail.com  

 

Thank you for patience and loyalty throughout this ordeal. We value your trust and look forward to welcoming you back! 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Witzu and staff

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Prevent Nighttime Teeth Grinding & Protect Your Teeth During Sports

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Custom Night Guards

Night guards are removable dental appliances that are carefully moulded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. These are used to protect teeth and fillings, manage jaw dysfunction, and stabilize the bite or create space prior to restoration procedures.


Do I Need a Night Guard?

You may not be aware of it, but the way your upper and lower teeth meet each other changes over time, especially once bone loss around your teeth sets in. Most patients clench or grind their teeth subconsciously, either during the day while they are concentrating on a task or at night while they sleep. When the teeth wear down, they may shift, causing an unstable bite that is traumatic to ligaments holding teeth within the jawbone.


A bite that is not properly balanced can significantly speed up the rate of bone loss around your teeth, it may also precipitate cracking of the teeth or restorations, shifting of the teeth, or infection, ultimately leading to premature tooth loss.


Night guards can make a world of difference for patients who clench and grind. They can also alleviate pain and prevent destruction of a healthy dentition.


What's Involved in Getting a Night Guard?

The fabrication of your night guard will consist of two short appointments. The first appointment will consist of us taking impressions of your teeth so we can create moulds to send to the dental lab where your night guard will be fabricated. The second appointment will be the delivery of the night guard. At this appointment, we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.


Mouthguards for Hockey & Other Sports

Mouthguards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment for any child participating in potentially injurious recreational or sporting activities, such as hockey, basketball, baseball and football. Fitting snugly over the upper teeth, mouthguards protect the entire oral region from traumatic injury, preserving both the aesthetics and health of the smile.


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), in particular, advocates for the use of dental mouthguards during any sporting or recreational activity.


How can Mouthguards Protect Me?

The majority of sporting organizations now require participants to routinely wear mouthguards. Though mouthguards are primarily designed to protect the teeth, they can also vastly reduce the degree of force transmitted from a trauma impact point (jaw) to the central nervous system (base of the brain). In this way, mouthguards help minimize the risk of traumatic brain injury. Mouthguards also reduce the prevalence or severity of the following injuries:

  • Concussions
  • Gum and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Jawbone Fractures
  • Lip, Cheek and Tongue Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Tooth Fractures

We offer professionally fitted, custom sports guards, night guards, as well as sleep and snoring appliances. We are proud to offer Pro-Form dental appliances.


Request a Consultation

To discuss your night guard or sports mouthguard options, call Chelmsford Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.

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Chelmsford Family Dentistry
3183 Errington Avenue, Suite 4
Chelmsford, Ontario

(Facing Highway 144 at Charette Ave., beside Subway®)

Phone: 705-855-3200
Fax: 705-855-3204

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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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