FAQ

  • Why do I need X-rays?

    Although it might seem X-rays are an unnecessary part of your dental care, they help us find dental problems at an early stage before they develop into more serious issues. This will save time, money and unnecessary discomfort. Although we perform regular oral exams, X-rays allow us to detect damage not visible including:

    • Decay between the teeth or below fillings
    • Bone infections
    • Periodontal (gum) disease
    • Abscesses or cysts
    • Developmental abnormalities
    • Tumours
  • At what age should I begin oral care for my child at home?

    You should start cleaning your child’s mouth even before you see signs of their first tooth. Use a soft damp cloth to gently wipe your baby’s mouth after feedings. You can continue with a soft toothbrush with the appearance of their first tooth.

  • At what age should I book my child’s first dental appointment?

    We believe an early start on dental care will set the tone for your child’s oral health for life. We suggest your child see us within six months of the eruption of your baby’s first tooth or by one year of age as recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. We ensure your child’s first appointment provides a positive experience to encourage a healthy relationship that makes them comfortable with their dental visits.

  • What is fluoride?

    Fluoride is a mineral that helps keep bone and teeth healthy. It can be found in foods and drink including tap water, tea, canned fish, cooked kale and spinach, apples, and skim milk. City water contains fluoride, which provides you with protection for your teeth, but supplements are also available.

  • Why is fluoride important to dental health?

    Children who drink water containing fluoride have been shown to have less tooth decay. If you lack fluoride it can put you at risk for increased tooth decay. Fluoride helps to keep your tooth enamel more resistant to acid that can be found in plaque bacteria — it can even help reverse early tooth decay and help prevent bone loss.

  • Does my child need cavity-fighting sealants?

    In some cases, we might recommend using sealants to help prevent tooth decay for your child. This thin coating is painted on molar and premolar surfaces to form a protective barrier against bacteria. This helps your child avoid cavities and the need for costly fillings. Ask us at your next appointment if sealants are right for your child.

  • My gums are bleeding, what should I do?

    Bleeding gums are a symptom of gingivitis, the onset of periodontal disease. Although you can experience gum bleeding due to aggressive brushing, we always recommend you come in right away if you experience gum bleeding. When gums are inflamed, it is important to continue brushing and flossing to help reduce the inflammation and remove bacteria that can make things worse. We will provide a periodontal screening and recording to determine the level of disease present and provide a treatment plan to help prevent any further progression.

  • What is periodontal disease?

    Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums that can also affect the supporting bone structure. This is a serious condition that can lead to permanent jaw bone destruction and tooth loss if not treated. It has also been linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, low birth weight babies, pre-term delivery, respiratory disease, and prostate cancer. Signs of periodontal disease include:

    • Bad breath (halitosis)
    • Loose teeth or loss of teeth
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Pus around the teeth
    • Pain chewing
    • Tender, red, swollen or bleeding gums

    If you have signs of periodontal disease, call us to book an appointment as soon as possible. We can develop a treatment plan to halt the progression and minimize damage to your oral health.

  • What do I do if I knock out a tooth?

    If you knock out your tooth, you require immediate attention. You can call our office right away and follow these steps to help save your tooth:

    • Find your tooth and gently rinse it to remove debris
    • Store the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze
    • Bring the tooth to our office, for immediate attention
  • Is it necessary for me to still see my dentist if I have dentures?

    Yes. We provide services that can address issues such as ill-fitting appliances as well as problems associated with dentures, like mouth sores. You should still have regular visits at least once per year to receive screening for oral cancer, a head and neck exam, as well as an evaluation of your dentures.

If you have a question we haven’t answered, feel free to give us a call at (905) 878-8528 or contact us here.

Milltown Dental

840 Main Street East, Unit 3,
Milton, Ontario, L9T0J4,
Canada

Practice Hours:Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Additional Information: Alternating Saturdays: 8 AM - 3 PM

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Rita Fatallah
Rita Fatallah
2023-12-03
Dr. Julie is the most confident, knowledgeable and passionate dentist I have ever met! My daughter was diagnosed with a mild tongue tie the day she was born and at a few weeks old, I started searching endlessly on where to have her release done. As a worried mom, I wanted the best of the best treatment and thankfully, I was recommended to Dr.Julie. Let me tell you…Dr.Julie IS the definition of BEST of the BEST!! The moment I met her in person, I knew my 5 week old was in good hands. This is the EXACT person you want doing a tongue tie procedure. All the staff are incredibly kind, professional and genuine. The clinic is very clean and organized. For each appointment, I was greeted immediately and was brought in right away. You will initially watch a detailed informative video and then will meet with the dentist outlining the procedure. She did not pressure us what so ever. The actual laser treatment happens quick, yes your baby will cry (it’s normal) and finally you will be taught the daunting yet IMPORTANT stretches. Make sure to NOT skip them. Thank you Dr. Boudreault for showing me how to do them a million times and not once were you bothered. God bless you all. Best Regards, Baby Rose’s mom
Steve Borrelli
Steve Borrelli
2023-08-16
Wow ! First let me start off by saying thank you Anita & Nadia you both were unbelievable so helpful and respectful thank you for making me feel comfortable for my first time there. 2nd thank you to all the professionals in this establishment I strongly recommend this location they did a fantastic job. See you again !
Jennifer Murray
Jennifer Murray
2023-08-10
Dr. Julie is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and makes you feel confident while making the decision about your babies oral ties. We're so happy we went with Milltown Dental to fix our daughters tongue tie, we truly felt like we were under the best care possible. Thank you Dr. Julie and team!
Andreaa N
Andreaa N
2023-01-31
Took my 2 month old for a lip and tongue tie. Dr. Julie was extremely knowledgeable, things I didn’t even know was part of a tie. I was so anxious going into the appointment that after watching the video and talking to Dr. Julie, I knew I had made the right decision in coming to this office. I also didn’t feel pressured at all, which also made me feel better about the decision. Everyone was very friendly and the office is very clean. Thank you Milltown Dental!! I Will definitely recommend to friends and family!!
Crypto Thumbs
Crypto Thumbs
2023-01-13
Always 5 stars at Milltown Dental. The staff is so friendly and they really know what they are doing. This is my go to place in a Milton.
Jen Marriott
Jen Marriott
2022-12-04
Dr. Julie is the best dentist ever!! I walked into Milltown Dental with severe anxiety and horrible teeth. With Dr. Julie's compassion, understanding, and master skills, I've left with confidence and faith that there's nothing we can't get through together. I owe my own and my family's smile to Dr. Julie and Milltown Dental. 💛
Kate H
Kate H
2022-09-01
If I could give more than 5 starts I would. Not only is Dr. Julie incredibly skilled but she is the kindest most ethical and empathetic dentist I have come across. She has a top-notch informative consultation process for those looking to explore tongue/lip ties for their babies. The office itself is a clean comfortable environment, staff are efficient and very friendly.
Mike Jongkind
Mike Jongkind
2022-07-29
Really fantastic experience here. Staff and dental professionals seem to genuinely care. It didn’t feel like they were just trying to sell me treatments. The hygienist I had was very professional and kind. The dentist was very personable and took the time to explain things to me. Would strongly recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist experience. UPDATE: I got invisilines here and the experience has been awesome. They explain everything in plain language and make it easy to understand the process. I was so impressed with how pleasant they made the treatment. Again, really great dentist practice. Strongly recommend.