Healthy Teeth

general dentistry

Our Toronto dental office is devoted to providing the best general, family and cosmetic dentistry services to our patients. As your primary dental care provider, we are responsible for the general diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of a wide range of dental conditions, disorders, and diseases that affect the teeth, gums, jaw, and face. At Dr. Yolonda Cruz Dentistry, we provide the coordination of services related to the oral health needs for patients of all ages, so everyone in your entire family can visit our dental practice in Toronto Ontario.

General dentistry includes:

With our highly educated, well-trained team at Dr. Yolonda Cruz Dentistry in Toronto, we will develop the best course of treatment for your complete dental needs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Finding the Perfect Dentist
Selecting the right dental office to care for your family's dental health takes careful consideration. A great dentist will combine clinical expertise along with compassion and a genuine concern for patients. When choosing a Toronto dentist, you should ask yourself:

  • Are your goals, concerns, and ultimate satisfaction seen as important?
  • Can you count on the dentist to focus on keeping your teeth health and strong?
  • Did the doctor obtain his or her degree(s) from a well-respected school?
  • Does the dentist provide detailed explanations and include your input when developing a dental treatment plan?
  • Has the dentist been in practice enough time for you to feel comfortable about your treatment?
  • Have you heard positive feedback about this doctor and practice?

Questions about General Dentistry

Why must I visit every six months if I don't think I have any dental problems?
Preventive dental care is always less expensive than repairing damage. Certain problems, like gum disease and early signs of decay, offer few warning signs. Scheduling regular visits at Yolonda Cruz Dentistry will allow us to monitor your oral health and catch any issues before they become big trouble.

How is a filling different from a crown?
Dental fillings are made from tooth-colored composite resin, and are used to repair small sections of tooth. When your tooth has severe or substantial damage, you will likely need a dental crown, which fits securely over the remaining tooth structure and completely covers the tooth.

When should my child first visit the dentist?
Although the American Dental Association recommends that a child's first visit should start as soon as the first teeth emerge (usually at age one), we often find that children do best around three years old. At this time, Dr. Cruz can take a look to make sure everything is on target, and we can start to create positive feelings for your child so that he or she will look forward to visiting Yolonda Cruz Dentistry in Toronto.

I have metal fillings. Should I replace them?
At one time, amalgam fillings were the standard for restoring teeth. Now, most dentists prefer composite fillings. These fillings match your natural tooth color, won't leak over time, and don't contain any metal. If your old metal fillings aren't causing you problems, you can choose to leave them in place. If you want more aesthetic restorations, consult with Dr. Cruz about composite fillings as a replacement option.