Bloor West Village dentistry

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Convenient Appointments
  • Clear Explanation of Treatment
  • Comfortable Surroundings
  • Helpful & Friendly Staff
  • Clear Explanation of Costs
  • Guaranteed Work!

When we started bloorwestSmiles in West Toronto we set high standards for our general dentistry practice and we believe we have achieved them.

Bloor West Village Dentistry for seniors

SENIOR DENTAL CARE AT BLOOR WEST SMILES

Teeth are not lost due to age. Teeth are lost because of oral disease.

The dental demands of senior citizens in the Etobicoke, High Park and Bloor West Village communities are growing and changing. Dr. Kostirko realizes the care of senior citizens requires understanding the medical and dental aspects of aging. Also, factors like independent living, simply getting to a dental office in West Toronto and diminished physical ability play a role in dental health. As today's seniors age they have a very different outlook of dentistry compared to past generations. Seniors do not accept that tooth loss is a given with age and are more educated about dental health.

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES

Dr. Kostirko and his team at Bloor West Smiles have experience caring for elderly patients and are familiar with the unique challenges commonly associated with senior dental health. These include but are not limited to:

  • Inability to brush and floss properly. Medical conditions that affect movement, such as arthritis in the hands and fingers, make daily brushing and flossing difficult, if not impossible, to perform. It's essential that patients who have difficulty brushing see their dentist regularly for thorough cleanings and exams. Dr. Kostirko may also recommend an electric toothbrush or other oral hygiene aids to make daily oral hygiene more comfortable.
  • Dry mouth. Medications, cancer treatment, and certain disease contribute to dry mouth. Many seniors attempt to curb dry mouth by sucking on hard candies, which greatly increases a person's risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Dr. Kostirko will provide thorough exams to detect early warning signs and provide oral hygiene tips and diet counseling that will help restore moisture. In general, people with dry mouth should drink plenty of water, chew sugar-free gums and candies, and use fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse.
  • Dentures. This is an area of special interest for Dr. Kostirko. If you wear dentures, he will check to make sure they fit properly, look for any irritation in the mouth, and examine the appliance for wear and tear. Aside from general discomfort, ill-fitting dentures can lead to more serious oral health concerns. Most dentures need to be relined or replaced every 7 to 10 years to ensure optimal function and comfort.
  • Implants. Dr. Kostirko is trained in the placement of implants which can help stabilize and secure a loose denture. This eliminates the discomfort and frustration that can come with dentures.

WITH A COMPASSIONATE APPROACH

Dr. Kostirko schedules extra time with seniors to ensure their dental needs are met in a compassionate and unrushed manner. He truly cares for his patients and has the experience in senior care dentistry to provide excellent dental care.

Seniors are living longer than ever. Dental knowledge has grown, and seniors no longer think that losing teeth is inevitable with old age. They are recognizing that dental care and frequent visits to a dentist are vital to excellent oral hygiene and preventing tooth loss. Only with consistent dental visits can seniors greatly improve their healthy smiles in their twilight years.

Bloor West Smiles performs numerous full mouth restorations including implants, bridges, partial and full dentures, as well as crowns and cosmetic procedures. All of our efforts are aimed at bringing back your healthy, youthful smile.

SENIOR DENTISTRY in YOUR BLOOR WEST VILLAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD SINCE 1993

general cosmetic implants braces

Tel: 416-766-2853

2 Jane Street
Suite 505
Toronto,Ontario
M6S 4W3

Practice Hours
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday


10AM - 8PM
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 4PM
10AM - 8PM
9AM - 2PM
9AM - 4PM

Serving Toronto, Toronto West, Bloor West, Etobicoke, South Kingsway, High Park, South Etobicoke and the Greater Toronto Area - Bloor West Smiles is your family and cosmetic dental practice in Bloor West Village.