At Beachstone Dental, we prioritize empowering our patients through knowledge and understanding of oral health. Explore our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to gain valuable insights into our dental practice and general dentistry. We aim to make you an informed decision-maker about your dental healthcare options. If you’re ready to prioritize your oral health or need more information, take the next step and schedule an appointment with us today! We’re here to assist you on your journey towards a healthier smile.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly for any specific queries – we’re here to ensure you have the knowledge and care you deserve. You can call our office at (519) 398-0826, or email us at, or simply Contact Us by filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Visiting the Dentist in Leamington

What is the best way to care for my teeth at home?

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is key. Make it a habit to brush twice a day and floss daily, using the right tools and techniques. A well-balanced diet plays a crucial role in achieving optimal oral and overall health. Your oral habits and lifestyle can significantly impact your dental wellness. Aim to nurture positive oral habits while steering clear of harmful ones. Smoking, marijuana use, or excessive alcohol consumption may have adverse effects on your oral health. Additionally, teeth clenching or grinding can lead to dental damage.

Combine these practices with regular checkups, cleanings, and consultations with your dentist to identify any concerns early on and maintain your optimal oral health.

Remember, your smile deserves the best care, and we’re here to guide you through each step.

How can I improve my smile?

Enhancing your smile is simple with our array of general and cosmetic dentistry services. From professional cleaning and teeth whitening to advanced restorations, veneers, dental crowns, and implants, our tailored solutions cater to diverse smile needs. Discover the possibilities by scheduling a consultation with us today and take the first step towards achieving your dream smile!

Why is it important to visit the dentist?

Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy.

Regular dental care is important because it:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly reduces the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
  • Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
  • Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
  • Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!

How often should I visit the dentist?

Consistent dental check-ups are key to maintaining excellent oral health.

We suggest visiting us every six months for a periodic oral examination and professional cleaning. It’s beneficial for everyone—children, teens, and adults—to have regular check-ups at least every six to nine months. For those at higher risk of oral cancer or gum disease, more frequent visits might be recommended.

Understanding that each person’s oral health needs are unique, we’ll work with you to establish the ideal frequency for your regular check-ups based on your specific goals and oral health requirements.

What if I haven't been to see a dentist in a long time?

We know not everyone likes the thought of going to the dentist. We’re hoping to change that! If you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time or you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, we will understand and we will help you get on the right track to your optimal oral health. Beachstone Dental will never make you feel bad about your current dental hygiene routine, and Dr. Prasad will work with you in a positive manner to improve your overall health with your goals in mind. We also understand most people cannot afford a complete oral reconstruction and will work with you to get you the care you need in a time frame you can afford.

At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?

Children need dental care as soon as their baby teeth begin to erupt. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth, or by the time they are a year old.

Prevention and treatment at this early age will give your child a head start when it comes to life-long oral health.

Is it safe to visit the Dentist during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have additional safety protocols and infection control standards in place to create the safest possible environment to protect you, our other patients, and our team members at our office. Your health and safety will always be our top priority!

Read more about our COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Protocols.

Do I really need dental x-rays?

Absolutely! Dental x-rays are invaluable tools for comprehensive oral health assessments.

These imaging techniques capture detailed images of your teeth, roots, and jawbone, aiding in identifying issues invisible to the naked eye. At our office, we utilize advanced digital x-rays, ensuring minimal exposure to radiation compared to traditional methods. Digital x-rays offer enhanced precision, faster results, and environmental friendliness, benefiting our patients immensely. Routine x-rays play a crucial role in preventive care and treatment planning, allowing us to detect cavities, gum disease, and potential oral health concerns early. They are vital for a thorough examination and before any dental procedures, ensuring we provide you with the best and safest care possible, tailored to your individual needs.

Ready to prioritize your oral health? Schedule an appointment today for your routine check-up or any necessary dental treatment that might require x-rays. We’re here to provide you with exceptional care and address your dental concerns. Don’t hesitate to reach out – your smile deserves the best!

What can I do if I have dental axiety?

Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy.

If you have dental anxiety or a general fear of the dentist, you’re not alone!  It is common to have dental fears and we are well trained to handle this. Our mission is to change how people feel about dentistry so they can get the dental healthcare they need and deserve. Our qualified dentist, Dr. Prasad has a gentle touch and our entire team is friendly and compassionate. We will guide you throughout your visit and do our utmost to ensure your visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We can help relieve your worries about dental care in a variety of ways. We encourage you to start by browsing our website to get to know us so you know who we are and what we believe in.  If you have specific concerns regarding your dental health, we suggest writing them down to bring to your appointment so we can go over your concerns together during your visit. We recommend you arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first visit with us so that you have plenty of time to complete your New Patient Forms. Filling out these forms helps us get to know you and your oral healthcare needs better and achieve your dream smile! Arriving prepared will help alleviate some of the stress you may feel when visiting the dental office.

What should I do in case I have a dental emergency?

We understand that dental emergencies never come at a convenient time. Your prompt action can make a difference! The sooner you reach out, the better the chances of preserving your tooth.

At Beachstone Dental, we provide emergency dentistry, dedicated to your dental health and well-being. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or require urgent dental care, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately! Your comfort matters to us. We’re committed to easing your discomfort, and we’ll always strive to accommodate your needs.

Please call us, email us, or fill in our online form to ensure that you can be seen as soon as possible! Even if it is an after-hours dental emergency and our office is closed, please don’t hesitate to contact us and leave a message. We will respond as soon as possible.

If your dental emergency requires immediate attention and we’re unavailable, please dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Discover more about our Emergency Dental Services in Leamington.

Our Dental Office in Leamington

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we’re thrilled to welcome new patients of all ages to our dental practice! Being a newer dental office, we can provide you with quicker appointment dates and greater flexibility in scheduling your visits.

Please contact us to schedule your first visit with us and experience our compassionate care firsthand. Dr. Prasad and our friendly team look forward to meeting you!

What services does your dental office offer?

We offer a wide range of general dental services, including preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative treatments, oral surgeries, and more. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care to address all your oral health needs.

Do you provide dental services for children?

Yes! We treat patients of all ages and kids are always welcome to our dental practice. Whether you are new to the community and looking for a family dentist or searching for a better dental experience for your little ones, you’ve come to the right place.

How do I book a dental appointment?

Scheduling your dental appointment with us is a breeze! We’ve got various ways to connect, all tailored for your comfort.

You can give us a call at (519) 398-0826 during our office hours, send us an email directly to, or simply Contact Us by filling out our online form on our website. Also, if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please feel free to drop by our office to schedule your appointment in person. Our aim is to ensure utmost convenience for you!

Dr. Prasad and our friendly team look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our dental family!

What can I expect during a dental appointment?

Your initial appointment with us is designed to be both comfortable and enlightening. During this visit, we prioritize getting to know you, understanding your dental concerns, and laying the foundation for exceptional oral health.

Dr. Prasad, our dedicated dentist, will lead your comprehensive oral examination, employing advanced digital X-rays and carefully considering your dental and medical history. This detailed assessment allows us to tailor a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your unique oral health needs and aspirations.

Following this thorough examination, Dr. Prasad will provide recommendations for any necessary treatments, ensuring complete transparency about treatment options and associated costs. If you choose to move forward, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to begin your personalized dental care journey.

We strive to make your experience delightful and transparent, ensuring there are no unexpected surprises along the way.

For a detailed look into the new patient experience, please visit our New Patient Guide – Your First Visit.

Is your dental office open in the evenings or on the weekends?

Absolutely, we’re here and ready to serve you! Our doors swing open 5-6 days a week to cater to your schedule. Seeking an evening appointment? No problem! We extend our hours until 8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And guess what? We’re also here for you on weekends! Our dental office is open on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, ensuring you have that weekend flexibility.

We completely understand how weekdays can fill up fast with work or school commitments. To make it more convenient for you, we happily welcome new patients during weekends and evenings for dental appointments. These sought-after time slots tend to fill up quickly, so reaching out to us early ensures you can secure an evening or weekend appointment that suits your schedule.

Should a dental emergency arise on the weekend, we’re here to help. Just give us a call. If it’s after hours, leave us a message mentioning it’s an emergency, share some details and your contact information, and we will do our very best to assist you promptly. Your dental care matters, and we’re here when you need us most.

Do you offer emergency dental care?

Absolutely, our dental office is here to assist in dental emergencies. If you find yourself in a dental emergency, please reach out to us right away for immediate support.

We understand that dental emergencies never seem to happen at convenient times. If you or your loved ones encounter a dental emergency, swift action is crucial! Acting promptly increases the chances of preserving your tooth.

Whether it’s a toothache or an urgent dental need, don’t hesitate to contact us!  You can call us, send an email, or fill out our online form to ensure a prompt appointment. Even if it’s outside our regular hours, please reach out. Your comfort matters, and we’re committed to accommodating you as best as we can.

In the rare instance that your dental emergency cannot wait and we’re unavailable, please dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

What sets your dental office apart from others?

Here, it’s all about a personal touch. Our office is independently owned and led by our dedicated solo dentist, supported by our tight-knit, friendly team. Building personal connections matters to us; we take the time to really get to know our patients. Putting your comfort and well-being first, we’re committed to tailored care, ensuring each person gets the attention they deserve.

Dental Treatment and Services in Leamington and the surrounding Windsor-Essex community

What is included in a dental examination?

At Beachstone Dental, a dental examination isn’t just routine; it’s your gateway to a healthy, radiant smile. Our comprehensive exam delves into critical aspects of your oral health. We meticulously inspect for cavities, evaluate gum health, conduct precise oral cancer screenings, and assess your overall oral well-being.

But it’s more than just a check-up. Our examination aims to understand you better, reviewing your health history and individual concerns. We’re committed to not only identifying existing issues but also preventing potential concerns. This proactive approach, paired with personalized care tailored to your unique needs, ensures your smile receives the meticulous attention it deserves.

Take charge of your oral health today! For further details about the specifics of your first visit, please read our New Patient Guide, and schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive dental examination that prioritizes your smile’s vitality and sets the course for enduring dental wellness.

What does a dental cleaning involve?

A dental cleaning is a cornerstone of superb oral health! Our expert cleaning process skillfully removes plaque and tartar buildup, crucial in warding off gum disease and cavities. As part of this comprehensive procedure, we also meticulously polish your teeth, ensuring a smooth texture and a radiant appearance. To bolster your teeth against decay, we often incorporate fluoride treatment.

Regular cleanings are essential to preserving optimal oral health. Book your next cleaning with us to ensure a long-lasting, healthy, and dazzling smile. Don’t miss out on the benefits of maintaining your oral health – schedule an appointment today!

Do you provide teeth whitening services?

Yes, we do! Discover the brilliance of a brighter smile with our professional teeth whitening services. Our treatments are designed to enhance your smile safely and effectively. We utilize advanced techniques and trusted methods to brighten your teeth, ensuring a stunning and confident smile.

Say hello to a radiant smile and schedule an appointment with us to unlock your brightest, most dazzling smile yet!

What can I expect during a root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy is a procedure designed to eliminate infected pulp, clean the affected area, and seal the tooth to alleviate discomfort and preserve the natural tooth. At our office, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout the entire process.

Our experienced team ensures a comfortable and stress-free experience during your root canal treatment. We take meticulous care to address any concerns and keep you at ease, utilizing advanced techniques to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

With our dedication to patient care, your root canal treatment is handled with precision and expertise, ensuring a smooth procedure that prioritizes your comfort and the health of your natural tooth. For more information or to schedule your comfortable root canal therapy, contact us today!

Do you offer options for replacing missing teeth?

Indeed, we offer various solutions for replacing missing teeth, ensuring you regain a confident smile and optimal oral health. Our office provides advanced options such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures tailored to your unique needs. Whether you need a single tooth replacement or a full smile restoration, our comprehensive treatments and personalized care will help you achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Don’t let missing teeth impact your quality of life – schedule a consultation with us to explore the best option for restoring your smile and oral health.

Do you provide dental implants?

Absolutely! Dental implants are remarkable solutions for replacing missing teeth, offering both aesthetic and functional benefits. They are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, functioning as artificial tooth roots onto which crowns or bridges are securely mounted.

At Beachstone Dental, we provide dental implants as a permanent and reliable solution to restore your smile’s integrity and functionality. These implants offer stability, mimic natural teeth, and promote jawbone health by preventing deterioration, unlike traditional bridges or dentures.

Interested in exploring dental implants as an option? Our experienced dentist specializes in these procedures and can discuss the benefits, procedure details, and personalized options during a comprehensive consultation. Book an appointment with us today to discover how dental implants can transform your smile, ensuring lasting confidence and optimal oral health.

Are your dental treatments pain-free?

Ensuring your comfort is our priority! Our treatments are designed with your well-being in mind. Our gentle and experienced dentist employs advanced techniques, including the use of local anesthesia, to minimize any discomfort during procedures, ensuring a pleasant and pain-free experience. Moreover, we believe in personalized care, taking the time to understand your preferences to tailor the treatment specifically for you. At our office, your comfort matters, and we strive to make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Schedule an appointment today to discover personalized care that prioritizes your comfort and optimal oral health

Cost of Dental Care Services in Leamington

What is the cost of dental treatment?

At Beachstone Dental, our fees for dental services generally align with the current year’s Ontario Dental Association Suggested Fee Guide.

Treatment costs may vary based on the unique dental care you require, which is recommended to you following a thorough examination and consultation with your dentist. Your specific oral healthcare needs and goals guide our personalized approach to treatment. To ensure clarity and precision in your care, your dentist conducts a detailed review of your medical and dental history, takes x-rays, and conducts a comprehensive oral examination. This allows us to establish tailored treatment plans and associated fees. Before initiating any treatment, your dentist will discuss their findings, outline the recommended procedure, the associated costs, and available payment options with you.

Your active participation in your dental care journey is paramount to us. We strongly believe in collaborative decision-making between you and your dental care provider. Our aim is to facilitate the quality dental care you deserve. Your smile matters greatly to us, and we assure you there will be no surprises when it comes to your bill. The decision to proceed with treatment is always yours to make.

We’re committed to ensuring you’re fully informed and comfortable every step of the way.  For more information regarding the cost of dental services as well as our financial policy, dental insurance, and billing, please read about your Financial Options or call our office at (519) 398-0826.

What is the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) fee guide?

The Ontario Dental Association Fee Guide is a comprehensive document outlining suggested fees for various dental procedures and services in Ontario, Canada. It serves as a reference for dental practitioners to establish fair and transparent pricing for their services. This guide is not mandatory but serves as a benchmark for dental practices across the province.

At Beachstone Dental, we generally align our fees with the current year’s Ontario Dental Association Fee Guide for dental services. This guide assists us in establishing fair and transparent pricing for the wide range of treatments we provide.

For further details about dental treatment costs in Ontario, Canada, we recommend visiting the Ontario Dental Association website’s section on Dental Costs Explained. It offers valuable insights and information regarding the pricing structure and factors influencing dental treatment costs in the region.

Can I get an estimate for dental treatment costs?

Absolutely! At our office, transparency is key. Upon examination and discussing your treatment plan, our team will always offer a detailed estimate of treatment costs.

Whenever your dentist suggests treatments or procedures, we’ll thoroughly discuss the expected costs and available payment options. We believe in empowering you to stay informed about your treatment expenses and dental benefits throughout the process.

For patients with insurance, we’re here to help. Upon your request, we can gather all necessary information and electronically submit or mail it to your insurance company for a pre-determination. In many cases, for fillings and minor procedures, some insurance providers immediately inform us about the patient’s portion. However, occasionally, we might need to provide additional information or await updates through emails, letters, or the online insurance portal.

Rest assured, surprises on your bill are not our style. The decision to proceed with any recommended treatment is entirely yours, and we’re committed to ensuring clarity every step of the way.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Beachstone Dental collaborates with most dental insurances, yet operates as a non-assignment office, a practice recommended by the Ontario Dental Association. This simply means payment is due on the day of service, offering several advantages. You retain full control over your treatment choices, aligning care with your needs rather than solely relying on insurance coverage. This approach empowers you to decide the best treatment options without limitations dictated by the dental plan. We gladly provide assistance in understanding your insurance benefits and submitting claims, ensuring transparency in treatment costs and allowing you to remain fully informed throughout your dental care journey.
We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve. Your smile is as important to us as it is to you. For more information, please read Financial Options or call our office at (519) 398-0826.

How do I pay for my dental treatment?

At Beachstone Dental, we operate on a fee-for-service basis, following the Ontario Dental Association Fee Guide. Full payment is required at the time of your appointment to maintain transparency in costs. We prioritize your involvement in treatment decisions, providing estimates and discussing all proposed treatments and associated costs beforehand. While we don’t directly bill insurance, we assist in obtaining benefit information and submit claims on your behalf, ensuring you’re fully aware of treatment costs and benefits.

We kindly request payment at the time services are rendered, accepting cash, major debit, and credit cards. This policy empowers you to make informed decisions about your dental care, ensuring a smooth and transparent experience at our office.

For more information regarding our financial policy and dental insurance and billing, please read Dental Treatment – Financial Options or call our office at (519) 398-0826.

We genuinely hope the information provided above was helpful and addressed your queries. If you need more details or have further questions about your oral health, our dental office, or dentistry in general, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. Your queries matter, and we’re here to assist you in any way we can!

You can call our office at (519) 398-0826, or email us at, or simply Contact Us by filling out our online form.

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