We are here to offer you the highest level of dental care in our brand new office located in the heart of Richmond Hill, at the corner of Yonge and Major Mackenzie.
New patients are always welcome, including children of all ages. Our green dental office features state of the art equipment, including a kid's zone with games, movies and multi-media consoles.
Caring for your child's oral health through prevention, quality treatment and positive motivation is our top priority. We pride ourselves in our ability to listen to your questions and concerns about your child's oral health so we can give you and your family all the information you need to make the best decisions.
We look forward to meeting with you and working together to make every dental visit fun for your child.
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Dr. Sahar Rakhshanfar graduated from Beheshti dental school with High Distinction in 2001, placing in the top 10% of her class. She completed her international dentist degree program at University of Toronto in 2008.
Dr Sahar holds certification in Conscious Sedation Modalities (Nitrous Oxide, Oral Sedation), Invisalign (Invisible Braces), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Basic Cardiac Life support. She is a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, The Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the York region Dental Society.
She has particular interests in Oral Surgery, Endodontics (root canal treatment) and Cosmetic Dentistry, having taken many continuing education courses spanning a wide range of dental topics.
In her spare time, Dr. Sahar enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, theatre, and dancing. Her dedication to providing quality dental services has resulted in this being one of the largest dental facilities in Richmond Hill.
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We would like to warmly welcome you to our new and modern dental office. We are proud to say that at North Hill Dental we provide all of our patients with the very best in dental care. We have dedicated our professional careers to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer by assessing your needs and making recommendations that will optimize your oral health. We look forward to meeting with you. See you soon!
My name is Lois and I graduated with a Dental Hygiene diploma from Fanshawe College in June of 2010. I strive to provide our patients with prompt comfortable friendly hygiene services, within a state of the art facility. I am certifed in First Aid and CPR, as well as Diode Laser bacterial reduction and desensitizing. I take courses and read Dental Journals to stay current with the latest Dental Hygiene ideas theories and products available today. Besides my career, I volunteer with the Durham Humane Society and enjoy spending time with my two dogs, and nieces and nephew.
Hello, my name is Bonita. I am one of the dental hygienists at North Hill Dental Center. I graduated from the University of Toronto and received my dental hygiene diploma from George Brown College. I am committed to helping you achieve your oral health goals and look forward to seeing your smiles at our office!
My name is Mozhgan, certified Level II Dental Assistant (CDA). I graduated from George Brown College and I am an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA). I regularly attend meetings and conferences, to stay consistently updated and educated in Dental Assisting field. It is my pleasure to be a part of North Hill Dental office to reach my goal which is improving patients’ oral health. I am very enthusiastic to be part of the dental profession and dedicated to make your visit to our dental office a pleasant and comfortable one.
My name is Susan and I am the office manager here at North Hill Dental. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors. I have worked in the dental field since 2005 and have been with Dr. Sahar for a year now. I consider my fellow coworker’s friends and over the year I have met many wonderful people. I strive to make all our patients feel comfortable and assist them in any way I can. Customer satisfaction is my priority.
Mary is a recent efficient addition to our team. She facilitates patient-office interactions such as scheduling appointments, assisting patients with their insurance claims & estimates, and understanding their benefits. Mary is extremely skilled in answering any questions you may have about your treatment and in developing a financial arrangement feasible to you so that you can receive the treatment you need. Mary takes pride to be part of a team that cares for patients instantly. She likes to connects with patients and makes them feel comfortable and welcome.
Our goals are to have satisfied patients who are pleased with his or her results. Our friendly and experienced staff will provide you with informational and educational materials so that you have the resources you need in order to maintain and enhance your oral health care. We encourage you to refer family and friends on a continual basis to our practice.
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North Hill Dental Center is well experienced in all areas of modern dentistry:
Caring for your child's oral health through prevention, quality treatment and positive motivation is our top priority. We pride ourselves in our ability to listen to your questions and concerns about your child's oral health so we can give you and your family all the information you need to make the best decisions. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to make every dental visit fun for your child.
your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape or spacing. Veneers are very thin acrylic or porcelain shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. Like bonding, veneers can cover badly-stained teeth, chipped teeth, uneven teeth and large fillings.
Here's how veneers are done:
On your first visit, your dentist may give you freezing (called a local anesthetic). He/she then removes part of the enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers. Your dentist makes a mold (or an impression) of your teeth. The impression is sent to a dental lab, where your veneers are custom-made.
On the next visit, your dentist puts a mild chemical on your teeth to make them a little rough. This helps the veneers stick to your teeth better.
The veneers are then attached to your teeth one by one, using composite resin cement.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your jaw joints. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are easily diagnosed. Some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions. Early detection and treatment are important.
No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely. Treatment takes time to be effective.
Trouble with your Jaw?
TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tighten your jaw muscles, thus stressing your TM joint. Or, you may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth widely.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour.
The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. When that happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths resume with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment.
There are a few appliances the dentist can use to help you with the Sleep Apnea. These appliances will help to push the tongue forward in a relaxed manner, and allows the airwave to be open for easier breathing.
In most cases, the natural colour of teeth is within a range of light greyish-yellow shades. Teeth naturally darken with age and their appearance can be affected by the accumulation of surface stains acquired from the use of tobacco products and the consumption of certain foods or drinks.
In addition, the perception of the colour of teeth is severely affected by skin tone and make-up. Independent of the real colour of their teeth, people with darker skin or who use dark makeup will look like they have brighter teeth.
Although teeth are not naturally meant to be completely white, many Canadians want a brighter smile. Responding to this desire, a wide range of "whitening" options has become available to consumers. These products fall into two main categories: surface whiteners and bleaches.
It should be noted that claims related to tooth whitening are seen as cosmetic in nature by Health Canada. These claims must be accurate, so as not to mislead the public. However, the regulator tolerates some puffery or exaggeration. As a consequence, the results of whitening treatment may not be as convincing as consumers originally expected.
These products use special abrasives to improve the product's ability to remove surface stains. Most products in this category are either toothpastes or chewing gums. Because the special abrasives in these whitening products are often only finer versions of what is used in regular toothpastes, they are unlikely to cause excessive tooth wear. However, the effectiveness of these products is limited to surface stains and should not be used as a substitute for professional cleaning.
Most bleaching products are peroxide-based and are actually capable of altering the colours of the tooth itself. However, not all tooth discolourations respond to tooth-bleaching treatments. Individuals contemplating tooth-bleaching should consult with a dentist to determine the cause of the tooth discolouration and to determine whether a bleaching treatment will have the desired result. This step is especially important for patients with fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and/or with extremely dark stains on the anterior teeth.
A number of different bleaching techniques and products are available to patients. Your dentist will use one of these two methods to whiten your teeth:
There are three methods for bleaching teeth. The method that will work best for you depends on the number of teeth that need to be bleached, and on how badly they are stained (or discoloured).
Your dentist may suggest:
Bleaching should be done only under a dentist's care. Tooth-bleaching under controlled dental office conditions may be safe and effective, but the new in-office vital tooth-bleaching techniques, particularly those using laser and lights, have undergone little scientific assessment.
Home-use tooth-bleaching systems are available to the general public, either from a dentist or from various retail outlets. Clinical studies support the safety and effectiveness of home-use bleaching gels when used appropriately. Tooth sensitivity and irritation to soft tissues can occur during bleaching treatment, but these effects are transient. Yet the effects of long-term tooth-bleaching are unknown and need to be researched, especially since the effect is not permanent and many individuals end up undergoing periodic bleaching treatments.
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Dental sealants, usually applied to the chewing surface of teeth, act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria. Most often, the sealants are applied to the back teeth, e.g., premolars and molars.
Screening for oral cancer may be done during a routine check-up by a dentist or doctor. The exam will include looking for lesions, including areas of leukoplakia (an abnormal white patch of cells) and erythroplakia (an abnormal red patch of cells). Leukoplakia and erythroplakia lesions on the mucous membranes may become cancerous. Higher-risk areas of the mouth that are checked for cancer include the following:
If lesions are seen in the mouth, the following procedures may be used to find abnormal tissue that might develop into oral cancer:
Diode laser is one of the most exciting tools available to laser dentistry practices. This revolutionary technology allows Dentists and Dental Hygienists to treat patients with great precision, meaning less pain and quicker healing. Diode lasers can be used in several cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:
Majority of cases have recover attachment loss. patient have to be aware during treatment he/she needs to commit to the appointments and maintain good oral health.
Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.
And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.
If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer.
Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system. Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
A picture is worth a thousand words – especially when it comes to your dental health! To aid in diagnoses and record keeping, we use hand held cameras to take magnified and detailed photos of your mouth, which can be displayed on our computer screens and TV monitors so you can see what our doctors are seeing.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeths.
Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants. In other words, virtually all dental implants placed in the 21st century appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a "root-form") and are placed within the bone (end- being the Greek prefix for "in" and osseous referring to "bone").
Prior to the advent of root-form endosseous implants, most implants were either blade endosseous implants, in that the shape of the metal piece placed within the bone resembled a flat blade, or subperiosteal implants, in which a framework was constructed to lie upon and was attached with screws to the exposed bone of the jaws.
is a broad term used describing surgeries involving gum tissue and the surrounding structures. These procedures include Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty, Gingival Flap Surgery and Crown Lengthening.
Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty:
Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue (gingiva) by surgery. Usually this procedure is done for cosmetic reasons or because the tissue is very inflamed or diseased.
Gingival Flap Surgery:
Gingival flap surgery is a type of gum procedure. The gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily. This allows a dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone. Gingival flap surgery is used to treat gum disease (periodontitis). It may be recommended for people with moderate or advanced periodontitis. Usually, a treatment that doesn't involve surgery is done first. This is called scaling and root planing. If this treatment does not eliminate the gum infection, gingival flap surgery may be used. It also may be done along with another procedure known as osseous (bone) surgery.
Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometimes, not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown.
This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It also can happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To place a filling or crown, your dentist needs to expose more of the tooth. This is done by removing some gum tissue or bone. Some people have a lot of gum tissue around their upper teeth. Dentists call this "gummy smile." This also can be treated with crown lengthening.
When you go for a check up, your dentist checks your fillings and may suggest that you replace any loose or broken ones. Your dentist also looks for signs of decay, such as brown or black spots and may want to use X-rays to take a closer look at problem spots. If you have a cavity, your dentist may keep an eye on it (if it's small) or fill it right away. If a large cavity is not filled, it can get bigger and cause pain. The tooth may even have to be removed and replaced with a false (or artificial) tooth.
Overview - If you have a cavity and it needs a filling, there are different kinds of fillings to do the job.
Metal Fillings - Dental amalgam is the most common type of filling used in Canada today but other metal fillings may be appropriate depending on your oral health needs.
Tooth-coloured Fillings - Composite fillings and fillings made out of glass ionomer materials are the same colour as your natural teeth.
Surgical extraction of an impacted molar. (NIDCR).
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.Read more about Extractions on the Ontario Dental Association website: Click here
Rather than using cumbersome film, we use a digital sensor to take X-rays of your mouth.
This sensor uses significantly less radiation to produce highly detailed images that are transferred instantly to our computer screens.
From there we can magnify, rotate, and color code each X-ray to best explain the issues behind your dental health.
There are two types of dentures: partial and full dentures. Both types are made in a dental lab, based on a mold (or an impression) of your mouth.
A partial denture is also called a "removable partial denture" or a "partial." It is made up of one or more false teeth, and held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself, for cleaning and at night. A partial denture may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing.
A full denture is also called a "complete denture" or "false teeth." It can be used when all your natural teeth are missing. Remember, you need to care for a denture as carefully as you would look after your natural teeth.
How to Care For Dentures
Step 1: Keep your denture clean.
Plaque builds up on a denture just like it does on natural teeth. Unless plaque is removed from your denture, it can spread to your natural teeth and gums, causing gum disease and cavities.
Step 2: Remove your denture every night.
Brush your natural teeth and your gums carefully with a soft toothbrush. If your toothbrush hurts you, run it under warm water to make it softer, or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
Step 3: Soak your denture overnight.
It can be soaked in a special cleaner (called denture cleanser), in warm water or in a half-and-half mix of warm water and vinegar. If your denture has metal clasps, soak it in warm water only. Soaking will loosen plaque and tartar, so they will come off more easily when you brush. Brush and rinse your denture before you put it back in.
Step 4: See your dentist regularly.
Your mouth is always changing, so your denture will need adjusting from time to time to make sure it fits well. If you have a partial denture, regular check-ups are important to make sure that your natural teeth and gums get the care they need.
Crowns and Caps:
crowns and caps: If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown (also called a cap) can be used to cover the damaged part of your tooth. A crown protects your tooth from further damage. You may need a crown if:
Crowns can be made of different kinds of metals, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. They are strong and last for about 10 years, if you take good care of them. Brush and floss your crown, just like you clean your natural teeth.
But crowns and replacement teeth may not be as strong as your natural teeth, so:
Here's how a crown is made:
Your dentist may make a mold (or an impression) of your tooth to fit a temporary crown. It protects your tooth until the final, permanent crown is ready. Temporary crowns may not have the same shape and colour as permanent ones.
Your dentist gives you freezing (called a local anesthetic). He or she then files down your tooth to make room for the crown.
Another mold (or impression) is taken of the filed-down tooth and nearby teeth. Then the temporary crown is placed over your tooth and you are sent on your way.
This mold is sent to a dental lab, where your permanent crown is custom-made. The mold of your tooth is used to make a model. A filling (or restoration) that is the same size and shape as your tooth is built based on the model.
On your next visit, your dentist takes off the temporary crown and puts on the permanent one. Then he or she checks to make sure the crown is the right fit, shape and colour. If it is, your dentist cements the crown into place. Your tooth will look and work very much like a natural tooth.
These are the steps dentists most often follow in making a crown, but your tooth may need special care. You may need orthodontic treatment or gum treatment. It may take more than two visits to your dentist or your visits may last longer.
Conscious sedation is a type of sedation in which the sedated individual can respond to verbal directions, but he or she feels little to no pain, and has an altered level of consciousness. This level of sedation is used for medical procedures in which it is necessary for the patient to be responsive, and also for minor procedures which do not merit the use of general anesthesia, and for procedures involving patients who cannot cooperate with care providers.
Conscious sedation dentistry is offered to young children who may have trouble complying with requests from the dentist and the staff, and to adults who experience significant anxiety about dental appointments.
Dentists believe that the best teeth are your own teeth. They will do all they can to make sure you keep your teeth. But sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged or lost. The good news is bridges and dentures are two ways to restore a badly damaged tooth or replace a lost tooth.
If a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it with a false (or artificial) tooth as soon as possible. This procedure will prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of line and causing other problems.
A bridge is also called a "fixed bridge" or a "fixed partial denture." A bridge can replace one or more missing teeth and is held firmly in place by healthy teeth on each side of the missing one(s). You cannot take a bridge out. It is permanent.
How a Bridge is Made
The teeth on each side of the missing one(s) are prepared for crowns.
The false tooth (or teeth) and two crowns are custom-made in a dental lab as one piece.
The unit is placed in your mouth. The crowns are cemented to your two healthy teeth on each side of the missing one(s).
A bridge should last for about 10 years, if you take good care of it. Your dentist will show you how to use a floss threader to floss under and around the false tooth (or teeth) in the middle of the bridge.
Teeth that are crooked, crowded or that protrude affect the way you look. The way your teeth fit together can affect your bite and be more difficult to clean. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help.
What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth so they look and work better. It may even make your face look better, and help your jaw muscles function properly. Orthodontic treatment uses braces or other appliances to put gentle pressure on your teeth and eventually move them into the right position.
Your dentist may do basic orthodontic treatment or refer you to an orthodontist - a dental specialist with two to three years of extra university training in this area.
Why you may need orthodontics?
A number of factors may affect the size and position of your teeth and jaws. Problems like crooked teeth may "run in your family." You may have a habit that affected your teeth, such as thumb-sucking. You may have lost a tooth (or teeth), and the teeth that are left may have moved or shifted.
No matter what the cause, your dentist or orthodontist can treat:
It's important to treat these problems because teeth that are crowded, crooked or protruding can make you unhappy with your appearance. You may be shy and unwilling to smile because of your teeth.
Teeth that are misaligned affect your bite. This misalignment can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also cause muscle tension and pain.
Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to clean. Cavities and gum disease may develop as a result. Teeth that stick out are more easily chipped or broken.
Some orthodontic problems should start to be treated before all the adult (or permanent) teeth come in. Your dentist or orthodontist can do a screening to find out if your child will have any orthodontic problems.
An orthodontic screening by the age of seven can help your dentist or orthodontist treat (or intercept) a problem as it is developing. This type of screening is called interceptive orthodontics.
Bonding make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape or spacing.
Bonding is a quick and painless way to repair chips in your teeth. Bonding uses a white plastic paste, called composite resin - a plastic that is semi-liquid at first, but that becomes hard and durable when cured with light.
This material can be tinted to match the colour of natural teeth and can also be contoured and shaped to resemble the missing part of a chipped tooth. It can be painted over a stained tooth, and it can make a fractured tooth look whole and perfect. Composite resin can even build up the size of teeth so gaps between them are reduced or eliminated.
Here's how bonding is done:
Your dentist puts a mild chemical on your tooth to make it a little rough. This step helps the composite resin stick better to the enamel of your tooth.
The composite resin is mixed and tinted to match the colour of your natural teeth.
Your dentist puts the composite resin on your tooth in layers.
A very bright light is used to harden (or cure) each layer of resin as it is put on your tooth.
After the last layer of composite resin is hardened (or cured), your dentist shapes and polishes the resin so the finished tooth looks natural and smooth.
At North Hill Dental Center in Richmond Hill, Ontario, we are dedicated in providing our patients with top quality oral care. Our office features state-of-the-art equipment, including a kid's zone with games, movies and multi-media consoles. One of the things that make our office different is that we are actually a "green office", meaning we operate in such a way that is also friendly to the environment. Here are just a few things that make us green:
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We are extremely proud to be serving Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Markham area families. North Hill Dental Center has always had an active role in the community and has taken every opportunity to present and teach the benefits of good oral hygiene to schools and geriatric patients within our community, as well as our medical staff at York Central Hospital, the Police Station, and the FireFighters Station workers. Hello to our new young friends at Global Montessori Daycare Centre, Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre, Genesis Community Daycare Centre, Kids Can Doodle Daycare, and 16th Avenue Public Schooll!
From New Friends:
Dear Dr Sahar,
We just wanted to thank you for the kind and gentle manner in which you and your staff treated our family.
We appreciated the way you explained your procedures and thank you for the great service we received in your office. My children have never been so happy going to the dentist.
We're so glad we found you!
Fiorella, and family
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In case of cancellation, North Hill Dental must be notified in advance of at least 2 business days. We will gladly reschedule your appointment for another day and time. For specific date changes, please let us know what day works best for your schedule and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We accept all insurance plans. For more information please contact us directly at the office at: 905.508.2244.
For those who have no dental insurance plan and are not covered, we will set up a meeting time, sit down with you in our consultation room, and discuss the various payment plan options that are available to you. Our main priority is to provide our patients with the dental care they need in order to optimize oral health care.We accept most insurance plans and payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit.
We are proud to offer our patients after hour emergency care services.
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Do you know someone that can benefit from our dental services here at North Hill Dental Center in Richmond Hill? If so, refer them over to our office, and if they sign on with us, you and our new patient will receive various benefits and dental promotions.
Specials are for a Limited Time Only!
Below are just some promotions available to you:
|FREE take-home bleaching for all new patients! Please contact our office for details.|
|Laser Whitening for only $149.|
|December – February Promotion: Have a brighter whiter smile for the new year & receive complimentary whitening kit with your cleaning appointment!|
With every referral of a new patient to our office you will receive a FREE Oral B toothbrush or Sonicare Electric Toothbrush!
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North Hill Dental Center is conveniently located at the southeast corner of Yonge and Major Mackenzie in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
9993 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 1T9
Phone: (905) 508 2244
Emergency: (905) 508-2244
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