Your Caring Sunnylea Dentist
At Li Family Dental we are proud to be the Sunnylea Dentist of choice, offering dental services for the whole family to the community of Sunnylea. We provide both general and cosmetic dentistry with our trademark pain-free freezing methods and compassionate chair-side manner. Here at Li Family Dental Sunnylea we understand the compelling evidence linking oral health to our overall state of health and well-being, and to that end, we are laser-focused on helping you optimize your dental health.
We are serious about dental health and provide general dentistry services including Preventative Care, Dental Checkups, Teeth Cleaning, Tooth Fillings, Teeth Whitening, Tooth Sealing, Wisdom Teeth, Root Canals, Emergency Dental Care, and Children’s Dentistry. If you are looking for a complete smile makeover, talk to us about one of our many cosmetic dental procedures, such as Dental Implants, Dentures, Bonding, Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges. Whatever your dental needs may be, come see us at Li Family Dental Sunnylea -- we can help.
Sunnylea is one of the most desirable and idyllic communities in Etobicoke, bordered by Bloor Street, Berry Road, and the Humber River, with Mimico Creek flowing gently right through the center. The name Sunnylea actually came from a 7-year-old school girl named Edna Whitworth. When the first school in the area was opened in 1908, a contest was held to name it, with a prize of $5.00. Edna came up with the winning name Sunnylea School, and eventually the whole neighbourhood came to be known as Sunnylea. When the original school was no longer big enough to house the area's burgeoning population of families, a new school building was designed by renowned Toronto architect John Parkin, who built a school which has since become a prototype modeled by over 200 other public schools across Canada. Features such as a single storey instead of multiple floors; classrooms running north/south in order to benefit from natural light; large windows spanning one whole side of each classroom; each class having an access door to the outside with its own play and garden area; and moveable desks and chairs for students as opposed to being bolted to the floor are all designs that are still used in schools today.
There are an abundance of parks and green spaces in Sunnylea, but one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to walk is Park Lawn Cemetery. With over 100,000 interments, it's the largest cemetery in Etobicoke, and is the final resting place of many famous people - politicians, athletes, musicians, and more. Enjoy some quiet reflective time amongst the beauty of the grounds and the wildlife that inhabit the surrounding wooded areas.
Li Family Dental proudly serves the dental needs of Sunnylea and surrounding areas.
Sunnylea General Dentistry Services:
We rely on you to keep up those excellent dental hygiene habits at home, and in turn, you can count on us to provide you with excellent preventative care at your regular visits to our practice. It's a partnership built on mutual commitment toward one common goal: ensuring your oral health is the best it can possibly be. Work with us and see the Li Family Dental difference.
As long as you keep up your dental checkup appointments and don't let your busy lifestyle prevent you from visiting us, we can head off any potential dental issues early. We'll look for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, check your brushing and flossing, give you a professional cleaning, even screen for oral cancer. But we can't do all this if you stay away! Make your oral health a priority and commit to your regular checkups.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of clean, smooth, freshly polished teeth after a thorough professional teeth cleaning by your dental team at Li Family Dental Sunnylea. Not only does your mouth feel super clean and fresh, it's a great motivator to brush up on your daily dental hygiene habits at home in order to keep that feeling as long as possible once leaving our office.
Filling a cavity is a standard procedure in any dental clinic, but there are more choices for filling materials than you may realize. Amalgam, or silver mercury, fillings are not the norm anymore. They are still an option, however dentistry has come a long way with fillings, making them look more like your natural teeth than ever before. If you have a cavity that needs filling, ask us about your best option.
You might be surprised to learn that of the plethora of do-it-yourself teeth whitening products out there, not all are created equal. Some are safe and effective; some are safe but not effective; some are effective but not safe; and some are neither safe nor effective. Confused yet? We are too! That's why only your dentist can recommend the most effective method to safely whiten your teeth with a professional treatment, either in our office or that you can take home and do yourself. Ask us for details at Li Family Dental Sunnylea.
You may not know it, but if you are cavity-prone it may not be due simply to consuming too many sugary and acidic foods. Some people have deep grooves on the surface of their tooth enamel (through no fault of their own, it's just the way their teeth were formed). These grooves make a nice cozy home for food debris and bacteria to hide away, increasing your risk for tooth decay. But don't worry, there's a simple solution: tooth sealing. By applying a thin layer of sealant over those grooves, we can help prevent bacteria from collecting and decay from forming in the grooves of your teeth. Come visit us at Li Family Dental Sunnylea to see if you are a good candidate for tooth sealing.
A common procedure, wisdom tooth removal is almost a rite of passage for older teens/young adults. Once those teeth start to erupt they can cause pain not just in the tooth area, but also in the jaw or in the head, as well as causing crowding of existing teeth. Don't suffer - removal of wisdom teeth is standard... call us for relief!
Let's face it - no one wants to hear their dentist utter the words 'root canal'. However, you'll be relieved to know that a root canal procedure is not the painful part. The pain, which can be excruciating, comes from the actual infection of your tooth, not the procedure to fix it. Having a root canal done will do nothing but bring you sweet relief. Come see us sooner rather than later if you suspect a root canal infection - those nasty bacteria can spread quickly, causing further dental health issues.
Emergency Dental Care
If you find yourself in need of an emergency dental procedure - say, from trauma or injury to your mouth or teeth - call us right away. We will fit you in as quickly as possible to take care of you.
We love kids at Li Family Dental Sunnylea! And our mission is to make kids love coming to the dentist. By talking with them on their level about everything we are doing as we go along, our goal is to make them as comfortable in our dentist's chair as they are on their living room sofa. Come see the difference that Children's Dentistry can make for your family.
We know that it's not just kids who suffer from dental anxiety - it's a real fear among many adults too. That's why at Li Family Dental Sunnylea we practice 'gentle dental'. We don't want you to be afraid of your dental checkups because we know that means that many oral health issues will go unchecked, causing serious problems for you down the road. Give us a chance to show you that dental checkups don't have to include stress or anxiety.
Sunnylea Cosmetic Dentistry Services
If you need artificial teeth but cringe at the thought of dentures, you may want to consider dental implants. They look more like your natural teeth and provide much more solid support for chewing. Call us to see if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Dentures are still a viable option for many people who require one or more artificial teeth. There are advantages and disadvantages to any type of tooth replacement procedure; only your dentist can assess your situation and advise you which option is best for you.
If you have a decayed tooth that is too damaged for a filling, yet the root of that tooth is still strong and healthy, a dental crown may be just the solution for you. And no longer do you have to wait weeks for your crown to be ready: with our same-day Cerec technology your new crown is ready to be placed the same day you come in to see us, all in one visit. Plus, your crown will be matched perfectly to your existing teeth, improving the overall aesthetics of your smile.
If you require only minor repairs to a tooth, dental bonding may be the best solution. Bonding is a painless procedure that fixes minor tooth imperfections. Ask us to see if you are a good candidate for dental bonding.
Dental veneers are porcelain “shells” that are affixed permanently to your teeth purely for cosmetic reasons. At Li Family Dental Sunnylea we can measure, create, and apply your dental veneers all in one visit.
Bridge implants may be a good solution for you if you are missing a string of teeth, however they are not suitable for those with gum disease or a weakened jaw bone. If you are not sure, come see us for an assessment. We'll help guide you to a solution that's right for you.