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How Our Kelowna Dental Centre Got a Grandmother Smiling Again


When our Kelowna dental clinic was asked to improve the smiles of two women who had won a complete makeover, we couldn’t wait. As dentists, helping people improve their oral health and confidence is incredibly rewarding.

The results of the Sensei-tional Makeover, presented by SenSei Laser and Vein Rejuvenation and featured in Icon Magazine, were pretty remarkable, so we wanted to share our part in the process with you.

We’re going to focus on June Swenson, a 67-year-old grandmother of six who is from West Kelowna. In addition to thousands of dollars of fitness, skin care, hair clothing products and services, June was sent to our team of Kelowna dentists for six months of help with her smile.

When we met June, she covered her mouth not just when she smiled, but even when she spoke. Her teeth, as you can see in the pictures, needed a total transformation. From gum disease to the colour of her teeth, June’s dental makeover would be a big a job. In fact, we considered dentures.

But Dr. Jonathan Visscher was determined. June would get the smile she’d always wanted with her own teeth. So, he set out on a six-month program to make-over her mouth.

Here’s what he did.


June’s teeth hadn’t had regular dental cleanings. As a result, there was a severe build-up of plaque and tartar. Tartar can really threaten your oral health since tartar can irritate your gums and eventually lead to gum disease, as it did for June. Once tartar sets in, only professional cleanings can remove it, so June had a handful of intense cleanings at our Kelowna dental centre so we could target the plaque and tartar in her mouth and halt her gum disease.

Crowning and Bridge Work

Since many of June’s teeth were weak, discoloured and poorly shaped, she needed several crowns. Crowns are like caps that are cemented over and cover your existing teeth. We use crowns to strengthen damaged teeth and improve their shape and brightness. Where one of June’s teeth was missing or needed to be replaced, we used bridges. These replacement teeth are cemented and attached to the nearby teeth so patients like June have a full set of pearly whites.

Teeth Whitening

Now that June had a mouth full of clean, strong teeth, we needed to give her a whiter, brighter smile. Our in-office teeth whitening left June’s teeth gleaming. It was really the icing on the cake for her dental makeover. Today, June is proud to show off her smile

Whether you’re visiting us for cosmetic or general dentistry, we provide a comfortable experience with results that will last. Contact us to book an appointment today!

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