What's new at Mills Haven Dental?

Advantage Arrest (SDF)

What is it?

Silver Diamine Flouride (SDF) is a liquid that can be used as a non invasive approach to arrest tooth decay. It can also help alleviate sensitivity. This agent is antimicrobial as well as can slow or stop further demineralization of tooth structure.

When is it used?

Dentists may recommend this treatment in the following situations:

  • Around margins of areas that have been previously restored.
  • When a patient has cavities that are difficult to access, poor access to regular dental care or if you are at high risk of developing cavities.
  • As an interim step to slow decay due to length of treatment plan or referral to specialist.
  • In cases where a cavity cannot be restored without sedation due to age or disability.
  • Under large or deep restorations.

How is it used?

The area is isolated and the liquid is applied with a brush or floss depending on the area being treated. No anesthesia is required and the patient can return to normal function immediately.

The area that is decayed (cavity) will stain brownish/black. It will not stain healthy areas.

This procedure can usually be completed in under 5 minutes and is suitable for all ages. Reapplication intervals may be recommended by your provider to maximize effectiveness.

If you have any questions regarding this treatment or to see if this treatment is right for you, please call the office to speak to a team member.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where Is Your Clinic Located?

Mills Haven Dental is located in Sherwood Park, on Broadmoor Boulevard

What are your hours?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

Do you accept insurance plans?

Yes, Mills Haven Dental accepts most insurance plans and we direct bill!!

With direct billing, we submit your insurance claims electronically with no processing charges or fees.

Do you provide dental services for babies and children?

Yes we do!

The staff at Mills Haven Dental understand that children's teeth undergo several challenges and changes in the growth process. That is why we recommend regular checkups for children of any age.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or around one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth.

We are a family-oriented business and aim to help you and your entire family achieve and maintain a happy and healthy mouth.

We monitor the health of your child's teeth & gums to prevent disease, repair injury, and ensure optimal oral health.

Can I book evening and weekend appointments?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Average wait time to see one of our dentists depends on the service you require, and the time of year.

During slow periods, you may be able to get in to see us in as little as one day.

Busy periods may require you to wait 1-2 weeks.

However, scheduling changes do occur, and we may be able to get you in for an appointment more quickly if anything opens up sooner.

Call us at 587-269-2697 to inquire about current available appointments!

Are you accepting new patients?


Mills Haven Dental is always accepting new patients here in Sherwood Park, and we would love for you to come in and meet us.

How long does a standard cleaning take?

A cleaning for most individuals at Mills Haven Dental will be completed in approximately 1 hour however, some patients may require additional time or appointments depending on their individual needs.