Hi, I am Dr Mohammed Saigar; I grew up in Mississauga and did my post secondary education at the University of Toronto and McGill University. I have been practising dentistry at the Collingwood Dental Centre since 1996.
As a general dentist I have a particular interest in surgery, and I focus my practice on implant placements, and thoroughly enjoy virtual/computer assisted procedures and also the use of lasers. I would be happy to discuss these exciting tools to show case how dentistry has progressed.
I am also an avid scuba diver and especially enjoy diving with sharks (without cages); my last encounter was at Isle Guadaloupe in Mexico with the Great Whites.
My family and I are very happy to call Collingwood our home, we are especially lucky to live in such a beautiful four seasons town.
I do very much look forward meeting all of you and hope to see you soon
As we know, our ORAL health is connected to our OVERALL health.
Oral pain, bad breath, missing teeth or oral infections can influence the way a person speaks, eats and socializes. These oral health issues can reduce a person’s quality of life by affecting their physical, mental and social well-being.
Oral health problems could be a sign of something more serious such as oral cancer. Each year approximately 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer and 1,050 deaths from oral cancer occur. The low survival rate is due to it often diagnosed very late. With early detection the survival rate of oral cancer can be greatly improved.
Here are 4 ways to maintain your smile:
Drink plenty of water
Floss once a day
Brush for a full two minutes
Visit your dentist at least twice a year for teeth cleaning or an oral exam
Look for signs of gum disease:
Red, shiny, puffy, sore or sensitive gums
Bleeding when you brush or floss
Bad breath that won’t go away
Look for signs of oral cancer:
Bleeding or open sores that don’t heal
White or red patches
Numbness or tingling
Small lumps and thickening on the sides or bottom of your tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, the inside of your cheeks, or on your gums
Invisalign is a popular treatment done at Collingwood Dental to straighten teeth and the results are amazing!
Invisalign™ straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, to gradually shift your teeth into place until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.
Invisalign™ can effectively treat mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth.
If you’ve had braces yourself, you already know the issues associated with metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign™ orthodontics from Collingwood Dental Centre, the aligners are removable so patients can play sports without the worry of being hit in the mouth by a ball – which can cause real damage in braces. They can also continue playing musical instruments properly without braces getting in the way.
With braces, there is a long list of foods you shouldn’t eat, from popcorn to apples and raw carrots. With Invisalign™, there are no such restrictions. The removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Dr. Robert Reid has been practising dentistry in Collingwood for almost 30 years. He moved to Collingwood in 1990 from Toronto to start a practice, raise a young family and enjoy the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, and has never looked back.
While enjoying all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Reid has a particular interest in orthodontics and dental implants. He treats patients that require braces and functional appliances and also provides orthodontic treatment with Invisalign™ aligners. These are an invisible alternative to braces. Dr. Reid finds it rewarding to restore smiles.
Dr. Reid is an active volunteer in the community. He belongs to the Collingwood Rotary Club and volunteers for our local YMCA. He takes advantage of our beautiful area and stays active by road cycling and entering triathlon events each summer.
Dr. Reid looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your dental New Year’s goals!