Anxiety, New Patients, Pain, Prevention, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

How often should you go to the dentist?

Your Smile is important and the health of your teeth has an impact on your overall health. But what if your teeth feel and look great to you? Many people still believe that unless they are experiencing pain or have broken a tooth, it's not necessary to see a dentist for regular examinations, but in… Continue reading How often should you go to the dentist?

Anxiety, Emergency, New Patients

You Don’t Need to Fear the Dentist!

  Avoiding the Dentist? If the mere thought of going to the dentist causes your heart to race and your hands to sweat you are not alone. While many people will choose to make dental health care one of their New Year priorities, according to Statistics Canada more than 40% of Canadian will give the dentist the… Continue reading You Don’t Need to Fear the Dentist!

Anxiety, Emergency, Root Canal, Your Smile Dental Care

Does pain go away after a root canal?

The Nerve of this Tooth!!! Most people know that root canal treatment involves treating the "nerve" centre of the tooth, so it is understandable when patients are surprised to feel post treatment sensations after a root canal. They are also surprised,  however, to learn that, although root canal treatment (endodontics) is time-consuming, it is no… Continue reading Does pain go away after a root canal?

Anxiety, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, The Patient Experience

Tips for a less Painful Dental Cleaning

Not everyone SMILES when having their teeth cleaned! Nothing costs more in the long run like neglect.  This is why we promote regular dental re-care visits and cleanings so passionately. But for some people, cleanings are not exactly routine - they are painful! A visit to the hygienist can be a real deal breaker when… Continue reading Tips for a less Painful Dental Cleaning

About Us, Anxiety, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Feeling Anxious about your next Dental Visit?

We get a lot of calls at Your Smile Dental Care from patients that suffer from what we call dental anxiety. Some people describe themselves as being dentalphobes and it is not uncommon for people to tell us that it has taken more than a year just to summon up the courage to make their… Continue reading Feeling Anxious about your next Dental Visit?

Anxiety, Children, Oral Hygiene, The Patient Experience

Something About Mary, A Dental Story…

Building Relationships ~ One patient at a time! Like many of our patients who "grew up in our practice," Mary never had a fear of going to the dentist. From a young age she has always been a happy smile that we get to see twice a year. She brightens up our office every time… Continue reading Something About Mary, A Dental Story…

Anxiety, Children

Parents in the Dental Treatment Room

We treat many children in our practice. We also have many patients that have "grown up" in our practice. Caring for children can be challenging, but also very rewarding. It is tremendously satisfying to gain a child's trust after managing their care under trying circumstances. It takes a village... Seeing their confidence grow and knowing… Continue reading Parents in the Dental Treatment Room