Emergency, Pain, Root Canal, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Sinus Toothache

You may not realize how closely associated your teeth and sinuses are related. There is only a very thin layer of bone that actually separates the roots of the upper teeth and the facial sinuses. This is why your teeth may ache when you are experiencing a sinus cold or infection. Likewise, many times an… Continue reading Sinus Toothache

Emergency, Oral Hygiene, Pain, Prevention, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

How to Manage Your Dental Emergency

Habe a dental emergency? What are you to do when you find yourself needing a safe home remedy until you can get to a dentist for further care?

Children, Emergency, General, Pain, Prevention, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Defend Your Smile!

This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases - mouth guards! Risk Management Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We've… Continue reading Defend Your Smile!

Emergency, Pain, Prevention, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Lost or Broken Dental Cap (Crown)

At Your Smile Dental Care, we recommend dental crowns when a weakened tooth needs added support and strength. And, although we used a special type of dental cement to permanently adhere the crown to the underlying tooth, dental caps have been know to fall off. A dental crown may come loose or fall out for a number… Continue reading Lost or Broken Dental Cap (Crown)

Emergency, Insurance, Prevention, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Are You Covered?

This is one of the most common questions that our patients ask us, whether it is in response to a recommended treatment plan or just a general inquiry. It is an important question because it is one of the greatest factors that a patient takes into account when considering dental treatment. And although, treatment may… Continue reading Are You Covered?

Emergency, Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

What is a Periodontal Screening?

No doubt, you have heard how important it is to take care of your gums for the health of your teeth, but it can also affect your overall health. Gums, also known as gingiva, is a barrier tissue that covers and protects your teeth and the bone that surround and support your teeth. When gums… Continue reading What is a Periodontal Screening?

Dentures, Emergency, Implants, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Hopeless teeth

The Audacity of Hope... Most dentists will tell you that the last thing they ever want to have to do is to remove a permanent adult tooth. In fact, they will fight tooth and nail to try to save one (sorry, tacky pun?) When a patient presents us with a tooth that has severe decay,… Continue reading Hopeless teeth