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
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?
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!
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)
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?
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?
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
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!
Ewww! Did you just put that in your mouth? It's hard not to have this reaction when we hear of people never cleaning their sports guards and just throwing them into their smelly equipment bags after use, then the next week, retrieving said guard from same bag and popping it in their mouth again. Sick,… Continue reading Sports Guard Care
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?