General, Oral Hygiene, Pain, Prevention

Cavities under Dental Crowns

Q: Can I get a cavity if my tooth is covered by a cap? This is a common question. Actually, it's a good question because people are often surprised to learn that the tooth is still susceptible to the decay process even with a strong crown fitting snugly over it. It is one of the… Continue reading Cavities under Dental Crowns

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?

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?

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)

Oral Hygiene, Pain, Senior Oral Care

Medications and YOUR SMILE

We are seeing a growing number of patients that are experiencing dryness of their mouths and a number of dental issues associated with this dryness. Xerostomia is the clinical term for this condition and some dryness of the mouth can be so severe that it is not just uncomfortable, but it can become very painful. Additionally, there are times when the… Continue reading Medications and YOUR SMILE