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, Oral Hygiene, Orthodontia, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Your Smile Dental Care

Choosing Dental Floss

So you've decided to make flossing an addition to you home oral care routine. Great idea! Your local pharmacy is be stocked with all kinds of different types of floss and the choices can be confusing. Which one is right for you? Floss comes in different flavours, coatings, sizes, thicknesses, textures and specialized uses. Finding… Continue reading Choosing Dental Floss

Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Bad Breath Buster

So, you've just spent 5 minutes carefully and attentively brushing your teeth and flossing. They feel great and your mouth smell minty fresh - or does it? What about that other place in your mouth full of strands of tissue that make the perfect hiding place for all of those nasty germs that you just… Continue reading Bad Breath Buster

Insurance

Dental Identity Theft

Have you ever heard of "Patient identity theft?" There have been several stories that have made headlines recently about stolen patient information. Sadly, the most recent story involved hospital staff selling this personal data. So, don't be surprised if the next time you visit your dentist, chiropractor or other health care provider that you are… Continue reading Dental Identity Theft

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!

Oral Hygiene, Prevention

Tongue Cleaning

We weren't quite sure why Miley Cyrus started sticking her tongue a few years ago, but we did some research. Apparently, she has been quoted as saying that she gets embarrassed to take pictures so she sticks her tongue out. Well, we have seen a few of the photos with her tongue out and it… Continue reading Tongue Cleaning

Insurance, Oral Hygiene, Prevention

Losing your Health Care Benefits

Where did the years go? The first time we saw Maria (not real name)  was 25 years ago, when we first opened our Oshawa practice. She was fortunate enough to have a job that had a great health care insurance program and she made sure that she took advantage of those benefits, faithfully attending to… Continue reading Losing your Health Care Benefits