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, 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?

Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Healthy Summer Teeth

Who doesn't look forward to the Summertime and all the exciting things that the season has to offer? There's so much to look forward to between the exciting, outdoor fun and the calm relaxation as you soak up the sun. And, no doubt, accompanying you will be your favourite liquid refreshment to cool things off.… Continue reading Healthy Summer Teeth

Oral Hygiene, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

The Flossing Debate

Even though it was last year that the Associated Press report suggested that flossing was overrated and unnecessary, we are still being asked by patients whether flossing is necessary or not. The simplest answer seems to be answering their question with another question: "What do you suggest for cleaning plaque and food from in between… Continue reading The Flossing Debate

General, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Flossing: Why You Should Make Make it Your New Year’s Resolution

With all the New Year, New You choices this time of year, how can we possible complete with all the great suggestions out there? Every year flossing makes our list and every working day we dental professionals remind our patients how very important this ritual is. Over and over again! If the following reasons aren’t… Continue reading Flossing: Why You Should Make Make it Your New Year’s Resolution

Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Signs of a Healthy Mouth

Do you know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy mouth? Our patients at Your Smile Dental Care look to us to keep them up to date on all the advances in modern dentistry and to educate them on how to get their mouths and teeth as healthy as possible. Today, people know that they… Continue reading Signs of a Healthy Mouth

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

Alzheimer’s Drug in Dentistry

Alzheimer's Drug may be sinking it's teeth into dental care!   Needless to say, tooth aches have plagued humans for years, but a recent discovery may soon sink it's teeth into this age old problem.   Scientists have been looking for ways to repair rotten teeth for years. Now it seems that a team of… Continue reading Alzheimer’s Drug in Dentistry

General, New Patients, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

The Sudden Appearance of Cavities

The Tooth Sleuth...   Why does tooth decay suddenly begin in patients who have had no history of multiple cavities? This is actually a common question that is not generally an age-specific misfortune as much as it tends to be a lifestyle occurrence. It is understandable why someone becomes frustrated and very concerned about the… Continue reading The Sudden Appearance of Cavities

Prevention, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

If I have a cavity why can’t I feel it?

The Battleground There is always a battle going on in your mouth! There is bacteria present in your mouth that produce an acid that can attack your tooth and dissolve (demineralize) it away. Fortunately, we also have saliva that is capable of repairing (remineralizing) the early stages of this acid attack on the tooth. This process… Continue reading If I have a cavity why can’t I feel it?

Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention

Sports Drinks and Your Smile

  Whew! You're taking a break from some heavy duty activity and you're sweaty and thirsty. A cold, refreshing sports drink is usually your beverage of choice to quench your dry mouth and help replace those important electrolytes you've just lost. Seems health and harmless enough, but did you know, with consistent use, many sports drinks… Continue reading Sports Drinks and Your Smile