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

Swallowing Toothpaste

For some children, getting them to brush is no problem at all - but preventing them from swallowing the tooth paste is! The younger the child, the more difficult it may be to teach them to spit and rinse properly after tooth brushing. While your child may be swallowing a little bit of toothpaste each… Continue reading Swallowing Toothpaste

Children, General, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Dental Sealants and Your Smile

What are Dental Sealants? To get kids through their cavity-prone years, dental sealants are used as a preventive way to stop bacteria from accumulating in the deep pit and grooves on tooth surfaces. A plastic liquid is extruded or brushed onto these hard-to-clean, food trap areas where it then flows into all the deep areas… Continue reading Dental Sealants and Your Smile

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

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, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Back To School Check List

Back to school already?  Where did the summer go? No doubt, with the next month will begin the mad rush to get kids, both young and old, back to school again. Ideally, during the earlier summer weeks is the ideal time to schedule dental checkups and finish up with any outstanding treatment well before the end… Continue reading Back To School Check List

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

Children, Root Canal, Your Smile Dental Care

Crowns for Baby Teeth

Stainless Steel Crowns My Dentists wants to put crowns on my child’s teeth. This seems like an extreme measure since they will eventually fall out anyways! Usually, dentists repair decayed teeth with filling material. However, when teeth are badly broken down by the cavity (decay) process, have had nerve treatment or are weakened by a… Continue reading Crowns for Baby Teeth