Nutrition, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Healthy Teeth start with Healthy Choices

Foods that Help Teeth Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and Vegetables that contain a high volume of water–such as pears, melons, celery, and cucumber– help balance ingested sugars and help to clean the teeth. Many fruits and vegetables also contain vitamin C (important for healthy gums and quick healing of wounds) and vitamin A (key nutrient in… Continue reading Healthy Teeth start with Healthy Choices

Emergency, Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

What is a Periodontal Screening?

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?

Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Caught in a Daily Grind?

Are you waking up with sore teeth or jaws? Headaches? You may be grinding or clenching your teeth during your sleep without even realizing it! The medical experts tell us that deep sleep is important. It gives our body a chance to rest and heal. However, there are many things that can affect our quality… Continue reading Caught in a Daily Grind?

Dentures, Emergency, Implants, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Hopeless teeth

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

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

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!

Emergency, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Sports Guard Care

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