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!

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

Sore teeth after a Dental Cleaning?

Q: I wasn't in any pain before my dental cleaning and now my teeth are sooo sensitive. A: Lets review what happens with some dental cleanings. No one likes surprises, especially in connection with something you were not expecting to be painful. Most everyone would also like to have a pain-free visit when they visit… Continue reading Sore teeth after a Dental Cleaning?

About Us, Anxiety, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Feeling Anxious about your next Dental Visit?

We get a lot of calls at Your Smile Dental Care from patients that suffer from what we call dental anxiety. Some people describe themselves as being dentalphobes and it is not uncommon for people to tell us that it has taken more than a year just to summon up the courage to make their… Continue reading Feeling Anxious about your next Dental Visit?

Anxiety, Children

Parents in the Dental Treatment Room

We treat many children in our practice. We also have many patients that have "grown up" in our practice. Caring for children can be challenging, but also very rewarding. It is tremendously satisfying to gain a child's trust after managing their care under trying circumstances. It takes a village... Seeing their confidence grow and knowing… Continue reading Parents in the Dental Treatment Room

Anxiety, Children, General

The Uncooperative Child

It Happens... To a child a dental office can be a pretty scary place. Sometimes a child's fear is due to a previous dental experience, perhaps they overheard someone else recounting an unpleasant visit, or maybe they just have a fear of the unknown that intensifies when  they see any frontline healthcare worker. With some children, no amount of persuasion can convince  them… Continue reading The Uncooperative Child