Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Shape Up Your Smile!

At Your Smile Dental Care, we're here to help make your New Year’s resolutions more attainable and get your healthy smile ready for the whole year! Here's a few tips that can help improve your oral health, and in turn, your overall well being during 2020 and beyond: Visit your dentist regularly  Dental care can… Continue reading Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Shape Up Your Smile!

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

General

Bleeding Gums

Although, gums that bleed while being brushed or flossed is a common and mild form of gum disease called gingivitis, it is neither normal nor something that should be ignored. Gum disease is the number one reason for tooth loss in Canada. Early intervention Receiving early treatment is critical if you want to reverse any damage… Continue reading Bleeding Gums

Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Chewing Gum and Oral Health

Remember when we used to get in trouble for chewing gum in the classroom? Remember when it was considered to be a bad habit and fell under the category of “candy?” Fast forward to tbis year and chewing gum has come a long way. In fact, it’s been around for a very long time! Early… Continue reading Chewing Gum and Oral Health

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

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

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

Back to School Dental Care

Making a list and checking it twice? This is the time of year that we begin turning our attention away from the lazy hazy days of summer and back towards the upcoming new school year. Getting back into routine in terms of sleeping, eating and grooming is the perfect time to remind your children about… Continue reading Back to School Dental Care

Children, Your Smile Dental Care

Retained Primary Teeth

Children hit many different milestones in their young lives with some children reaching developmental stages well before others. It’s not uncommon for parents to be concerned and seek our opinion when their child does not lose their baby teeth on time. While there is a usual pattern and time frame for teeth to emerge into… Continue reading Retained Primary Teeth

Children, Prevention

Seal out Tooth Decay

Finding it hard to help your child keep their teeth clean? One of the most common places where tooth decay develops in children is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. One way that you can help decrease the incidence of tooth decay in these hard-to-reach areas is the placement of Dental Pit and… Continue reading Seal out Tooth Decay