Children, Emergency, General, Pain, Prevention, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Defend Your Smile!

This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases - mouth guards! Risk Management Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We've… Continue reading Defend Your Smile!

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

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?

Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Your Dental History

Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork... So, you go to the dentist for a matter concerning your teeth or perhaps you're there for your bi-annual dental check-up and cleaning and your exam begins with a bunch of questions about your overall health. Why does a dentist or hygienist want an update of your medical history at every visit?… Continue reading Your Dental History

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

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

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?