Children, Orthodontia, Prevention, Smile Makeovers, The Patient Experience

The Do’s and Dont’s of Orthodontic Treatment

Want "Someday" to get here as quickly as possible?   One of the first questions a patient will ask their orthodontist during the first visit is, "How long will my treatment last?" Each mouth is unique, so treatment time will naturally depend on your individual, "specific-to-you situation. Some people require less than a year, while others will… Continue reading The Do’s and Dont’s of Orthodontic Treatment

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!

Senior Oral Care

Aging Well

Top 10 Aging Smile Solutions: Aging can affect your oral health just like it can your overall health. Even if you have taken care of your teeth meticulously over the years, your teeth can show the signs of aging and can make you look older than you are or feel! Fortunately, there are steps you… Continue reading Aging Well

Dentures, Implants, Senior Oral Care, Smile Makeovers, Your Smile Dental Care

The Consequence of Missing Teeth

Over time. missing teeth can result in serious complications, if left untreated. A tooth here, a tooth there. With the human dentition containing a total of 32 teeth (28 if the wisdom teeth have been removed), it is understandable why some people still believe that it is not essential to replace missing teeth when there… Continue reading The Consequence of Missing Teeth

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

Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

To Floss or not to Floss?

When was the last time you flossed or even thought about flossing? I know, I know, we keep telling you how essential flossing is. You may also have heard people say that they have never flossed and don’t have any cavities, gum disease or any other dental related issues. Well, there will always be those… Continue reading To Floss or not to Floss?

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?