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

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

Children, Oral Hygiene, Orthodontia, Prevention, Senior Oral Care, Your Smile Dental Care

Choosing Dental Floss

So you've decided to make flossing an addition to you home oral care routine. Great idea! Your local pharmacy is be stocked with all kinds of different types of floss and the choices can be confusing. Which one is right for you? Floss comes in different flavours, coatings, sizes, thicknesses, textures and specialized uses. Finding… Continue reading Choosing Dental Floss

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

Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Healthy Summer Teeth

Who doesn't look forward to the Summertime and all the exciting things that the season has to offer? There's so much to look forward to between the exciting, outdoor fun and the calm relaxation as you soak up the sun. And, no doubt, accompanying you will be your favourite liquid refreshment to cool things off.… Continue reading Healthy Summer Teeth

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

Nutrition, Prevention, The Patient Experience, Veneers, Your Smile Dental Care

Dental Spot Remover

Having nice straight teeth with an ideal bite makes for a beautiful smile. However, if they are marred with these permanent white spots or riddled with cavities it can affect your smile for years to come, so you’ve really just traded one dental problem for another.

Children, Root Canal, Your Smile Dental Care

Crowns for Baby Teeth

Stainless Steel Crowns My Dentists wants to put crowns on my child’s teeth. This seems like an extreme measure since they will eventually fall out anyways! Usually, dentists repair decayed teeth with filling material. However, when teeth are badly broken down by the cavity (decay) process, have had nerve treatment or are weakened by a… Continue reading Crowns for Baby 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