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

Prevention, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

If I have a cavity why can’t I feel it?

The Battleground There is always a battle going on in your mouth! There is bacteria present in your mouth that produce an acid that can attack your tooth and dissolve (demineralize) it away. Fortunately, we also have saliva that is capable of repairing (remineralizing) the early stages of this acid attack on the tooth. This process… Continue reading If I have a cavity why can’t I feel it?

Anxiety, Children, Oral Hygiene, The Patient Experience

Something About Mary, A Dental Story…

Building Relationships ~ One patient at a time! Like many of our patients who "grew up in our practice," Mary never had a fear of going to the dentist. From a young age she has always been a happy smile that we get to see twice a year. She brightens up our office every time… Continue reading Something About Mary, A Dental Story…

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

Insurance, Oral Hygiene, Prevention

Losing your Health Care Benefits

Where did the years go? The first time we saw Maria (not real name)  was 25 years ago, when we first opened our Oshawa practice. She was fortunate enough to have a job that had a great health care insurance program and she made sure that she took advantage of those benefits, faithfully attending to… Continue reading Losing your Health Care Benefits

Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Your Smile Dental Care

Genetics and Soft Teeth

  It happens all the time! The one child in a family who is dental, health and food conscious is the one who gets all the cavities whereas the sibling who never brushes their teeth and snacks all the time is the child who gets to enter their name into the "Cavity Free" Club. Even… Continue reading Genetics and Soft 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