About Us, Oral Hygiene, Orthodontia, Prevention, Root Canal, Smile Makeovers, Surgery, The Patient Experience, Tooth Loss, Veneers, Your Smile Dental Care

What is a Dental Specialist?

Why is my dentist is referring me to a dental specialist? Although a general practitioners may recommend various treatment options for the care of your teeth and supporting structures and perform many different types of treatment, sometimes they may refer your care to a dentist who has received extensive training in a particular area of dentistry that… Continue reading What is a Dental Specialist?

Oral Hygiene, Smile Makeovers, The Patient Experience, Your Smile Dental Care

Tips for Invisalign (Invisible) Braces

Are you one of the many individuals choosing the option of wearing invisible braces for straightening your teeth? Known by their brand name, Invisalign®, these popular clear braces are the new modern way for your dentist to rearrange crooked, misaligned teeth. Although, this modern choice for braces seems like a miracle solution for those who… Continue reading Tips for Invisalign (Invisible) Braces

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

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental Implants are modern dentistry's highly successful, long-lasting, and natural-looking substitute for missing teeth or for supporting dentures. Dental implants actually fuse directly to your jaw bone becoming one with your living bone structure. In doing so, implants help to maintain your jawbone - which would otherwise begin to disintegrate once your tooth is removed. What are Dental… Continue reading Dental Implant Procedure

Dentures, Implants, Smile Makeovers, Veneers, Your Smile Dental Care

Top Dental Cosmetic Improvements

Dr. Sam Axelrod and his team of caring dental professionals believe Your Smile should not only be healthy, but one you can be proud of! One of the best ways to boost your self confidence is with a great smile! Having a beautiful smile is easier than ever thanks to the amazing cosmetic advancements over… Continue reading Top Dental Cosmetic Improvements

Dentures, Implants, Oral Hygiene, Senior Oral Care, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

A Partial Glimpse into Dentures

It is unfortunate when you are missing several teeth and eating and smiling has become difficult - even embarrassing. Finding a solution that is the right fit for you involves a number of considerations and your dentist will help you understand the factors involved in your specific-to-you situation. Although implants are the most advanced tooth… Continue reading A Partial Glimpse into Dentures

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, Your Smile Dental Care

Frustrated about Chipped Teeth?

Why are my front teeth chipping? A few years ago, I began noticing that my front teeth were starting to chip. First the chips were small and my dentist filed them down, but they keep chipping and I'm afraid that one day they might break right off. Help! It's not always a simple fix...  Of… Continue reading Frustrated about Chipped Teeth?

Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention

Sports Drinks and Your Smile

  Whew! You're taking a break from some heavy duty activity and you're sweaty and thirsty. A cold, refreshing sports drink is usually your beverage of choice to quench your dry mouth and help replace those important electrolytes you've just lost. Seems health and harmless enough, but did you know, with consistent use, many sports drinks… Continue reading Sports Drinks and Your Smile

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

Insurance, Oral Hygiene, Senior Oral Care, Your Smile Dental Care

Your Smile Before You Retire

Recently, one of our staff member's spouses retired from General Motors. In fact, earlier this year GMC offered retirement incentives to eligible employees at it's Oshawa Plant, so we will see hundreds of General Motor employees retire soon. While financial advisors suggest that we "practice retirement" for at least a year before our actual retirement date,… Continue reading Your Smile Before You Retire