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?

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

Oral Hygiene, Pain, Senior Oral Care

Medications and YOUR SMILE

We are seeing a growing number of patients that are experiencing dryness of their mouths and a number of dental issues associated with this dryness. Xerostomia is the clinical term for this condition and some dryness of the mouth can be so severe that it is not just uncomfortable, but it can become very painful. Additionally, there are times when the… Continue reading Medications and YOUR SMILE

General, Nutrition, Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Tooth Loss, Your Smile Dental Care

Too Much of a Good Thing

So many people want whiter than white teeth that many will often go to extremes to get it. Make no mistake - we love white teeth too and promote the use of whitening in our office, but when it comes to overdoing it, we have seen a few unfortunate mishaps arise from the DIY playbook. Beautifying… Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing

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

Pain, Prevention

TMJ Pain

When Laughing Hurts Are you experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or can hear/feel clicking sounds when you open your mouth? Does your jaw, "pop or lock up? You may have a condition that is commonly referred to as TMJ - Temporal Mandibular Joint. While the TMJ is an actual anatomical part of your head, this acronym… Continue reading TMJ Pain