Dental Blog

You’re right; dentists are not in the relationship business. But every now and then there come situations where we play a pretty big role in saving them.

A couple of years ago we received a call from one of our patients. It was 3 days before his wedding and he had gotten himself into a sticky situation – he was missing half of one of his front teeth.
We are often asked what brand or type of toothpaste we recommend to patients. With all the selections and features out there it’s easier to choose a new car than a tube of toothpaste. So here is a bit of info on your options when it comes to picking your next toothpaste.

My teeth feel fine. Why do I need a dental check-up?

We often see patients at our offices that are in a lot of pain. They have kept putting off their check-up until they find themselves in a very painful emergency situation.

A check-up allows us to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. We can identify problem areas in your mouth that, if they are left untreated, can go unnoticed by patients until they become much more serious.

I bet that whatever came to mind, it wasn’t a happy thought. Yeah, root canals can be painful, but it’s mostly the infection that sucks, not the treatment. So to clear up a bit of confusion and provide some clarity on the procedure, here’s some info on what’s involved in a root canal treatment.

Valentines Day has arrived. And you’re either crossing your fingers for perfumes, flowers, and candy – or wishing the calendar could just skip a day.

What is Smile Design and why people do it?

You may not realize it, but your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. For many people who are self-conscious about their smile, it can be tough to laugh, smile, meet new people, or even go out in public. For others, they may just want that perfect smile that they have always dreamed of.

We may be a bit biased, but we LOVE the dentist.

We think the people who work at the office are great (as we pat ourselves on the back); that oral health and hygiene are important; and that there is no better feeling that that feeling after having your teeth cleaned.

But of course not everyone feels the same way. If you experience nervousness or anxiety about visiting the dentist, try these tips to stay calm and enjoy the experience as much as possible.

Do you feel your smile isn’t as bright or white as it could be? Can you see stains or discolouration from drinking coffee, tea, or red wine? Don’t worry — it’s easy to fix.

The solution is as easy as our take-home teeth whitening kits! We give you a high-potency bleaching solution — much more powerful than anything you could buy in the toothbrush aisle at a drugstore — to use right in the comfort of your own home.

Every year, children lose millions of school hours because of dental-related issues -- making tooth decay the most common chronic childhood disease.

It’s so important for you, as parents, to demonstrate healthy oral hygiene habits to your children. Brush your teeth with them twice a day, so they can model your behaviour and learn the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums.

It’s exciting the first time your child smiles or rolls over, and cutting their first tooth is one of the biggest milestones of their babyhood.

When exactly do babies get all of their baby teeth? Well, it varies from baby to baby, but here is a general guideline:

5-8 months: The two bottom front teeth (central incisors)

8-10 months: The four upper incisors

10-16 months: Lower lateral incisors, plus the first baby molars

16-22 months: The “eye teeth” or “canines” (cuspids)

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