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What Herbs Can Help With Tooth Pain?

October 30, 2020

If you are experiencing tooth pain, see a dentist as quickly as possible. Toothaches can have a number of potential causes. Dentists are uniquely trained to help alleviate your pain and identify the underlying reason for your discomfort.

At The Smile Centre, we offer a full spectrum of general dentistry services to address any oral health needs quickly and effectively. Postponing dental treatment can ultimately lead to further harm and more extensive and expensive procedures down the road.

What to Do If You Have a Toothache

If you suffer from sudden tooth pain, whether from a crack, chip, break, or unknown reason, we will make every effort to  schedule treatment for your dental emergency as soon as possible. While our office is not open 24/7, we are attentive to your calls and inquiries, and we will do our best to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience.  

In the meantime, please consider the following:

  • Use an over-the-…
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Can Tea Bags Really Draw Out an Infection in My Tooth?

October 26, 2020

young business woman holds hand to her cheek because of a tooth infectionIf you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, you may have an infected tooth. A tooth infection, also referred to as an abscess, is a pocket of pus trapped within your tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the tooth roots and may require emergency dentistry, such as a root canal or tooth extraction.

In these situations, many seek out home remedies to help deal with infection before scheduling a dental appointment. The internet is flush with dubious DIY dental remedies for everything from homemade toothpaste to toothache cures and…

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Can You Get Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth?

August 03, 2020

A middle aged woman with glasses smiles widely at the camera

The short answer is yes, you can get dental implants for multiple missing teeth! When you visit one of our experienced dentists for a consultation, please let them know you are interested in dental implants. They can determine whether the multiple missing teeth can be replaced with this treatment. Furthermore, they will make sure you know all of your options and feel confident choosing what is right for you.

Dental implants have become a popular option in dental restoration, with over half a million implants placed every year in the United States. With the natural appearance and strong durability, dental implants may be your ideal option for a smile makeover!

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Common Dental Emergencies

July 30, 2020

A young woman covers her mouth and opens her eyes wide in reaction to a dental problemDental emergencies usually occur swiftly, without warning, and can be extremely painful. The Smile Centre is here for you in the event of serious dental problems. Our experienced team strives to provide exceptional dental care to every single patient. 

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Teeth that have been knocked out by a fall, sports injury or other trauma
  • Jaw swelling or pain
  • Extreme tooth pain or toothache
  • Gum injury
  • Broken tooth or teeth
  • A tooth that has suddenly become loose
  • Abscess
  • Broken or…
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What To Do If You Think Your Baby Or Child Has A Cavity

July 27, 2020

A young girl with big glasses and a yellow sweatshirt stands in front of a yellow background and raises her hands If you suspect your child has a tooth cavity, try not to worry yourself sick, but do schedule a checkup with our family dentists. It’s important to correctly diagnose a cavity if it exists and allow the dentist to treat it if necessary. The Smile Centre family is passionate about helping you maintain exceptional oral heath for the entire family. 

Treating tooth decay is important, even when it involves baby…

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Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Chipped Teeth

July 20, 2020
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A couple sits together smiling on a pier benchIt’s more than just a pretty smile! Our goal is more than helping you create a dental plan to achieve your smile goals. We work to build your confidence through a healthy, beautiful smile while providing you the experience of a lifetime. Chipped teeth can really make you feel embarrassed to smile. Usually the chip occurs for some unexpected reason, like a trip and fall or biting down on hard food. It can be painful when it happens, and then you are left with the aesthetic flaw of a damaged tooth. Sometimes, a tooth is chipped due to significant wear from grinding or clenching. Fortunately, there are several ways to restore the tooth, which will protect it and correct its appearance. Whatever your…

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The Truth about the Benefits of Dental Implants

July 08, 2020
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A senior man smiles at the camera in front of an orange backgroundIf you are missing one or more teeth, you probably already know you have a few options for replacing those teeth. Dental implants are one of the main options, along with dentures and dental bridges. There is no one-size-fits all answer when it comes to choosing the right option for tooth replacement; each person should seek the advice of our experienced dentists with a comprehensive examination.

Although the situation is unique to each individual, there tends to be some common reasons that dental implants are favored among patients:

  • Look, feel and function like a natural tooth 
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What Are the Reasons for Needing a Root Canal?

July 08, 2020
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A man with dark hair and a beard smiles and looks off camera Root canal treatment provides the amazing advantage of saving a vulnerable tooth. Root canal treatment – also called endodontic treatment – saves the tooth by removing the infected tissue. 

What is the reason for needing a root canal? There is an infection in the soft tissue inside of a tooth’s root canals. This soft tissue is known as “dental pulp,” and it contains nerves and blood vessels. The dental pulp is what makes it possible to sense hot and cold temperatures in your teeth. Removing the pulp does not kill the tooth, so it should be removed if it’s infected and inflamed.

It takes time for…

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Top 5 Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

June 19, 2020

An older mature woman with a cropped haircut wears a turtleneck sweater and smiles at the cameraCosmetic dentistry can be a great fit for diverse goals. If there is any aspect of your teeth, gums, or overall smile that you would like to enhance, cosmetic dentistry at The Smile Centre may be the answer. Here are 5 of the top benefits:

  1. Improve your self-esteem. The way you feel about your smile is so important. When you feel good about how you look, that positive feeling can boost your self-regard and lift your spirits. Find yourself more at ease in social and professional interactions when your worries about your smile are voided from your life.
  2. Enjoy optimal…
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Tips for At-Home Oral Care

June 11, 2020

As we all are at home more these days, you may be wondering what you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You may be trying to avoid unnecessary dental visits and medical care during this time. Here are a few tips for how you can keep your oral health in tip-top shape:

  • Brush every morning AND every night with fluoridated toothpaste
  • Floss once every day, particularly before bed
  • Use an electric toothbrush and a Waterpik
  • Limit your sugar intake
  • Hydrate throughout the day - drink more water

Avoiding tooth decay is a great way to prevent the need for…

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