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All Dental Appointments Available Monday, May 11th

May 05, 2020

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority at The Smile Centre. We are always focused on the health and safety of our patients and team. The Smile Centre has always been committed to the infection control requirements set by the ADA, CDC, and OSHA to maintain a sterile environment. We are up-to-date with the agencies' issued guidance and recommendations, and we will continue to exceed these requirements with extra precaution. Our response to COVID-19 is comprehensive and meticulous. 

Starting Monday, May 11th, we are opening our office for all types of dental appointments. We wold like to tell you about the infection control procedures that we have put in place to keep patients and staff safe:

  • Our office will…
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How to Choose the Best Toothbrush

October 14, 2019

Walking down the toothbrush aisle in stores may seem extremely intimidating. So many brands are available, different types of bristles, should you go with electric or regular? So many questions may be circulating your head as soon as you step foot in the row. Here are some tricks to follow to ensure your toothbrush choice goes smoothly.

  • When it comes to the bristles, dentists tend to recommend going with soft. While you can choose whatever toughness you prefer, soft is usually the consensus as it is great for removing plaque and debris.
  • Small heads of a toothbrush are preferred. The reason you should choose a toothbrush with a smaller head is because it reaches the hard to get to places…
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Choosing Your Cosmetic Fit

October 02, 2019

With today’s culture greatly involved in social media and other kinds of reality-based home entertainment, cosmetic dental services have become more and more popular. The need or want to emulate someone’s look is a constant, and with cosmetic dentistry, you now have the option. Whatever the procedure is and why you’re looking into having it, you can achieve your perfect smile with cosmetic dental treatments.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental care is a popular type of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetic component of the field, supplying individuals with their ideal dental look. Cosmetic dentistry…

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Natural Toothache Remedies and Tooth Extractions

September 06, 2019

Not many people are aware of the fact that many types of herbs can be used in the relief of toothache pain.  Natural herbs such as cloves, calendula, yarrow and tarragon can be used to help relieve the pain until you can get to the dentist.  For many years, different cultures have counted on herbs to help get the pain of a toothache control and get temporary relief.

Yarrow is typically found in Asia, Europe, and North America.  It normally grows wild in meadows, fields, and in open wood lands. Yarrow is an herb that has been known to treat the common cold, and fevers. The root of yarrow is what contains the anesthetic effect.  If you apply the fresh root…

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Family Dentistry: Baby Teeth Cavities

September 06, 2019
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Baby teeth cavities are a very common occurrence for many young children. Also, unfortunately baby teeth cavities can end up costing a decent amount of money even though these teeth will eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth. When it comes to preventing the development of baby teeth cavities there are a few steps for parents to take. Bacteria are the main cause of baby teeth cavities, and with this being said working to deter the growth of bacteria in a child’s mouth would be very beneficial.

It’s no secret that most children love sugar or have what is referred to as a sweet tooth. Unfortunately, bacteria grow when sugar…

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Will Having Dental Implants Placed Hurt?

August 15, 2019
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Used to describe arduous, uncomfortable tasks, phrase, “like pulling teeth,” might make a dental implant patient wonder if placing teeth is just as grueling as pulling them. It turns out, having teeth placed is a lot more comfortable and often takes less time than having teeth pulled. Yet, having dental implants placed isn’t a completely pain-free process. Take a look at what goes into placing dental implants and find out how much pain you can expect from the dental implant placement procedure.

How You’ll Feel During the Procedure

If you can get past the needle, you’ll be given a dose of a local anesthetic that’ll numb the implant site, or sites. It’s a quick prick of a…

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Sedation Dentistry: Getting Over Your Fear of Going to See the Dentist

August 15, 2019

There are many reason people avoid going to the dentist office, ranging from finances and dental insurance coverage to fear and embarrassment. But there’s one specific reason an estimated 30 to 40 million adults in the U.S. avoid going to the dentist’s office: it’s fear. Even when people understand that their fear of the dentist is irrational, it can still be hard for them to overcome that fear and get the dental care they need. However, sedation dentistry can minimize that fear and can make your next dental appointment stress-free.

Light to Moderate Sedation (Oral Sedation and Laughing Gas)

Feeling a little jittery ahead of your appointment? Dentist offices commonly offer light to moderate sedation…

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Are You A Qualified Dental Implants Candidate?

August 11, 2019


Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the perfect tooth restoration option if you are suffering from missing teeth. They are long lasting and a worthwhile investment. Not to mention they are made to look natural and to function and feel just like your natural teeth. Also, because they function just like your natural teeth, they are also easier to maintain. In addition, other tooth restoration alternatives such as dentures or bridges require more work to maintain them. If you do qualify for dental implants, then you will be a candidate for a permanent missing tooth solution…

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Category: Dental Implants

The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

August 11, 2019


In Home vs. Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening
When it comes to your smile and feeling confident about it a lot of this has to do with the whiteness and brightness of it. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry there are different options available that are designed to provide you with a whiter and brighter smile by using a minimally invasive treatment to whiten and brighten your smile. When your teeth are discolored this can affect your confidence. If you are interested in improving your smile and your confidence, then it would be best to whiten your teeth

Make Your Smile Shine Bright
Although, partaking in good oral hygiene habits…

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Category: Teeth Whitening

How Much Does a Root Canal Hurt?

July 30, 2019

Often times, perception is slow to catch up with reality. In the case of root canal therapy, this is especially true. Modern medicine has almost made the root canal a completely painless procedure. But the pain associated with dental procedures of yesteryear has been so heavily ingrained in our society, that too many people still avoid getting the dental care they need because they fear pain. So let’s take a closer look at root canal therapy, find out why there’s nothing to fear and learn what you can do if the thought of the procedure still gives you anxiety.

What Actually Happens During a Root Canal

Root canal therapy saves a tooth by removing decayed areas of the nerve-filled pulp at the center of the tooth…

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