Category: ‘By Mr. Smiles’

Baby Boomer Teeth

If you were born between 1943 and 1964 you have Baby Boomer Teeth.  *Baby Boomer generation refers to a Boom in birthrates following World War II.  Baby Boomers are aging and their dental needs are changing. As this generation is transitioning from adults to seniors, tooth cavities can be more frequent.A few causes for an […] Read more

To Tell The Tooth..

There were inquiries of why the Canada Day post celebrating 150th had a “barber pole” for a dental clinic. It refers to the nostalgia of when some dental procedures were under the Guild of Barbers established in France in 1210. 150 years ago, when the illiteracy rate was much higher, the pole with red and/or […] Read more

Happy Canada Day!

Discover what the striped pole has to do with dentists…

Jul, 17, 2017



Why Is There Blood On My Toothbrush?

If your gums bleed during brushing it could be a sign of Gum Disease. What Causes Gum Disease (Gingivitis)? Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, but other factors can contribute to periodontal disease, such as: Hormonal changes, like those occurring during pregnancy, puberty, menopause, and monthly menstruation, could make oral gums sensitive, which […] Read more

What Can I Do To Treat My TMD?

If you have TMD (temporomandibular disorder) you might feel like you may never get over of the fatigue, stress and/or pain. The good news is there are successful treatments for TMD ranging from relaxation techniques to custom made dental appliances.   Self-care for TMD: Cool or warm compresses (whichever feels better) to help ease […] Read more

How Did I Get TMD?

If you ever have pain around your ear or lower jaw when you’re inflating a balloon, chewing toffee, drinking through a straw or just talking you could be suffering from TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Your dentist can help determine whether or not your jaw pain, headaches, clicking in your jaw, and other symptoms may be caused […] Read more

Do I Have TMD?

Do you ever have pain around your ear or lower jaw when you’re inflating a balloon, chewing toffee, drinking through a straw or just talking?  These are symptoms that you could be suffering from TMD (temporomandibular disorder). TMD is often mistakenly called TMJ. TMJ is the name of the joint that is having the problem. […] Read more

Chive Gone; Why Flossing is Important

Do Adults Need To Floss? YES! You should floss! Have you ever been on a date or a big interview and found out after you had a piece of chive in your teeth? Cleaning between your teeth is an essential part of your dental health routine. Floss first for a confident smile. Get Your Smile […] Read more

Prepare to Smile for your Summer Vacation

You’ve put a lot of planning into your summer vacation. You searched online until you found the perfect spot. Whether it is the dream vacation to California’s amusement parks or getting away from everything on a backpack trip through the jungle, remember your dental health too. We know we need to see the doctor and […] Read more

What kind of toothbrush should you use?

WOW! There are hundreds of toothbrush shapes, sizes, brands, and colours. What is the difference between soft, medium, and hard? Should you get the straight one, the bendy one, the battery operated one, the plug in kind? ARG!  Well, keep calm and make sure to ask your dentist next time you’re there.  Everyone has a […] Read more

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