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Four Signs You Have a Healthy Smile
Is your mouth in good shape?


How does a person know if they have a healthy mouth? Well, aside from a professional assessment from the dentist and hygienist, there are some signs you can look for to help you determine the health of your smile at home! Continue reading...

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Harshly?
You might be doing more “mean” than “clean”….


When a person uses an incorrect brushing technique, such as brushing with too much force or using a toothbrush with hard bristles, they can be causing a lot of harm to their smile in a couple of ways. Today, we’re going to let you in on why you should always be gentle when you clean (and trust us, you can still achieve a very effective clean this way)! Continue reading...


Our teeth are composed of three layers – and they’re all very different from each other. Why not get to know each layer? It’s quite interesting (well, at least we think so)! Plus… the more you know, the more you can impress your dentist the next time you’re in for a visit! Continue reading...

Will a Cosmetic Bonding Treatment Perfect My Smile?
Transform Your Smile in One Visit!


Did you know that a simple cosmetic bonding treatment can completely transform the look of your smile, and give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off? Continue reading...

How to Prepare Your Child for His or Her Dental Procedure
Make their Experience as Stress-Free as Possible


If your child is anticipating an upcoming dental procedure or treatment, and is showing some signs of anxiousness leading up to it… here’s how you can help them to feel more at ease. Continue reading...

What’s So Great about Dental Crowns?
Crowns Make the Perfect Solution for Vulnerable Teeth


Dental crowns are among the many superheroes of dentistry! But why might a person need a crown for their tooth? Well, there are several possible reasons… and we’ve got the facts. Continue reading...

This National Children’s Dental Health Month...
Let’s Teach Children that the Dentist Is their Friend


This February, Asleep for Dentistry wants children everywhere to know that the dentist is their friend… and that they have nothing to fear. Unfortunately, many children who have had a bad experience with the dentist or who aren’t informed about the importance of dental hygiene go on to avoid the dentist at all costs. It’s up to a child’s caregiver to make sure that their little one receives a positive start to oral health care! Continue reading...

How Healthy Are Your Gums?
Check for These Periodontal Disease Signs


Have you been showing your gums the same love that you show your teeth? If not, here’s why you should consider making some adjustments to your oral care routine. At the end of the day, healthy gums are painless gums. Continue reading...


Can you believe it? A new year is just around the corner! As 2017 approaches, what will you be striving to do differently? Maybe, you can make better oral health part of your new year’s resolution. There’s bound to be some room for improvement! But why would it be worth it to make the extra effort? Continue reading...

Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile for the Holidays
Zoom! Whitening Can Transform Your Teeth


Are your teeth discoloured or dull-looking? You're not alone! Every day habits such as drinking tea or coffee, or snacking on berries tend to stain the teeth over time. But don't fret! If you're "dreaming of a white smile" this winter holiday, our Burlington dental clinic has a solution just for you. Continue reading...

Having Trouble Getting Numb at the Dentist's?
Here are Four Potential Reasons Why


Have you ever struggled with getting numb at the dentist's office? Although not very common, it can sometimes take longer than usual, or require a few tries before the solution starts to kick in. This nothing to worry about – the dentist will always do everything he or she can to ensure you receive a painless treatment. Here are four reasons why you might have had trouble getting numb in the past! Continue reading...

Perfect Your Smile with Veneers
What Is There to Know About This Cosmetic Treatment?


Crookedness, chips, discolouration, gaps... these are the cosmetic problems that can make many of us despise our teeth! But no one should be unhappy with their smile… smiles are meant to be shared and celebrated. Luckily, dental veneers can actually correct many of these cosmetic problems with this single treatment. Continue reading...

Getting Over the Fear of General Anesthesia
Sometimes, One Patient's Pleasure is Another Patient's Fear!


Many patients not only have a fear of the dentist's – but some even have a fear of being sedated for their dental treatment! The reality is, general anesthesia is extremely safe and successful, and is sometimes necessary in order for particular dental treatments to run smoothly. Continue reading...


Dental emergencies can be quite traumatizing, especially for patients with a fear of the dentist. The good news is, sleep dentistry can be a godsend for patients feeling overwhelmed and anxious about their accident. Continue reading...

Sleep Dentistry and Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Your Pulling Shouldn't Be Painful!


Wisdom teeth can be a real pain! When wisdom teeth cause problems, (or if they're likely to cause problems in the future), they should typically be extracted. Patients with dental anxiety or dental phobia can often take advantage of sleep dentistry or sedation dentistry to calm their nerves and make the procedure as relaxing as possible. Will sedation help you through your wisdom tooth extraction? Continue reading...

The Importance of Finding the Right Dentist
Building a Healthy Relationship for a Healthy Smile!


There's no doubt that building a positive and trusting relationship with your dentist is important for not only the health of your teeth, but for your overall dental experience. With that said, it's smart to do a little research before settling on "the one". Whether you're moving or are in need of a change, here are some things to keep in mind when scouting out a new dentist. Continue reading...

Can Sleep Dentistry Help with My Endodontic Treatment?
Anxious Patients, This One's for You!


Endodontic therapy (root canal treatment) is a very common dental procedure that essentially "saves" a tooth with a diseased or infected root. While a local anesthetic is typically administered before an endodontic procedure to numb the area being treated, patients can also choose to be sedated for their treatment to help them relax. Are you an anxious patient? Continue reading...


Dental implant procedures are the perfect solution for many patients who wish to permanently restore missing teeth. However, some patients experience feelings of severe anxiety before their surgery – sometimes even to the point where they begin to contemplate going through with the procedure at all! Fortunately, Sleep Dentistry makes Dental implant procedures much more relaxing and anxiety-free for a patient, while providing many other benefits as well. Continue reading...


About 80% of Canadians will experience Periodontal Disease, or Gum Disease, at some point in their lives. This risky oral condition usually begins when there is a substantial build up of plaque in a patient's mouth, and will ad-vance if neglected professional treatment. Continue reading...


Dental Phobia, or Dental Anxiety, is a common condition that causes sufferers to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. Though some people may experience a normal fear of the dentist - Dental Phobia keeps patients from important visits. Continue reading...


When it comes to oral health care, prevention is the best way to steer clear of problems. Preventative dentistry describes the practice of caring for one's oral health to avoid issues like gum disease, cavities, enamel erosion, and more. Continue reading...


A smile is a beautiful thing. When we think of loosing a tooth, we usually think of the aesthetic impact of how it will affect our smile and our appearance. However, when it comes to losing a tooth, there are many other complications that go beyond the unsightly gap. Continue reading...


Regular oral health care and management includes taking care of your gum health. Daily routine brushing and flossing doesn't always get the bacteria that can become trapped above the gum line. When your gums feel tender or puffy, the reason may very well be related to your gums, and not necessarily to your teeth. Continue reading...


When it comes to dental anxiety, there are various medications available to alleviate most fears and allow a patient to have a painless dental experience. If you are a nervous patient, then contact your dentist to set up a meeting. Continue reading...


We all know that brushing and flossing is important for our teeth, our gums and overall dental care. But sometimes its easy to forget the simple tips and tricks on how to brush and floss optimally. Continue reading....


Mekayla Diehl was eliminated from the Miss USA pageant last Sunday apparently because of her "normal" body type. What the judges missed was her great smile! When comparing smiles from some of the other contestants, Miss Indiana has one of the best smiles in the competition. Let us look at 5 reasons why a smile looks great! Continue reading...


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As soon as people find out I'm a dentist in Burlington, a popular question I get asked is, "why do I get so many cavities?". The simple answer is – bacteria! Continue reading...


So hopefully you were able to read the article posted on cbc.ca; but, if you weren't, let's go through some important points. Continue reading...


The most common procedure a preschooler will undergo with a general anesthetic is dentistry! Tens of thousands of anesthetics are performed each year in Canada for dental procedures in kids and with a high level of safety. Continue reading...