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Congratulations to our Cavity Free Club Winner

Congratulations to Kate,  she was our lucky cavity free club winner for this month.

We were so excited to give her balloons and a gift:)

Children who come in for their appointments and have no cavities are entered in our cavity free draw.  The lucky winner receives a gift and gets to take a picture with […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Contests, Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Congratulations to our Cavity Free Club Winner|

Your Child’s First Visit

The common question all new parents have “At what age should my little one be seen by the dentist?”

It is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) to assess your child within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or by age 1.  However we at Scarborosmiles have found it hard for […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Your Child’s First Visit|

All you Need to Know about Dental Lasers

A dental laser is an instrument that uses a thin beam of concentrated light to remove or reshape gum and bone tissues. It’s both a safe and effective treatment that has been used by dentists for a range of procedures since the early 1990s. Here is all you need to know about dental lasers.

What […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on All you Need to Know about Dental Lasers|

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a condition in which your gums are in a state of inflammation. They can appear red, swollen and bleed easily. This is usually caused by local irritation from plaque that is left on the teeth for periods of time. When your gums are inflamed for long periods […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on How to Prevent Gum Disease|

Toothaches

If you have ever experienced a toothache, you will know that there are few things that are more painful. When you have a severe toothache, it is hard to think about much else.

What can cause a toothache?

There are a number of things that can cause a toothache. Sometimes when we have a cavity, […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Toothaches|

How to Prevent Cavities

Three things are needed in the mouth in order for cavities to form. First, there needs to be cavity-causing bacteria present in the mouth, which most people will have shortly after birth. The second necessity is to have carbohydrates in the mouth from the foods you eat. The third thing you must have to […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on How to Prevent Cavities|

Snoring: How Can Dentists Help?

We’ve all been there. We’ve woken up to somebody snoring – whether it was a friend who stayed the night, our parents in the next room, or our partner in bed next to us.

Snoring occurs when the muscles in the soft palate (the roof of the mouth), throat and tongue are relaxed to the […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Dental News, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Snoring: How Can Dentists Help?|

Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Are they Connected?

We’ve all heard the expression “everything is connected.” This is especially true when it comes to the body, and keeping the body healthy. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between gum (periodontal) disease and a host of other problems, including heart disease.

How Can You Tell if You Have Gum / […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Dental News, Dr. C's advice column, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Are they Connected?|

Children’s Dental Care

It is never too early to start teaching the importance of oral health to your child.  Children are not immune to dental issues simply because they are young.  Children can have dental and oral health issues if they are not educated enough on oral care, or if no preventative measures are taken by their […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Dental News, Dr. C's advice column, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Children’s Dental Care|

Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Is There a Link?

Does a healthy mouth contribute to a healthy heart? More and more, the research says “yes.” Doctors have been talking about the potential link for nearly two decades and with good reason. Heart disease is a serious problem around the world, and so is poor oral health.  Doctors say that better brushing and flossing […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Contests, Dr. C's advice column, Scarborough Smiles|Comments Off on Gum Disease and Heart Disease: Is There a Link?|