News & Updates


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|

Expanders for Adolescents

What are expanders and what do they do?
An expander is an orthodontic appliance that is custom-fit to the patient’s mouth. It is either bonded with cement to the posterior upper teeth or removable. They have a screw in the middle that activates the appliance when tightened. The generated force separates the two palatal […]

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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?|

“Gummy Smile” Corrective Surgery


You might know or have met somebody with a “gummy smile” – a person who shows more than two millimeters of gum when they smile. This can be due to a number of reasons. They may just have smaller than average teeth, they may have a shorter or raised upper lip, they may have […]

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Is Fear Affecting Your Dental Health?

When it comes to dental health, a startling number of North Americans are not receiving the care they need. For many people, going to the dentist is a debilitating fear. The issues that can occur as a result of not going to the dentist are not limited to your teeth. Dental health problems can […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Dental News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Fear Affecting Your Dental Health?|