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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

As a parent, you’re busy. You have to prepare lunches, get your kids ready and sent to school on time, and remember that there’s piano practice tonight and youth group tomorrow. When you get a message from our dental practice that it’s time to schedule your next dental appointment, you may think you don’t have…

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Facts About Your Child’s Smile

As children age, it seems like they hit a new milestone every day! This is the exciting, bittersweet part of parenthood, and one of the most fascinating and perplexing parts of a child’s development can be found right inside their mouth. For starters, parents often discourage sweets to prevent cavities from painfully rotting their children’s…

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The Message Your Bad Breath May Be Trying to Tell You

We’ve all been there. After a particularly onion – or garlic – filled lunch, our breath reeks. We’re one invasion of personal space away from causing someone to pass out! This is usually mended by brushing our teeth, popping in some sugar-free gum, or rinsing our mouths out with water, but if you struggle with…

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Packing Teeth-Friendly Snacks for Your Children

Getting your child to eat a snack that they enjoy and is good for them can feel like an impossible feat. As the mother of five children, Dr. Meg understands this challenge. She has compiled a list of teeth-friendly snacks for the whole family, so you can enjoy the sweet sounds of happy eaters. Lots…

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Tips for Preparing Your Kids for the Dentist

Staying on top of everything your kids need can feel like a near-impossible feat, and it’s easy to sweep a few tasks under the rug. But managing their oral hygiene is a must! Our very own Dr. Meg Ling has a few tips for preparing your kiddos for those ever-important youth dental visits. Early Bird…

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Get the Fluoride Facts!

Why does your dentist recommend fluoridated toothpaste? What is so special about Fluoride? Fluoride is commonly used in dentistry and highly recommended by oral health care professionals. Fluoride makes your tooth (the enamel or white part of your tooth) stronger and more resistant to acid attack. Therefore, Fluoride significantly lowers your risk of tooth decay…

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Does your upcoming Dental visit have you stressed?

Many patients carry with them a degree of anxiety when it comes to their dental visits. Occasionally these fears stem from a negative dental experience that they may have had as a child or even as an adult. It is okay, you are not alone!!! In fact, the latest statistics show 40% of the Canadian…

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Creating Positivity in the Workplace.

Before we opened the doors at Smiling Dental, the team sat down and talked about what our perfect workplace atmosphere would look like. We all wanted a clean, fresh start and we knew that whatever we wanted our environment to look like – we had to create it. Our Smiling Dental Happiness At Work CHECKLIST:…

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