Posts Categorized: General

Can I Still Play Sports While Wearing Dental Braces?

Summer is approaching and with it comes a plethora of outdoor activities, including sports. If you wear dental braces, there are certain precautions you should take. Conventional dental braces can poke and scratch at the inside of your mouth. They can also sustain damage during sports or direct contact activities. But that doesn’t mean you… Read more »

Dental Care During Pregnancy

February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. You’ve probably read tons of articles and information focusing on kids’ dental health and care. But did you know that good dental health starts in the womb? A mother’s dental health is a pretty accurate predictor of the newborn’s oral health. A study published in the Journal of… Read more »

Great Smile Equals Great Life

Orthodontics and Invisalign: Great Smile Equals Great Life Everybody wants to look good and feel their best. It’s a common fact that having a great smile has an enormous impact on an increased confidence level. A higher confidence surely impacts on your business and personal success which is a key component to your happiness. We… Read more »

Proper Oral Care

5 Elements of Proper Oral Care This new year, do you want to keep your teeth and gums the way they currently are, or are you looking for a solution to improve your overall oral health? At the Smile Institute, we welcome all new patients to come and visit us for regular dental cleaning and… Read more »

Tips for Night-time Oral Care

Tips for Night-time Oral Care: Don’t Forget to Brush! You’ve probably heard that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss, but did you know you need to take care of your teeth at night, too? Brushing and flossing daily/nightly removes plaque while it’s still soft so that it won’t harden… Read more »

Fall weather and sensitive teeth

Fall weather and sensitive teeth With the change in weather, you may notice that your teeth are more sensitive. They may be sensitive to the cold air, or you may notice sensitivity when you are enjoying a nice hot cup of apple cider. This can be caused by a few different things. If you have… Read more »

How to Pick a Toothbrush

There are numerous toothbrush options available in stores and online and choosing the right one can affect oral hygiene. The number of toothbrush options may be overwhelming, but there are several criteria that can be observed to select the best option for you. Size of Toothbrush: Some toothbrushes boast a large head (The end with… Read more »

Fun and Interesting Dental Facts

Are you brushing your teeth thoroughly and long enough? Studies have shown that most individuals brush their teeth for 45 seconds. However, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes. Oral B has created a new iPhone app that you can launch every time you brush your teeth…. Read more »