Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?

The Tell Tale Signs You’re Experiencing a Dental Emergency You take a bite out of a corn on the cob during your weekend barbecue. All of a sudden, you feel something small and hard in your mouth. You pluck it out only to find that it’s a chipped part of your tooth. Then, the pain…

Which one is better? Invisalign vs. Braces

Do you want to straighten your teeth? Are you researching the differences between metal braces and Invisalign? For patients with misaligned teeth, deciding between the two options can be quite a struggle. That’s because there are pros and cons for either of the options. In this article, the dentists at Smile Well Dental tell us…

Why Do the Gums Swell and Bleed?

Swollen Gums: Why Do Gums Swell and Bleed? Is brushing your teeth painful? Do you find yourself spitting out blood into the sink along with your toothpaste? You’re not alone. Studies suggest that almost half of all Canadians experience the same thing (to some extent and at some point during their lives). If you have swollen gums that…

Mini Dental Implants in North Vancouver

Globally, the Baby Boomer generation has been the fastest-growing demographic over the last decade. In the US, for example, the number of people over the age of 65 has more than tripled and will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years. Once these Boomers reach the age of 75, more than 26% of them…

What are Dental Veneers? Uses, Procedure, and Durability

Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the surface of your teeth. The shell is specially formulated with teeth-colored laminate. This drastically improves your teeth’s appearance—changing their color, size, and shape. What Materials are Dental Veneers Made of? Dental veneers are made of Porcelain or resin composite materials. It…

Causes of TMD

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

  If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you might suffer from one of the most common causes of joint pain, temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Between 5% and 12% of people around the world suffer from some form of jaw pain. TMD has a wide variety of causes and symptoms. The good news is…