Dental Injuries and Sports

Did you know that most dental injuries caused in sports are preventable? With the proper protective wear, dental injuries from sports could be significantly reduced. As it stands, during a single sports season, athletes have a 1 in 10 chance of suffering a facial or dental injury. In fact, 13-39% of all dental injuries are […]

Celebrating the History of Canadian Military Dentistry

In honour of Vimy Ridge Day, we wanted to share a bit of Canadian military history with you. Did you know that dentistry and the military have a relationship that dates back to the 17th century? In honour of Vimy Ridge Day, let’s remember the soldiers who fought in World War I as well as […]

5 Famous Idioms That Prove We Love Teeth

We care a lot about our teeth. Not just us dentists, but people. People worry about their smiles, about whether their breath smells, or if they have food stuck in their teeth. You may think these are the only indicators that people care about teeth. You may want to disagree and say if people cared […]

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

So you grind your teeth, no big deal, right? Actually, wrong – grinding your teeth can cause some serious damage. Even if you think your case is mild. So what exactly is happening when you’re grinding or clenching your teeth? Teeth grinding, even when mild, has the power to wear down your enamel. This protective […]

Smile on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whether you’re excited for your big date or you’re staying in and celebrating Anna Howard Shaw Day instead, your smile should shine! Why is your smile so important for Valentine’s Day? Your smile is among the first features people notice about you when they first meet you. […]

Smile Your Way to Self-Confidence

Have you ever met someone with seemingly bottomless expanses of confidence? All eyes are on them as they walk into a room. They are always sure of themselves, they can capture the attention of any audience, they walk with assurance, they seize opportunities, and they are well respected. Sometimes it may feel like you can […]

Celebrating the Holidays

We love the holiday season here at Desired Smiles! Some of our favourite ways to celebrate is with a little decorating, festive songs, and holiday movies! One of our favourite songs to play during the holidays is All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. Fun fact: Grade 2 teacher, Donald Yetter Gardner […]

The History of Toothbrushes

Ever wonder how people used to brush their teeth back before the modern day toothbrush was invented? If you’re someone who cannot live without your electric toothbrush, it may be interesting for you to see how far we’ve come. Toothbrush-like tools age back to 3500-3000 BC, but back then they looked nothing like they do […]

When Children Play Dentist

Children, like adults, may be prone to anxiety. Sometimes it’s about the first day of school, sometimes it’s about visiting the dentist. In any case, anxiety is often caused when a child feels like they have little or no control. It is caused by the unknown, a break from routine, separation from their parents, or […]

A Dentist’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

We know what you’re thinking; a dentist is going to give away apples for Halloween, or worse – toothbrushes, so why should you even consider a dentist’s guide to trick-or-treating? While apples are a healthy snack and you should be brushing your teeth regularly, we also know how to have some fun! You can still […]


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