Smiles By Bis Blog


Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – Forgetting About Para-Function

January 15th, 2020|Cosmetic Solutions, Tips and Tricks|

How Grinding Teeth Can Derail Cosmetic Treatments Our last several blog posts were meant to educate both dentists and patients about the six most common cosmetic dentistry mistakes that can cause restorations, such as dental veneers, to go off the rails. These mistakes can result [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – Dental Restoration Materials Matter

January 8th, 2020|Cosmetic Solutions, Tips and Tricks|

The materials used in cosmetic dentistry have come a long way since the late 1920s when the first veneers (which were really more like removable acrylic tooth caps) began appearing in Hollywood. Since then, the research and advancement in porcelain, resins and bonding materials in [...]

Supporting Kelly in her New Year’s Resolution to prepping healthy foods

January 7th, 2020|Oral Health|

At our office we are continuously looking to support each other and be a team! When one member makes a commitment we encourage and help them follow through to meet their goals! Contact us for your cosmetic dentistry needs [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – How to Prevent Leaky Veneers

January 2nd, 2020|Cosmetic Solutions, Tips and Tricks|

Mistake #2 Discolouration Caused by Leaky Veneers Microleakage or the black stain that can be seen around the gumline and under the porcelain layer after cementation of veneers occurs more often than people realize. There are a few factors that can cause microleakage or leaky [...]

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Mistakes – How to Prevent Smile Design Gone Wrong

December 27th, 2019|Cosmetic Solutions, Tips and Tricks|

Smile Design Makeovers Are Becoming Commonplace Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more common as patients seek solutions to fix misaligned teeth, discoloured teeth, deterioration of old dental restorations and a general desire to improve the look of their smile. Teeth whitening, bonding, and porcelain [...]

Dr. Agatha Bis Looks at the Benefits of Botox

December 18th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

What are the Benefits of Botox from a Dental Perspective? When we say “Botox,” you likely think of a procedure that has been recognized and used for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles for decades. However, dental professionals offering cosmetic dentistry services are now [...]

The Greatest Gift is a Healthy Smile

December 11th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

Replacing silver amalgam fillings is a great step into 2020 for a healthy smile If you’ve been following our blog or have come in for an appointment of your own, you’ll know how we feel about those silver mercury amalgam fillings that have been used [...]

The Impact of Vaping on Your Dental Health

December 4th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

Studies are Raising Red Flags About Vaping. As a holistic dentist and mother, the stories that I hear about vaping alarm me. Not just for the respiratory implications, but for the further reaching overall health concerns. Teens and adults alike are just unaware of [...]

What 25 Per Cent of Canadians Living with Diabetes Should Know…

November 27th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

Dr. Agatha Bis, Oakville Holistic and Cosmetic Dentist, recognizes Diabetes Month and shares her thoughts on the connection between diabetes and dental health. It’s time that we look at an issue that, we hope, millions of Canadians living with diabetes already know. There is a [...]

Hormones and Your Dental Health

November 20th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

Dental Health and the Relation to Your Hormones at All Ages OK ladies… I have something to tell you that you might not have heard before. Hormonal changes to your body, in various stages throughout your life, may put you at increased risk for [...]

Myth Buster: Traditional Dentistry is More Effective than Holistic

November 13th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

Traditional Dentistry vs Holistic Dentistry: What You Need To Know Whenever there is a new approach to a traditional service there is bound to be some questions, some controversy, some skepticism. It’s our job to set the record straight and that’s what Dr. Agatha [...]

Not All Insurance Policies are Created Equal

November 8th, 2019|Oral Health, Tips and Tricks|

Setting the scene to switch to a Holistic Dentist The truth is that there are probably thousands of insurance policies in existence and there is no way that our Oakville dental team can know the specific details of each patient’s plan. We can, however, help [...]

Five Signs that You are Ready to Switch to a Holistic Dentist

October 23rd, 2019|Holistic Solutions|

Setting the scene to switch to a Holistic Dentist Let’s set the scene. You have been receiving traditional dental care for your entire life and suddenly you are introduced to the concept of holistic dentistry… and it intrigues you. You are drawn to the idea [...]

Shattering Myths: Reversing Dental Decay Naturally

October 16th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Teeth and Gums|

We are cognizant that some who look toward a holistic lifestyle also might look toward at-home remedies to correct dental and health concerns before seeking professional advice. While we applaud people’s commitment to exploring their optimal health, we caution that there are just some health [...]

Too Much of a Good Thing… The Story Behind Fluoride

October 9th, 2019|Holistic Solutions, Kids and Teens, Teeth and Gums, Tips and Tricks|

Fluoride has been a contentious issue for many decades now and leaves patients concerned and confused about the role fluoride should or shouldn’t play in their own dental care, as well as their children’s. What makes the question of fluoride even more confusing is the [...]

Baby Teeth Fall Out Anyway, So No Need to Visit the Dentist Yet

October 2nd, 2019|Kids and Teens, Teeth and Gums|

Great Dental Care Starts Before the Teeth Even Enter the Picture Dental care has come a long way in the past few decades, but what always surprises us is how many people don’t understand the importance of good oral hygiene for babies. Yes… it [...]

Digital Scanners… The Better Way to Get Dental Impressions

September 25th, 2019|Cosmetic Solutions, Tips and Tricks|

If you have had braces, crowns, onlays, implants, bridges or other dental work that involved having dental impressions taken, you probably remember how messy and disgusting the process actually was. Plus, if you are like many people and have a strong gag reflex, you probably [...]

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