Mint Smilebar is British Columbia’s very first smile bar, and one of the very few in Canada. A ͞smile bar͟ is a European concept that has been around for over a decade. The term originated from France, where they are colloquially labeled ͞Bars à Sourire͟ (smile bar). Smile Bars continue to cause a stir, as they disrupt the dental industry by offering an affordable alternative to in-office whitening typically done by dentist.