Adult Orthodontics

With all the effort put towards eating right, staying fit, and otherwise taking care of themselves, there is no reason why adults should not investigate having beautiful teeth! There are many benefits to getting braces at any age. Everyone wants a straight and gorgeous smile and the positives do not stop with appearance. When teeth are crowded or […]

What Happens When You Have a Cavity?

Your dentist informing you of a cavity during your dental check-up is a patient’s nightmare. Cavities typically carry images of large drills and painful filling procedures. But do you actually know what’s going on inside your mouth when your dentist is treating a cavity? Dental professionals are skilled experts in making sure your teeth return to peak healthiness […]

Do I Have Gum Disease?

What is gum disease?  Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. The culprit for this disease is usually poor brushing and flossing habits. These poor habits allow plaque – a sticky film of bacteria – to build up on the teeth and harden. If the disease […]

Date Night with Braces

Braces are a source of low self-confidence in many teens. This makes the dating scene seem daunting and heightens nerves all around. Never fear! There’s no reason your orthodontic treatment should hamper your romantic life. Whether you’re a teen or an adult, dating with braces is possible and still just as fun. Here are a few of our […]

Whitening your Teeth

One of the most common questions orthodontists get during braces treatment is whether white spots on the teeth are to be expected when treatment is done. Even if you aren’t in braces, tooth whitening is something dental professionals get asked about frequently. Luckily there are a few options for whitening your teeth and keeping them shiny and color-free. […]

Braces and Missing Teeth

Losing teeth is an exciting time in any child’s life. The tooth fairy starts making appearances in your household and adult teeth start to grow in. What’s exciting for your kids might raise some fears and questions for the parents. It’s common to wonder if your child is losing teeth at the right time, or too slowly, or […]

What Your Habits are doing to Your Teeth

It’s common for young children to put anything and everything into their mouths. This curiosity is normal, and unless it develops into bad habits that carry into later childhood, is beneficial to development. Habits like nail-biting, thumb sucking, using a pacifier excessively, and tongue thrusting as you swallow all have negative long-term effects on your oral health.  Thumb […]

What Should I Ask my Orthodontist Before Braces?

Getting braces, or any orthodontic appliance is a daunting life change. At the end of your appointment or evaluation, your orthodontist will ask you if you have any questions, and as a new patient, it’s sometimes hard to know what exactly you should be asking, what you’ll need to know as you navigate your new braces. Here are […]

What to do if You Braces Break: Handling Orthodontic Emergencies

It can be scary to be at home, school, or sports practice and feel a part of your braces loosen or even fall completely off your tooth. The good news is that most times these emergencies are minor. A bracket that’s come loose, a wire out of place, or even something falling out of your appliance can be […]

What Vitamins Should you Take for Healthy Teeth

Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of your health. But vitamins are good for more than keeping your energy up or gut health, they are integral to good oral health as well. Your teeth are bones just like those that make up your arms and legs and therefore need the same support as the bones in the […]