What Exactly is Invisalign, and How Does it Work?

Traditional metal braces were once the only orthodontic treatment option for straightening teeth. Patients had to put up with years of discomfort from metal brackets and wires, along with the inconvenience of not being able to eat certain foods and having to brush and floss between wires. Thankfully, metal braces are no longer the only option available for achieving your …

Root Canal Myths: What You Should Know

A root canal is a common dental procedure that can often save a severely damaged or infected tooth. But somehow long ago a stigma became associated with root canals, making people believe that it is a painful, grueling process. Many myths surround the root canal procedure that have since been debunked. Here’s what you should know about some of the …

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

Tooth loss in adults is a very common problem. If you have two or more adjacent teeth that need to be replaced, an implant-supported bridge may offer a way to restore your smile and improve your overall dental health. Here’s a look at the benefits of this treatment and why it’s a popular option. What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge? A …

How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

You’re brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing once. You should be cavity-free, right? Not necessarily. How can you keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape? Read on for a primer on how to prevent cavities. Common Causes of Cavities Plaque The most significant cause of tooth decay is plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-filled …

4 Signs You Have Periodontal Disease

When most people think about oral health, they think about their teeth, but the gums are just as important—if not more so! Periodontal disease can have devastating consequences not only in the mouth, but also throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease, preterm birth, and diabetes have all been linked to periodontitis, so it’s important to take a proactive approach if you …

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4 Tips for How to Prevent Bad Breath

Are you worried about bad breath? Having bad breath can ruin a romantic moment, make the wrong impression at a job interview, or cause you to be an outcast among your group of friends, without you even being aware of it. Luckily there are some steps you can take to keep your breath fresh and avoid awkward social moments where …

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Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Teeth grinding is one of the few bad habits that people have no idea they even have. That’s because it usually occurs at night, while we’re sleeping. The medical term for grinding your teeth is bruxism and it’s a more serious problem than many people seem to believe. So how do you know you’re grinding your teeth at night? And …

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3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

The most common cosmetic concern patients have about their teeth is staining. No matter how diligent we are with our oral care routines, some stains and yellowing are inevitable as we age. This is especially true if you partake in a few cups of coffee or tea each day! So how can you get that bright, white smile back? Here …

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many of our patients think cosmetic dentistry is just about aesthetics, but cosmetic dentistry also addresses function and overall oral health. While the most basic definition of cosmetic dentistry is procedures meant to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums, making those cosmetic changes can correct your bite, alleviate headaches, and even boost your self-esteem. Read on to learn …

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

In the United States, an estimated 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. Knocked out teeth are most common in children, and accidents and sports injuries are the most likely causes. Teeth that are lost to decay or gum disease cannot be saved, but approximately 90 percent of healthy, knocked out teeth can be successfully reattached. Here’s what you …