Eliminate Tough Dental Stains with Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening has become one of the most common and effective cosmetic dental enhancements available that can produce amazing results over a brief period of time. A very effective form of teeth whitening comes from your cosmetic dentist. That is because your dentist has access to the most powerful whitening agents available providing you with […]

Finally! A Braces-Friendly Soft Pretzel Recipe

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Our orthodontics hygienist, Amy, knows that patients with braces still want to enjoy some tasty snacks even though hard and crunchy foods are off limits. Try this recipe to satisfy your pretzel craving! Remember breakages can prolong your time in braces so stick to braces friendly recipes like these!   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm […]

Subtle Straightening with Invisalign

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Invisalign clear aligners provide the means to straight teeth without obtrusive braces. And straight teeth help the patient in many ways besides providing a stunning smile. Advantages of straight teeth are many; but crooked teeth can lead to problems including: An unhealthy smile – crooked, misshapen teeth allow areas for plaque to build. Daily oral […]

Dental Health Tips for Reluctant Children

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Some children are particularly reluctant to even brush and floss their teeth every day, let alone see a dentist on a regular basis. Yet, their parents often want to overcome this resistance so that their children don’t develop preventable oral health issues. These suggestions may help you to get your child to become more accepting […]

Orthodontic Treatment for Your Overall Health

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For many patients, the primary motivation for pursuing orthodontic treatment is a desire to improve the smile’s appearance. However, when you get braces to straighten your smile, your overall wellness is likely to benefit, as well. A collaborative relationship with an orthodontist will put you on the path to a healthier, more beautiful smile. Your […]

Dental Myths that Could be Damaging Your Teeth

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We can do many things to keep teeth and gums healthy. Daily brushing and flossing coupled with visits to the dentist every six months are primary tools at the base of great oral care. Although this is general knowledge, there are other facts that may be misleading affecting how we care for our teeth and […]

Harmful Dental Habits to Avoid

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Are your everyday behaviors affecting your dental health? Do you neglect seeing the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings? Many patients are surprised to learn that certain behaviors negatively affect their oral health. Whether it is chewing on ice cubes or foregoing a routine cleaning, you could be putting your oral health at risk. We […]

Sensitive Teeth: What could be the cause?

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Sensitive teeth can have a major effect on your quality of life, but if your dentist can determine what is causing the condition, you may be able to get some relief. A number of different issues can increase tooth sensitivity. Here is an overview of some of the main ones. Gum recession – Receding gums […]

The First Signs of Gingivitis

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Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and while it is readily treatable, it’s important for patients to be aware of the early signs of this condition so that they can seek dental treatment promptly. Gingivitis is marked by a number of signs of minor inflammation, including gum tissue that is noticeably red or […]

What to Expect at the First Orthodontic Visit

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The first trip to the orthodontist used to be delayed until the permanent teeth emerged, or sometimes later. Now, it is common to have an orthodontic evaluation at about age seven to determine if intervention will be necessary to ensure the permanent teeth are properly aligned. The First Visit to the Orthodontist Many parents are […]