Getting Your Child’s Smile Ready for the New School Year Wearing Braces

Back-To-School ads are off and running as summer winds down and a busy school year is on the horizon. If your child is also beginning the school year wearing braces, that will likely involve a huge adjustment for your child or teen. There will be dietary adjustments to make, extra care taken when practicing their daily dental hygiene routine, and... read more »

Tips To Help You Feel Calm and Relaxed at Your Next Dental Appointment

Do you put off routine dental care or much-needed dental work because of anxiety? Anxiety is how your body reacts to what you perceive to be stressful or unfamiliar situations. So that sense of distress or dread you have before an event manifests itself as anxiety. While a bit of anxiety can be useful, keeping us alert and aware in... read more »

Treating Gingivitis Is Crucial for Keeping Teeth and Gums Healthy and Strong

Gingivitis is an oral condition caused by plaque buildup. This sticky, bacterial film coats the teeth and gums, leading to cavities and gum disease. Once this harmful bacterial film lingers in your mouth, toxins are released by the bacterial activity that irritates your gums. You’ll likely notice that they look red, are inflamed to the point of puffiness and tend... read more »

How Can an Orthodontist Fix Your Mouth and Jaws for Optimal Alignment?

Do you know the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Both work hard to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but we orthodontists have additional training so we can treat tooth and jaw misalignment. We also participate in a two- to three-year residency, finishing with over 4,800 hours of orthodontic training under our belt! Orthodontic Training Not only do... read more »

Floss Your Way to a Healthier Mouth and a Healthier Body!

If you are brushing your teeth twice a day as recommended but not flossing between them, it’s not just your smile that will pay the price. Your toothbrush can’t reach in between teeth to remove dental plaque (a sticky bacterial biofilm). That’s where flossing comes in, because it can reach between teeth and below the gum line where bacteria accumulates... read more »