The day has finally come and you have a brand new mouthful of braces! Now that you are starting the process of creating your new smile, you also want to make sure you are keeping your teeth as clean as possible. Here are some tips to make sure you are keeping your teeth as […]
What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?
The question of when to start orthodontic treatment is one that I answer frequently. Some children do get braces earlier; this is called Phase 1, or early interceptive orthodontics. Phase 1 is orthodontic treatment that is done before all permanent teeth have erupted, typically when a child is around […]
The average adult has 32 teeth, a combination of molars, canines, and incisors. By middle age, however, most adults are missing at least one tooth due to an injury, decay, or gum disease. Though many people choose to forgo tooth replacement, your dentist will tell you that every tooth is important. Each plays a […]
One of the most common questions patients ask, “Is there a difference between a dental implant and a dental bridge?”
Both implants and bridges are permanent, non-removable replacements for your missing tooth, or teeth. The biggest difference between an implant and a bridge is how your new teeth are held in place. While a bridge […]
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue, bone, and supporting structures for the teeth. In the past it was known as pyorrhea. Diagnosis is commonly made through a combination of dental X-rays, periodontal probings and visual clinical findings.
The mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body and can provide clues […]
Invisalign Teen is designed with today’s youth in mind. These clear, removable orthodontic aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable, which allows you to remove them as you eat your favorite foods and brush and floss […]
Braces have been a right-of-passage for most teenagers. The embarrassment of having a “metal mouth” and the discomfort of the brackets rubbing against the inside of the cheek was the price you had to pay for that great smile. Luckily for today’s teenagers, there is another option. Invisalign is the next generation of technology […]
Medicine has always been a few steps ahead of dentistry when it comes to adopting patient care initiatives. Medicine use to be just like dentistry in terms of the practice care model. One would go to a family doctor in a stand alone building and if they required the care of a specialist they […]