• Smoking Puts Your Oral Health At Risk!
    DID YOU KNOW that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States? It’s well known that smoking can lead to a number of lung-related diseases but in reality, the negative effects of smoking can be seen in almost every part of the body, especially the mouth.Smoking Compromises Your ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-11-16
  • Take Care Of Your Tooth Enamel
    TOOTH ENAMEL IS THE hardest substance in the human body. But don’t let that fool you–it’s far from invincible. In fact, there are things you may be doing on a regular basis that weaken your enamel, which could lead to more frequent cavities, tooth discoloration and sensitivity.Tooth Enamel Acts As A ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-11-09
  • Diabetes And Your Oral Health
    DIABETES IS ONE OF THE MOST prevalent chronic diseases today. In fact, 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and millions more living with the condition don’t even know they have it.You may know that diabetes can result in other health complications such as vision loss, heart disease, stroke and ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-11-02
  • What Parents Need To Know About Thumb Sucking
    THUMB SUCKING IS NORMAL for infants, but many parents wonder about its effect on their child’s future dental health. As a parent, you may have questions such as, “When should I be worried about thumb sucking?” or, “What will happen if my child continues to suck their thumb?”Because thumb sucking is so widespread–it’s ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-10-19
  • Think It’s Too Late For Braces? Think Again!
    THE STEREOTYPICAL IMAGE of a child or teenager in braces is a thing of the past. In fact, more than one million adults in the U.S. and Canada currently wear braces! If you’re thinking it’s too late for you to straighten your smile, we want you to know that no matter your ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-10-05
  • Protect Your Smile With An Orthodontic Mouthguard
    THE CRISP SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS on the soccer field, the gleam of the basketball court before a game, the cheering fans at the football stadium, the feeling of the baseball bat, familiar in your hands… There’s no doubt about it–playing sports can be a magical thing.We love when our ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-09-28
  • Have You Gotten Screened For Oral Cancer Lately?
     THROUGHOUT LIFE PEOPLE get regular prostate exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. These preventative health care exams are extremely important for detecting any abnormalities–including cancer–early, so they can be treated as soon as possible. These exams save lives. So do oral cancer screenings.Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that a regular oral cancer screening ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-09-21
  • Caring For Your Orthodontic Retainer
    THE DAY YOU HAVE BEEN waiting for has finally arrived… your braces are off. Congratulations! A lot of people mistakenly believe that orthodontic treatment ends after braces, but it’s important to understand that wearing a retainer has an equally essential part in creating and maintaining that beautiful new smile of yours.Take Proper Care ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-09-14
  • See The Full Picture On Dental X-Rays
    IF YOU COULD HAVE any superpower, what would it be? Would you choose super strength? How about the power of flight? Maybe you’d like the ability to see through solid objects! Although super strength and flight may not come too easily, you don’t have to search far for x-ray vision (in ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-08-31
  • Does Your Child Grind Their Teeth?
    MANY PARENTS HAVE heard their children (loudly) grinding their teeth while they sleep at night, or even during waking hours. You may  worry about the health of your child’s teeth or what their tooth grinding habit means and what has caused it. We hope this blog post answers your questions!Why Does ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-08-24
  • Flossing Is Essential To Your Oral Hygiene
    Flossing is an essential part of good oral hygiene. Many people don’t see the need for flossing when they already brush their teeth; others simply hate the task. We understand that it can be tedious! But as your trusted dental professionals, we want to assure you that flossing will greatly benefit ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-08-17
  • Why Is My Mouth Dry?
    SALIVA IS ESSENTIAL not only for our oral health, but for our overall comfort. We all experience a dry mouth every once in awhile and know how bothersome it can be. But what does it mean? And what should we do if it persists?Saliva Has An Important Role In Our Oral ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-08-03
  • How Everyday Habits Affect Your Teeth
    TOOTH ENAMEL HAS the pretty cool reputation of being the hardest substance in the human body. So it may come as a surprise to know that while enamel is super tough, it can also break quite easily! The truth is that our teeth are not invincible, and a lot of everyday habits can ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-07-27
  • Thinking About Whitening Your Smile?
    SO, YOU WANT TO whiten your teeth. You’re not alone! In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth.There Are Several Teeth Whitening OptionsWith so many teeth whitening products on the market, you ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-07-20
  • Why Correcting An Overbite Is Important
    IT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION to think that orthodontic treatment is simply for aesthetic purposes. In reality, having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can have lasting effects on your oral health.So, what if you have an overbite? Fixing your overbite, or any kind of malocclusion for that matter, will not ... read more
    Source: BlogPublished on 2016-07-13