Pros and Cons of Using Invisalign to Straighten Your Teeth

Are you considering Invisalign for you or your child’s orthodontic treatment? Invisalign is becoming a popular alternative to braces. Using clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth instead of metal brackets, this treatment is different, yet produces similar results.  Invisalign is a relatively new treatment, invented in 1997. It has gained popularity since its introduction as an orthodontic treatment …

3 Types of Partial Dentures to Consider

Do you need to have multiple teeth replaced? If you have more than one or two teeth that are missing or can’t be saved, a partial denture may be the best option for you. When some of the teeth are healthy enough to remain, leaving them in place gives a partial denture something to attach to. Partial dentures are an …

How Do Dental Veneers Work?

Do you want a smile makeover? Whether your teeth are misaligned, discolored, chipped, uneven, or have gaps, dental veneers are a possible solution. Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that only alter the front surface of your teeth. They are one of the fastest, easiest ways to transform your smile.  How do dental veneers work? Here’s an overview of the …

The Right Way to Clean Your Baby’s Teeth

Are you wondering about early dental care for your baby? First time parents don’t always know how or when to care for their baby’s teeth. That’s okay; it’s never too early or too late to start. Whether your baby has one or a few teeth in place or none at all yet, there are still oral hygiene practices that can …

What to Expect in the First Days of Invisalign

Are you just starting or getting ready to start Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth using clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth. These trays, called aligners, are designed to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Many patients are choosing Invisalign because it is discreet, comfortable, and convenient.  This guide on what to expect …

You Are What You Eat: How Diet Affects Dental Health

You may have heard the phrase before: “You are what you eat.” It usually refers to your weight and your general health, but it can also refer to your dental health. For years dentists and parents have told children that too much candy and sugar will “rot your teeth.” Well it turns out they were right and have always been …

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Scheduling your child’s first dentist appointment can be scary for both parents and kids. Parents want to ensure that the experience is positive for kids so that they continue to develop a lifetime of healthy oral hygiene habits. Many children are fearful of new experiences, especially from medical providers. Some babies have their first dental appointments because of needing a …

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How Digital Technology is Revolutionizing Dentistry

The field of dentistry has changed significantly over time. In recent years advances in technology have revolutionized dentistry and continue to improve the quality of care for patients. From faster recovery times after procedures to digital diagnostics that have increased accuracy, there are numerous benefits for both patients and dental professionals alike. Here are some of the many ways technology …

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What Does Alcohol Do to Your Teeth?

There’s a lot to love about St. Patrick’s Day—the parades, the corned beef, and yes, even the green beer. Celebrating the day with a perfectly poured pint won’t have much of an impact on your overall oral health, but when you drink regularly, it can begin to affect your teeth and gums. While the risks are greatest for heavy drinkers, …

What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are very common and having them removed is also very common. Most people just don’t have space for them, and they need to come out to protect your other teeth. If you are planning on having your wisdom teeth removed, then you shouldn’t be too worried. It is a simple procedure that happens every day. There are just …