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September 19th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cracked or Chipped Tooth? See Your Dentist for Best Results

Cracked or Chipped Tooth? See Your Dentist for Best Results

You’re crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn’t melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is — a piece of broken tooth.Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue...

September 13th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preparing For Your Orthodontist Visit

Preparing For Your Orthodontist Visit

Maintaining oral health during orthodontic treatment can be a challenge for both the patient and clinician. It is imperative that patients receive a comprehensive oral evaluation prior to the start of orthodontic care. This will allow for an assessment of the effectiveness of the patient’s current oral hygiene practices. The...

September 8th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Early Orthodontic Care Really Necessary?

Is Early Orthodontic Care Really Necessary?

Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1950s or ’60s and you’ll see many smiles framed with heavy metal braces. It’s a sight that’s less common in high schools today. Why the change? Children today tend to get braces at a much earlier age. Some patients with special problems...

September 6th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Underbites-More Common Than You Think

Underbites-More Common Than You Think

When dentists discuss problems of overbite and underbite, we think of the position of the upper jaw and the lower jaw with respect to each other. When an overgrowth of the upper jaw causes it to protrude while the lower jaw is in a normal position, we call this an...

September 2nd, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Does Your Dentist Correct An Underbite?

How Does Your Dentist Correct An Underbite?

When dentists discuss problems of overbite and underbite, we think of the position of the upper jaw and the lower jaw with respect to each other. When an overgrowth of the upper jaw causes it to protrude while the lower jaw is in a normal position, we call this an...

August 31st, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Prepare Your Smile to Look It’s Best. Here’s How

Prepare Your Smile to Look It’s Best. Here’s How

There are many times in your life when you want your smile to be at its absolute best — and maybe you even want it to work a little harder for you. According to a recent psychology study at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, smiling can increase positive behaviors,...

August 28th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Absolute Truth About Wisdom Teeth. Do We Really Them?

The Absolute Truth About Wisdom Teeth. Do We Really Them?

Just as you enter adulthood, your wisdom teeth make their presence known in the far reaches of your mouth. Wisdom teeth — officially the third molars — are the last set of teeth to come in, usually between 17 and 25 years of age, in the so-called “age of wisdom.”...

August 25th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lose A Tooth? There Are Replacement Options

Lose A Tooth? There Are Replacement Options

Millions of adults have lost one or more of their teeth due to oral diseases (such as cavities or gum disease) or injury. Missing teeth can make chewing difficult, cause problems speaking, and impact a person’s sense of self-esteem. That’s why seeing a dentist about tooth replacements, which may include...

August 22nd, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is There A Diet For Your Teeth? You Bet.

Is There A Diet For Your Teeth? You Bet.

Try these foods to help build strong teeth and healthy gums Don’t Miss This 7 Tips for a Healthy School Lunch that Packs a Punch Oral Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore Sign Up for Our Healthy Living Newsletter Submit Enter Your Email We respect your privacy. What you eat affects your...

August 17th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can You Avoid Tooth Decay & Gum Disease? You Bet!

Can You Avoid Tooth Decay & Gum Disease? You Bet!

Tooth decay – also called cavities or dental caries – can happen to anyone but it is a particularly common problem for children and young adults. Left untreated, dental cavities can become infected and eventually, tooth decay can result in tooth loss. Understanding Tooth Decay Tooth decay begins with the...

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