Invisalign® Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces

You’ve probably heard a lot about clear aligners and metal braces. If you are considering orthodontics, you might want to know more about the pros and cons of both. Let’s take a look at the difference between Invisalign clear braces and traditional metal braces.  Why Wear Invisalign Braces?  The Invisalign system can correct many types […]

What’s the Best Preventive Measure for Dental Health?

We all want to have beautiful smiles and healthy teeth. Although many people know that brushing and flossing is helpful, you can do more to give your teeth a fighting chance.  Taking care of your teeth involves more than just one preventative measure. Instead, a routine and a few tips can improve your oral health. […]

How To Instill Good Oral Habits in Kids

Taking good care of your teeth is important, but how do you get your kids to keep good oral hygiene habits? What do you do when your kids are busy and you’re busy? Fortunately, we have a few suggestions that can help you instill good oral habits in every family member—no matter what age! Three […]

Oral Cancer: Signs, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Did you know that your dentist can pre-screen you for oral cancer every time you come in for a checkup? Your routine cleaning and exam is about more than spotting cavities and potential tooth problems. Screening for oral cancer is an important part of each visit to the dentist. Learning to Spot Oral Cancer: Signs […]

Eating for Better Oral Health

We know eating healthy can help keep our bodies in shape, but did you know your diet can also affect your oral health? Certain foods can damage your teeth in various ways. Let’s take a look at how food can affect your smile. Eating for Stronger and Healthier Teeth Your teeth are an essential part […]

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Retail Whitening Products

Your smile is one of the first attributes people notice about you. So what do you do when your smile is yellowed or discolored? Many people may look to retail or drug store products that promise a whiter, brighter smile. Over-the-counter whitening products come in many forms, including: Toothpastes. Mouthrinses. Whitening strips. LED or UV […]

Do I Have Gum Disease?

Did you know that 47% of adults older than 30 have periodontitis? Having healthy gums is an important part of your oral health. Many patients don’t know they have gum disease, but catching gum diseases like periodontitis in the early stages is your best defense. Signs of Gum Disease in Different Stages The advancement of […]

Bruxism

Teeth Grinding, Gnashing and Clenching Can Damage Your Teeth Do you clench your teeth during the day without realizing it? Has your partner told you that you grind your teeth during your sleep? Once you know you have a problem with grinding your teeth, it’s time to look into your treatment options. What If I’m […]

The Difference Between Invisalign Clear Braces and Traditional Braces

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is a great way to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisalign braces can be used to treat overbites, underbites, crossbites, and other misalignments.  What Are the Major Advantages of Invisalign Clear Braces? Clear braces are especially helpful for adults who want orthodontic treatment. Metal braces can draw unwanted […]

Why You Should Wash Your Hands Before You Floss

Have you ever thought that your dental hygiene habits should include washing your hands? Think about everything you’ve been doing before you brush your teeth, especially at night. Now think about everything your kids have been doing before brushing their teeth. Would you want all those germs getting in your mouth?  Include Hand Washing in […]