Ceramic Braces Have Cosmetic Appeal

The metal brackets, wires and other braces hardware are designed to effectively realign your teeth through the course of multiple adjustment sessions. If you’re thinking about getting braces but you’re concerned about their overt appearance, you might be interested in asking Dr. about ceramic braces in , . These are just like traditional wire and… Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings Help Prevent Problems Early

Our regular dental checkup is designed to examine and address multiple aspects of your oral health. Even though this primarily focuses on the detection and treatment of cavities and gum disease, it also includes a cursory oral cancer screening. The American Dental Association reports that each year 1 in 92 adults are diagnosed with some… Read more »

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Braces Keeps the Number of Required Adjustments to a Bare Minimum

Having your braces adjusted every four to six weeks is a critical part of realigning your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. Without quality care and cleaning each day, the chances of your braces being damaged or cavities forming on your teeth, greatly increases. If complications do arise, it will likely increase… Read more »

What to do if Your Braces Are Bent or Damaged

While braces are made from durable metal brackets and wires, it is still possible for certain foods and activities to bend or damage key pieces of hardware. This is even more likely if you chew and gum or indulge in sticky or hard foods. This can bend wires, detach brackets and bands or even pull… Read more »

Risk Factors for Contracting Gum Disease

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults here in America. In addition to losing teeth, gum disease (or as it’s formally known, periodontal disease) poses serious problems to your health if you ignore it. That huge health risk is why we want to make you aware of some of the most… Read more »

The Effects of Smoking on Your Teeth

Virtually everyone wants a beautiful smile they can share with confidence, but many people do things that put that dream in jeopardy. For instance, many people don’t practice proper oral care. Others choose to smoke. Granted, many people understand that smoking could yellow your teeth, but do you know about the other ways smoking can… Read more »

The Many Changes Orthodontics Has Made Over Time

To make orthodontic treatment easier and more convenient, orthodontists have taken advantage of modern technology and have improved orthodontics over time. With the many advancements orthodontics has made, patients will have the best and most successful smile-alignment process possible. Some changes that orthodontics has made include: Orthodontic appliances now are better looking Back in the… Read more »

Speeding Up Your Orthodontic Treatment

One of the major reasons people give for avoiding or putting off orthodontic treatment is a worry about how long it may take. If you are in your adult years, this can be a particularly important factor. No one wants to be in braces for longer than they absolutely have to, and orthodontists are always… Read more »

Gum Disease Basics

You might not know it, but gum disease is one of the most serious oral health issues in America today. The CDC reports that nearly half of people over 30–47%–have serious gum disease. That number is considerably higher in older populations. But since gum disease tends not to cause pain initially, many people don’t think… Read more »

Orthodontia in Your Adult Years

Do you have less-than-straight teeth or an abnormal bite, but never wore braces as a child? Well, you may want to consider braces now that you’re an adult. Braces are a period of life typically attributed to the tween and teen years because abnormal bites usually develop between the ages of six and 12, but… Read more »