Baby Teeth and Braces: Why Early Treatment May Be Best

WHILE MANY THINK BRACES are for correcting misaligned adult teeth, you may be surprised to learn that orthodontics can help correct your child’s bite before their adult teeth even come in! Baby Teeth Play an Important Role in Oral Health Primary teeth—more commonly known as baby teeth—play a key role... Read more »

Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?

DRINKING ENERGY AND SPORTS DRINKS on a regular basis is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. But did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth? Sports and Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic It’s important to remember the purposes of each of these drinks so... Read more »

What to Do About Congenitally Missing Teeth

WHILE MOST PEOPLE HAVE thirty-two permanent teeth that develop (including the wisdom teeth) some people’s permanent teeth never grow in at all. These are called congenitally missing teeth—teeth missing from birth—and it’s actually more common than you think! So, what do you do if you find out you or your... Read more »

We Love What We Do!

WE LOVE OUR PATIENTS! During each visit, we have the opportunity to not only treat your smile, but also to get to know you a little bit better. This month, we want to give you the same opportunity! We'd like to share with you why we love our job. What... Read more »

Back To Basics: The DO’s And DON’Ts Of Toothbrushing

BRUSHING OUR TEETH is something we do everyday. And yet it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits if we’re not careful! Developing correct brushing techniques and sticking to them is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile. Toothbrushing DO’s Use the right technique. Tilt the... Read more »

Nutrition

The Basics Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, too? You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are... Read more »

National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month. We like to take this opportunity every year to remind our patients to wear mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in activities that could cause injuries. The damge caused by a ball, puck or elbow to the face can be devastating, often... Read more »

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Every Year, we like to promote American Dental Associations' National Children's Dental Health Month in February. NCDHM is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. The ADA's theme this year is "Defeat Monster Mouth", and their message is simple and effective: Brush 2 minutes, 2 times a... Read more »

Wire Talk

A New Year reminder of the importance of having your regular 6-month dental cleanings while in orthodontic treatment. Your dentist and hygenist play a very important role in your treatment at our practice. Be sure that you have your next cleaning appointment scheduled.

No Texting and Driving

One week each November is set aside to make teens more aware of the dangers of taking their eyes off the road. This year, National Teens "Don't Text and Drive" Week is November 18 th – 24th. Distracted drivers kill an average of 15 people each day. A crash risk,... Read more »