Don't Let a Missing Tooth Hold You Back in Life

  • Options For Dealing With An Overactive Gag Reflex When You Go To The Dentist

    24 June 2016

    If you have an overactive gag reflex, also known as hypersensitive gag reflex, going to the dentist can be unbearable. Every time the dentist attempts to stick a mirror or other dental tool in your mouth, you may begin to gag, feel like you are going to vomit or even throw up. Many people who have this reflex avoid going to the dentist because it can be embarrassing to deal with.

  • Tooth Abuse: Stop Damaging Habits

    5 June 2016

    You may take excellent care of your teeth by regularly flossing, brushing, and visiting your dentist. Surprisingly, that might not be enough to maintain your oral health. You may be indulging in some bad habits that can really harm your teeth. To be safe, you need to stop certain common but damaging behaviors. Crunching If you love to crunch your ice, you may be inflicting serious damage on your teeth. Whole ice cubes are the worst offenders, but even half or small cubes can cause cracks and small breaks in the surface of your teeth.

  • Brace Face: How People Can Sometimes Tell That You Had Braces And How To Remove The Evidence With Teeth Whitening

    17 May 2016

    Most of the time people cannot tell that you ever had braces, but sometimes some people are not so lucky. The adhesive that adheres metal brackets to your teeth can leave faint stains or outlines of where the brackets once were. Patients who did not brush regularly and often may also have some mild discoloration on their teeth, but it shows up on the areas of the teeth that the brackets and wires did not cover up.

  • 3 Advantages Of Self-Ligating Brackets

    29 April 2016

    Nowadays, there are multiple dental alignment options available. Many of these options offer different benefits. Self-ligating brackets may be used as an alternative to traditional braces. Here are a few advantages of these brackets: Faster Alignment Self-ligating brackets can align the teeth more quickly than the brackets of traditional braces. The quickening of the process is due to a reduction in the frictional force associated with the dental alignment. When traditional braces are used to straighten the teeth, the archwire that applies aligning force to the brackets is attached to the brackets using elastic ligatures.

  • Going To The Dentist For The First Time In Years? What To Know

    22 March 2016

    A lot of people think they can just show up with their dental insurance card at their first dentist appointment at a new dental office, and that's all they'll need. There are actually other things that you'll want to know before you arrive to help out the office and your dentist. You don't want to show up and find out that you don't have the coverage you need, or not know what the coverage carries.

  • 3 Tips To Aid Your Recovery Following Dental Implant Surgery

    22 March 2016

    Dental implants are a great way to replace a broken or missing tooth and get your smile back to where you want it to be. That said, dental implant surgery does come with some side effects that you will be dealing with in the days that follow the procedure. As always, listen to your dentist first to help ensure a smooth recovery. But there are a few universal tips that you will want to keep in mind.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry For Kids

    4 March 2016

    While most adults are aware of the benefits cosmetic dental procedures can provide, few people take the time to consider how cosmetic dentistry can improve the lives of children. If you are concerned about the negative effect your child's smile could be having on his or her life, here are three cosmetic dental procedures you might want to consider investing in for the future. 1. Veneers or crowns to replace broken teeth.