Adjustments are an Important Aspect of Braces

Installing braces on your son or daughter’s teeth is the initial step in the process of realigning their teeth for a more functional mouth, and the kind of winning smile that will last a lifetime. Regular adjustment sessions are required to effectively realign their teeth into their ideal alignment. Each adjustment session minutely stretches the… Read more »

Brighten Your Smile with Zoom!

The first thing that people notice about you is your smile. Most adults think a bright, healthy smile makes them more attractive to the opposite gender. Many believe that an unattractive smile can hurt an individual’s chances of success in a career. Are you confident about your pearly whites? If not, ask Dr. about teeth… Read more »

Brushing and Flossing While Wearing Braces

After making the decision to straighten your teeth, it is very important to care for your teeth and braces. The brackets, wires, and other parts of your braces will attract food and plaque. If not cleaned properly, this can stain or damage the teeth. Dr. recommends that you brush your teeth morning, night, and after… Read more »

How to Keep Your Adult Smile in Tip-Top Shape

If you think your adult smile is immune to dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, you could not be more off base. Dental issues don’t just occur in children’s smiles—they occur in adult smiles as well and it’s very important that you take care of your oral health each day. To help you… Read more »

Teeth Whitening for a Beautiful Smile

If you feel your smile is dull and needs a little sparkle, you are not alone. Many people wish they could hide their smile because of stained or discolored teeth. Over time, teeth begin to age and become discolored from many things. Some of these things include coffee, tea, soda, wine, tobacco, medications, and even… Read more »

What You Need to Do When You Have Broken an Orthodontic Bracket

Broken brackets are inconvenient and sometimes painful. They can even prolong your orthodontic treatment if you don’t get them taken care of as soon as possible. So, to help you make the best out of the situation before you see your orthodontist, we strongly recommend doing the following things: No. 1: Find out if the… Read more »

Tips for Keeping Your Braces Clean

Braces are a serious investment in the cosmetic appearance or correction of your smile. Maintaining them with an effective oral hygiene routine insures the chances that your new smile will last a very long time. Brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is essential. Be sure to brush each tooth individually for 10… Read more »

Braces: What to Do and What Not to Do

According to the American Dental Association, most adult teeth erupt between the ages of 6 and 12. When this happens, dentists examine how the molars work with the other teeth and give children a “bite check” to determine whether or not the child’s teeth need treatment. Braces are a solution that many dentists suggest, as… Read more »

Repercussions of a Missing Tooth

A missing tooth is a serious problem. Each individual tooth in your mouth plays an important role in your overall dental health. Choosing not to replace a missing tooth is a big mistake. A missing tooth allows the other teeth to shift out of place, so those who assume that a missing back tooth won’t… Read more »

The Dangers of Smoking

Smoking can be catastrophic to your teeth, gums and mouth. The harmful effects of smoking on respiratory and cardiac health are well known, but if you’re a smoker, we want to make sure that you’re aware that smoking can also affect your oral health. Below we describe how smoking could destroy your smile. Detrimental to… Read more »