The term “invisible braces” usually means braces that are clear. They aren’t really invisible; they are just hard to see from a distance. The closest things to really invisible braces are made of metal and have silver color brackets like ordinary braces. The difference is that they go on...
Wisdom teeth—those molars all the way in the back of your mouth that make an appearance in your latter teenage years—will need to be removed for the majority of people. Our jaws are much smaller today than they were thousands of years ago. Most people will have some type of problem with...
It’s commonly known that bleeding gums are sign of gum disease. Although gum disease is prevalent among adults in the U.S, there is a chance your bleeding gums may not actually be a sign of periodontal disease. What else can cause gums to bleed? Here are the top culprits outside of gum...
There’s a reason that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child get an evaluation by age 7. At this age, your child is still shedding their primary teeth and getting their permanent teeth in. Their mouths are growing and flexible. At this age, some orthodontic issues may be present, such as a...
At first, this may seem like no contest, right? I mean, the nails always lose. That’s why people with a nail biting habit rarely have much nail material to bite. But in the long-term, your teeth won’t win this battle. While your nails will keep growing back, you only...
People avoid preventative dental services for all kinds of reasons. For some, making the time to go to the appointment for your checkup and cleaning can be a hassle. For others, the lack of dental insurance plays a major role. Some people even experience dental anxiety that keeps them...
Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding...
Modern dentures are not like the ones your grandparents wore. Quality has improved greatly, and various options exist that make dentures a good choice for people of all ages with missing teeth. Who is a good candidate for dentures? What are the benefits of dentures? Read on to learn...
Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening is a professional whitening treatment that is performed in the dental office. Over-the-counter whitening products and whitening toothpastes contain modest amounts of whitening ingredients and can’t whiten your teeth as effectively as professional whitening can. Whitening in a dental office is safe because your gums...
Fluoride has long been known to be beneficial in the fight against tooth decay. Fluoride is a naturally occurring element, but can also be found in toothpaste, drinking water, and you can receive it from treatments at your local dentist office. However, there is such a thing as too much fluoride. Whether...

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Why Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

X-rays allow doctors to take photographs of the inside of your body. Dentists have used x-rays since the late 1800s soon after x-rays were...

Prevent Gum Disease with These Simple Steps

Gum disease is a progressive oral health condition that can compromise your smile. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease typically starts out with...

Replace One, Multiple, or All of Your Teeth with Dental Implants

Dental implants have become a popular replacement for missing natural teeth—and with good reason. These restorations are the closest thing you can get to...

Are Same Day Dental Crowns Right for You?

A dental crown is a restoration that’s used to protect teeth that have experienced fractures, root canal therapy, or extensive decay. Dental crowns can be...

Can Wisdom Tooth Removal Be an Emergency?

Wisdom teeth are the last of our adult teeth to erupt. They’re located in the rear of our mouths and aren’t seen until we’re...