If your teeth or bite are misaligned, you’ll need orthodontic treatment to correct them. For some people, crooked teeth or an improper bite are only cosmetic concerns, but for others, they affect their everyday jaw function and impact their quality of life. For some patients who have bite or skeletal...
If you’ve ever considered dental veneers to improve your smile, it’s important to know everything you can about this form of cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are generally considered a non-reversible form of treatment, so you want to be sure you’re making the best decision for your smile! Although dental veneers—thin yet...
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A root canal is a dental restoration that involves cleaning out the inside of your tooth. In a small chamber located in the center of your tooth, there are nerves and blood vessels that help keep your tooth alive and healthy. Located beneath other layers of tissue and topped off...
If your tooth has been damaged from decay or an accident, there’s a chance that your tooth will turn a darker color. For some people, this color be more of a gray shade, while for others it will be a black color. Tooth damage has both intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic...
Experiencing an injury to your tooth is never a fun experience. Teeth that are already weakened by decay or have existing dental restorations can be more susceptible to chips and fractures. When you break a tooth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage...
If you’re a red wine drinker, you’re most likely aware of wine’s uncanny ability to stain your teeth. The damage usually isn’t apparent after one glass of wine, but over months or years of regular wine drinking. However, red wine isn’t the only culprit. Other dark, fruit-flavored wines can easily...
If you have an uneven gum line, you might be embarrassed about your smile, or you could be wondering what’s causing your gums to take on an irregular appearance. There are several factors that can influence your gum tissue growth, and your treatment will depend on the severity of...
While the majority of people will have their wisdom teeth removed, not everyone will need to. These third molars make an appearance in our early adult years, typically around the age of 17, but for some, not until the early 20s. Why do some people need their wisdom teeth removed...
Getting your teeth and bite corrected has benefits beyond your appearance. A straight smile is easier to clean, reduces the risk of jaw disorders such as TMJ, and can even decrease your chances for teeth grinding. Today, teens and adults alike want orthodontic options that don’t advertise the fact that...
The vast majority of people who receive orthodontic treatment will need to wear a retainer after their teeth are straightened and the orthodontia is removed. These devices are custom made for your smile and typically involve metal wires and plastic—it might sound uncomfortable, but since it’s made for your unique smile, retainers...