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Having crooked teeth is a reality for countless children and adults today. Orthodontists fit millions of people with braces every year to correct misaligned teeth and fix bites that can lead to chronic issues. Misaligned teeth don’t just affect the appearance of your smile; they can have actual consequences on …

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You do your best every day to prevent cavities and gum disease through brushing, flossing, and eating healthy. Right? The truth is that even if you have all these healthy habits, professional teeth cleanings are still important. Even the most vigilant of brushers and flossers have plaque in spaces that are just …

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Pacifiers certainly have their benefits. Not only can they be comforting to your baby, but they may actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially if your child uses one while sleeping [1]. However, pacifiers can also have negative impacts on the growth of your child’s mouth, jaw, and …

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Dental veneers are a thin layer of ceramic that’s placed over the front of your teeth to transform your smile. Veneers are custom-made for you and will look like a natural part of your mouth. Veneers are a popular form of treatment that can cover crooked teeth, stained teeth, or chipped teeth for a comprehensive …

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Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth, whether knowingly or unknowingly. For most people, bruxism happens during sleep and they’re not even aware that they have this harmful habit. For others, bruxism happens during times of stress while awake, and for others still, they may grind their teeth while …

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A migraine is defined as a headache that happens often and can be intensely painful. People who experience migraines describe it as a throbbing pain and may be sensitive to light, sound, and smell while experiencing an episode. Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a noted cause of headaches such as …

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Alcohol is known to be bad for your teeth. Alcoholic drinks are usually a combination of sugars and acid that can damage your tooth enamel and contribute to tooth decay. However, this doesn’t stop people from enjoying alcohol, especially around the holiday season. Even though there’s no such thing as a “healthy” …

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Many people are surprised just how much a professional teeth whitening can change your life. When you have confidence in your smile and aren’t held back by stains or uneven color, you open your life up to new possibilities. Having a brighter smile can give you confidence in your personal life, in your professional …

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Although tooth enamel is actually tougher than your bones, this doesn’t mean that it’s not susceptible to injury, just as your bones are not immune to fractures. In fact, it’s easier than you think to chip or crack a tooth. While injuries such as these can happen for a variety of reasons to teeth, some of the most …

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A root canal is a procedure done by an experienced dentist or an endodontist, a specialist at saving natural teeth. During root canal therapy, damaged or infected nerve tissue is removed from the center of the tooth, enabling the patient to keep their natural tooth and avoid an extraction. Root canal therapy can …

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