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Going a trip is a fun and exciting time—the last thing you want to do is worry about your teeth while you’re gone! However, dental emergencies do happen. Whether it’s a toothache or a knocked-out tooth, knowing what to do when an emergency happens is always a good idea. Whether you’re traveling abroad this summer …

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Invisalign is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional braces. These sets of clear trays are custom-made to perfectly fit your teeth and gradually shift them into their correct positions over a period of time. In addition to straightening your teeth, Invisalign has several other benefits over regular …

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Restorative dentistry involves restoring a tooth or teeth from damage or decay. Your dentist’s ultimate goal is to protect your natural smile, so restorative dentistry typically involves working with your existing tooth structure to help support the teeth that have been affected by your condition. There are many …

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Everyone wants a beautiful smile that both looks natural yet has a sparkle to it. When it comes to Hollywood, your favorite actors and actresses typically aren’t born with the stunning smiles that they have. Most of these celebrities have had some cosmetic dental work to give them the dazzling smile they have …

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We all know that wine and coffee are teeth strainers, but what about certain foods that might dim your smile? Discoloration of teeth can happen gradually over time, but some foods are known to accelerate the process. These include healthy foods as well as foods that aren’t traditionally considered healthy. Any …

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Jaw tightness is a painful condition in which the muscles in your jaw are constantly tense. Since your jaw is used in important movements such as speaking and chewing, this can create chronic pain that ranges from mild to severe. What can cause jaw tightness? There are several different reasons behind tense jaw …

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Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when acid from the stomach gets into the esophagus, which can cause symptoms of heartburn. However, up to 25% of patients with acid reflux will have no symptoms. Dentists are often the first professionals to come into contact with acid …

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While our teeth experience normal wear and tear, teeth can experience damage that goes beyond what’s considered normal. Worn down teeth can impact your chewing, your appearance, and may even be painful. Tooth wear can happen quickly or over a long period of time. Unfortunately, most people don’t notice the wear …

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Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the reality that their elementary-aged child is still sucking their thumb. Thumb sucking is usually harmful if it persists beyond the ages of 5-6 …

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Since the back teeth aren’t usually visible while speaking or smiling, many people who are missing back teeth feel they don’t need a replacement. However, missing teeth of any kind can disrupt your smile. When a tooth is missing, the other teeth will shift to compensate for the loss. This means your entire smile …

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