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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 the back of the teeth …

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Should you have your wisdom teeth removed? It depends on a lot of different factors. Healthy teeth are often fine. On the other hand, when these teeth erupt improperly it can cause malocclusion, a sometimes severe dental problem where the upper and lower jaw don’t align properly. Apart from ruining your smile, …

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An overbite is one of the three malocclusions (underbite, overbite, crossbite) that can lead to problems with chewing and headaches and can degenerate to create additional health issues if left untreated. There are also psychological problems that can develop in people with an overbite. People, especially adults, …

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One of the first things that a person notices when they meet someone is their mouth and teeth. It is also the highlight of most photographs, and the picture taker will almost always ask for a smile. Are you embarrassed by the way your teeth or mouth appear? There are many things that can detract from a smile over …

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When we eat, the food that will nourish our bodies is taken in through our mouths. The mouth is an area that has a lot of bacteria in it, and plaque can build up in our mouths over time just like in our arteries. Your dental care is more connected to your heart health than you think. Infections or diseases in the …

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A root canal is just another name for the nerve, or pulp, inside your tooth. The root canal procedure involves taking out the damaged or infected nerve and then sealing the tooth back up. The nerve of your tooth can get damaged or infected due to repeated dental procedures to the same tooth, trauma to the mouth …

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What does endodontic mean? The prefix “endo” means “inside”, and therefore endodontics refers to procedures that occur inside a tooth. This would include procedures that involve the root and pulp of the tooth. General dentists can perform most of these procedures themselves since it is a part of schooling to …

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The enamel surface of our teeth is strong; in fact, it is the strongest substance in our bodies. Despite this fact, tooth decay is still a problem for many people as every time we eat, our tooth enamel is weakened. Although tooth enamel has the capability to rebuild itself, the typical American diet of sugar and …

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Dental veneers can be a great option for those who wish to improve their appearance by filling in gaps in their teeth. Commonly made of porcelain and sometimes less common, resin composite, dental veneers can help you create the smile of your dreams. What should you know about dental veneers before scheduling a …

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Dental implants can seem like something of a miracle if you’ve lost a tooth or several teeth, especially if they’re clearly visible. These replacement teeth look just like real teeth and are generally screwed into the jaw. You take care of them just like real teeth and your dentist can make them blend in …

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