If you want information on professional teeth whitening brands, we encourage you to call and schedule an appointment. Things are changing all the time with companies releasing new and improved products. Visiting our office allows us to provide you with the latest updates. Still, there are a few things you should know about whitening your teeth before you do so.The ProcessWhen you whiten your teeth, you can do so using an at-home whitening kit or with laser whitening. We recommend using the at-home kit. Regardless of how you whiten your teeth, the solution will typically contain some level of peroxide. The type of peroxide in the solution and its chemical … Continued
In our dental office, we are regularly asked questions about oral health, and some of the things we hear are based on myth rather than reality. It is normal for dental myths to circulate throughout the community, but a few can lead to unhealthy habits, so it is important to visit our dental office to ask questions if you have them. This way, we can make sure you are armed with the correct information that can lead to healthy teeth and gums. In the meantime, here are some truths you should know.Myth #1: Natural sugar is not bad for your teeth.The Truth – All sugar is bad for your teeth. … Continued
As an orthodontist, we can straighten your teeth and turn your smile from unattractive into stunning. To find out the best way to straighten your teeth, visit our office for a consultation. We will conduct a physical examination and take x-rays to determine the current position of your teeth, how your jaw fits together, and the best way to correct your dental flaws. We can then present you with options, so you can determine the best way to proceed for your goals and your lifestyle. In the meantime, here are three things you should know about straightening your teeth.Give it time.While it is tempting to try and rush an orthodontic … Continued
If your teen has crooked teeth, Invisalign is an excellent way to straighten them. At our dental office, we typically recommend this procedure for adults, but if your teen has all their adult teeth, now is an excellent time to consider this option. By the time they reach senior year, most teens are excellent candidates for it and will find that clear aligners are far more convenient than wearing traditional braces.Problems Fixed With Invisalign®We can use clear aligners to:Close gaps in between teethStraighten teethAlign the jawThere are few orthodontic problems that cannot be corrected using clear aligners. If we identify one during an exam, we will let you know and … Continued
What is a teeth whitening procedure, and why has it gone from being a fad to being something that mainstream dentists do every single day? In essence, this is a difficult set of questions, with the second one being easier to answer than the first. Teeth whitening has grown by tremendous levels over the last several years, driven in part by the Hollywood idea that whiter teeth are simply better. A number of studies have shown that whiter teeth are an advantage in numerous situations, including work and social life. This has led to an explosion of what was once a fad, as the number of people seeking teeth whitening … Continued
As a pediatric dentist there is nothing quite as important as ensuring that our patients do not have to deal with the challenges that come from having a dental issue. Often times we face a situation where there is discomfort and swelling which are caused by an infection and are preventing us from getting to the root cause of the actual issue. This is when we can rely on one of many tools that we have at our disposal. Because we rely on a more holistic form of treatment, it is important for us to put all options on the table which often includes the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics have … Continued
As a pediatric dentist, we have found that most people do not realize how prevalent pediatric dental disease is. This is unfortunate because left untreated, this condition, also known as childhood tooth decay, can have far-reaching consequences. Some of these can impact the way a child learns how to speak, inhibit their cognitive abilities, work against growth, and severely delay their social developmental skills. Childhood tooth decay is a severe problem, more common than either asthma or hay fever. In fact, tooth decay among children is five times more common than asthma and seven times more frequent than hay fever. Studies show that roughly 25 percent of children between the … Continued
n you need root canal therapy or fear your tooth may be severely infected, you should call an endodontist for help. Endodontists specialize in maintaining the health of teeth through endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy. When your dental pulp needs work, we can help save your tooth from further discomfort and damage. If you are experiencing discomfort, swelling, or gum bleeding, you may have an infected tooth that we should look at immediately. Until you can visit our office for treatment, continue reading to learn more. What does endodontic treatment involve?Before we begin your endodontic therapy, we will provide a local anesthetic to provide you with a … Continued
If you are scheduled for a wisdom teeth extraction, you are about to join the millions of people that have had their third set of molars removed by a dentist.  Historically, man needed this set of teeth to replace molars that would have been lost or would be lost shortly.  This is no longer the case as dental care has improved and it is incredibly rare to see someone that has lost their molars by the time their wisdom teeth arrive.  As a result, there typically is not enough room for the wisdom teeth, leading them to grow in impacted or sideways.  They can push freshly straightened teeth out of … Continued
You may be in dire need of a visit to a periodontist if you are experiencing swollen and bleeding gums, loose teeth, chronic bad breath, and other dental discomforts. If you are experiencing these symptoms others, we can help. Act fast because you might have periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or gum disease. This disease can have detrimental side effects, and it can create lasting damage to your oral health.The earliest signs of gum disease are swollen gums or gums that bleed when you floss or brush. Many people take these symptoms lightly, assuming that they are normal. They are actually indicators that you have hardened plaque and bacteria … Continued

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