Orthodontic FAQ’s

To help you understand orthodontic treatment a bit more, we have provided the answers to these frequently asked questions: How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment? There are many signs that show your need for orthodontic treatment. Those signs include crooked and misaligned teeth, gaps between your teeth, and an improper bite. If… Read more »

Early Orthodontics: Braces for Young Kids

Are you not quite sure when you should take your child into the orthodontist office for a checkup? Well, we are happy to help you! The American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association recommend that all children should have their first orthodontic checkup by age 7. If you bring your child into our… Read more »

Fix Your Uncomfortable Braces Today with These 5 Tricks

Are you experiencing problems with your braces, like having a broken bracket, poking wire, mouth irritation, loose band, or loose wire? If so, we are here to help you! If you follow the provided instructions, you should find relief and comfort in your pain and irritations: Broken Bracket If your bracket slides back and forth… Read more »

Dental Fillings: Finding the Best Solution for Your Smile

There are many dental fillings available in the dental world today, but which one is best for you and your smile? Well, each filling serves its own purpose, and your dentist is happy to meet with you and help you decide which filling is the right choice for you. Some of the dental fillings that… Read more »

A Brief History Of The Invention And Evolution Of The Toothbrush

Today, we have a myriad of toothbrushes, from your basic manual one to battery-powered electric toothbrushes complete with timers. However, have you ever wondered how toothbrushes started out as and how they changed over time? The Chewing Stick The first known toothbrush was really just a twig. Around 3,500 B.C., ancient Babylonians started to use… Read more »

Orthodontists vs. Dentists: What’s the Difference?

Orthodontists and dentists are often portrayed as completing the same tasks and, in some cases, they do, but they are different in many ways as well. Take this quiz to see if you can tell the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. True or False: A dentist cleans teeth. While orthodontists might give that… Read more »

Making Better Dental Health a Resolution

It is a common myth that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Studies have shown that actually takes more than two months of constant attention and repetition to form a habit. With lots of people making resolutions, there is no better time than the New Year to start developing new habits that can… Read more »

Don’t Let Braces Keep You From Flossing

When you have braces, it may be difficult to figure out how to floss with those wires, brackets, bands, and appliances getting in the way. It is important that you don’t neglect flossing, however, in order to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Flossing is especially important while you’re wearing braces because it can easy for food particles… Read more »

Can You Find These Dental Words?

It is important to take care of your brain as well as your teeth! One way you can exercise your brain is by doing puzzles. This dental word search is a fun way to build vocabulary, improve spelling skills, and exercise your mind. See how many words you can find! (click the image for full… Read more »

Losing Your First Tooth

Do you remember how you felt when you lost your first tooth? Were you excited or nervous and anxious? Children react to this milestone in many different ways, and if you are a parent, we encourage you to talk with your children to calm any fears they have and explain that this process is a… Read more »