Wearing and Caring for an Orthodontic Retainer

Following the completion of your time with braces, you will most likely need to receive an orthodontic retainer at to maintain the position of your teeth and keep your new smile looking beautiful. Orthodontic retainers maintain the dental alignment to prevent relapse while there is still tension in the periodontal ligaments. Caring for a retainer… Read more »

The Oft-Maligned Root Canal

Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. Comedians make root canal jokes, and of course, many people have said the famous phrase “I would rather get a root canal than (fill in the blank).” In all honesty, root canals allow dentists and specialists to save teeth that in the past would have… Read more »

Ideas on What to Eat After Oral Surgery

There are interesting obstacles in life that require creative thinking. For instance, what do you eat when you cannot chew for a time or need to eat all of your food through a straw? While it may seem strange, this is a common situation for many oral surgery patients. All oral surgeries require different recovery… Read more »

Facts About Braces

Many people get braces on their teeth. Conventional braces use brackets and wires to move teeth into proper alignment. Often, people get braces when they are young, since their jaws are still growing and it is easy to realign their bites. However, many adults are also opting to straighten their smiles. Improperly aligned teeth can… Read more »

Regain Lost Dental Function With Root Canal Therapy

Is an infected or inflamed tooth causing you to have a painful toothache? Have you been told that root canal therapy may be in your best interest to restore normal function to the tooth? We will gladly provide your treatment options and help you determine if root canal therapy is right for your weakened tooth…. Read more »

Treating Wisdom Teeth at Home

While there are a few home remedies you can use to treat the pain associated with sore wisdom teeth, these things alone are not sufficient to replace professional treatments from a licensed practitioner. If you try one or more of these remedies, make sure that you also seek out the assistance of your dentist or… Read more »

Prevent Root Canals with These Steps

Root canal infections are often caused by deep tooth erosion. Fortunately, although this means that patients typically cause their own chompers to wear down, this also means that you can have a hand in foiling the need for a root canal procedure. Here are a few things that you can do at home to prevent… Read more »

How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligner

Are you aligning your smile with Invisalign®? If so, you need to do everything you can to keep your aligner in tip-top shape. This is important because if you don’t care for your aligner, there is a chance your smile could suffer alignment and even dental consequences. So, please keep your aligner clean, pristine, and… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Endodontics

Although endodontics is often thought of as a separate entity within dentistry, it is actually a specialized branch within a field of oral health care. Thus, endodontists are highly trained for normal dental procedures and have received an additional two years of advanced medical training to provide endodontic treatments necessary to protect your mouth. Endodontics… Read more »

You Should Never Force Floss

A consistent daily oral hygiene based on brushing your teeth twice each day, as well as flossing at least once, is absolutely essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. This simple regimen is designed to remove most food particles and plaque before they can develop into hardened tartar or cause an increase in oral plaque acids…. Read more »