Does Your Child Grind Their Teeth?

MANY PARENTS HAVE heard their children (loudly) grinding their teeth while they sleep at night, or even during waking hours. You may worry about the health of your child’s teeth or what their tooth grinding habit means and what has caused it. We hope this blog post answers your questions!   Why Does Teeth Grinding… Read more »

How To Care For Your Teething Baby

TEETHING IS NO FUN for babies or parents. Some babies’ teeth erupt with no problems at all but for others, it could be a long and painful process. Besides giving your child plenty of tender loving care, here are some things you can do to care for your child’s mouth during the teething phase. Be… Read more »

Know the Risks of Oral Cancer

THERE ARE MANY FORMS of self-expression, art, writing, fashion, even body piercing. When it comes to oral piercings, however–such as lip, labret, cheek and tongue piercings–it’s important to know all the risks involved. Know The Risks Before You Pierce Piercing anywhere near the mouth is very different than simply piercing an earlobe. The oral cavity… Read more »

Don’t Let Gingivitis Keep You From Smiling

YOU’RE SITTING IN THE DENTAL CHAIR, everything going as planned at your checkup, until your dentist tells you that you have gingivitis. If you haven’t heard of gingivitis before you’re probably thinking, “What is gingivitis? Is it serious? Is it treatable?” We’ve compiled all the information you need to know about gingivitis so you can… Read more »

What Causes Stained Teeth?

  WE OFTEN TAKE STEPS to achieve that sparkling white smile when we brush in the morning and before we go to bed. The truth is, what we consume throughout the day is often the largest contributor to whether or not our smile will light up a room. Although there are several causes for tooth discoloration,… Read more »

A Confident Smile Will Change Someone’s Day

Give them a smile: a happy, friendly, and genuine smile. Go ahead, flash it; it’s contagious, it’s infectious. It’s the universal expression of happiness. A simple smile can change someone’s day. Some people are a little nervous about smiling. They don’t think their smile looks good, or they think that smiling makes them look unprofessional or… Read more »

Six Month Smiles

  ARE YOU EMBARRASSED OR SELF-CONSCIOUS about your smile? If so, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re one of millions of adults who would love having straighter teeth, but you feel like you’ve missed the chance. A Different Way of Viewing Orthodontic Treatment Do you instinctively cover your mouth when you laugh, talk or smile? Many… Read more »

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces,… Read more »