Dr. Mark W. McDonough Blog

  • Retainers - What you need to know

    14 Jul 2017 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

  • Do you grind your teeth?

    16 Jun 2017 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    If you grind your teeth or have sore jaw joints you may need a night guard

  • Benefits of straight teeth

    28 Apr 2017 | 0 Comments

    Category: FAQs

    Want to appear more intelligent...an attractive smile is your best investment

  • The battle in your mouth

    10 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Learn about the epic battle that is raging in your mouth right now!!

  • Tooth Whitening Info

    04 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

    Learn about how to whiten your teeth

  • Smiles

    02 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments

    If you’re so self-conscious about your teeth that you stifle your smile, you are needlessly depriving yourself of many of life’s benefits.

  • Funny Tasting Food

    05 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    It’s a common misconception that mint-flavored toothpaste causes the unpleasant taste when eating that first meal after brushing. In reality, it’s a chemical found in most toothpastes called sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or other variants like sodium laureth sulfate (SLES).

  • Impacted Canines

    01 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    While mandibular (lower-jaw) third molars are the teeth most likely to be impacted, maxillary (upper-jaw) canine teeth are also prone to impaction.

  • Dating And Smiles

    01 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    What do you think singles initially look for when they are sizing up a potential dating partner? When a popular online dating website posed this question to nearly 5,500 unattached adults aged 21 years and older, both male and female respondents ranked “teeth” as most important

  • Open bite

    04 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments

    The malocclusion (“bad bite”) known as an “anterior open bite” is characterized by top and bottom front teeth that do not touch while the back teeth are clenched. This problem, which may arise from abnormal skeletal growth or habits such as tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, or extended pacifier use, can result in difficulty biting, chewing, and swallowing.

  • Midlines

    02 May 2016 | 0 Comments

    If you were to draw a vertical line straight down the middle of your face, you would expect the border between your top front teeth to line up directly beneath the middle of your lips and the center of your nose. While most of us might be expected to have some misalignment in this dental “midline,” it is often so slight that it is barely noticeable.

  • Finger Sucking

    04 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments

    While young children find finger- and thumb-sucking to be comforting, these habits are usually abandoned between two and four years of age. Beyond that, thumb-sucking can improperly influence the position of erupting “adult” teeth and jaws.

  • Early Treatment

    07 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments

    While parents can often spot at a very early age a number of conditions affecting their children, subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth often escape their notice. For this reason, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children have their teeth checked by an orthodontist around age 7.

  • Crowding

    01 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments

    Tooth crowding can result from large teeth (inherited from one parent) packed in small jaws (inherited from the other parent), irregularly shaped tooth arches (the crescent arrangement of teeth in either jaw), or displaced tooth roots.

  • Welcome to our blog!

    04 Jan 2016 | 0 Comments

    Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog! We like to keep our patients up-to-date with what’s happening in the office, so check often for the latest posts.