Blog

Wisdom Teeth Removal
11/16/2018

WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL is a major rite of passage for many in their late teens and early twenties. They post images of their swollen cheeks on social media, share videos of themselves acting loopy from the anesthetics on YouTube, and enjoy an excuse to drink as many smoothies as possible. But why do we have these teeth in the first place if most of us just get them removed?

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Supernumerary Teeth
Supernumerary Teeth
10/12/2018
MOST PEOPLE WILL develop a total of twenty baby teeth that are gradually replaced by a total of thirty-two adult teeth. In about 3-5% of people, those teeth don’t all appear and the patient is missing adult teeth, a condition called hypodontia. In even rarer cases, all the normal teeth will be present, plus at least one extra! These extra teeth are supernumerary teeth, and the condition is called hyperdontia. When the tooth develops between the upper front teeth (pictured above) this is called a “Mesodens”
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DIY Braces
Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Their Own Orthodontic Treatment
09/18/2018
Some online orthodontic companies (like Smile Direct Club, Candid, Smile love, Snap Correct) make their treatment sound so easy. Perhaps you take a selfie and/or an impression of your teeth or get your teeth scanned. Next, you receive aligners in the mail and after so many months - straight teeth! Right? What else is there to think about?
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White spot lesions
Protecting Your Smile From White Spots
07/17/2018
White spots appear on our teeth for a variety of reasons. Although not all of them are harmful to our oral health, they still prevent our smile from truly shining through.
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The Effects of Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers
06/12/2018

BEING A PARENT, though wonderfully rewarding, can also be stressful and full of uncertainties, especially when it’s your first child and everything is new and overwhelming. Our practice might not be able to take away all of the uncertainties, but we can certainly help you out when it comes to pacifiers and thumb sucking and their effects on your child’s dental health.

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5 Tips for Success with Braces
05/08/2018

Braces are one of the most popular ways to get the smile you’ve always wanted. But you need to take care of them. If you’re not taking care of your teeth while receiving orthodontic treatment, you’ll be disappointed in your results.

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Myths or Facts
Myths or Facts
03/05/2018
Common Myths and Facts about Orthodontists and Braces.
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Scanning the future
09/22/2017
We have a scanner that can show you the final result of your Invisalign treatment before you start treatment
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Retainers - What you need to know
07/14/2017
Learn about how to take care of your retainers
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Do you grind your teeth?
06/16/2017
If you grind your teeth or have sore jaw joints you may need a night guard
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Benefits of straight teeth
04/28/2017
Want to appear more intelligent...an attractive smile is your best investment
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The battle in your mouth
03/10/2017
Learn about the epic battle that is raging in your mouth right now!!
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Tooth Whitening Info
02/04/2017
Learn about how to whiten your teeth
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Smiles
01/02/2017
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.
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Funny Tasting Food
12/05/2016
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).
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Impacted Canines
10/01/2016
While mandibular (lower-jaw) third molars are the teeth most likely to be impacted, maxillary (upper-jaw) canine teeth are also prone to impaction.
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Dating And Smiles
08/01/2016
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
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Open bite
07/04/2016
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.
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Midlines
05/02/2016
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.
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Finger Sucking
04/04/2016
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.
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Early Treatment
03/07/2016
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.
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Crowding
02/01/2016
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.
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Welcome to our blog!
01/04/2016
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.
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