Do I need braces?

Updated August 17, 2016

Do you have misaligned teeth? Do you suffer from an overbite or an underbite? Are you embarrassed by your crooked teeth? If so, you may want to look into getting braces!

We often think braces are only for teenagers, but this isn't always the case. There are many adults who find that the need braces well after their childhood. It could be that you did not receive dental care as a child or maybe you had braces but didn't wear your retainer the way you were supposed to once they were removed. Whatever the reason, you might be questioning whether your smile would benefit from braces. 

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Can you save a knocked out tooth?

There are moments in life that we just can't predict. For most of us, having a tooth knocked out is one of those times. It can result from a trip on the sidewalk, a collision while playing sports, or maybe even a glass door that you didn't notice was closed! However it happens, it's important that you properly care for a tooth once it has been knocked out. Depending on the circumstances, your dentist may be able to use your real tooth, but there are some steps you should follow: 

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What are the types of teeth in my mouth?

Updated August 19, 2016

Have you ever considered all the structures in your mouth? From the hangy down thing in the back of your mouth to the multiple types of individual teeth, there is a lot of stuff going on in your mouth!

When you care for your teeth, smile for the camera, and laugh with your mouth wide open, you probably consider whether your teeth look good. But what are those teeth doing in there? Why are some of them different? Here are the basics when it comes to what's in your mouth.

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Stop making excuses and start flossing!

Updated August 19, 2016

Do you floss regularly? How many times a day do you floss? Flossing is the activity of taking a piece of dental string and placing it between your individual teeth to remove any leftover particles of food or plaque that have become trapped between your teeth, within your gums, and behind your molars. Flossing is a critical portion of your oral health. It should be done on a daily basis to keep your teeth in good condition.

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Pregnant? Congrats! Now don't forget to keep your teeth clean!

When you're thinking of trying or are already pregnant, there are a lot of things on your mind. You may be dreaming about what your baby might look like, or planning what changes to make in your home for a new baby. Along with the excitement, there are stresses involved with the coming changes, too. With all of this emotion, your teeth and gums are likely the last things on your mind.

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The Dark Side of Teeth Whitening

One of the latest must-have celebrity fads to catch on isn’t your regular fashion accessory. In recent years, teeth whitening treatments have seen a rise in popularity as fans try to match the pearly whites of their favorite stars. However, the pursuit of the perfect smile could be doing long term damage to your teeth. Here we cover the facts surrounding teeth whitening and look into the possible side effects.

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How Does Beer Affect Your Teeth?

Updated August 17, 2016

Mmmm…. A nice, cold crisp beer in the summertime to quench your thirst and keep you cool from the hot, sweltering sun.  St Patrick’s Day is another event where we like to get together with friends and drink beer. St Patrick's Day has come and gone once more, which of course means lots of beer was consumed. For the majority of those celebrating around the world, it's likely that the health of their teeth was one of the last things on their mind. But for those that are concerned with keeping that pearly white smile, how does all of that beer affect your teeth?

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You Have No Reason to Fear Going to the Dentist

Updated August 19, 2016

Why are so many people, both children, and adults alike, afraid to go to the dentist? Fear can be, and is, a complicated emotion. It causes anticipatory anxiety of the situation and what may occur in the exam. Maybe the individual had a bad experience with the dentist as a child and had that trauma ingrained into their brain for the rest of their lives. Perhaps a child saw a parent or a loved one go through a painful and exhausting dental procedure, and now they fear going to the dentist. Whatever the reason, fear is a powerful motivator that can stop you from getting your dental check-ups. 

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Home vs. Professional Dental Services: What is Right for You?

You already know that it’s essential to keep your teeth clean, strong, and sparkly white, but do you know the best way to approach any of these techniques? Learn about some of the most popular dental procedures and discover the differences between using at-home products and visiting a professional dentist.

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