Adult Orthodontic Options

Adults with misaligned teeth may be able to select from multiple orthodontic options to correct the crookedness. Here are some of the orthodontic appliances that are often used by adult patients: Invisalign Invisalign has become increasingly popular because of its ability to straighten the teeth quickly and discreetly. Many adult patients do not want to display metal brackets as they smile or converse with others.  The aligners used in the Invisalign system are made of plastic that is practically invisible against the teeth.

Start The School Year Out Right: How To Keep Your Kids Teeth Healthy Once They Head Back To School

Now that your kids are heading back to school, you want to make sure that their teeth will stay healthy. During the summer, it’s easy to monitor oral hygiene habits. However, once they head back to school, it can be slightly more difficult. That’s why it’s important that you do what you can to enforce proper dental care. Here are four simple tricks you can use to keep your kids teeth healthy during the school year.

Orthodontic Services For Adults

Orthodontic services aren’t just for teens. Orthodontists help people of all ages, including adults. If you’re not completely happy with your smile, it’s not too late to let an orthodontist help you. Who can benefit from orthodonture? Take a look at who adult orthodontic patients are and how this dental specialty can help. Adult Orthodontics Again, braces aren’t just for kids. Adults represent a growing number of orthodontic patients. Between the years 2012 and 2014 there was a 16% increase in the number of adults getting orthodontic treatment, according to the American Association of Orthodontists.

Tips To Keep Your Teeth White And Bright After Getting Them Professionally Whitened

Professional whitening services can be somewhat costly, which is why you may want to know what you can do to make sure your teeth stay as white and bright as possible for the longest amount of time. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep your teeth shiny and white, and here are some of the top steps you may want to take after you get your teeth professionally whitened.

How Your Job May Affect Your Dental Health

Do you know that your job affects your oral health? The nature and intensity of the effects depend on the exact nature of your job. For example, your job can decimate your oral health if: It Encourages Snacking Some jobs encourage snacking than others. For example, you are more likely to snack if you have a desk job, if you consider your job boring, if your job is tiresome or if you work a lot at night.

Temporary Options For A Better Looking Smile

If you have problems with your smile that you aren’t able to have taken care of at this point in time, but you have an event coming up you’d like to look your best for, then there may be some things you can do. There are some temporary solutions to help your teeth look better for things like a wedding, a public speaking event, a photo session or another event you may have coming up.

Why It's Important For A Dentist To Pay Attention To Details

Dentists are in and out of several mouths a day. They see a lot of teeth, a lot of problems, and a lot of bad breath. Yet, it is still important that your dentist be detail-oriented. Here are several reasons why. Six Months Between Visits Is a Long Time If your dentist misses the tiniest pinprick of a cavity (which is possible if x-rays do not catch it and your hygienist and dentist miss it during the exam), it can become a major problem in six months.

Two Issues You May Develop Because Of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth is more than a cosmetic issue, though people’s self-esteem can take a hit when they lose teeth in obvious areas (e.g. the front of the mouth). When you lose a tooth through disease or trauma, serious oral health issues can develop if the problem is not addressed immediately. Here are two that can ultimately have an adverse affect on your oral health and quality of life. Shifting Bite

Reducing The Appearance Of Coffee Stains On The Teeth

If you are an avid coffee drinker, you may have noticed the beverage you enjoy so much leaves behind a reminder in the form of staining of the teeth. Instead of giving up your caffeine habit altogether, you may be able to take some steps in minimizing the amount of staining your teeth sustain as a result of drinking coffee on a daily basis. Here are some tips you can use to keep coffee staining from ruining your smile.

Oral Surgery Options For TMJ

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder and are tired of the pain, stiffness, and lack of mobility in the joint, you may be considering surgery. Surgery can help to improve temporomandibular joint disorder in a variety of ways. Each of them differ, with varying levels of improvement and recovery downtime. Reduce Scar Tissue One of the possible surgical options is for your doctor to remove excess scar tissue in the joint.

Your Child's Minor Oral Pain Could Be a Big Problem: See the Dentist No Matter What It Costs

If your child is dealing with some pain in their mouth, and you assume that the pain is just teeth coming in, know that you don’t want to assume anything. If you have been avoiding taking your child to the dentist and aren’t sure that you want to spend the money to do so, you need to be aware of the dangers. There are a lot of dangers that need to be taken seriously, and you will want to see a dentist because of the following concerns.

MMA Fighters and Dentists: A Match Made in Heaven

Anyone who is a fan of MMA knows how brutal the sport can be. If you’re actually a participant, then you know first hand how much damage a fist can do when it comes smashing into your face. So, while you might have hoped your jujitsu technique would allow you to submit your opponent quickly and avoid any injury, there are times when a fierce competitor can end up on top and get you in a ground and pound position.