Is thumb-sucking all that bad? If you’re reading this, your child probably still sucks their thumb. And maybe you’re concerned because they’re developing pacifier teeth or you’re aware of how they may fare socially, especially as they start school. We are born with a strong, healthy sucking reflex. Babies need this to survive. And sucking…Read More →
You can overcome your dental anxiety. Going to the dentist twice a year is just one of those things we need to do as adults. Taking care of our teeth and oral health is essential to our overall health. Unfortunately, for some adults, the idea of going to the dentist creates anxiety. Dental anxiety is…Read More →
Early Orthodontic Care with Space Maintainers Baby teeth will eventually fall out, but what happens when a baby tooth is lost before it was naturally shed? Injuries from an accidental fall or roughhousing with a friend can result in a baby tooth being knocked out before it was ready to leave. Unlike adult teeth, baby…Read More →
A good night’s rest? Not with sleep apnea. At a certain time of night, many of us go to bed to get some sleep without a second thought, but in reality, some of us stop breathing in our sleep up to hundreds of times per night and have no clue. How does this happen, and…Read More →
Getting braces can seem like a right of passage or coming of age occurrence for pre-adolescents and teenagers. And kids can need braces or orthodontics for various reasons, including crooked, overlapping, overcrowded teeth, or malocclusion. However, with interceptive orthodontics, parents can help get their kids ahead of the game, lessening the length of treatment that…Read More →
When we go to the doctor, we want to ensure they listen to us and take our needs and concerns seriously. It’s no different when going to the dentist, especially when discussing orthodontics. And for this reason, the concept of a patient-centered approach to orthodontics has become increasingly commonplace. For a good cause, too, as…Read More →
What are the benefits of oral appliance therapy in sleep apnea treatment? How do you sleep at night? Are you among the lucky few who can fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow? Or does it take a couple of duvet tosses and pillow punches to get you in the “right” position?…Read More →
Tips & Tricks to Relieve Emergency Tooth Pain The pain of a dental emergency is never pleasant. What can you do at home to manage your discomfort before you go in to see the dentist? Here are 8 tips and tricks to help temporarily relieve the pain of a toothache. 1. Do a visual check. …Read More →
Can an orthodontic dentist affect your overall well-being? Have you ever heard of the word eudaimonia? This is a Greek word philosophers often take to mean “the condition of human flourishing.” Prioritizing eudaimonia in our lives may mean we work out to be strong and hearty instead of comparing our bodies to others’. Prioritizing your…Read More →
Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions Did you know that approximately four million Americans are wearing braces at any one time? And it’s not just kids who are getting orthodontics these days. Something else you might not realize is that orthodontic treatment options extend far beyond traditional braces. There is a wide range of…Read More →
We don’t want just anyone doing the work when it comes to our teeth. Selecting the right orthodontist for you is a pretty big deal and shouldn’t be underestimated. Whether you’re planning to use an orthodontist for yourself or your children, you want to know that you’re getting the best treatment available at a price…Read More →
A straight smile starts at any age. Straight teeth and a well-aligned bite look beautiful, but orthodontics has a lot more to offer than cosmetic advantages alone. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate jaw pain, prevent teeth damage, enhance overall oral health, reduce risks of dental problems, and boost self-confidence and mental wellness. Even better, orthodontic treatment…Read More →
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