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Are There Medical Benefits To Braces?

Much to the chagrin of many a teenager, most Americans need braces at some point in their lives. Braces are designed to align the jaw and straighten any misaligned teeth. The severity of the orthodontic treatment varies by patient, and can sometimes require methods such as headgear. The cost and frustrations that come with braces […]

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

The toothbrush is the most effective tool for every individual when it comes to maintaining proper oral health. Fortunately, it seems as though most people have gotten that memo and pretty much everybody has a toothbrush. What is unfortunate is the fact that many of those people are not changing their toothbrush out often enough, […]

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How Do I Avoid Staining My Teeth?

The most common aesthetic complaint patients make to their dentists is by far teeth staining. In the new world of social media white teeth have become even more important to the average american. As a result, a lot of people are asking their dentists the same question: how do I avoid staining my teeth? There […]

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What Are The Best Ways To Recover From A Tooth Extraction?

Most people will need to have a tooth extracted at some point in their life. Whether it’s wisdom teeth or a different oral health issue, a tooth extraction is the remedy to many a dental ailment. A tooth extraction is a relatively simple procedure, but a proper recovery is crucial. Today we’ll go over our […]

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

The foundation of oral health for the average person is undoubtedly the toothbrush. Regularly brushing teeth is the best way for someone to maintain oral health and avoid dental complications down the road. Unfortunately, most people don’t brush their teeth correctly and certainly don’t change their toothbrush as often as they should. Today we’re going […]

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How Can I Maintain Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a common dental procedure, and when done correctly are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. As a result, it’s easy for people to forget that their dental implants need to be treated differently than normal teeth. Today we’re going to talk about the top three habits that dental implant patients need to avoid […]

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What Causes TMJ Pain?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the culprit behind many visits to an oral surgeon. The joint connects the jawbone to the base of the skull on both sides. That joint allows the jaw to open, close and move side to side. When that joint becomes impaired in any way it can lead to TMJ pain. […]

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What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding might be dentistry’s best kept secret. The secret seems to be getting out as many oral surgery offices are getting the same question from their patients: What is dental bonding and am I a good candidate? Let’s take a closer look at what exactly dental bonding is and what makes a patient a […]

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What Is Enamel Shaping?

Many people are self conscious about their teeth. That self consciousness can manifest as someone who avoids smiling or even be a reason that someone avoids visiting the dentist. As it turns out, a good dentist can help their patients achieve the smile of their dreams by enamel shaping. What is enamel shaping? Let’s take […]

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What Does A Cavity Look Like?

In the world of oral surgery, most problems don’t start as surgical ones. Many patients have a more basic issue, like a cavity, that is ignored and over time the problem compounds until it becomes surgical. The best and most common example of this is the cavity.  Cavities are incredibly common and easy to treat […]

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