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Friday, February 27, 2015

Why See an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist examining dental braces of a patient
Since this week's blog focused on lingual braces (which you can read all about here), we've focused part 3 of our Dental Specialities Miniseries on orthodontics. The term orthodontist is most likely already familiar to you. The American Dental Association describes the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as including the: "diagnosis, prevention, interception , and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature oral facial structures."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lingual Braces, An Introduction with Pros and Cons

Dental mirror showing lingual braces
When it comes to our teeth and we hear the word "braces", many thoughts come to mind, from painful wires to perfect, pearly whites. "Brace-Face", "Train-Tracks", and "Metal-Mouth" are nicknames that most brace wearers have probably heard and weathered. Traditional braces are now common place for elementary through high school age children and even becoming more popular with adults. However, when aesthetics are a concern, there are more cosmetic options to straighten your teeth.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Black Stains on Teeth, Causes and Cures

Stained vs clean teeth
We all know that a smile is one of the first things we notice about a person. According to one study, it's the second most important attraction quality (after personality) and ranks higher in significance than face, body shape, height, eyes and hair. Yet still, nearly half the population is dissatisfied with their smile and one of the leading offenders for this dissatisfaction is tooth discoloration and staining.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Why See a Periodontist?

Periodontist examining a patient
This is second in our blog series highlighting dental specialties. Today we explore periodontist. A periodontist receives three years of additional training after dental school to specialize in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, oral inflammation, and the placement and repair of dental implants.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Why See a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentistry
The world of dentistry has several specialties just as any other field of medicine. While a general dentist can usually meet your oral health care needs, in some special circumstances, a professional with very specific training and experience might be the best option.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fast Facts and Recommendations for Children’s Dental Health

Children Dental Health
Each February, the ADA (American Dental Association) sponsors a month long commitment to educate individuals and communities about the significance of oral health from a young age. Research shows that good dental hygiene habits developed early on are more likely to lead to a lifetime of oral health awareness and healthy smiles.