Why You Might Prefer Clear Aligner Trays Over Traditional Braces

If you want to straighten your teeth to improve your smile, but don't want to wear traditional braces, then clear aligners might work well for you. While they are still visible in your mouth, they are less noticeable than wires and elastic bands. Here are some reasons aligners are often better than wire braces. No Special Diet Needed Aligner trays are removable, and you take them out when you eat. Therefore, you can continue with your normal diet. Read More 

2 Potential Fixes for an Asymmetrical Smile—Other Than Orthodontics

Human faces are naturally asymmetrical, right down to our smiles. But sometimes dental issues can cause your smile to become notably asymmetrical. This can create bite problems and lower self-esteem. Your general or cosmetic dentistry specialist can help design a treatment program to correct the asymmetry and restore your confidence. If you have teeth shifting vastly out of place and causing the asymmetry, you want to see an orthodontist. Otherwise, here are a couple of non-orthodontic potential treatments that can help, depending on what's causing the asymmetry. Read More 

Proper Care Tips For Your New Braces

Getting braces is a big step in getting the teeth you have always wanted. This is why it's very important for you to make sure you do everything correctly. The way you treat your braces plays a big role in how successful they are at straightening your teeth. Follow the tips below so you know you have done everything right. Before you leave the orthodontist's office After your braces are on, take a few moments to think about any questions you have before leaving the office. Read More 

Getting Your Preschooler Started With Flossing

It's important to teach your child good dental hygiene from an early age.  The habits that he or she makes now will be habits that are carried into later life.  Plus, getting a child started on dental hygiene can prevent costly dental bills down the road! Teaching your child to brush is relatively straight-forward - but what about flossing?  Flossing requires certain fine motor skills and your child probably won't be able to floss until the age of eight or nine. Read More 

The Possibilities Of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are dissatisfied with your smile, with how your teeth feel, or with your teeth in general, then there is a solution. The field of cosmetic dentistry exists to provide you with comfort and peace of mind.  So what exactly is cosmetic dentistry? Basically, cosmetic dentistry focuses more on comfort and appearance, rather than health and medical issues. Teeth whitening, some forms of realignment, and natural-looking prosthetics all fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry. Read More