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7 11, 2019

Dental Digital Scanners

By |2020-04-07T22:13:50+00:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dental Digital Scanners

Intraoral Scanners If you have been to the dentist you have most likely had a dental impression, or “mold”, of your teeth before. This putty type material is placed on a tray and then inserted into the mouth to cover the teeth. Once the impression is removed from the mouth, plaster is poured into the mold and allowed to set. Once set and removed, the plaster model is now an exact replica of the [...]

1 07, 2019

Technology in Dentistry

By |2019-07-01T16:17:09+00:00July 1st, 2019|braces, cbct, ct scan, technology|Comments Off on Technology in Dentistry

Dentistry, as a profession, is really evolving. Long gone are the days of guessing when it comes to patient diagnosis and treatment. Dentists used to use only simple 2d x-rays and their own knowledge base to correctly diagnose and treat a patient. Sometimes these methods were accurate but at other times, patient care was compromised simply because there was no way to know better. These days, dentists have many technology based tools to help improve [...]

4 02, 2019

Options in Braces

By |2020-04-07T22:12:27+00:00February 4th, 2019|braces, clear braces, invisalign, self ligating braces|Comments Off on Options in Braces

It’s a new year and you have made a commitment to achieve that perfect smile you have always wanted! You’ll be happy to know that there are multiple orthodontic options to help you achieve the best results. Traditional Metal Braces These are what most people envision when they think about braces. Traditional metal braces are a tried and true method in achieving your best smile. Traditional metal braces are composed of metal brackets that are [...]

2 08, 2018

How do I take care of my new braces?

By |2020-04-07T22:12:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How do I take care of my new braces?

The day has finally come and you have a brand new mouthful of braces! Now that you are starting the process of creating your new smile, you also want to make sure you are keeping your teeth as clean as possible.  Here are some tips to make sure you are keeping your teeth as healthy as possible as you start your journey towards straight teeth. Avoid sticky and hard foods. Foods like nuts, popcorn, and [...]

31 05, 2018

Early Braces

By |2020-04-07T22:11:33+00:00May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Early Braces

What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment? The question of when to start orthodontic treatment is one that I answer frequently. Some children do get braces earlier; this is called Phase 1, or early interceptive orthodontics. Phase 1 is orthodontic treatment that is done before all permanent teeth have erupted, typically when a child is around 6-10 years old. The goal of Phase 1 treatment is to make room for the remaining adult teeth and to [...]

22 04, 2015


By |2015-04-22T23:31:37+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Implants

The average adult has 32 teeth, a combination of molars, canines, and incisors. By middle age, however, most adults are missing at least one tooth due to an injury, decay, or gum disease. Though many people choose to forgo tooth replacement, your dentist will tell you that every tooth is important. Each plays a vital role in the structure of the mouth and in relationship to the remaining teeth. Leaving the space where a tooth [...]

8 04, 2015

Implants & Dental Bridges

By |2015-04-08T23:19:57+00:00April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Implants & Dental Bridges

One of the most common questions patients ask, “Is there a difference between a dental implant and a dental bridge?” Both implants and bridges are permanent, non-removable replacements for your missing tooth, or teeth. The biggest difference between an implant and a bridge is how your new teeth are held in place. While a bridge may be used to literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth, help maintain the shape of [...]

25 03, 2015

Periodontal Disease

By |2015-03-25T23:14:58+00:00March 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue, bone, and supporting structures for the teeth. In the past it was known as pyorrhea. Diagnosis is commonly made through a combination of dental X-rays, periodontal probings and visual clinical findings. The mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body and can provide clues to the patient’s overall health. In fact, the first signs of some chronic diseases appear in the oral cavity; they [...]

11 03, 2015

Invisalign Teen

By |2015-03-11T22:57:43+00:00March 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is designed with today’s youth in mind. These clear, removable orthodontic aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable, which allows you to remove them as you eat your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth. Invisalign Teen motivates teenagers to enjoy life without restrictions while promoting better overall dental care. Teenagers are constantly on [...]

25 08, 2014

See your smile, not the braces

By |2014-08-25T19:44:27+00:00August 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on See your smile, not the braces

Braces have been a right-of-passage for most teenagers. The embarrassment of having a “metal mouth” and the discomfort of the brackets rubbing against the inside of the cheek was the price you had to pay for that great smile. Luckily for today’s teenagers, there is another option. Invisalign is the next generation of technology for teeth alignment. The beauty of it is in the simplicity, especially for the patient. Just imagine, Tessa Teen goes to [...]