Dental Care

Why Does My Child Need Sealants on Their Baby Teeth?

The best way to prevent cavities is to brush each morning and night and floss daily, but sometimes little teeth need some extra help from dental sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves of back teeth, helping to avoid cavities. Many parents might think sealants [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:44+00:00Dental Care|

Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

Throughout your life, you’ve probably heard someone, somewhere say, “My dentist said I need to have my wisdom teeth taken out.” Perhaps even your dentist has said this to you! Oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice, and hopefully it’ll be the last time you’ll ever need to have teeth removed! However, [...]

2019-01-16T13:58:55+00:00Dental Care|

How to Maintain a Straight Smile After Braces

The time has come. Nearly 18 months after having those metal contraptions installed in your mouth, you eagerly visit the orthodontist and finally have your braces removed, revealing a beautiful new smile. The deed is done, and you’re ready to strut your stuff out of the office when he suddenly mentions the one word you [...]

2019-01-16T14:00:51+00:00Dental Care|

Brushing with Braces Tips

When your child gets braces, there will likely be many new things to get used to for both them and you. One of the major lessons to learn is how to take care of the braces. Once the orthodontist actually puts the braces on and your child is back at home, you inherit the role [...]

2019-01-16T14:01:48+00:00Dental Care|

How Sugar Can Affect Developing Teeth

In general, kids tend to prefer both sweeter and saltier tastes than adults, and don’t have to learn to like sugar, because it’s actually a preference that’s biologically ingrained. Recent studies have shown that a child’s body may prompt more sugar cravings when they’re growing, and that their sweet tooth is heightened during growth spurts when they need [...]

2019-01-16T14:01:54+00:00Dental Care|

What is Fiberotomy?

A fiberotomy is a procedure that helps the teeth to stay in their new positions after they have been moved during orthodontic treatment. Retention of teeth in a new position is an important part of orthodontic measures such as braces, and this procedure is just one of the ways dental professionals prevent the teeth from sliding [...]

2019-01-16T14:02:11+00:00Dental Care|

Different Brushing Techniques

If there’s anything positive to be said about dental disease, it's that it is preventable. Your first line of defense is keeping your teeth clean by brushing twice a day; however, if you don't brush properly, harmful bacterial plaque can sneak in and lead to tooth decay and gum disease. We take a look at different tooth [...]

2019-01-16T14:03:37+00:00Dental Care|

The Importance of Flossing to Your Gums

Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there's one question you're almost certain to hear: "Have you been flossing regularly?" For a lot of patients, the answer isn't always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends, but fewer people follow the recommendation [...]

2019-01-16T14:03:41+00:00Dental Care|

Dental Habits to Break Now!

You want to keep your teeth healthy, so you do your best to brush regularly, floss and use mouthwash, all of which make for a great start. But while you care for your teeth in the morning and night, your daily habits could be having a negative effect on your good oral hygiene. Whether it's [...]

2019-01-16T14:03:48+00:00Dental Care|