Dental 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 [...]

2018-12-14T16:09:10+00:00July 26th, 2018|Dental 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 [...]

2018-07-19T12:43:29+00:00July 19th, 2018|Dental 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 [...]

2018-07-17T12:45:26+00:00July 17th, 2018|Dental 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 [...]

2018-07-12T12:52:56+00:00July 12th, 2018|Dental Care|

When is it Time to Change My Toothbrush?

It's easy to know when to replace worn out shoes or faded clothes. But how often should you change your toothbrush? It all depends on your usage, health and preferences. Before you brush again, ask yourself whether it’s time for a new toothbrush. Here are some tips on how to make that decision. When should [...]

2018-06-29T13:18:00+00:00June 14th, 2018|Dental Care|

What is a Gingivectomy?

According to the American Dental Association nearly 47.2 percent of Americans over 30 have some form of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Without preventing gum disease, or taking proper care once diagnosed, patients who have a form of gum disease will likely eventually lose their teeth. A gingivectomy may be performed to heal the effects [...]

2018-06-29T13:19:46+00:00June 12th, 2018|Dental Care|

Oral Care Tips for the Busy Professional

It’s not uncommon for patients to admit they wish they practiced better teeth and mouth cleaning habits. People who have demanding jobs are sometimes the worst offenders in maintaining consistent healthy mouth habits.  Because prevention is the key to a healthy mouth, we’ve compiled a handy list of suggestions for the busy professional. Here are [...]

2018-06-29T13:21:18+00:00June 5th, 2018|Dental Care|

What are Alternatives to Braces for Straightening My Teeth?

There's no denying it: People want to look good. One way to make the most of your appearance is to ensure that you have the best smile you can. If you aren't eligible for or interested in wearing braces your orthodontist might recommend an alternative to achieve the results you're looking for. We explore the [...]

2018-06-29T13:25:32+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Dental Care|

Tips for Teaching Your Children How to Brush Their Teeth

It is important to start oral care at an early age. Instilling the Importance of adequate Dental Care at an early age is extremely beneficial. Learning and practicing good oral hygiene habits at a young age is important for long-term oral health. Parents can teach their children how to brush and how to floss by [...]

2018-06-29T13:27:30+00:00May 17th, 2018|Dental Care|

What are the Common Causes for Wisdom Teeth Removal

When you're a young adult, the last four permanent teeth to appear in your mouth are the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth usually start coming in anywhere after the age of about 18. But rather than giving us the wisdom we would like, they often become problematic – even for those [...]

2018-06-29T13:27:33+00:00May 15th, 2018|Dental Care|