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What is a Crossbite?

You may not have a full understanding of what a crossbite is until you, or a member of your family, is diagnosed with one. There are two types of crossbites and both of them can lead to jaw pain, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), and other issues such as receding gums and loose teeth. These side [...]

Back to School Dental Health Tips

Labor Day is right around the corner, which means the kids are heading back to school, and summer fun will soon come to an end. While you’re double-checking the school supply list, don’t forget to make sure they have everything they need for a healthy smile to last them through many seasons to come! We [...]

What is an Underbite?

Few dental patients have a perfectly balanced bite, but for most, treatment is unnecessary. However, an uneven bite can cause significant problems like teeth-clenching, jaw misalignment, and speech issues. One of the most common bite problems is an underbite when the lower jaw protrudes past the upper teeth. Though not as common as an overbite, [...]

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Have you noticed a bit of blood in your sink when you brush your teeth lately? That bleeding can be one of the earliest indicators of gum disease. The mild variety of gum disease is called gingivitis, and in this case, only your gums are infected. However, if left untreated, the infection can travel below [...]

What are the Signs of Enamel Dysplasia?

Enamel dysplasia is a condition that affects the normal levels of one's tooth enamel. A form of exceptionally hard tissue, enamel acts as a protective outer shell to cover the part of the tooth that contains the sensitive pulp, dentin and cementum tissues. The condition is usually caused by hypoplasia, which is the malformation of [...]

The History of Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes play an essential role in keeping our mouth and teeth healthy, and have for decades. But, toothbrushes have seen many changes before reaching the brightly colored dental cleaning device they are today. We take a look at how far they have come. Ancient Egyptians and Chewing Sticks Ancient Egyptians are responsible for many creations, [...]

What Causes Toothaches?

No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine, at some point in your life you will probably experience the discomfort of a toothache. Though a cavity is the most likely culprit, it is only one of several possible causes of toothaches. We take a look at what might be causing that tooth [...]

The Ins And Outs of Thumb Sucking

Parents typically have long lists of concerns when it comes to the health and wellness of their children. They want their kids to grow up healthy without developing any habits that would jeopardize their development. Thumb sucking is one of the things caregivers worry about as their babies grow and become toddlers. Parents wonder if [...]