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Tips for Flossing with Braces

Flossing may seem impossible when you have braces – all those wires getting in the way! It normally takes people with braces three times longer to floss, but we have some pointers to help speed things up. Our team loves to suggest techniques that take the hassle out of having braces! Keep reading for a […]

Lunch Time! Snacks for School that Keep Teeth Healthy

With back to school right around the corner, you may be wondering how your kids’ teeth brushing habits will hold up when things start getting hectic. We know that busy schedules make it hard to stay on top of your oral health routine during the school year. Luckily, brushing and flossing aren’t the only ways […]

6 Tips for Happy Kids at a Dental Checkup

Regular dental checkups are important, but it can be easy to want to skip a visit when your child is afraid of the dentist. To ease their distress (and yours!), try these tips:

Tooth Trauma – Avulsion – What Now?

Your son is playing a championship game against the team he’s waited all season to play. The score is tied, and as the minutes wind down, the players have gotten more forceful in their actions. You blink, and all of a sudden your son is holding his mouth and a time-out has been called. You […]

Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter

Nobody likes coming to the dentist to have a cavity filled! Many of our patients ask us how stop a cavity before it happens. Many people have heard of fluoride but wonder how it works and if it is safe. We wrote this blog to answer your questions about fluoride and to help you understand […]

Evolution of Braces: Then and Now

Braces are a far cry from the teeth-alignment practices of hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Now, more than half of American teenagers wear braces, but back in the day some pretty strange gadgets were used in orthodontic care. Take a look at these braces of the past!

The Many Faces of Tooth Pain

Many people think that a painful tooth means they need a root canal treatment. While that is sometimes true, it’s not always the case. In fact, there are many other reasons that teeth can hurt! Here, we offer a guide to some common types of tooth pain and what that pain may be trying to […]

Does My Child Need Early Phase Braces?

Have you noticed that some 7 and 8 year olds are sporting braces these days? We’re not surprised, however this is not simply a trend. As a matter of fact, some children benefit greatly from early orthodontic intervention, reducing painful and costly complications down the road. And you will be happy to know that we, […]

A Positive Experience at the Dentist

How to help your child have a comfortable experience at the dentist. We do everything we can to ensure your child is in a safe, friendly, and enjoyable situation when visiting the dentist. But parents, you can help too! Even if you haven’t had the greatest personal experiences at the dentist, or are even afraid […]

Children’s Teeth: A Timeline

Do you know when your child should be expecting their first new teeth as a baby? How about when they should be loosing those baby teeth? As with many things in development, every child is different and has a different time frame for each stage, but we’ll give you a general idea of when you […]