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A Clear Choice for Many Patients

Clear aligners can help many patients straighten their teeth invisibly. Many adult orthodontic patients once dreamed of having a beautiful, straight smile. For one reason or another, they were never able to commit to orthodontic treatment as kids. Maybe their parents couldn’t afford braces when they were younger, or perhaps they did have braces as […]


Beat the End of Year Rush and Don’t Let Your Benefits Go to Waste

Beat the End of Year Rush and Don’t Let Your Benefits Go to Waste

Get in early! Schedule your appointments now before the schedule fills up! Each year, millions of dollars are wasted by not maxing out your dental benefits or using up the money set aside in your FSA. Most dental insurance companies reset their “benefit year” starting on January 1st. This means you have until the end […]


Is The Year Really This Far Gone?

Is The Year Really This Far Gone?

Don’t Forget Yourself As the days of another year race forward, we’re all aware that time isn’t slowing down. The demands of modern life push and pull on us from every angle. Deadlines at work and headlines at home write the story of our lives. The never-ending list of responsibilities and activities jostle for attention […]


Did You Know 99.7% of People Think This?

Did You Know 99.7% of People Think This?

Teeth Whitening: A Quick Smile Fix In 1992, author John Gray wrote a book declaring Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Selling 50 million copies, the publication spent 121 weeks on the bestseller list and became a key theme in American pop culture. Researchers have since shown that the catchy metaphor applies to […]


Two Weeks To A Hollywood Smile?

Hollywood Magic You’ve probably flipped open an issue of People magazine and seen a perfect, brilliant smile staring back at you. That smile likely looked different not very long ago. With today’s gorgeous dental materials, veneers can transform facial appearance dramatically in just a couple of visits. Sometimes acting like “instant orthodontics,” a set of […]


Is Tooth Loss Inevitable?

Is Tooth Loss Inevitable?

At What Age Do People Lose Their Teeth? Stereotypes abound when it comes to aging. Advancing years bring imminent changes but losing teeth doesn’t need to be part of your story. While dentures provide a valuable service for those who need them, they aren’t inevitable for most people. In fact, more patients than ever enjoy […]


What Does It Really Cost To Lose A Tooth?

What Does It Really Cost To Lose A Tooth?

What’s A Tooth Worth? The tooth fairy has an average rate for baby teeth, and every kid looks forward to cashing in. But once the permanent teeth move into place, the value jumps upward. Along the way, the cost of maintaining and repairing teeth usually receives a lot of consideration in the household budget. But […]


Give Me A Break?

Ever Heard of an Onlay? You’re enjoying a delicious handful of sugar-coated peanuts…actually, a second handful that you almost passed up. You bite down and hear a loud crunch, which just didn’t seem right. Your tongue makes a pulse-spiking discovery: A significant chunk of your upper left molar fractured, and the piece has already disappeared […]


Does Your Smile Have the Support It Needs?

Does Your Smile Have the Support It Needs?

Healthy Gums, Happy Grins Smiles send powerful messages to everyone around us. Volumes of research confirm the influential role of smiles on our relationships and our self-esteem. Romances may start with a simple smile across a crowded room, and children reinforce their self-worth through mom’s flashes of approval. Salespeople who happily display their teeth and […]


Space Maintainers: A Short-Term Solution May Prevent Long-Term Problems

Space Maintainers: A Short-Term Solution May Prevent Long-Term Problems

Space maintainers are usually a simple and straightforward way to keep the space open for adult teeth to come in. In some cases, a simple space maintainer can prevent more expensive treatment, like braces, in the future. Who doesn’t love seeing a little child laugh, showing off a huge grin complete with spaces from missing […]


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