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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 […]


Dispelling the Myths About Orthodontics

Despite more than 4 million Americans currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are still many myths about orthodontics floating around. Let’s look at some of the most common rumors and gain a new perspective on braces. You’ll Always Be at the Dentist Newer technology and the advent of computer models to guide orthodontic progress means that […]


Extractions Don't Have to Be a Pain

Extractions Don’t Have to Be a Pain

Extractions are necessary for many reasons. By following some simple tips, you can avoid many post-op complications and lessen your healing time to get back to normal as quickly as possible. If a tooth is cracked below the gum, has a root fracture, or is periodontally involved and can’t be saved, an extraction might be […]


Missing teeth More Solutions Than Ever!

Missing teeth? More Solutions Than Ever!

Missing teeth can lead to a number of future problems if spaces are left unfilled. While several options to complete your smile may be available, dental implants deserve a close look. An array of natural options and long-term benefits make implants a valuable solution for even the most complicated situations. Find out how implants compare […]


Five Tips to Make Your Orthodontic Adjustments More Comfortable

Five Tips to Make Your Orthodontic Adjustments More Comfortable

Monthly ortho adjustments can leave you feeling sore and hesitant to eat. Here are some small ways to help ease the pain. Anyone who’s had braces can tell you the initial appointment to have your braces put on is just the beginning. Monthly appointments for adjustments and tightening can be a real pain in the, […]


Why Should I Get Dentures?

Why Should I Get Dentures?

Dentures do more than fill out your smile, and the process might be a lot easier than you think! If you’ve lost some or all your natural teeth, your dentist will recommend dentures so you can speak and chew properly and keep your bite correctly aligned. Dentures can be removable or fixed appliances that replace […]


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