How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Flossing When You Have Braces

Do you have questions about flossing when you have braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Thompson, would like to help you find the answers you need. It’s important to find the answers as soon as possible because not knowing how to properly and effectively floss can affect your smile... Read more »

Foods and Drinks That Can Stain Your Smile

Are you aware of the dangers you could be exposing your teeth to through your foods and drinks? There are many foods and beverages that can damage your teeth and cause the color of your smile to fade or turn yellow. In fact, many things can stain your teeth making... Read more »

Show Your Smile With InvisalignⓇ

If you feel it is time to straighten your teeth, you may like to know that braces are not your only route. You can give InvisalignⓇ retainers a try. Like braces, the retainers realign your teeth but with some added perks. The retainers are clear, which allows other people to... Read more »

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Might Be Addressed by a Prescription Snore Guard

The national sleep foundation estimates that approximately 40-million Americans suffer from some degree of sleep apnea. The chronic respiratory condition occurs when the soft palate at the back of the mouth slips toward the throat when sleeping. This often results in chronic snoring problems as well as periodic breathing interruption.... Read more »