Month: June 2016

Straighter Teeth in Six Months? Really?

Not so long ago, wearing braces meant visiting an orthodontist regularly for a year (or more.) Wires were tightened and adjustments were made, as teeth shifted into corrected positions. Jaw alignment issues and malocclusion (when teeth don’t meet properly) are often corrected with traditional braces, and may take considerable time. If you are bothered by… Read more »

3 Surprising Habits That Help Your Teeth

We all know some habits that help our teeth. Brush and floss regularly. See your dentist twice a year for preventive care. Wear a mouthguard when you play contact sports. There are other tooth-friendly habits you can cultivate, but you may not know they are important. Just as bad habits take a little time to break, so… Read more »

Quiz: Can You Open And Close Easily?

If you are attempting to open your mouth to say, “ah!” do you find that you cannot do this with ease? Do you ever attempt to close your mouth after speaking, singing, or eating only to find that this effort is held up for a moment by what seems to be an unmoving jaw joint?… Read more »

What Do You Really Know About Tooth Loss?

Unless you’re speaking with someone who’s recently lost teeth, or are specifically worried about it yourself, you might not speak much about tooth loss. Even if you don’t talk about it, though, you may instinctively realize that it is, or one day may be, a real threat to your oral health. Fortunately, it doesn’t have… Read more »

Smile Care Frequency: Q&A

Do you have some questions about how often you should be doing particular things for your oral health – but you are embarrassed to ask? Maybe you don’t really know if you’re brushing too infrequently or too often, if you’re brushing for the required amount of time, or if you need to come in to… Read more »

Shape Up Young Smiles This Summer

Are you relieved that it’s summer because you can finally schedule all of that essential stuff for your children that becomes too difficult during the school year? If so, remember to make dental care a part of your little ones’ experience. Remember that even if you have been keeping up with six-month preventive care visits,… Read more »

Why Is My Mouth So Dry?

Do you find that your mouth seems excessively dry? Does it feel like someone stuffed some cotton in there? Perhaps in addition to the unfavorable sensation you are experiencing, you notice that some other things are changing, too. You may find that foods don’t taste quite the same or that your breath is never fresh… Read more »