Tips for Working Good Oral Hygiene into a Busy Schedule

How Long Does Orthodontic Aligner Treatment Usually Take?

The sooner orthodontic treatment is over, the sooner patients can enjoy straight teeth and more perfect smiles. Naturally, patients are eager to see fast results. One of the biggest concerns of individuals looking for an orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth is how long the treatment will take.  When it comes to invisible aligner treatment, the length of treatment can vary widely depending on the severity of the patient's orthodontic issues. On average, this type of orthodontic treatment will take 12 months. Read More 

Is That Little Gap Between Your Two Front Teeth Less Than Charming? Here’s What You Can Do

Do you have a little gap between your two front teeth? The technical term for that gap is "diastema." Some people, like the actress Anna Paquin, think it makes their smile look unique. However, not everyone finds the look attractive. If it bothers you, consider one of these options: Gap Bands If the gap in your teeth is less than 3.5mm wide, gap bands can be an effective and inexpensive solution. Read More 

3 Tooth Replacement Options That Use Dental Implants

Dental implants have become popular in tooth replacement dentistry. Each implant is actually a metal screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The use of a metal screw may seem unhealthy. However, the metal that is used is titanium, which is nonreactive.  Once the metal screw has been inserted into the bone, the implant requires a period of healing in which the screw fuses with the bone. This fusion, which is called osseointegration, occurs over a period of a few months. Read More 

How To Avoid Infection Around Your Dental Implants

If you have dental implants, there is going to be a small space of gum beneath the implant that is going to be very difficult for your toothbrush to reach. This is a problem because it can result in food getting stuck in this space and rotting over a short period of time. When this food rots, it can cause an infection that can threaten the integrity of your dental implants and cause you a lot of pain. Read More 

What Can You Do About Your Child’s Tooth Grinding?

If the sound of your child's teeth grinding together is driving you crazy, you probably aren't alone. The Journal of Dentistry for Children estimates that 38 percent of children grind their teeth, typically while sleeping, and it's a habit that could follow them into adulthood. Although grinding, or bruxism, is not a major concern while your child still has primary teeth, it can lead to tooth erosion and decay once his or her permanent teeth grow in. Read More