Sick Of Using Your Retainer? Don’t Stop Wearing It Just Yet!

It's common knowledge that orthodontists will give you a retainer after your braces are finally taken off, but you might be wondering why you have to wear a retainer if your teeth are nice and straight. If you're considering not using your retainer because it's uncomfortable, you should know why wearing it is important before you make that decision. Relapse Is Common The Year After Braces Relapsing, or the movement of adjusted teeth back into their previous unhealthy places, can happen if the newly moved teeth aren't supported often enough throughout the first year after the braces come off. Read More 

How Dental Implants Can Actually Save You Money

Dental implants -- surgically implanted artificial teeth that work, look, and feel just like the real thing -- are considered the state of the art in modern restorative dentistry. Unfortunately, many of the people who could benefit most from the procedure shy away from it due to "sticker shock" over the cost, which can run several thousands of dollars per implant. The truth, however, is dental implants can actually save you money over other options in the long run. Read More 

Abscessed Teeth: Root Canals Or Extraction?

Among dental problems that can plague you, having an abscessed tooth remains among the worst. There are a variety of reasons that a person can have an abscessed tooth, and likewise, there are a number of solutions that you can use to rid yourself of the tooth. They both involve a visit to the dentist's office where you will either receive a root canal or have the tooth extracted. This brief article will address what an abscessed tooth is and whether you may need a root canal or an extraction. Read More 

Bridging The Gap: Causes And Treatment For Your Gap-Toothed Smile

An attractive smile is essential for a high level of confidence,  but your underlying dental health should be your most important concern. Known as disastema, gap-tooth smiles are common issues affecting many smiles. While it may not seem appealing to you, many people find the gap-tooth smile appealing due to some well-loved celebrities.  If you have a gap in between your teeth, you may be wondering when and if to correct this problem. Read More 

Missed Connections: How Celiac Disease Shows On Your Teeth

Celiac disease has more awareness than ever now that more people are turning to gluten free diets. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that can infect anyone from infants to adults. Celiac is a gluten protein intolerance in the small intestine that affects food absorption. What many people don't realize is that dentists can often be the first to detect celiac disease. They are a vital role in early detection. Here are some ways that celiac affects your teeth and what you can do about it. Read More