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 

5 Excuses People Give For Not Visiting The Dentist, And The Solution For Each One

According to the American Dental Association, over 180 million people in the U.S. don't visit their dentist each year, even if they have dental problems. Oral health problems can affect your overall health, so it's very important to see your dentist regularly. Here are five of the most common excuses people give for not getting regular dental care, and the reasons why those excuses just aren't valid. It's too expensive Although most Americans have medical insurance to help offset the cost of health care, many do not have dental insurance. Read More 

Tips To Treat Autistic Children In The Dental Office

If you are a dentist, then you cater to a wide range of patients. Some individuals you treat may have chronic disorders, anxieties, or mental problems that cause difficulties during routine exams. If you treat children, then you should understand that some of your patients may also have developmental problems. Conditions like autism can bring about some unique challenges during even the most routine appointments. It is your job to make sure that patients receive the dental care they deserve, so keep reading to find out how you can make appointments easier for autistic patients. Read More 

Why Do Your Baby’s Teeth Have A Bluish Tint?

After several nights of miserable teething, your baby's tooth finally erupts through the gums. You're so proud that your child finally has that first tooth, but you can't help but thinking it looks a little bluish. It's probably not your imagination. Healthy baby teeth are stark white when they first erupt. If your baby's tooth has a blue tint, he or she probably has a condition known as dentinogenesis imperfecta. Read More