Braces—the right of passage for all early teens whose parents have good insurance. Spend two years in orthodontics purgatory, endure some teasing—like being called ‘metal mouth’, follow the hygiene orders … read more
Beware of Unsupported Jaw and Tongue Posture Trends
The good news is the COVID-19 pandemic did not create Dr. Internet—you know, that person in your life who watched a YouTube video, then read something on the Web, and … read more
Do I need a mouth guard?
The list of sports where one’s mouth could get seriously injured is nearly endless. So using mouth guards to protect your teeth has been commonplace for decades. But with the … read more
What is Bruxism?
Do you ever find yourself grinding, gnashing, or clenching your teeth? It’s not uncommon; in fact, 8%-31% of the population does it too. Some various symptoms and concerns come along … read more
Health Issues that Can Impact Teeth and Bite Patterns
Develop gum disease and if you’re not steadfast it can trigger heart disease. Notice a lot of thrush developing on your tongue and cheeks, it’s time to get tested for … read more
Understanding Your Bite
Occlusion is a term that refers to the general alignment of teeth, or the way the teeth come together in the mouth to create a bite. Ideally, the upper teeth … read more
The Effect of Tongue Posture on Teeth
Most people are entirely unaware of how their tongue can affect their teeth, and they’re even less aware of how their tongue behaves in their mouth on a day-to-day basis. … read more
Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health?
Oral health is much more serious than just brushing your teeth daily and flossing every blue moon or right before a dentist appointment (yes, we can always tell!). Maintaining the … read more
How Can I Remove the Yellow Stains Around My Braces?
Having braces is a commitment that can last for months, even years, so you do your best to keep your mind focused on the long-term benefits of having great, straight … read more
Today’s Braces: No More “Metal Mouth”!
For many kids and teenagers, “you need braces” are the worst three words they can possibly hear. Aside from the discomfort and difficulty of keeping them clean, there is the … read more