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Oral Hygiene Best Practices for Toddlers

Babies benefit from oral hygiene early on. Cleaning baby’s gums is important and will help set them up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Fresh gauze around your clean finger can help keep baby’s tongue and gums clean until first teeth start to poke through.

Start Early

Don’t wait until your […]

Reasons to Carefully Research Options for Cosmetic Dental Work

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is very important. The right skills, the right technology, the right reputation, a wide breadth of service offerings, and a good experience are all things you want to keep in mind.
Skills:
Does your dentist have experience with the types of cosmetic dentistry procedures you’re interested in? […]

Treatment Options to Keep Stress From Causing Dental Problems

Chronic stress can cause any number of physical problems like back pain, insomnia or stomach ulcers. In the mouth, it can also be the cause of teeth grinding or clenching habits that may lead to pain and tooth damage.

Besides toothaches and jaw pain, stress-related teeth grinding may also be causing […]

Eden Sher and the Lost Retainer

Fans of the primetime TV show The Middle were delighted to see that high school senior Sue, played by Eden Sher, finally got her braces off at the start of Season 6. But since this popular sitcom wouldn’t be complete without some slapstick comedy, this happy event is not without […]

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay

“Cut down on sweets, especially between meals” is perhaps one of the least popular words of advice we dentists regularly give. We’re not trying to be killjoys, but the facts are undeniable: both the amount and frequency of sugar consumption contributes to tooth decay. Our concern isn’t the naturally occurring […]

To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce “BAD” factors, Promote “SAFE” Ones

To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce “BAD” factors, Promote “SAFE” Ones
Humanity has been waging war against tooth decay for millennia — with this relentless opponent often getting the better of us.

Over the last century, however, significant treatment advances have turned the tide of battle in our favor. Perhaps the greatest of […]

An Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea may be the Right Option for You

Daily fatigue or complaints of your snoring from family have led you to see your doctor about the problem. After an exam and a test session in a sleep lab, your problem now has a name — obstructive sleep apnea.

This common sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD) occurs when the soft tissues […]

Sleep Apnea and Behavioral Problems in Children: How Your Dentist Can Help

We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep: refreshed, energized and ready to handle — even excel at — our day-to-day responsibilities. Yet millions of people, young and old, are robbed of a good night’s rest by sleep-related breathing disorders such as sleep apnea, in […]

Beyond Brushing and Fossing Consider other Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Beyond Brushing and Flossing: Consider Other Risk Factors for Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a primary cause of tooth damage and loss, with annual treatment costs in the billions of dollars. It arises mainly from oral bacteria, which proliferates in the absence of effective oral hygiene. There are, however, other risk […]

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Minor Procedure Can Help Keep the Space Between Teeth Closed
You have a beautiful smile, but with one noticeable flaw — there’s a small gap between your two front teeth. It’s a common occurrence that can be corrected with orthodontics.

There are a number of causes for this wider spacing, including an […]