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So You Really Want to Close the Gap in Your Smile? We Have Options

If you have a gap in your smile, it might make you self-conscious. There’s really no way to hide it--it’s right in front of your mouth, and it shows itself every time you talk, laugh, eat, or smile. Fortunately, if you’ve decided that you want to close the gap in your smile, we have options. But make sure you’re happy with that decision first. Is Your Gap Really so Bad? [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Little Ways Dental Implants Are Different from Natural Teeth

Dental implants are the tooth replacement that is most like natural teeth. But if you get beyond the basics, implants aren’t exactly like natural teeth. Sure, they look like natural teeth and let you chew just like natural teeth. You even care for them like natural teeth, with brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits, and they can last a lifetime like natural teeth can. But there are some differences which are [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Self-Screen for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder, known more commonly as TMJ, is notoriously difficult to diagnose. Despite the condition becoming more and more prevalent, some estimates suggesting that TMJ effects over ten million Americans, symptoms often vary in both severity and the ways in which they manifest, making it much more difficult to diagnose. That’s because medically, temporomandibular joint disorder is considered an umbrella term describing a symptom complex instead of a [...]

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Genetics or Oral Hygiene? Take Control of Your Oral Health

Having greater access to information like the psychology of child-rearing isn’t always a good thing. For one, it can make it pretty easy to blame our parents for just about everything. Not good at making friends? Maybe your parents didn’t teach you to socialize. Convinced the world owes you something? Maybe your parents spoiled you as a child. Millennials especially can find these thoughts comforting, but who could blame them? When [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Your Guide to White

In the past decade, teeth whitening has become cheaper, safer, and more effective — especially when it comes from the professionals. The more popular it gets, however, and the more often it’s mentioned my Instagram influencers, Youtubers, and the like, the more misconceptions can go rampant. Some of these misconceptions might even push those looking for a brighter smile to harmful alternative whitening methods like charcoal toothpaste.Today, we’re here to [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Teeth Whitening|

You Don’t Have Be Afraid of Dentures

Facing the loss of all your teeth can embarrassing, difficult, and terrifying. Family members may not understand well enough to offer the support you need, and worse, might see it as your own fault. The truth is, however, tooth loss is much more common than you might think. In a recent study by the American College of Prosthodontist, researchers found that an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Dentures|

The Frightening Smile of Sonic the Hedgehog

Within the last twenty years, Sonic the Hedgehog has solidified his position as a cultural symbol for classic platformer games. Debuting on the Sega Genesis home system in 1991, Sonic has been featured in nearly 79 games. Known for his teenage-punk attitude, and his need to “go fast,” Sonic zips around his world collecting golden rings and trying to thwart the diabolical plans of Doctor Robotnik. Now, on the eve of [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Popcorn Obsession May Endanger Teeth

Be honest, who doesn’t love popcorn? Whether you’re in a cool theater watching the latest blockbuster or enjoying some Netflix time at home, popcorn can be a fairly healthy option. Unlike a bag of potato chips, popcorn has relatively low calories and way more fiber, making it the perfect option if you’re on a diet. Plus, gourmet popcorn is a thing. Why stick with plain butter when you now have options [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Gone are the days when cosmetic dentistry was just for the rich and famous! These days, anyone can get a whiter, straighter smile — but make sure your dentist is properly trained. A dentist with training and experience in cosmetic dentistry can help you dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.If you’ve ever wondered what cosmetic procedures everybody else is getting done, it’s your lucky day! Here are some of [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Do You Have TMJ Symptoms?

Some estimates suggest that over ten million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders, more commonly known as TMJ. Unfortunately, the symptoms can be so varied that the disease is often misdiagnosed, or never diagnosed at all. This can lead to TMJ sufferers failing to get the treatment they need in order to reduce their pain and prevent the disorder from worsening. If you recognize more than a few of these TMJ symptoms in [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|