Oral Health is a Family Affair

3 Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Take Better Care Of Their Braces

When you have kids, you know just how difficult it can be to get them to take care of their favorite toys, let alone something like their braces. But because braces can be fairly expensive (and you want them to work), you need to make sure that your children are taking as good of care of their teeth as possible. To encourage them to have better habits, this article will list three different things that you can do. Read More 

Tips for Getting Used to Your New Dentures

Dentures enhance the appearance of your smile and can correct chewing and malocclusion problems. While most new denture wearers adapt to them quickly, it may take others a few weeks to get completely used to them. Here are some tips that will help you adapt to your new dentures so that you can fully enjoy the benefits they provide: Use Proper Stabilization Techniques Because dentures are not your natural teeth, they may feel like foreign objects inside your mouth. Read More 

What To Expect From Gum Contouring

Teeth whitening and veneers are common cosmetic dentistry procedures that most people have heard of, but they don't do anything to address the appearance of your gums. If you're looking into cosmetic procedures and have excess gum tissue that shows when you smile or if your gum line is uneven, gum contouring can help give you a more traditionally attractive smile.   The Procedure In some cases, dentists can sculpt gum tissue with a laser during a quick office visit of about an hour. Read More 

2 Benefits Of Wearing Invisalign Instead Of Braces When Straightening Your Teeth

If you have finally come to a point in your life that you are ready to do something about your crooked teeth, you may still be a little apprehensive about the thought of living with braces for a couple of years. However, instead of getting traditional braces, consider the benefits of wearing clear aligners such as Invisalign instead. 1. Clear Aligners Lessen the Risk of Damage to Your Teeth and Gums Read More 

Dental Implants And Cost: What To Consider

Dental implants are an excellent long-term solution for many dental issues, including tooth loss, but implants can also be an investment. However, the more you know about what's involved in the cost of the implants, the better you can understand and plan for them.  Extraction Needs Whether or not you need a tooth extracted before you have the implants installed will impact the cost you incur for the installation procedure. Generally, the same dental provider that extracts the tooth is also the same individual who will install the implant. Read More