Woman with braces

How Braces Work

Braces are such a common treatment, we take it for granted that everyone knows how they work. However, we've realized that it may not be that obvious how this clever system of brackets and wires results in a straighter smile and a healthier bite alignment.

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How Effective Is Whitening Toothpaste?

The number of teeth whitening options available to patients just seems to grow and grow. With so many products and treatments available, it’s hard to know which are the most effective.

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How Your Teeth Got Their Names

When you visit the dentist, especially if you're getting work done, such as a dental crown, you may hear dentists talking in a strange combination of names and numbers when describing locations in your mouth.

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What Causes Gum Recession

You may have heard of receding gums, but still need to know how to prevent it and what causes it. Many people first notice gum recession when their teeth start looking longer than they used to.

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Can You Name 5 Types of Dental Floss?

Which toothbrush or toothpaste is best for you depends on your unique dental condition, but did you know that the same is true of floss? There are 5 main types of floss

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Health Consequences of Crooked Teeth

Getting crooked teeth or a bad bite fixed isn't just about vanity. A less-than-perfect smile can put you at risk for both dental and overall health issues

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Dental X-Rays & Radiation Exposure

Many patients have expressed concerns about the amount of radiation exposure caused by dental x-rays. We want to set the record straight about this very important diagnostic tool and what it means for your health.

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Foods With Hidden Sugar

The biggest threat when it comes to tooth decay and toothaches is a familiar one: sugar. However, food manufacturers have gotten better at concealing it.

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Your Favorite Drink May Be Damaging Your Fillings & Crowns

Your dental crowns and fillings may be at risk for damage from an unexpected culprit: your favorite beverage.

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The Healing Magic of Fluoride

Fluoride, the major active ingredient in toothpaste, is arguably the most important tool for preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

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