Crossbites and Your Child

Crossbites and Your Child

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and retainers can indeed be...
Treating Common Dental Emergencies

Treating Common Dental Emergencies

Let’s say you sprained an ankle. What are your first steps? Most of us probably would say something along the lines of plop down on the nearest couch, ice the ankle, elevate it, add some compression, and see a doctor if it’s a bad sprain. But what about a dental...
How to Know if You have a Cavity

How to Know if You have a Cavity

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a...
Apples for Oral Health

Apples for Oral Health

It’s Back to School time, and a time to celebrate our teachers. Remember when celebrating your teacher meant bringing him or her an apple? Turns out that may not have been such a bad idea. People have been asserting that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”...
Soda and Your Teeth

Soda and Your Teeth

Ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and brush at...
The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully more than once!), but who knew it was this complicated? Just grab a brush a get to work, right? There are actually some best practices to be mindful...