Dental Hygiene and Braces

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. may recommend braces in , . Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. How to Brush and Floss with Braces Braces and other orthodontic appliances… Read more »

Maintaining a Straight Smile with a Retainer

After months of adjustments and discomfort, Dr. said it’s time to take off your braces. You now have a beautiful, even smile that functions much better than it used to. Now you need a retainer to make sure your smile doesn’t pull back to where it was before. The periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth… Read more »

Braces 101: The Answers to Your Questions

It’s normal to have questions about braces in , . So, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our friendly and helpful orthodontic team at . To start giving you the answers you need, we have provided the answers to the following frequently asked questions: Why is good oral hygiene with… Read more »

Your New Set of Braces Require Routine Care

Braces are a huge investment. They’re not cheap, but a permanently straight smile is worth the cost. However, if you neglect properly cleaning your braces, you put yourself at risk for a host of complications, including the possibility of needing to wear braces for longer than you originally anticipated. This is why you need to… Read more »

How to Relieve Sore Teeth When You Have Braces

Are you ever tired of having sore teeth after your orthodontic adjustments? If so, our team has some tips that will help you! Adjustment appointments are necessary, but that doesn’t mean the pain is. To soothe your soreness and sensitivity after your orthodontic appliance has been tightened, Dr. and our team recommend doing the following… Read more »

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Hawley Retainer

You will need to use a retainer after removes your braces. This will help your teeth to stay in their ideal alignment while the residual tension in your periodontal ligaments subsides. If you don’t use your retainer during the prescribed times, it could allow your teeth to slip out of alignment or it could increase… Read more »

The Advice You Need to Choose an Effective Toothbrush

As you may already know, oral hygiene is extremely important. However, the only way it is helpful is if you use the proper tools that will safely and effectively clean your smile. If you search the oral hygiene aisle at the store, you’ll notice that there are many products that have different characteristics. Some of… Read more »

Your Wisdom Teeth and Your Smile

Your smile is impacted by your healthy set of teeth, including your wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth come in last, they are the third and last set of molars, after your incisors, canines, premolars and molars. The first molars erupt by the time you are six, and the second molars come in around age 12…. Read more »

Taking Care of your Traditional Wire and Bracket Braces

Your braces represent a significant investment in resolving alignment issues and providing you with an appealing smile. Even though your braces are designed for durability, they can still be damaged by certain activities, foods and lifestyle choices. If your braces are damaged it can increase the amount of time you have to wear them. So… Read more »

All You Need to Know About Sensitive Teeth

If you experience pain every time you eat or drink something hot or hold, or if you wince occasionally while you brush your teeth, then you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity and we are here to help you! Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that often develops because of: • Tooth decay •… Read more »