Getting braces can be a big commitment. Here are a few things you can expect and some tips for care after you get them put on.
Floss vs. Toothpicks
When you feel something stuck in your teeth, your instinct might be to reach for a toothpick. However, they don't offer the same benefits of dental floss and can even cause harm when used too often or incorrectly.
Soothing sore gums
Gum pain can be a serious distraction. If you notice anything unusual happening to your gums, contact your dentist to set up an appointment right away. They will be able to detect the underlying cause and offer you the best treatment solutions.
Healthy gums lead to happy smiles
To keep your mouth healthy, be sure you are taking good care of your gums. September is National Gum Care Month, so it's the perfect time to get into a good oral health routine.
Chewing Ice: The Reality
Chewing on ice may seem like a harmless habit, but it has consequences for your teeth.
The Benefits of Using Straws
How does the "ban on straws" affect oral health?
Summer Sports Safety For Kids
Help your kids stay safe while they enjoy their summertime sports and activities. Keep water handy and watch out for common injuries.
Back-to-School Dentist Appointments
As summer comes to an end, parents should be planning dental visits for their children ahead of the new school year.
The Pros and Cons of Adult Braces
The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has been steadily increasing for decades. In 2014, the American Association of Orthodontists estimated that 27 percent of all North American orthodontic patients are adults, and the number of adults seeking treatment has increased more than 16 percent from just two years prior.