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Category Archives: Teeth Care

Peg Laterals and Braces

While orthodontic treatments are able to correct a variety of alignment and spacing issues in teeth, some situations require a more collaborative approach. Recently, we’ve seen many patients dealing with small or underdeveloped teeth. Sometimes, a patient may have a …
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Do Teeth Heal?

If you get a cut, you bandage it and your skin heals. Break a bone, and you’ll wear a cast until the bone mends. But when you have a tooth that’s infected or cracked, can it heal itself? Or do …
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Does It Really Take Fewer Muscles to Smile?

When you’re a little kid, you’re told a number of things by adults that aren’t actually true. Sometimes, the adults were just trying to scare you. Other times, the adult was just wrong. Things like “swallowed gum stays in your …
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Braces and Missing Teeth

The goal of braces is to bring your teeth together in proper alignment. This includes straightening as well as closing gaps in between teeth. But what happens if you’re missing a tooth altogether? Can you still get braces? Will it …
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Having Braces While Pregnant- Is it Okay?

Safety is a top concern for any pregnant woman. The life you live is now being lived for two. You don’t want to take any unnecessary risks or push yourself too hard, but you also want to make sure to …
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Braces Cost Breakdown

When it comes to deciding whether or not to get braces, one of the primary concerns people have is cost. How much will braces cost? As far as the overall cost is concerned, it really depends. We’re unable to provide …
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Toothbrush Maintenance Tips

The toothbrush is the most important tool for keeping your teeth clean. Because your toothbrush takes care of your teeth, it’s important that you take care of your toothbrush. Otherwise, you increase your chances of forming cavities. And no one …
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Braces and the Holidays

There are certain times that are less ideal to have braces or clear aligners. School pictures, prom, weddings, and the holidays. For the first three, it’s mostly because of the pictures. For the latter, there may be pictures involved, but …
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Teeth Brushing and Braces

If having braces meant not having to brush your teeth, it would probably be easier to get kids on board with them. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. When you have braces, brushing is arguably more important than ever, as particles …
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Braces and Baby Teeth

It’s strange to think that children actually have two sets of teeth in their mouth. There are the baby teeth which we see, and then there’s the adult teeth resting just above and below them, waiting to erupt. Usually, the …
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