Help Your Teen Stick To Wearing A Retainer

11 April 2017
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

After months of wires and brackets, the blessed day arrives. Your teen is finally able to good-bye to braces. But too many teens embrace this freedom too readily and they quickly  stop wearing their retainer. The retainer is an essential component of smile correction, and very soon after failing to wear it, the hard work done by the braces begins to fail as well. Because orthodontic procedures represent an investment, parents become concerned when they discover their teen has not been wearing the retainer as directed. Read More 

3 Good Reasons To Get A Dental Crown

19 December 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Dental crowns are common dental products that are often called caps. They are created to fit over existing teeth, and they provide a lot of benefits when needed. If your dentist recommends placing a crown on one of your teeth, it is probably because the tooth is not strong enough to stand alone. If your dentist says you need a dental crown, here are three good reasons to take this advice. Read More 

Tongue Tie Frenectomy For Babies: 3 Reasons To Opt For Z Plasty Over Any Other Technique

20 September 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Babies that are born tongue-tied have limited mobility over their tongues. This can have a huge impact on their ability to thrive and receive a constant milk supply. It may also interfere with the baby's ability to bond with the ability. This condition is congenital and affects approximately 0.2% to 2% of all babies. The first sign that a baby has this condition is when they cannot properly attach themselves to their mother's nipples. Read More 

Four Home Remedies For Dry Mouth Syndrome

2 August 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Dry mouth syndrome, also called xerostomia, is a condition characterized by a dry-feeling mouth and a lack of saliva. This condition is a fairly common problem among seniors. One study found that 16% of patients who were 60 years or older suffered from dry mouth syndrome, while 31% suffered from decreased salivary flow. If your mouth starts feeling uncomfortably dry as you get older, your dentist may recommend managing your symptoms with home remedies. Read More 

Uncontrolled Diabetes And Dental Implants: No Longer Enemies

26 May 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Do you have uncontrolled diabetes? Either because you are not following your physician's recommendations or because you are still in the process of stabilizing on medications, your blood sugars are all over the map. Diabetes can be frustrating to manage. Due to fluctuating blood sugars, your body takes hits in several areas: the disease weakens your immune system, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and circulation. High blood sugar levels also compromise your oral health by making you vulnerable to periodontal disease, which is an infection of the gums, ligaments, and jawbone. Read More