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It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

posted on 11-19-19
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CHEWING ICE MIGHT SEEM refreshing in the moment, but it’s not doing any favors for your teeth or braces and aligner attachments in the long run. Today we’re going to take a look at why ice chewing is such a common... More

A Quick Guide To Retainer Maintenance

posted on 11-12-19
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THE DAY YOUR BRACES come off will arrive sooner than you think, but your orthodontic treatment won’t quite be over yet. In order to keep the straight smile you and our practice are working so hard for, you’ll need to wear... More

What Kind of Toothbrush Is Right for You?

posted on 11-5-19
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THE TOOTHBRUSH HAS CHANGED a lot over the last century, and we consider ourselves very lucky that we don’t have to use animal hair as bristles. However, there are now so many different toothbrush options to choose from that it can... More

Temporomandibular Disorders

posted on 10-29-19
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OUR JAWS DO A LOT of work throughout the day, opening and closing over and over so that we can do ordinary things like talk, eat, and yawn. Ideally, all of the anatomy involved functions as it should and we can... More

Teeth and Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats

posted on 10-22-19
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HALLOWEEN IS A TON OF fun every year, and it’s right around the corner! We love the costumes, the decorations, and the local events, but we’re a little wary of all that candy. Sugar isn’t just tasty to us; the harmful... More

A Closer Look At Our Teeth

posted on 10-15-19
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WE USE OUR TEETH all day, every day, for chewing, talking, and flashing big smiles at friends and family, but what are the structures that allow our teeth to do so much? Let’s take a look at what our teeth are... More

Adult Braces: Not A Myth

posted on 10-8-19
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IF YOU’RE OUT OF your teens, you might think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that’s not true! Modern orthodontic treatment is for adults as well as teens. And even if you had braces before, your teeth might still... More

Avoiding Post-Braces Stains

posted on 10-1-19
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OUTSIDE OF ANTIQUE FURNITURE and modern art, stains are pretty much always bad news. Worst of all is when the stains are on our teeth. If we aren’t careful during orthodontic treatment, we can end up with white spots on our... More

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

posted on 9-24-19
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WHY DO ADULT TEETH come in crooked so often even though baby teeth always seem to be straight? It turns out that a number of different factors can contribute to bad bites and poor alignment in adult teeth, from age to... More

Night Guards For Teeth Grinding

posted on 9-17-19
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HAVE YOU EVER woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache? These are common symptoms of sleep bruxism, or teeth-grinding. The American Dental Association estimates that 10-15 percent of adults struggle with sleep bruxism, and children can experience it too.... More