Yes… You Need To Wear Your Retainer After Braces!

teeth grinding

What Is an Essix Retainer? Retainers are dental aftercare products typically worn after braces or tooth alignment treatments. They are custom made to the patient so the appliance fits their bite perfectly. Materials such as plastic or acrylic are used to give your retainer a translucent barely there appearance. Why you should Wear Your Retainer? […]

Tooth Loss – think again: the truth about grinding

teeth grinding

Many of us grind our teeth without even realizing it until it is too late. By this time patients have severe wear and tear on their teeth. An example of long-term effects of grinding is presented below from one of our patients. You can see that the teeth have turned into small stumps giving an […]

It’s all about the presentation! Naturally brightening your smile…

brighten your smile

Oral hygiene and the appearance of our teeth leaves a lasting impression. So doing everything possible to improve our oral health is critical to creating a favorable impression! Fortunately, nature has provided us with solutions to keep the enamel of our teeth healthy and stain-free. You are what you eat! Starbuck’s is NOT your friend… […]

Do you need a crown after root canal?

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Many patients wonder why a crown is necessary after getting a root canal. Why can’t dentists just put a filling in? It’s so much cheaper… What is a root canal procedure and why is it needed? When a cavity in a tooth is left untreated, it enlarges and eventually reaches a nerve inside. The nerve […]

Is flossing more important than brushing?

                Flossing vs. Brushing Before we address the topic at hand, let us first comment on the differences between brushing and flossing in terms of what they do. Brushing takes away the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth that you can see, which only the front is and back of the teeth, but if […]

Happy Tooth-day! Let’s talk about Teeth Whitening.

It is a known fact that one of the first things people see when you look at them is your smile, and that smile can help you more than you think. Some studies suggest that your smile is indicative of how successful you will be in your professional career; if people see a healthy smile […]

Can Dental Fillings Fall Out & What to Do

Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures that general dentists do nowadays. It does not take a long time to remove the decay and replace it with composite, resin material. A bonding agent is applied that makes the tooth combine with the material, and it is almost as strong as the tooth itself. […]

Reasons Dental Checkups are Needed Twice a Year

 Patients always wonder why they need to get a deep cleaning at their dentist’s office twice a year. Often, dentists hear the phrase: “isn’t just once a year fine?” The truth of the matter is that six months appointments are needed to remove any tartar or calculus that has accumulated over the last six months. […]

¿Tienes miedo de venir al dentista? Formas de superar la ansiedad dental.

Many people either are scared to come to the dentist because they felt traumatized as a child when going to a dentist or had a bad experience with a prior dentist. The anxiety associated with coming to the dentist is very real, and it is nothing to belittle. The good news is that dentistry has […]