Orthodontic Problems with Loss of Baby Teeth

If baby teeth are not lost in the correct order or if a baby tooth is lost and is not replaced by a permanent one within three months, there could be a number of issues that an orthodontist should address: Crowding: Baby teeth preserve space for adult teeth until they...

Self-confidence and Teeth

Did you know that Orthodontics play a huge role in young children’s health, appearance and self-confidence? The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that an orthodontist examine a child’s teeth by the time they are 7 years old, even while baby teeth are...

National Gum Disease Awareness Month

Do your gums bleed when brushing? Do you experience sensitivity? 85% of US adults suffer from some degree of gum disease, making it one of the most common diseases in America – more common than cancer, diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease. Yet, only 60% of those...
Mouth Breathing & Orthodontics

Mouth Breathing & Orthodontics

Did you know mouth breathing, as opposed to breathing through your nose, can cause dental problems and the need for orthodontics? Yet another reason that children should be evaluated for orthodontic treatment at age 7.  We’ll do that evaluation complimentary and...
Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, let’s talk about your heart! Gum inflammation has been shown in several studies to raise your risk of heart disease and stroke. This is thought to be because gum disease increases the inflammation throughout your body, which...