Gaining The Appearance Of Straight Teeth Without Worsening Your TMJ

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder, chances are you experience pain, stiffness, and popping in the joints. Unfortunately, braces can potentially worsen this problem, so you may feel like having straighter-looking teeth isn't a possibility. You'll be glad to know that it's still possible to improve the appearance of your smile without having to risk worsening your TMJ disorder. Read on to learn why braces aren't a good idea, and how you can improve your smile without them. Read More 

3 Dental Treatment Options For A Germinated First, Second, Or Third Molar

A germinated tooth is one oversized tooth that has a crevice down the middle that makes the tooth look like two fused together. Each section shares the same lower portion of the root canal but separate at the upper pulp chambers that house the sensitive nerve and tissue cells that keep the tooth alive. The size and health of a germinated tooth can cause issues for surrounding teeth. When the affected tooth is a molar, the course of treatment depends on the type of molar, the size of the germinated tooth, and the health of that tooth. Read More 

Top Tips To Get A Whiter Smile At Home

A teeth whitening service from your dentist is the best way to get the brilliant white smile you've dreamed of. However, professional teeth whitening can be expensive. There are teeth whitening methods you can try at home to get a whiter smile. These methods will also keep your teeth white if you've had a professional service. Here are the top tips for getting and keeping a white smile: Use baking soda Read More 

4 Dental Tips When Wearing Braces

If you have recently had braces placed onto your smile in order to correct it, your dental hygiene is even more important. This is because your teeth become more sensitive during this time and you will want to prevent discoloration, swollen gums, and even bad breath. Here are four dental tips to follow when wearing braces: Brush the Sides of the Braces: Instead of placing your toothbrush flat against the front of your teeth, you should face them downward so that they are brushing the braces from the top and upward so they are brushing the braces from the bottom. Read More 

Lingual Braces Might Be The Answer You’ve Been Looking For

If you are planning on correcting your teeth in the near future, then braces are probably on your mind. There are several different types of braces, with each type being suited to a different situation. One such option is to get lingual braces, which provide some unique advantages and disadvantages. To help you figure out whether lingual braces are right for you, here is an explanation of how they work: Read More