Do You Need Braces?

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Are you currently wondering if you need braces? If so, answer these two questions: Is your smile less-than-straight? Does the state of your teeth and jaw cause you discomfort? If you answer “yes” again, you should talk to your dentist about getting braces. People wear braces for two reasons—aesthetic and oral health. Aesthetic: Braces push… Read more »

The Dangers of Dental Phobia

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Dental phobia is sometimes, confused with dental anxiety. With dental anxiety the person often feels increased anxiety during basic dental procedures. A person with dental phobia can often overwhelmed by an irrational fear of visiting the dentist. This can lead them to forgo regular checkups and procedures, which can lead to serious problems. Individuals that… Read more »

Flossing for Prevention of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue that leads to inflammation. Tartar at the gum line is one of the most common causes of gum disease. The earliest stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is left unresolved, it can advance into periodontitis. This stage of gum disease can have… Read more »