Orthodontists Anticipate Future Facial Growth When Treating Poor Bites

Moving teeth to better positions through orthodontics not only improves dental function and health, it can vastly improve your appearance. But to achieve a result that continues to be attractive as you age requires thorough planning and forethought. That’s because your body continues to change all during life. While the most accelerated growth happens in […]

Bitewing X-Rays Safely ‘Reveal all’ About Back Teeth to Prevent Tooth Decay

Modern dental care wouldn’t be the same without x-rays. Since dentists began capturing x-ray images a century ago to detect beginning tooth decay, billions of teeth have been preserved. “Catching it early” is the key to staying ahead of this aggressive bacterial infection. Once it breaks through the protective defenses of tooth enamel, it can […]

Vivica’s Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile

What’s an actor’s most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it’s what you see right up front. “On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in” she said. “Especially if you play the hot chick.” But like […]

Crown Lengthening Might be Necessary for Seniors with Tooth Decay

While tooth decay is a potential problem at any age, the risk increases as you grow older. Not only are senior adults more susceptible, decay is often more difficult to treat. That’s because cavities can occur at or below the gum line, often due to gum recession. If that’s the case, we won’t be able […]

A Bonded Retainer Might be a Better Choice After Braces

The braces are finally off! But to keep your new, straighter smile you’ll need to wear a retainer for some time. That’s because the same structural mechanism used to move your teeth could undo what we’ve just accomplished. That mechanism resides in an elastic tissue called the periodontal ligament that lies between the teeth and the bone […]