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How to Brush Teeth with Braces

Brushing and flossing isn’t exactly easy when you have braces, but it’s more important than ever. Take a few extra minutes each day to brush around your brackets and wires to get the job done right and you’ll be happy you did when it’s time to get your braces off in a year or two.  Need some pointers? Here’s how …

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Delayed Tooth Eruption: What to Expect

As much as we love those gummy baby smiles, it’s definitely a proud parent moment when that first tooth emerges. Sure, it’s not exactly an achievement, but after all the drooling and fussing and gnawing everything within reach, it sure feels like one, doesn’t it? Some babies and toddlers don’t get their baby teeth when we expect them to, though. …

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

As parents, it’s natural to worry about a topic like sedation dentistry. Any time we use sedation, there’s risk involved. Is it worth the risk? How do we keep children safe during procedures in which sedation is needed? Sedation is different from anesthesia; topical and injected anesthesia ensures that a procedure is pain-free, while sedation helps a child stay calm …

Photograph of a woman with brown hair holding Invisalign braces in one hand & traditional braces on false teeth in the other.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Many people struggle to decide between getting Invisalign and traditional braces for their orthodontic treatment. It’s a conversation we have in our office again and again, as we help patients weigh the pros and cons of each option. Ultimately, every patient is different and the best option comes down to your lifestyle, your preferences, and your orthodontic needs. Here’s what …

Laser Tongue or Lip Tie Release

Laser Tongue or Lip Tie Release

Everyone has small folds of tissue, known as frenums, that connect the tongue or lip to the mouth. In some people, though, the frenum is misplaced or too tight, causing a condition known as a tongue or lip tie. Infants with a tongue tie may need a procedure known as a frenectomy, which releases the tongue tie, to properly latch …

Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign, known as “the clear alternative to braces,” is a convenient modern alternative to braces. Straight teeth are important not only for aesthetics and confidence, but also to improve oral hygiene and increase chewing ability. For more than a century, metal braces were the only option, but today Invisalign offers a better solution. Here are 4 benefits of Invisalign over …