Worried you can’t get quality dental care because your dentist is listed as out-of-network? You may have more options than you realize. Here’s everything you should know about dental insurance and the benefits you’re entitled to.
It all starts with a toothache, and before you know it, your tooth is infected. The worst thing you could do is leave it to its own devices. Here’s a closer look at what could happen if you ignore an infected tooth.
You’ve heard about the clear aligners that have swept the nation — but can they really deliver on their promises for straighter teeth in less time? We’re answering your biggest questions about Invisalign® and how long the results last.
Wondering how much longer you have to wait until your teeth are truly free from dental hardware? We’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Read on to learn what determines how long you’ll need retainers.
Hearing from your dentist that you need adult braces may fill you with confusion, frustration, and even a touch of dread. The good news is that adult braces are much more comfortable and effective than you realize. Here’s what you should know.
Surgery of any kind can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why we're giving you a sneak peek into our oral surgery procedures, so you can feel fully prepared before your appointment.
It’s unsettling to see bright red streaks in the sink after cleaning your teeth. But if you know what’s behind the bleeding, you can quickly and confidently get the help you need. Here’s a closer look at the common causes of bleeding gums.
If the sound of the dentist’s drill is enough to make you shake in your boots, it’s time you heard the truth about modern dental treatments, and how routine procedures like root canals are nothing to fear.
As you age, you become more vulnerable to broken teeth and infected gums. Without treatment, these issues can interfere with maintaining a healthy diet, interacting with others, and staying well. Read more about the value of oral health for seniors.
When choosing treatment for an infected or damaged tooth, it’s always better to preserve a viable tooth. Saving a natural tooth with a root canal lets you protect your smile without an artificial tooth replacement such as a bridge or implant.
You’ll get the best results from your Invisalign® treatment when you care for your aligner trays as recommended. Find out how to maintain the effectiveness of these devices with proper care and cleaning.
It can be traumatic and painful to have a tooth knocked out. However, remaining calm and following recommended steps improves your odds of successfully reattaching your tooth. Learn what to do if you knock out a tooth.
Gum disease can ruin more than your teeth. Having unhealthy gums is linked to chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Find out why maintaining healthy gums can help you maintain a healthy body as well as your smile.
If gaps from missing teeth make you feel ashamed to smile, you may benefit from a dental bridge. These artificial tooth replacements restore normal function and form when teeth are lost. Learn about the three types of bridges and how they work.
While your dental team is dedicated to helping you maintain your teeth for as long as possible, sometimes the best course of action is tooth extraction. Find out when removing a tooth may be the best option for protecting oral function and health.
If you’re not maintaining your recommended schedule of teeth cleanings, you’re missing out on the chance to protect your oral health. Find out why regular brushing and flossing aren’t enough to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
While it may seem like a rite of passage to have your wisdom teeth removed when you reach your late teens or early twenties, it’s not always necessary. Find out when this procedure is advised and whether you may be able to avoid it.
If you have dental anxiety, your emotions may be interfering with your ability to get the care you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Find out how sedation dentistry can make you more comfortable so you can keep your mouth healthy.
With proper care and treatment, your teeth can last a lifetime. Making a commitment to preventive dentistry is the best way to ensure that you’re doing all you can to protect your teeth. Find out why this approach is key to oral health as you age.
The purpose of veneers is not just to make you "smile big" — though it’s great to finally be able to. Find out how they can offer a “low-hassle” alternative to more complex, sometimes uncomfortable procedures.
You don’t need uncomfortable and embarrassing metal braces to get a stunning smile. Invisalign® clear aligners offer practically invisible treatment with dramatic results. Find out how this innovative technology can straighten your smile.
Bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups help ensure you’re benefiting from your oral hygiene regimen. Find out how these visits can help you identify dental problems before they require extensive treatment and cause permanent damage.
While regular oral hygiene and dental cleanings give your teeth the best chance of lasting a lifetime, sometimes a tooth extraction is the only way to protect your oral health. Find out when having a tooth removed is your best treatment option.
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that you should go to the dentist twice a year, or every six months. This schedule helps us keep a close eye on your oral health to make sure that everything is looking as it should!
Whether you visit the dentist twice a year or it’s been a while since your last visit, we are happy to have you. For every visit (but especially your first), make sure that you have the following items with you!
Gum disease can cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums. Left untreated, it can also lead to even more serious dental and health complications. Find out why maintaining healthy gums is so important.
Avoiding certain foods and drinks, such as candy and caffeine, can help prevent dental diseases, but you can do more than take preventive measures. Learn how eating certain foods and maintaining good nutrition can promote oral health.
Despite popular myths about the unpleasantness of root canal therapy, state-of-the-art techniques and proper anesthesia can make the procedure virtually painless. Find out what’s involved in having this pain-relieving treatment to save your tooth.
Brushing your teeth incorrectly can do more harm than good. Incorrect brushing habits can damage your gums and make teeth more susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria. Find out if your brushing routine includes any of these five common mistakes.
Unhealthy gums can affect more than your teeth. Research links gum disease with a wide range of serious health conditions that can affect the rest of your body. Find out why keeping your gums healthy is good for your well-being.
A professional teeth whitening treatment can give you a boost of confidence or help you make a good first impression. Find out how regular maintenance can keep your pearly whites bright for as long as possible.
Bad breath is a symptom of something, whether it’s the food you eat, the cigarettes you smoke, or poor brushing and flossing habits catching up with you. When periodontal disease sets in, your bad breath remains until you receive treatment.
If you think your crooked teeth are simply a cosmetic issue, think again. Having straight teeth is important for your oral health, both now and in the future., and getting your bite corrected is not a vanity issue. Here’s why you should take care of it soo
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and erase years from your appearance. BOTOX enhances those effects by getting rid of telltale lines and wrinkles that can make your smile look worn and tired. Here's how it can help you get the most from your cos
Migraines and other types of chronic headaches can be triggered by grinding and clenching, two common habits. Custom night guards relieve excess jaw strain and pressure to prevent headaches, as well as other problems these habits can cause.
If dental anxiety is keeping you from getting the care you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy, sedation might be just what you need to help you relax during your visit. Here are the options we offer.
Root canals have a bad rap as a painful dental procedure when, in fact, they cause no more pain than a typical filling. They can preserve a natural tooth that may be lost without dental treatment, maintaining tooth and jaw health.
Do you have an overbite, underbite, or open bite? These aren’t a problem for Invisalign®. This revolutionary alignment system can fix these and many other smile flaws. What’s more, the aligners are removable and nearly invisible.