Taking Care Of Your Retainer
Published on July 19, 2017
GRADUATING FROM BRACESto retainers is a major milestone for any orthodontic patient, but retainers still take work, because anything that spends that much time in our mouths will become smelly and covered in gunk if we don’t keep it clean. So how exactly do we do that? Well, to some extent, it depends on the type of retainer.
A Hawley retainer is a tried and true classic more commonly known as a wire retainer, because it...[more]
Photo Op: Types Of Dental X-Rays
Published on June 28, 2017
EVERYONE WHO’S BEEN TO THE DENTISTis familiar with X-rays. You put on the lead apron, you’re given a rectangular contraption and told “put this between your teeth and bite down,” and then you hear that tinny beep. Have you ever wondered what the different types of dental X-rays are and what they’re for? Let’s take a closer look at three of the most common ones.
The Big Picture: Panoramic X-Rays
Has an X-ray technician ever had...[more]
The Daily Grind Of Bruxism
Published on June 13, 2017
MOST PEOPLE GRIND OR CLENCHtheir teeth briefly when annoyed or in a tense situation. That level of teeth-grinding isn’t really something to worry about. It’s when you do it far more frequently, often without even realizing it (you might even do it in your sleep!), that it can potentially become a serious problem. The medical term for this kind of teeth-grinding isbruxism.
Bruxism: What and Why
The Way You Eat Fruit Matters For Your Teeth
Published on June 06, 2017
FRUIT IS AN ESSENTIALelement of a well-balanced, healthy diet. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and eating it on a regular basis helps boost your immune system and reduces your risk of illness and chronic disease. There are a lot of ways people get their fruit, however, and when it comes to your teeth, some ways are worsethan others!
Beware Dried Fruit
Many people think dried fruit is a great healthy snac...[more]