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Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to Be Removed?

Evolutionarily speaking, wisdom teeth may be on their way out. But, in the meantime, these latecomers to your mouth can pose problems for some. Here’s a look when it’s no longer wise to hold onto wisdom teeth.

Aug 4th, 2022
Getting Started With Invisalign®: What to Expect

You love the idea of using Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your teeth, and you're anxious to get started. Here, we review what you can expect when you start your Invisalign journey, as well as a few tips.

Jul 7th, 2022
Why Does My Child Need Phase 1 Orthodontics?

If your child’s orthodontist has informed you that your child will need Phase 1 orthodontics, you may have a considerable amount of questions. Continue reading for more information about Phase 1 orthodontics, and what it means for both you and your child.

Nov 11th, 2019
Can Laser Therapy Improve Healing After Oral Surgery?

Laser therapy is a relatively new treatment method that has proved to be exceptionally beneficial in various different dental treatments. Continue reading to learn more about how laser therapy affects healing after oral surgery.

Sep 16th, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment consists of designing and implementing treatment that corrects the alignment of the teeth, and the way in which the teeth come together - otherwise known as the bite. Continue reading to learn more about orthodontic treatment.

Jul 7th, 2021
Can I Have Extractions Done While on Bisphosphonate Drugs?

It is always better to be safe rather than sorry, especially when your health is concerned. If you have been recommended for a tooth extraction but you are currently taking bisphosphonate medications, you may be wondering if you are still a candidate.

Jun 22nd, 2021
What Is A Deep Cleaning?

If your dentist or dental hygienist has informed you that you’ll need a deep cleaning rather than a regular cleaning, you may be wondering why a regular cleaning can’t get the job done.

May 19th, 2021
Does My Child Need Phase 1 Orthodontics?

Taking a proactive approach to your child’s dental treatment is the best way to ensure that they receive the treatment they need in a timely manner. Continue reading to learn more about phase 1 orthodontics and what it means for both you and your child.

May 3rd, 2021
The Different Parts of an Implant

Understanding the different parts of an implant will help you better understand your treatment as a whole. Continue reading for more information about the different types of dental implants.

Apr 19th, 2021
Does Every Extraction Need a Bone Graft?

In the case that you need to have a tooth extracted, you may be wondering if it is necessary to have a bone graft placed, as well. Bone grafting can be extremely beneficial, but it is not always completely necessary.

Apr 5th, 2021
How Periodontal Disease Affects The Heart

s there a connection between the health of your gums and teeth and the health of your heart? Yes! Your oral health has an impact on the health of the rest of your body - most importantly, your heart.

Mar 31st, 2021
How Do Extra Cleanings Help My Heart?

Your oral health has a direct effect on the health of the rest of your body. In fact, poor oral health has been directly linked to poor cardiovascular health. Continue reading to learn how receiving extra oral cleanings can help improve or support your hea

Jan 13th, 2021
How Does Periodontal Disease Affect the Heart?

While a concrete link between periodontal disease & heart conditions has not been officially identified, it is strongly believed that the two conditions are correlated. Continue reading for more information about how periodontal disease affects the heart.

Dec 30th, 2020
How Does Diabetes Affect the Periodontium?

The Periodontium--the tissues that surround and support the teeth-- is a crucial aspect of your overall dental health. Diabetes has been recognized as a negative influencer on the health of the periodontium: here’s how.

Dec 15th, 2020
Can Clear Aligners Be Used on Children and Teens?

Clear aligner systems have made it possible for millions worldwide to achieve the smile of their dreams. A common question that many people have is: Can clear aligners be used on children and teens, or are they intended for adults only?

Nov 21st, 2020
What Are The Different Parts of an Implant?

To have a full understanding of your dental implant treatment, it is important to know the various different parts that make up a single implant. Continue reading to learn these parts and their functions.

Oct 12th, 2020
How Does Smoking Affect Extractions and Implants?

Smoking- whether it be tobacco, marijuana, or vaping, can prove to have several negative effects on the body overtime, but this is especially true when considering how detrimental it can be to oral extraction sites and dental implants.

Sep 14th, 2020
What is a Frenectomy?

If you have been recommended for a frenectomy procedure, you may be wondering what it is, what you can expect during your treatment, and how you will benefit from it.

Aug 26th, 2020
Do I Need IV Sedation for My Third Molars?

When having the third molars-otherwise known as the wisdom teeth-extracted, it is common for patients to undergo IV sedation. For many people, the idea of being put under sedation may prove itself to be considerably nerve-wracking.

Aug 11th, 2020
Is an Implant Better Than a Root Canal?

If you are faced with a tooth that has experienced extensive decay, you have most likely been recommended for restorative treatment, either by the completion of a root canal or the placement of a dental implant.

Jul 16th, 2020
Why Do Some Root Canals Take Two Visits?

If you have been told that you will have to return to your dental office two separate times in order to complete your root canal, you may be left wondering why.

Jun 28th, 2020
Why Do Implants Fail?

Dental implants are one of modern dentistry’s greatest achievements; they help preserve crucial bone in the mouth and almost perfectly mimic a natural tooth, allowing the patient to have full confidence and use of their smile.

Jun 15th, 2020
Cracked Tooth Syndrome

If a persistent but mysterious pain in your tooth has brought you to the dentist and he or she has told you that you are experiencing cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), you may be wondering what it is, and what this new diagnosis means for you.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a dental procedure that has proven to be successful in the promotion of a healthy and beautiful smile.

Mar 4th, 2020
Why Do I Need Bone Grafting With My Extraction Or Implant?

While bone grafting may sound like a complicated dental procedure, it's actually quite simple. Bone grafting is essentially the transfer and placement of bone tissue, either to repair and mend fractured bone or to fill in an area where the bone has eroded.

Mar 3rd, 2020
Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a useful and precise dental procedure that has proven to provide results that help create a healthy and happy smile.

Feb 19th, 2020
What Is A Root Canal?

Most people, upon hearing the phrase “root canal”, become anxious and even afraid.

Jan 12th, 2020
Apicoectomy Treatment Explained

If you have been informed that you will need an apicoectomy treatment carried out, you may be wondering what it is, exactly.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Osseous Surgery: Why Do I Need It?

If your dentist has recommended you for osseous surgery, you may have been left with a few questions, such as what it is, what you can expect, and why you need it. While the word ‘surgery’ may be enough to furrow your brow, not to worry. This procedure is

Dec 13th, 2019