Deciding Between Traditional Braces And The Invisalign System

Having a great smile is often the key to higher self esteem, and will promote confidence in both teens and adults. A straight smile will get you to smile more often, and you will appear happier to those around you. If you know that you have teeth that need straightening, two major choices are options: the invisalign system and traditional braces. How Invisalign is Different than Traditional Braces While traditional braces use a bracket on each tooth and a series of wires, the Invisalign system uses form fitted, see through trays that are removable. Read More 

Do Braces Interfere With Playing Woodwind Instruments?

If you or your child play a woodwind musical instrument and are interested in getting braces, you might be worried that having braces on your teeth could keep you from playing your instrument. This guide will teach you about some of the common difficulties, how to overcome them and what alternatives might benefit you. Types Of Instruments Playing an instrument after getting braces is possible, but it requires an adjustment period where you re-learn how to manipulate the shape of your mouth, how hard you press it against your instrument, and adjusting accordingly until the sound the instrument produces is the same as before you had braces. Read More 

3 Beneficial Ways To Make Your Teeth Look Great

In order to feel confident when smiling, you need to keep your teeth looking great. This is possible when you take these steps. Get Dental Implants There might be missing teeth in your mouth, hindering your ability to feel great when smiling. You don't have to go through life this way because you can get dental implants put in your mouth. A cosmetic dentist (such as one from Arrowhead Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) can put these implants in your mouth, and they look just like real teeth. Read More 

Neonatal Dentition: How To Treat Your Baby’s Unique Condition

In a very rare occurrence, babies are born with a partial or full set of teeth. This can be quite alarming to the mothers, who did not expect to nurse their children with teeth in the way. Babies with this many teeth often lose them before their first birthday, which often creates more questions for the parents who are already rattled by initial set of teeth. If your baby was born with teeth, here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this rare situation. Read More 

Have A Germ Phobia? Here’s How To Keep Them Off Your Toothbrush

You know how important it is to visit your dentist regularly to keep your teeth healthy. You probably know how important it is to brush your teeth daily too. However, you may not give much thought to caring for your toothbrush. Just think about it though. Your toothbrush comes in contact with the germs in your mouth every time you use it. Plus, it's exposed to the germs in the air, and those can be transferred to your mouth when you brush. Read More