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Enjoy Your Ice Cream - But Just a Little for Your Dental Health's Sake

If you love ice cream, then you'll get a kick out of this: Your favorite treat has its own month. That's right, July is National Ice Cream Month, when Read More

Interceptive Orthodontics: Stopping Poor Bites Before They Develop

Approximately 4 million tweens and teens are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment for a poor bite (malocclusion) that can cost their families thousands of dollars in braces or clear aligners. Read More

Too Old to Straighten Your Smile? Not If You're Like These A-List Celebrities

If you're well past your teen years, you probably have several reasons for not straightening your crooked smile: the expense, the time and the embarrassment of being a 30-, Read More

That Odd 'Lacy' Mouth Sore is No Cause for Alarm

Looking in the mirror, you probably focus on your teeth and gums—i.e., your smile. Your dentist, though, will take the time to look deeper into your mouth, searching for Read More

Advances in Porcelain Veneers Improve Both Strength and Appearance

One of the best restorative options for slightly deformed, misaligned or stained teeth is a porcelain veneer. Composed of thin, laminated layers of dental material, the veneer is bonded Read More

Lingual Braces: An Invisible Way to Move Your Teeth

Once upon a time, braces were the way to straighten a smile. They were—and continue to be—an effective orthodontic treatment especially for younger patients. But braces do have a Read More

Dental Injury Is Just a Temporary Setback for Basketball Star Kevin Love

The March 27th game started off pretty well for NBA star Kevin Love. His team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, were coming off a 5-game winning streak as they faced the Read More

The Graduation Season is the Perfect Time to Review Dental Health

The month of May blossoms annually with commencement ceremonies honoring students graduating from high schools, colleges and universities. For each graduate, the occasion represents a major milestone along their Read More

Friendly Bacteria Can Help Protect Our Mouths From Disease

If you know anything about dental disease, then you know bacteria ranks high on the Usual Suspects list. Tooth decay gets its start from acid produced by bacteria; periodontal Read More

Too Much Sugar Can Wreck More Than Your Teeth

You've heard it. Your parents heard it—maybe even your grandparents too. Dentists have been alerting people for more than half a century that high sugar consumption contributes to tooth Read More

What You Can Do About Bad Breath (Unless You're a Famous Actress Pranking Your Co-Star)

Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lawrence is a highly paid actress, Oscar winner, successful producer and…merry prankster. She's the latter, at least with co-star Liam Hemsworth: It seems Lawrence deliberately ate Read More

3 Ways Orthodontic Techniques Could Prevent a Poor Bite

While orthodontists can effectively correct most poor bites (malocclusions), some can be quite complex requiring much time and expense. But there's good news—we often don't have to wait on Read More

3 Things You Might not Know About Moving Teeth

If you press your tongue against your teeth, unless something is badly wrong they won't budge. In fact, your teeth are subjected to a fair amount of pressure each Read More

5 Things you can do to Improve Your Child's Future Dental Health

A child's formative years have an immense impact on their physical, mental and emotional well-being. As a parent you want them to have every advantage possible. That should include a Read More

What's That on Your Teeth, Nick Jonas? How to Avoid a Similar Smile Oops

Think no one is looking at your smile when you’re out in public? Nick Jonas’ recent experience might convince you otherwise. While the Jonas Brothers were performing during the Read More

Instill in Your Child the Daily Habit of Brushing and Flossing

There are a lot of things we do without much conscious thought — habits we've developed over time. Some habits help streamline our lives for the good; others, though, Read More

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