Do You Really Need Wisdom Teeth? Why Dentists Say You Should Keep Them

There are two schools of though on wisdom teeth. Pull them or leave them be (whenever possible). Dentists have conflicting opinions on this subject. You might be wondering why you need them, since a lot of food does not typically go that far back in your mouth. Here is why some dentists say you should keep your wisdom teeth. Your Wisdom Teeth Prevent Shifting and Moving of Your Other Teeth Read More 

Three Reasons to Take Your Elderly Parent to the Dentist—Even Though They Have Dentures

When your parents get older and are not able to take care of themselves anymore, you need to take the time to do what you can to ensure that they are as happy and healthy as they can be. One area that often gets neglected is the oral health of the elderly. Many people assume that once their parents have dentures, they no longer need to go to the dentist, but that is not the case at all. Read More 

2 Tips To Help Your Teen Keep Their Plastic Splint Clean Following Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery usually takes a few hours to complete. Once it is complete, your teen's doctor will install a plastic splint in their mouth. This splint is designed to guide their bite and keep their jaw from falling in and out of alignment. In order for this splint to work it needs to remain clean at all times. Bacteria and other contaminants can be trapped underneath the splint and this can lead to bacteria buildup. Read More 

2 Tips To Help Improve Your Teen’s Recovery From Orthognathic Surgery For An Improper Bite

If your child is born with an improper bite, then the will usually install dental appliances to correct the bite. An improper is bite needs to be corrected as soon as possible as this can result in many years of dental infections. If the bite does not improve, then orthognathic surgery is used to fix the alignment of your child's jaw and teeth. This procedure is not usually performed until they are well into their teen years. Read More 

Kids Health: Finding The Best Dentist For Your Child

As a parent, it is important that you keep your child's oral health in optimal condition. It can be a scary and intimidating issue for parents and children. There are some things you should look for when choosing a dental provider for your kids. Calming Atmosphere You should first look for a children's dental practice that is calming and provides a gentle atmosphere. A high stress environment is not conducive to keeping children calm. Read More