1. How Do I Care for My Infant’s Teeth?

    How Do I Care for My Baby's Teeth? Good oral care starts from the beginning of your child's life. Even before his or her first teeth emerge, certain factors can affect their future appearance and health. For instance, tetracycline, a common antibiotic, can cause tooth discoloration. For this reason, they should not be used by nursing mothers or by expectant mothers in the last half of pregnancy. S…Read More

  2. Black Hairy Tongue Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    What is Black Hairy Tongue? A black hairy tongue is a temporary and harmless condition that is often caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth. Certain types of bacteria accumulate on the papillae (the small projections that cover the tongue) and create red blood cell pigments, which can make the tongue look black. And if the normal shedding of the outer layer of cells on the tongue is inh…Read More

  3. Diastema (Gap Between Teeth)

    What Is It? A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth. A mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth can cause either extra space between teeth or crowding of teeth. If the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, spaces between the teeth will occur. If the teeth are t…Read More

  4. A Predictable Immediate Denture Conversion Technique

    INTRODUCTION The emotional and functional challenges of maxillary removable complete dentures are culturally well-documented. More patients with remaining periodontally healthy mandibular teeth and fully edentulous patients, in all age groups, are seeking fixed alternatives. However, current protocols for conversion of a maxillary denture to an implant-supported prosthesis are often time-consuming…Read More

  5. How Often Should You Be Whitening Your Teeth?

    From on-the-go strips to in-office bleaching, teeth-whitening treatments have become easier and more convenient than ever before. But, overdoing them can put your teeth at risk for other issues, some of which can become permanent. The key is knowing how much is too much. Here, we got the expert scoop from New York cosmetic dentist Timothy Chase, DMD, who says "bleachorexia" is on the rise, and …Read More

  6. Steps to Straight Teeth

    Choosing Invisalign® clear aligners is an important decision, so we suggest taking the time to follow these three steps. Take the Free Smile Assessment This first step is a quick and easy way to gauge whether or not Invisalign treatment will fit your needs. It’s free and can be completed in just a few minutes. Locate Invisalign Doctors in Your Area, and Schedule a Consultation Use our Find a …Read More

  7. Invisalign Made For Teens

    Made For Teens Your teen is unique. Their treatment should be, too. That’s why Invisalign® clear aligners use the most advanced technology to uniquely design a treatment around your teen to reveal their best smile. Plus, your teen is 2x more likely to have higher self-esteem* throughout treatment when compared to braces, giving them a better overall experience. Proven effective in shaping teen…Read More

  8. Health Buzz: Sparkling Water Is Safe for Your Teeth, Dentist Says

    By David Oliver Chances are you or someone you know prefers sparkling water like trendy La Croix over tap or still mineral water. Whether it's the allure of the fizz or dissatisfaction with the run-of-the-mill beverage, people flock to what's more exciting. But does this excitement compromise the safety of your teeth? In short, the answer is no. That's according to Dr. Edmond Hewlett, a profess…Read More