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. Teeth Stains: Causes, Removal and Whiter Teeth

    How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth whitening occurs in two ways: the first is by removing tooth stains on the outer layer of the tooth as well as below the enamel surface, and the second is by preventing the generation of new stains. It is achieved via stain removal, stain bleaching, and stain protection. Teeth Stain Removal Stain removal on the outer layer of the tooth uses both chemical and ph…Read More

  3. Comfort and Convenience of Invisalign

    Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® treatment lets you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign aligners, you don't need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause. Invisalign aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they're also removable. That means you can conti…Read More

  4. Mobile Dental Clinics Help Reduce Long-Term Oral Disease

    Gum disease and dental carries are the most common problems in oral health among the US population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 47.2% of adults over the age of 30 years suffer from untreated gum disease. Additionally, the ADA has noted that 26.5% of adults age 19 to 64 years, and 16.7% age 65 years and older, live with untreated tooth decay. Not only are th…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

    By Catharine Paddock PhD The composition of our oral bacteria when we are very young is predominantly influenced by our genetic background. But as we age, this heritable factor wanes and non-heritable ones such as diet and oral hygiene play a stronger role in shaping the oral microbiome. This idea is supported by a new study - led by the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in La Jolla, CA - which …Read More

  7. Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis May Have Common Origins

    By Maureen Donohue Take care of your teeth and they'll take care of you. The origins of this adage are unknown, but modern research has confirmed that oral health and systemic disease often go hand in hand, something physicians have suspected for more than 3,000 years. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who is widely credited as the father of modern western medicine, advocated pulling teet…Read More