1. What is Periodontitis…???

    A healthy mouth helps to make the rest of the body healthy. Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is an infection of the gingival tissues (gums), the supporting alveolar bone (the bone that houses the dentition) and the ligaments that support the teeth. Periodontitis is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and not tooth decay (cavities) as in children, teenagers and young adults. The l…Read More

  2. What is a Forensic Odontologist?

    Dental records are more than just for checking for cavities and disease. The application of proven scientific techniques to criminal and civil laws is forensic science. Forensic science has been made popular by the Columbia Broadcasting System, CBS, with its multiple Crime Scene Investigation (CSI and NCSI) drama series. An odontologist is another name for a dentist specializing in forensics. Fore…Read More

  3. What does it take to become an orthodontist?

    When choosing an orthodontist, do your homework... Many may not realize that orthodontists have a minimum of 10 to 11 years of combined undergradutate, graduate, and post-graduate education. Orthodontists will often graduate with a Bachelors Degree in the sciences. After attending four years of dental school, a prospective orthodontist will apply to an accredited, highly competitive orthodontic sp…Read More

  4. The Importance of Orthodontic Expansion

    Orthodontics 101 True skeletal expansion can only occur on the upper jaw. The upper jaw is made up of two bones that form the “cornerstone” of the face. Proper maxillary (upper jaw) expansion can effortlessly, with very little discomfort, push these bones apart, on a microscopic level, providing space for the future eruption of permanent teeth. The lower jaw is a single bone, consequently only…Read More

  5. Love Your Smile!

    LOVE Dental Care What is the value you place on you smile? Some say that a smile can light up the room and it is the first thing that many people notice about another person. Have you ever noticed that when someone smiles, those around them smile back? Smiles are contagious. It is often said that laughter is the best medicine; but have you noticed that laughter always requires a smile? Love your s…Read More

  6. Don’t Be Sold on the “Special” Bracket; Brackets Don’t Treat Patients

    Brackets Don’t Treat Patients, Orthodontists do! Many of you may have heard about the “special” selfligating brackets that move teeth faster, require no headgear, require no specific expansion appliances, etc. Interestingly enough, the design of these self-ligating brackets was originally developed in 1933. The materials to make these brackets, i.e. stainless steel, is virtually unchanged ov…Read More

  7. Children need to a see an orthodontist by age 7

    October is National Orthodontic Health Month Are you aware that by age 7, 75% of your child’s total dentofacial growth has already been achieved? By age 12, 90% of your child’s dentofacial growth has been completed, often before the eruption of all your child’s permanent teeth. October is Orthodontic health month. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orth…Read More

  8. Orthodontics is more than just how fast crooked teeth can be straightened.

    Orthodontics is more than just how fast crooked teeth can be straightened. Did you know that early orthodontic treatment can help children who are mouth breathers convert to normal, nasal breathing? Moreover, did you know that proper early orthodontic treatment can reduce and correct the development of facial irregularities? Children as young as six to seven years of age can start to develop cross…Read More

  9. Could You Recognize TMD if you had it?

    Clicking, Popping, or Crepitus are Symptoms of Joint Dysfunction... Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), often referred to as TMJ, are disease processes that can result in headaches, jaw pain, and noises within the joint. Many don’t realize that TMJ is just the abbreviation for temporomandibular joint rather than TMD, which is the disease process. TMD can be the result of overt trauma, jaw fr…Read More