What’s a Dental Flipper, and Why Might Your Child Need One

The premature loss of a baby tooth is either a problem that needs to be solved, or a mild (and temporary) inconvenience. Depending on your child's age, a tooth that is lost due to an accident may only be a short-term concern. An x-ray might be needed to confirm that the replacement adult tooth will soon emerge from your child's gums, and if so, no further action should be needed. But what about when it's likely to be months, or even years, before the adult tooth is scheduled to appear? [Read More]

5 Questions About Dental Spacers

Are you looking into having braces installed to correct the alignment of your teeth, but your orthodontist is saying that you need to use spaces? If so, here is what you need to know about this part of the orthodontic procedure. What Are Spacers? It's possible that your orthodontist will need to make room for the brackets to be placed on your teeth. In order to do this, spacers will need to be placed between your teeth. [Read More]

Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence With the Help of a Cosmetic Dentist

While the focus of the holiday season is typically on buying gifts for the people you love, it is important that you remember to put yourself on that list as well. After all, taking care of yourself is an important part of maintaining good mental health and nurturing your ability to maintain healthy relationships with others. This can be difficult to do if you are struggling with confidence issues. Consequently, there truly is no better gift to give yourself this holiday season than a confidence boost. [Read More]

Benefits Of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Dentists frequently recommend the extraction of wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are located at the very rear of your mouth. They are the third molars, which are the last teeth to erupt. The thought of extraction may be disconcerting. However, the removal of your wisdom teeth can offer multiple benefits. Here are a few of them. Pain Relief The wisdom teeth may present in an irregular pattern. Some wisdom teeth grow sideways beneath the gums. [Read More]