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Tips To Help Teen Adjust To Having Braces At School

Orthodontic treatment may involve a variety of options including a palatal expander and braces, which will require a period of adjustment no matter the age of the patient. If your teenager has recently started wearing braces, they may worry about going to school with this orthodontic treatment affecting their smile. Considering the cost of treatment can be as high as $7,000 for some patients, you will want your teen to take good care of their braces even when they are at school.   Read More...

Dental Implant Information For Patients Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth through either an accident or to an extraction can be embarrassing. For those that suffer the loss of one of their teeth, it is important to have a basic understanding about the reasons that it is important to have missing teeth replaced along with the options that are available for addressing this need. Why Should You Have Your Tooth Replaced? Individuals will often assume that they should only have their missing tooth replaced if they are concerned about the cosmetic impacts that the missing tooth will have.   Read More...

3 Dental Care Tips For Frequent Coffee Drinkers

If you are a person who doesn't really feel like facing the world until you have had a cup of coffee in the morning, or if your favorite hangout spot is the local coffee shop, you could be wondering how your affection for coffee could be affecting your teeth. Of course, coffee can stain and damage your teeth if you aren't careful, but you do not have to completely stop drinking coffee in order to focus on better dental care.   Read More...

Practices That Could Damage Your Dental Veneers

Dental veneers offer an effective way to transform less-than-perfect teeth. The veneers are actually shell-like slivers of porcelain that are tooth-colored. Each veneer is cemented to an underlying tooth to enhance the color and shape of the tooth. A veneer can transform a tooth that could not be enhanced chemically. Teeth that have permanent stains that will not respond to whitening applications can still be transformed by a veneer application.    Read More...

Four Reasons Invisalign Works Great For Teens

If your teen's teeth are not straight, you are probably talking to an orthodontist about your various options for straightening them. Though traditional braces are common, more and more teens these days are opting instead for Invisalign, a system of clear plastic trays that slowly shift the teeth into their proper places. In addition to being nearly invisible, Invisalign has a few other benefits for teens. Invisalign does not require a special diet.   Read More...