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Clear Braces What Are “Clear Braces” Systems Like Invisalign? Invisalign and other clear-aligner treatments are orthodontic devices that, like braces, help to straighten teeth and correct bite patterns over time. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign employs transparent plastic trays (similar to athletic mouthguards) that fit snugly over the teeth. How Do They Work? The process begins […]
Dental Implants What are they? Generally speaking, dental implants are a type of permanent tooth replacement. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement like bridges or dentures, they are surgical devices that enter and interact with the bone of the jaw or the skull to support a dental prosthesis, often a dental crown. The dental implant […]
What Is Periodontal Disease? What Is It? Periodontal disease is another term for gum disease, and it refers to an infection of the tissue that surrounds and holds your teeth in place. There are two distinct stages to periodontal disease: The first stage, gingivitis, involves swelling and reddening of the gum tissue. The second, periodontitis, can mean the […]
Why Would I Need A Dental Crown? Who Needs Dental Crowns? There are many people who can benefit from dental crowns, including those: • with teeth that have such extensive decay that fillings are not an option • with weakened teeth that need protection from breaking or cracking apart • with teeth that are already cracked […]
It’s best to know all about smile care so you can keep your teeth, gums and entire oral health in tip-top shape. The more you know, the better chance you have of achieving your smile goals! So, our dentist, Dr. Aaron Bushong, encourages you to test your smile care knowledge and maybe even learn something […]
Due to the fact there are several health risks associated with tooth decay, it is important to set forth prevention plans to keep your smile safe for decades to come. If you are suffering from tooth decay, it could be linked to issues associated with underlying oral health risks that are slowly putting your smile […]
While snoring is a common and typically non-threatening issue among American adults and children, it can be paired with interrupted breathing when caused by sleep apnea, resulting in further health complications. We may recommend a tongue stabilizer to prevent snoring caused by sleep apnea, as well as encourage proper care of the appliance. Our dentist […]
We are pleased to offer Invisalign®️ if you are in the market for orthodontic treatment that not only aligns your teeth but is also very discreet. Additionally, Invisalign avoids the unfortunate stigma that accompanies bulky metal braces. Over the years, braces and aligners have changed and now offer cosmetic systems that are less obvious to […]
In order to ensure your smile can continue to function as you want it to, always inspect your teeth and gums for any signs of dental damage in relation to the foods you’re eating. Several foods can be unhealthy for your diet and slowly wear away your tooth enamel. However, there are also foods that […]
Sleep apnea, or OSA, is a disorder that may interrupt your sleep at night due to the muscles in your throat blocking your airway. This can make you feel tired all the time because you are never getting a good night’s sleep. Associated with this sleep disorder is a separate dental issue called bruxism, chronic […]