Plastic Surgery •

If Your Breasts Have Lost Their Shapeliness, a Breast Lift Can Give You the Beautiful Look You Want!

Are you unhappy with the shape of your breasts and wishing you could make improvements to their appearance? Having a breast lift is one popular option many women choose to perk up their breasts and appearance. A breast lift can be done to raise your breasts. It involves removing any... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

The Evolution and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

When it comes to dental conditions, TMJD is relatively new in being identified. It took until the 1950s for TMJ syndrome to get the attention it deserved from the healthcare community. And it took another 30 years after that for healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat this oral condition with... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Do You Suffer From the Effects of Sleep Apnea and Bruxism? Treat Both Conditions Today!

Unless you have a sleep partner, you might not be aware that you have a sleep problem and could very well be struggling with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep-related bruxism. OSA affects your nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. It can arise because of your family tree, your environment, weight,... Read more »

Endodontics •

Pulp Capping Is an Endodontic Treatment That Can Keep a Damaged Tooth Alive and Prevent a Root Canal

If you've never heard of the term "pulp-capping," you are not alone. Although related to endodontic treatment, it is the phrase "root canal" that most people recognize. In a nutshell, pulp capping is a dental procedure that is done to prevent a root canal later. By restoring a tooth that... Read more »

Pediatrics •

You Can Help Your Child Enjoy Healthier Sweets During the Festive Holiday Season!

With the holidays in full swing, many of us are making the season more festive for our children this year by indulging their sweet tooth in treats like mouth-watering pies, home-baked cookies, and decorated cupcakes! The problem is what our children eat will affect their oral health. A good rule... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Why You Need To Wear a Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics straighten your teeth to correct a bad bite, teeth that are crooked or protruding, misaligned jaws, and other malocclusions. Over time, untreated misaligned teeth can cause problems with talking, chewing food, becoming cavity-prone, inviting gum disease, and end up creating poor oral health overall. It is why orthodontic treatment... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

Don’t Let a Preventable Dental Emergency Sideline Your Oral Health

Winter is almost here, and sports activities can find a way to bring a dental emergency into your life during the busy holiday season. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming, or surfing, accidents can happen. It can mean running into a tree while sledding, falling on your face... Read more »

Dentures •

There’s No Better Time Than Now To Replace Lost Teeth With the Stability of Implant-Supported Dentures

Dentures have long served people by replacing lost teeth to help them be able to talk and chew, getting the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy. More and more are opting for implant-supported dentures now. People often choose implant-supported dentures to replace missing teeth if they have lost all... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Consider Giving Yourself the Gift of a Facelift To Look and Feel Younger This Holiday Season!

Fulfill your holiday wish list by treating yourself to a facelift for a "new you" this holiday season! Facelifts are a common cosmetic surgical treatment that helps restore facial skin to a former vivaciousness and combat the effects of aging. A good plastic surgeon can help you achieve your goals... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

November’s National TMJ Awareness Month Helps People Seeking Solutions for Their Jaw Problems

TMJ awareness can help people struggling with TMJ problems and even those who may not even know it. While sometimes symptoms can go away on their own, you will likely need intervention to relieve the cause if they linger. Seeking an effective diagnosis can make all the difference when it... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Do You Wake up With Neck or Shoulder Pain With Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine can help you finally get the sleep your body needs. But what if you're using a CPAP machine or other medical device to breathe easily in your sleep and still wake up with a sore neck or shoulder? Your neck... Read more »

Endodontics •

What Is a Root Canal Treatment and Why Would You Need One To Restore a Damaged Tooth?

Having a root canal treatment performed is easier and better than ever before. You might need to have a root canal done to save a damaged tooth from extraction and replaced with a dental restoration. Your teeth are typically better than a tooth replacement option, which is why your dentist... Read more »

Periodontics •

What Can You Do About Gum Disease Symptoms?

Your teeth aren't the only things in your smile that can experience issues. Gum disease or periodontal disease can harm your smile and even your overall health. If your gums are diseased, harmful bacteria in the mouth can enter your bloodstream as they bond to the platelets in your blood,... Read more »

Oral Surgery • Pediatrics •

How Can Extracting Your Child’s Impacted Wisdom Teeth Improve Their Teeth and Gums?

As your child's smile develops, the last adult teeth to show up are the molars in the back of the mouth, aka the wisdom teeth. These teeth may erupt on the top and bottom of their mouth on both sides. They typically come in anytime between ages 17 and 21.... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Orthodontic Headgear Can Help Your Child’s Developing Smile and Facial Profile

Wearing an orthodontic headgear (or extraoral orthodontic appliance) allows our orthodontist to correct your child's growing bite and support proper jaw alignment and growth. This appliance is usually recommended for children whose jawbones are still developing. A headgear can ensure symmetrical facial aesthetics by guiding their profile to grow in... Read more »

Holistic •

Why Choosing Mercury-Free Dentistry Is Good for Your Smile and Your Body

When it comes to holistic and mercury-free dentistry, you can look at it as whole-body dentistry and call it mercury-safe dentistry. As holistic dentists, biological (or natural) dentistry is also apt because we focus on the link between your oral health and your overall health. It is important because the... Read more »

General Dentistry •

Are You Thankful for Dental Care That Makes Your Smile Look and Feel Its Best?

Autumn is in full swing, and that means the cold weather is fast approaching (if it isn't already here)! You may be tempted to hunker down with holiday goodies and snacks, but you do not want to ignore your health or even your dental health. Even if you are busy... Read more »

Dentures •

Keep Your Radiant Smile Healthy by Taking Good Care of Your Mouth and Dentures

Taking good care of your dentures isn't only about keeping them in their best shape, but also to keep your mouth in its best shape! Take the time to learn how best to clean, handle and store your dentures when you remove them at night for optimal fit and comfort.... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Learn What You Should Be Doing During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that while breast cancer is more common in American white women, African-American women are more likely to die from it? Did you know that scientists can't figure out why the left breast develops cancer more frequently than the right breast? Or that the first operation that used... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Could TMJ Be the Culprit Behind Your Chronic Headaches and Other Symptoms?

Chronic headaches have a variety of causes, including TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders. This joint is the part of your lower jaw (mandible) that connects it to your skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. It is made of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones in the head. This... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Potential Health Problems

Sleeping and snoring often go together, but unfortunately, signs of sleep apnea can also include gasping for air and feeling exhausted day after day. If you suffer from chronic fatigue - even though you sleep eight hours a night - you might have a problem with sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep... Read more »

Endodontics • Oral Surgery •

Root Canal Pain Management Tips

If you have ever had a toothache, you already know how much it can hurt. But rather than ignoring the toothache and hoping it will go away on its own, it really should be seen to rule out the need for a root canal to restore a damaged tooth. Most... Read more »

Periodontics •

Considering Dental Implants? A Sinus Lift Can Help!

If you have lost teeth in the back of your mouth (whether from tooth loss from an extensive cavity, trauma, or periodontal disease), you should consider replacing them to keep your bite functioning properly and to preserve proper facial structure. It is because losing the molars in the upper jaw... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Set Halloween Rules For Safe Trick-or-Treat Eating With Braces!

Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Pediatrics •

Healthy Dental Tips For the Spooky Season!

Halloween is lurking around the corner, but so is the coronavirus, making traditional Halloween parties trickier. This year, big parties and parades, creepy haunted houses, and gathering in crowds to trick-or-treat are off the table for many, or at the very least, downsized and held outdoors while social distancing. While... Read more »

Dentures •

Do Your Dentures Feel Loose in Your Mouth? If So, It May Be Time to Get Your Dentures Relined!

Sometimes dentures become loose as your jawbone deteriorates. Loose dentures can leave you with sore spots in your mouth and break your dentures if you eat big chunks of food, causing your denture to rock on your palate and then potentially crack. This is one of the main reasons you... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

We Have Solutions To Remove Unsightly Acne Scars and Help Your Skin Look Its Best!

Do you have acne scars on your face or other visible parts of your body leftover from when you were a teenager or pregnant? If your scars make you feel uncomfortable, self-conscious in social situations, and you are ready to do something about them, help is available! Acne Risk Factors... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Experiencing TMJ Symptoms? Treat Your Condition With Temporary At-Home Care Tips

Do you find yourself with a painful jaw whenever you open your mouth to speak, bite, or chew? If so, you may be experiencing temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ). It can happen if you have an injury to the mouth and jaw, suffer from arthritis, or even when you're just trying... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Did You Know There Is a Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Sleep Apnea?

If you want to function optimally in your day-to-day responsibilities, you need a good night's sleep under your belt. People who don't get enough sleep may have poor dental health as one of the contributors. Your smile can affect the quality of your sleep as well as the quantity. For... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Ready Your Child for the New School Year With a Back-To-School Oral Toolkit

With the summer of 2020 coming to a close, families have had to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and conform with state and county regulations. Schooling has been one area where hard decisions have been made with new rules to keep others safe. Whether your child is attending classes in... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Prepare for the School Year Equipped With a Handy Braces Toolkit!

Did your child receive braces this summer? If so, they will need to prepare themselves for the new school year by learning how to keep their teeth healthy while getting them straightened. The goal is to have a healthy, beautiful smile when their oral hardware comes off. Since they will... Read more »

Endodontics • General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

National Gum Care Month Is a Good Reminder for You To Prevent Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, so let's talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at... Read more »

Dentures •

Use These Two Simple Tips While You Adjust to Your New Dentures in Style!

Congratulations on your new dentures! This oral appliance is one of the most popular oral prosthetics people turn to when they start to lose their teeth. Dentures have a solid history of restoring a smile when replacing lost teeth to eat and speak normally again. When you first wear your... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Correct a Sagging Forehead or Drooping Eyelids With a Cosmetic Brow Lift

A brow lift or forehead lift raises your sagging or deeply furrowed eyebrows that make you look chronically tired or affect your eyelids and vision. This lift fixes any sagging of the skin in the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids, smoothing out wrinkle lines that show up across your forehead.... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Snoring or Sleep Apnea? You and Your Partner Both Deserve a Good Night’s Rest!

Do you have a few snorers in your family? Maybe they've heard one of these jokes: Snoring comes easily to me. In fact, I can do it in my sleep. . . Daddy brings his little son to bed. After a while, Mom quietly opens the door and whispers, "Has... Read more »

Endodontics •

Knowing the Difference Between Endodontic Treatments

What do you know about the difference between nonsurgical root canal treatments, surgical retreatments and dental implants? You are probably like most people and can maybe guess. We are here to answer your questions! Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy When our endodontist mentions root canals, a nonsurgical root canal... Read more »

Oral Surgery • TMJ Blog •

Experiencing TMJ Symptoms and Pain? Our Doctor May Be Able to Help

When it comes to your jaw, some things can go wrong that may necessitate medical intervention. Specifically, if you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), which is one of the most common pain disorders our oral surgeons see. This disorder affects millions of Americans, most often women, although anyone can have... Read more »

Periodontics •

If You Have Dental Implants, You May Need to Keep an Eye Out for Peri-Implantitis

If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, you are in good company. Dental implants are a popular choice for those seeking an effective tooth replacement option. Since dental implants handily replace one or more lost teeth by replicating both the tooth root and the crown... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Why Your Child Might Need to Wear a Dental Crown on a Primary Tooth

Your child's baby teeth usually and gradually fall out as their adult teeth come in. There are times when a baby tooth is so damaged that our dentist may recommend placing a dental crown (a protective cover) over the tooth to save and protect it. Our team would much rather... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Are You Ready to Straighten Your Teeth? What You Can Expect at Your First Orthodontic Visit

If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile, you have come to the right place! We love straightening smiles and aligning bites to give our patients the smiles they have always wanted. It is a big investment in your oral health, time, energy,... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Recognize National Fresh Breath Day With Fresh Breath!

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, some of them good and some bad. In fact, half of the bacteria in your mouth can lead to bad breath! National Fresh Breath Day is observed every year on August 6th to create awareness of oral hygiene in the fight against... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Looking to Change Your Breast Size? Breast Reduction or Breast Augmentation May Be the Answer

It's not uncommon for women who have large breasts to have painful physical symptoms stemming from the extra weight their breasts exert on their bodies. With the help of a plastic surgeon, breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, lessens the size of breasts by removing extra fat, tissue, and skin... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Don’t Ignore Jaw Pain and TMJ Symptoms

Do you suffer from jaw pain? Do you often hear clicking or popping noises when you move your jaw? These are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ disorder) that can cause parts of the jaw to malfunction. It can happen from misalignment of the jaw (malocclusion), a structural jaw deformity,... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Did You Know That Your Child Can Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

When talking about sleep apnea, you commonly hear about it affecting adults. But did you know that sleep apnea also impacts children? In fact, there are estimates that one to four percent of children experience sleep apnea, and they are often between 2 and 8 years old. Pediatric obstructive sleep... Read more »

Endodontics •

What Does It Mean When You Have a Persistent Toothache?

If you have ever had a toothache, you will likely remember the pain. It is typically located in or around a tooth and indicates that you have something wrong going on with your teeth or gums. It can also be "referred pain," meaning it's coming from somewhere else in your... Read more »

Periodontics •

Transform A Gummy Smile Into a Healthy Smile With Dental Crown Lengthening Treatment

If your dentist has recommended a crown lengthening procedure from a periodontist, you are not alone. While many people haven't heard of crown lengthening before, it is a common treatment and can sometimes be a pre-treatment to having a dental restoration done. Crown lengthening can take care of a problem... Read more »

Dentures •

Replacing Lost Teeth in Your Smile With Quality Dentures Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Losing one or more teeth can have serious consequences on your quality of life if you can't chew your food, leading to poor nutrition, altering your ability to speak properly, and affecting your facial profile. There are multiple factors that can lead to tooth loss: -Poor oral hygiene causing cavities... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Six Smile Safety Tips For Healthy Teeth and Gums This Summer

With summer in full swing, your family is likely busy with a new routine involving cookouts, sleepovers, camping, vacationing abroad, or even just hanging around the house and a staycation. What you're likely not doing is getting the kids up for school and keeping to an established oral hygiene routine.... Read more »

Orthodontics •

The Benefits of Wearing Braces as a Child Versus an Adult

Braces worn at any age takes up to two years to straighten on average. Designed to fit your mouth, they are customized to your mouth to place your teeth correctly. During your time in braces, many appointments and adjustments will need to take place. It's not always comfortable, but it... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery •

Dental Implants Are a Solution to Replacing Lost Teeth

When it comes to your smile, taking care of your teeth is an investment in your oral health that pays many dividends. With tooth loss, missing teeth can affect you in multiple ways. Even losing just one tooth can cause problems. Some of that is emotional, as people often feel... Read more »

Dentures •

Modern Dentures Can Give You the Healthy-Looking Beautiful Smile You Want!

Dentures today have come a long way! Older dentures were made from porcelain or plastic materials while today's dentures are typically made from a hard resin material. Dentures of the past used to break easily, but today's dentures allow us to make more durable dentures thanks to advancing denture technology.... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Embarrassed by Your Sagging Stomach? A Tummy Tuck Can Help You Look Your Best This Summer!

Do you feel self-conscious about the size of your stomach when wearing figure-hugging clothes? How about when you are in a public place in a bathing suit? If you tend to stick to loose-fitting clothing to hide your protruding belly, you might be a candidate for a tummy tuck or... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

What To Do If You Recognize These Signs of TMJ/TMD

Body aches and pains can often show up and then go just as easily. f you have been exhibiting chronic jaw pain, you may have something more serious going on. Unusual jaw pain combined with headaches is a sign of TMJ/TMD, a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint which connects your... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Recognize These Signs? You May Have Sleep Apnea and Need Treatment

If your partner or roommate complains that you snore when you sleep, you might feel embarrassed, but it should raise some concerns. If you get complaints about your snoring and experience excessive tiredness throughout your day, you may have a serious medical condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes your... Read more »

Endodontics • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Feel Calm and Comfortable During Oral Surgery

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax and sit still comfortably when you have dental work done. Sedation is especially helpful if you have oral surgery by relieving any anxiety and making you comfortable. There are varying degrees of medication sedation that can be used such as light or... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Dental Healthy Snacks for Your Child This Summer!

Summer is a great time to encourage your child to eat better. Serving healthy meals and snacks provides needed nutrition while supporting healthy eating habits. Tooth-friendly snacks can help keep cavities, gum disease and other health conditions like obesity and diabetes from developing. Let's dive into a healthy summertime "menu"... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Celebrate Oral Health Month in June by Keeping Your Braces Cleaner Than Ever Before

Children, teens and adults alike need to take extra care with their daily oral hygiene when wearing braces to straighten their teeth. In honor of Oral Health Month in June, we have some tips to share for keeping braces clean and your teeth healthy. Whether you are a parent of... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Bad Habits to Avoid If You Want Healthy Teeth and Gums

As humans, we are regularly developing habits throughout our lifetime, and they aren't always good ones. Bad habits are quite common, and a lot of them are formed unintentionally. Many times we develop habits that aren't good for us without being aware of it, but bad oral habits can cause... Read more »

Dentures •

Having Regular Denture Relines Can Keep Your Mouth Healthy and Your Denture Fitting Comfortably

Wearing dentures today is an excellent way to restore lost teeth for a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the ways you will need to care for your dentures includes having a denture reline done regularly. This is a way of adding a new lining to your dentures so that they... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Stuck at Home? Sleep and Exercise Your Way to Glowing Beauty!

If you have developed healthier habits during this time of being homebound, your skin and appearance will continue to improve. Along with regular exercise and nutrition, your body, skin, and facial appearance will benefit immeasurably from a good night's sleep. Beauty Sleep Did you know that when you sleep, your... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Orthognathic Surgery Can Successfully Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Help You Get the Rest You Deserve!

People with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate wearing CPAP masks to help them breathe while they sleep often have excellent results with corrective jaw surgery (such as orthognathic surgery). This surgical treatment for sleep apnea repositions the upper or lower jaw (or both) and helps those whose jaws don't meet... Read more »

Endodontics •

An Apicoectomy Can Still Save an Unhealthy Tooth After a Root Canal Treatment or Retreatment

Healthy teeth aren't damaged, decayed or infected. To keep your teeth healthy means practicing good daily oral hygiene habits and seeing your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. But what if a tooth is infected? In most cases, it is best to save a tooth rather than replace... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Whether You Have an Oral Infection or a More Serious Condition Like Oral Cancer, Our Oral Pathology Services Can Help

Oral pathology involves diagnosing and treating dental diseases, including tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and even impact your general health. These diseases can arise in the teeth, the supportive bone, the temporomandibular joints and other soft tissue like the tongue, gums and salivary glands.... Read more »

Periodontics •

What Are the Signs of Periodontal Disease That You Should Be Looking for in Your Mouth?

A healthy, beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth and gums. The only way to keep them that way is to brush and floss them at least twice every day. Being lax with your oral hygiene care invites gum disease, which can potentially cause tooth loss and loss of facial structure... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Your Toothbrush Has Come a Long Way to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you have in your home to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful. Used properly twice a day, your toothbrush will help you ward off tooth decay, gum disease and even bad breath. Its job in your daily oral hygiene kit... Read more »

Orthodontics • TMJ Blog •

Fix Your Child’s Bad Bite and Relieve Their TMJ With the Help of Orthodontics

With school out early for the year, now may be a good time for your child to be evaluated for braces. Braces are often recommended to improve one's smile (or orofacial appearance) by correcting crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can also fix problems with the bite, including overbites, underbites, incorrect... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Don’t Let Your Baby Suffer the Effects of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know that tooth decay can develop as soon as your baby's first tooth comes in? Your baby's tiny chompers are important to their oral development. Losing their teeth to decay prematurely can cause the rest of their teeth to shift out of place by taking up space needed... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Things You Can Do at Home to Achieve Healthy, Beautiful Skin!

With the pandemic in full force, people are self-isolating to protect themselves, their families, friends, and neighbors. Now might be a good time to boost your beauty regimen in the comfort of your own home! Beauty comes from within, and your skin is no exception. If you want beautiful looking... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

What You Can Do in the Comfort of Your Home to Help Relieve TMJ Pain

If you find yourself experiencing tenderness around your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your jaw to your skull, you join the ranks of millions of your fellow Americans. TMJ disorders can bring with them facial pain and problems moving the joint. These disorders can arise from trauma to the jaw,... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Treatment Options for Central Sleep Apnea

If you have trouble breathing while you sleep, you may have a type of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea comes in several forms: - Central sleep apnea (CSA) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - Mixed sleep apnea (a combination of both central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea) Sleep Apnea Causes... Read more »

Dentures •

There Are Many Good Reasons to Wear Dentures Today!

As you age and your oral health declines, you may start to have problems with teeth and gums that result in tooth loss. The good news is, dentures can restore your smile's function and appearance so you can talk, chew, and eat normally again. Even better, today's dentures are nothing... Read more »

Endodontics •

You Are in Excellent Hands With Our Endodontist

If you need to have a root canal treatment done on a damaged tooth, you are not alone! Millions of people have a root canal done every year. Dentists who focus their work on a patient's tooth pulp and the surrounding tissues are called endodontists. It means we take a... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Games and Tools You Can Use at Home to Motivate Your Kids to Clean Their Teeth Twice a Day, Every Day!

When it comes to your smile, no matter whether you are 5 or 55, you need to be brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. Teaching your child the importance of cleaning their teeth daily for the rest of their lives will help them keep... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Exploring the Best Tools to Use at Home to Clean Your Teeth in Braces

Straightening your teeth for a healthy, properly aligned and beautiful smile takes time and effort and is worth every second! So is taking good care of your teeth along the way so that when the braces come off, your teeth are as healthy as they were when you began! This... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

Good Oral Health Starts in the Home and Continues With Great Dental Care

Good oral health is essential for a healthy smile. The mouth is home to colonies of microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, and when controlled by daily brushing and flossing, your oral health can thrive. Conversely, consuming a high sugar diet that feeds the bad bacteria creates harmful acids that erode... Read more »

Dentures •

Implant-Supported Dentures Can Give You the Beautiful Smile You Have Always Wanted

Dentures are excellent solutions to replacing multiple lost teeth as they can restore your smile back to full function. Providing the most stability for dentures may be accomplished by wearing implant-supported dentures for long-lasting results. Unlike traditional dentures, they are anchored by dental implants in your jaw bone. This gives... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Find out How a Forehead Lift Can Restore Your Vibrant Appearance

If you have been frustrated with the wrinkles on your forehead, you are not alone. Over time, the brows tend to shift downward as the soft tissues gradually lose elasticity and shorten the space between your eyebrows and eyelashes. The result? As the facial muscles and connective tissue controlling your... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Are You Experiencing Persistent Jaw Pain? If So, You Might Need Help for TMJ

If you find yourself with ongoing jaw pain you're already familiar with how uncomfortable it can be. Jaw pain has a variety of causes, including an abscessed tooth, gum infection or biting down on hard candy or ice. Another common culprit is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. TMJ can crop up... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Sleep Apnea Facts: What You Can Do to Sleep Better and Improve Your Health and Well-Being

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can impact your day-to-day activities and even cause health issues. Let's review some sleep apnea facts that can help you if you have it or so you can seek a diagnosis if you recognize some of the symptoms. Fun Fact: Sleep apnea used... Read more »

Endodontics •

Our Endodontist Can Often Save a Cracked Tooth for a Lifetime of Healthy Chewing

Even though your teeth are the hardest substances in your body, even harder than bone, a tooth can become cracked. This arises because of trauma or injury but it can also happen from daily wear and tear from the pressure of chewing and biting down. If a tooth does crack,... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Navigate the Teething Territory and Help Your Baby

When your baby's first tooth starts to make its debut, you will likely know. This milestone can be simultaneously exciting and worrisome if your baby experiences discomfort as the tooth breaks through the gums. And when your baby is uncomfortable, chances are you will be, too! If your baby is... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Wearing Braces Can Help Relieve Jaw Pain From a Misaligned Bite

Braces provide orthodontists the tool to help fix teeth and jaw alignment. These can occur due to a bad bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite, or just crowding in the mouth). Abnormal bite patterns may become noticeable in children when they are anywhere from six to 12 years old, and for them,... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

Aging and Dental Health: Don’t Let Time Rob You of the Healthy, Beautiful Smile You Deserve!

More and more people are keeping their natural teeth healthy for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. At any age, a healthy mouth is a valuable asset when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Getting older means taking care of yourself to continue feeling great. Like your body, your... Read more »

Dentures •

Need an Effective Tooth Replacement Option? Check out Our Complete and Partial Dentures!

When it comes to missing teeth, dentures are often recommended as an all-around great solution to restore your smile. Teeth can be lost or extracted for a variety of reasons, including extensively decayed teeth that can't be saved with a root canal, later-stage periodontal disease or having fractures in a... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Do You Know About the Beauty Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep?

When it comes to your appearance, sleep is essential if you want to look - and feel - your best. In fact, it's probably the closest thing to partaking in the "fountain of youth." Sleep is nature's most powerful beauty treatment (there's a reason it's called beauty sleep). Getting enough... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Why TMJ Specialists Sometimes Turn to Botox® Injections to Treat Your Jaw Pain and Tension

One of the more modern, non-surgical treatments used for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders is BOTOX® injections. They are often used when other treatments have not worked or when you don't want an invasive treatment such as jaw surgery. Typical TMJ treatments may include taking pain relievers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants.... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you find your days filled with chronic sleepiness or fatigue? When you wake up, do you have a dry mouth, sore throat, or headache? Does your sleep partner mention that you snore? If so, you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep apnea. You... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Cavity-Fighting Dental Habits Can Save Your Child’s Smile

February traditionally rings in Valentine's Day with hearts, chocolate, candy, flowers, and stuffed animals, but it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)! Long after Valentine's goodies are gone, your child's healthy smile can last a lifetime. NCDHM is sponsored by the American Dental Association, and each year the... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Wearing Braces? What You Can Look Forward to During Your Routine Adjustments

Congratulations on deciding to wear braces this year! You can expect to wear your braces anywhere from 1-3 years depending on your growth, how complex the problem is, and of course, how well you care for your braces with your daily oral hygiene routine. Your Specific Treatment Plan Modern methods... Read more »

Endodontics • General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

National Gum Disease Awareness Month: How You Can Keep Your Gums Vibrant and Healthy!

In honor of February's Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. That's because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

Rhinoplasty Can Address Cosmetic and Structural Issues With Your Nose

On a functional level, your nose serves the simple purpose of helping to pass air from the outside world into your respiratory tract. Special cells inside your nose also provide you with a sense of smell as well as certain aspects of your sense of taste. Natural deviations and injuries... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

Laser Hair Removal Can Reduce or Eliminate Areas of Unwanted Body Hair

The hair follicles on your body play a variety of roles. Things like eyelashes, nose hair and eyebrows help protect sensitive parts of your face. Hair on the head as well as other parts of the body was once critical during the process of human evolution. Genetics and certain hormones... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

Eyelid Surgery Can Help Rejuvenate the Alert and Youthful Appearance of Your Eyes

The natural process of aging gradually starts to affect the facial skin. Reduced exfoliation and collagen production, as well as other natural processes, can also affect your eyelids and the skin surrounding your eyes. As time goes on, both the upper and lower eyelids can start to sag and droop.... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

A Simple JUVÉDERM® Treatment Can Help Accentuate Key Facial Features

Your facial features not only play a critical role in your non-verbal communications, but they can also often impact your self-esteem when you look in the mirror. Time and genetics can also combine to soften the facial features of certain individuals which could leave you looking older than you really... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

An Arm Lift Can Help Improve Sagging Underarm Skin

Collagen is a special type of protein structure manufactured by your body to be incorporated into certain types of connective tissues as well as your skin. As you grow older, your body gradually decreases collagen production, which can have a significant impact on the health and elasticity of your skin.... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

Ultherapy® Can Help to Non-Invasively Tighten Your Skin

Time, genetics and certain lifestyle factors can potentially combine to have a profound effect on the health and appearance of your skin. The effects of skin aging brought on by slower exfoliation, decreased collagen production, nutritional choices and unprotected sun exposure are often most pronounced on the face and neck... Read more »

Plastic Surgery • Uncategorized •

A Breast Lift Can Help Restore Your Youthful Breast Profile

Perky breasts and a high bustline are typical hallmarks of a youthful bust profile. However, human breast tissue is made up of a complex amalgam of healthy fat tissues, mammary glands and various connective tissues held in shape by the skin. It’s an unfortunate fact that time and gravity are... Read more »

Dentures •

Dental Technology & Techniques: Modern Dentures vs. Dentures in the Past

We are pleased to offer quality, custom dentures for our patients needing to replace lost teeth, and even more happy that we can create them right here in our office! Our dentures are designed to fit comfortably and look natural so you can smile without feeling self-conscious. We can also... Read more »

Sleep Apnea • TMJ Blog •

Sleep Positioning Therapy: Change the Way You Sleep and Improve Your Sleep Apnea and TMJ Symptoms

Did you know that sleep apnea can be related to Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, particularly if you have been suffering from symptoms such as chronic headaches? TMJ affects your jaw joints where the lower jaw connects to the upper jaw and can leave you with jaw pain along with pain... Read more »

Endodontics •

If You Are Having Problems With a Tooth That Has Had a Root Canal in the Past, Endodontic Retreatment Can Help!

When it comes to your oral health, saving your natural tooth is usually the most desirable option whenever possible. That is why preventing tooth decay and cavities is the goal of your daily brushing and flossing oral hygiene care. Still, there are times when a root canal is needed to... Read more »