Plastic Surgery •

Get Ready for the Holiday Season With Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Enhancements   

The holiday season is in full swing, and many are wanting to look and feel their best while connecting with family, friends and coworkers during these festive times. You will certainly be unable to turn around without someone taking pictures at work and parties and family gatherings to share on... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

What Happens When You Ignore Symptoms of TMJ Disorder Because You Just Don’t Think It’s That Bad?

If you have a TMJ disorder, the last thing you want to do is ignore it, because not only can the pain quickly become hard to ignore but you could also end up dealing with chronic migraines, problems chewing and even permanent damage to your teeth.    TMJ, or the temporomandibular... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

10 Cool Facts You Should Know About Your Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up feeling groggy despite having a full night's sleep? Do you wake yourself up in the middle of the night snoring loudly or gasping and choking for breath? These are red flags indicating you might have sleep apnea. If so, you are one of the almost 30... Read more »

Endodontics •

The Real Reason You Should Never Ignore Your Toothache

If you have ever had a toothache, you know that it can make it hard to function or focus on your day-to-day obligations. Once you notice pain in a tooth, pay attention because it means that the tooth root is likely inflamed and irritated. This can quickly lead to infection,... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Seeking Treatment for an Oral Infection Keeps Your Mouth and Body Safe

When it comes to oral surgery for oral- and tooth-related issues, you might need to be treated for impacted, infected or abscessed teeth. You might need a root canal treatment or one or more tooth extractions to get rid of the infection. When an infection is present, you'll often experience... Read more »

Periodontics •

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You From Getting the Periodontal Care Your Gums Need! 

Did you know that millions of people experience some level of dental anxiety when it comes to sitting in a dental chair to have work done in their mouths? If you are concerned about receiving treatment for advanced gum disease or need dental implants and you are among these brave... Read more »

Orthodontics •

This Thanksgiving, Give Yourself the Gift of an Aligned Smile for Ultimate Oral Health

November is finally here, bringing with it changing seasons and a time of giving thanks for the things that make our lives better. Nine in 10 people in the U.S. have some type of malocclusion (overbites, underbites, crossbites, protruding teeth, etc.), and for these people, the malocclusion can impede their... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

This American Diabetes Month, We Have Some Tips To Protect Your Teeth and Gums! 

November isn’t just Thanksgiving: It’s also National Diabetes Month. This disease affects around 37 million Americans, including adults and young people. Oral health is closely linked to health issues, including diabetes, and vice versa. Along with your primary care doctor and other specialists, your health care team should also include... Read more »

Pediatrics •

National Brushing Day: Getting Your Child Excited About Brushing Their Teeth and Gums!

Do you know the number one contributing factor for cavities in your child's mouth? If you said sweets, you are on the right track! Dental plaque is a buildup of oral bacteria that feast on carbohydrates, releasing acids that break down tooth enamel.    The minerals in saliva, (calcium and phosphate)... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and There Are Breast Reconstruction Options for You

Did you know that an unsuspecting woman receives a breast cancer diagnosis every two minutes? That's according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), and it is a sobering statistic. Thankfully, with today's technological advancements and the latest in clinical trials and surgical options, you have more help available and... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

If You Suffer From a TMJ Disorder, It Does Not Need To Be Your Silent Companion

What do you know about the medical condition called TMJ? This common disorder impacts your jaw joint along with the muscles that move the jaw itself. TMJ disorders impact over 10 million Americans and, for whatever reason, affect women more than men. This complex joint moves both up and down... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Orthognathic Surgery Can Help Treat Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms Successfully

A lot of people make fun of people who snore, but chronic snoring is no laughing matter, especially if comes from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition may be treated by medical intervention including surgical treatment. OSA can be a result of one's upper airway being obstructed because of excess... Read more »

Endodontics •

Common Myths About Root Canals and Why They Are False

While root canals aren't in the least funny, some of the myths around them are pretty laughable. But they can still scare you away from getting treatment. And that's the last thing you should do, delay a needed root canal treatment (RCT)! Putting off treatment and avoiding it altogether can... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

What Kind of Post-Operative Pain Control Management Can You Expect After Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

As oral surgeons, we routinely perform a variety of surgical procedures such as bone grafting, dental implants, apicoectomies, jaw surgery, soft tissue grafting, and, of course, tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth removal. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts at restoring your mouth and face after a trauma, injury, or... Read more »

Periodontics •

What You Can Look Forward to From Your Periodontal Crown Lengthening Treatment

When it comes to your smile, your healthy gums are every bit as important as having healthy teeth. One of the ways we can improve your smile is by performing a crown lengthening treatment to restore healthy gum tissue as well as prep your mouth for a dental restoration or... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Keep Your Child’s “Fangs” Safe During the Hauntingly Happy Month of Halloween!

It's almost trick-or-treating season, and our pediatric team wants to help your child's smile stay safe during this frightfully festive time. Between scary school activities, decorating your home, and visiting petrifying pumpkin patches for cider and donuts, we want your little witch or goblin to safeguard their devilishly delightful fangs... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month This October With Us in Spook-tacular Style!

Every year, we celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October, and this year is no different! We love the work we do helping our patients get straighter smiles and aligned bites. With proper orthodontic care, your smile can look its best, your mouth can function properly and your daily oral hygiene... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

National Dental Hygiene Month Is This October and Our Dental Hygienists Have Some Fang-tastic Tips!

A healthy, appealing smile starts with a clean mouth. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, where we honor our hard-working, dedicated dental hygienists and the care they provide to protect your smile! Their goal is simple: helping you achieve greater oral health by helping you keep away cavities and gum... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Why You Should Understand the Importance of Jaw, Bite and TMJ Harmony

Did you know that when your jaw is in its optimal position, it can make you look more youthful than other people in your age range? We refer to this as "TMJ harmony" where your jaw, bite, and TMJ work together to lessen stress, tension, headaches, jaw pain, and even... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

What Do You Know About the Difference Between Complex Sleep Apnea and Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to a good night's sleep, your sleep quality is just as essential as your quantity of sleep. If you have sleep apnea, your lack of vital sleep can negatively impact the quality of your day-to-day life. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) This is actually the most common version... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Consider Getting a Facelift To Look and Feel Your Best During the Upcoming Holiday Season

Can you believe it's already the end of September? Where did this year even go? We're about to embark on the busy holiday season, sandwiched between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the December holidays, and let's not forget New Year's! That's a lot of prospective parties, end-of-the-year celebrations, work get-togethers and... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

There Are Various Types of Facial Traumas That Our Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons Can Fix

If you were to sustain a sudden facial trauma or injury with cuts that require stitches by our oral maxillofacial surgeon, we would evaluate your facial structure. Should you break a bone, either in your face or in your jaw (something that is fairly common), the assessment would take into... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Smart Tooth Brushing Tips for Your Child During Coming the School Year

School is starting and the back-to-school season promises a whirlwind of activities on the horizon. Your child will spend a good chunk of their time away from home between classes, sports and other extracurricular activities on top of homework! Your child will have a lot on their mind, and our... Read more »

Orthodontics •

How Effective Is a Water Flosser for Your Teeth and Gums When You’re Wearing Braces?

If you are wearing braces to correct your tooth and bite alignment, now more than ever, you need to take optimal care of your teeth and gums. Braces can get in the way of normal oral cleaning tools when brushing and flossing, making it harder to remove stray food particles... Read more »

Holistic •

Why Are Mercury-Free Dental Fillings Better for Your Mouth and Body?

Did you know that silver fillings, which are typically referred to as amalgam fillings, contain 50% mercury by weight? Originally created in the 1800s, these fillings are unhealthy for your mouth (and body) because mercury is a toxic substance. That's why we are continually warned about consuming fish from mercury-filled... Read more »

Endodontics • General Dentistry • Periodontics •

September Is National Gum Care Month and a Great Time To Evaluate Your Gum Health!

September is National Gum Care Month, and we're excited to share some tips to keep your smile healthy and strong. Most people think of tooth loss as a result of tooth decay, but did you know that losing teeth is often a result of gum disease? Brushing and flossing daily... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Cultivate These Transformative Habits To Maintain Your Plastic Surgery Results!

For anyone who has invested in a plastic surgery procedure, you might be extra motivated to extend the results of your surgery by implementing healthful habits. This is a transformative approach to maintaining your hard-won results after expending time, energy, and money to having this work done. Whether you have... Read more »

Endodontics •

When Should You See an Endodontist for Help With Problem Teeth?

When you have trouble with the soft tissue and nerves inside your teeth, our endodontist can often save those teeth from being lost to decay and infection. As endodontists, we spend our time helping patients with tooth pain, infections and serious dental disease. Our goal is to relieve your pain... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

What Are the Most Common Types of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries You Might Need?

When it comes to repairing surgical disease, injuries or defects that affect your mouth, face and jaw, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) are ready and qualified to help. We work on fixing a variety of conditions, from extracting wisdom teeth, cleft lip and palate surgery to facial cosmetic surgery.... Read more »

Periodontics •

If You Have a Receding Gum Line, a Gum Graft Can Restore Your Healthy Looking Smile!

Have you recently received a diagnosis of receding gums by your dentist? If so, you may also have been recommended to our periodontist for a tissue graft. This common treatment protects your teeth from being worn down when your gums pull back from your teeth, exposing the tooth roots. Preparing... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Learn How You Can Keep Baby Bottle Tooth Decay From Harming Your Child’s Teeth

Your baby's teeth coming in is a sweet milestone that marks the growth of their smile. Even though these baby teeth (primary teeth) are tiny, they're vital to your child's developing oral structure. Baby teeth hold those spots for their permanent adult teeth to come in years later, pushing out... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Getting Your Child’s Smile Ready for the New School Year Wearing Braces

Back-To-School ads are off and running as summer winds down and a busy school year is on the horizon. If your child is also beginning the school year wearing braces, that will likely involve a huge adjustment for your child or teen. There will be dietary adjustments to make, extra... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Tips To Help You Feel Calm and Relaxed at Your Next Dental Appointment

Do you put off routine dental care or much-needed dental work because of anxiety? Anxiety is how your body reacts to what you perceive to be stressful or unfamiliar situations. So that sense of distress or dread you have before an event manifests itself as anxiety. While a bit of... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Cosmetic Treatment Options That Can Repair Acne Scars for Smoother, More Appealing Skin

Nobody likes dealing with acne and its residual scars, but millions of people do have them. The good news is that you have a virtual cornucopia of professional acne scar treatments to help you reduce unsightly scars and give you back your healthy-looking skin! Cosmetic Treatment To Repair Acne Scars... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

What Can You Do When You Experience a TMJ Flare-Up While on Vacation?

If you have issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) you already know how it can impact your daily quality of life. Located underneath your ears, these complex joints connect your jaw to your skull so you can move your jaw in all directions as needed. It's no wonder you may... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

What You Need To Know if You Are Traveling This Summer and Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Summer is finally here and that means more time outdoors, staying up late, and even traveling! If you have obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, we have some tips for you about traveling and sleeping well to keep your energy levels up wherever you go. Poor Quality Sleep Even without sleep... Read more »

Endodontics •

Once a Tooth Has Received a Root Canal, Can It Be Retreated Later if Necessary?

Did you know that over 15 million root canals are done annually, according to the American Association of Endodontists? Breaking that down means that every single day more than 41,000 root canals are done in just one day alone, by either dentists or endodontists. And while a dentist will average... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

There Are Tasty Yet Safe Foods and Beverages You Can Consume After Your Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

When you undergo oral and maxillofacial surgery, you’ll need to stick to a liquid and soft-food diet post-surgery. To protect your surgical site while your mouth is recovering, you'll need to stay away from foods that are chewy, hard or crunchy. Depending on the surgery you had done, this can... Read more »

Periodontics •

Treating Gingivitis Is Crucial for Keeping Teeth and Gums Healthy and Strong

Gingivitis is an oral condition caused by plaque buildup. This sticky, bacterial film coats the teeth and gums, leading to cavities and gum disease. Once this harmful bacterial film lingers in your mouth, toxins are released by the bacterial activity that irritates your gums. You'll likely notice that they look... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Providing Healthy Summer Foods and Drinks Can Give Your Child Stronger Teeth!

If you want to help your child develop and keep their oral health strong, you'll want to have them brush and floss but also consume healthy foods and drinks. As they grow, help them have proper jaw growth, strengthen and remineralize their chompers and stay hydrated to keep their mouth... Read more »

Orthodontics •

How Can an Orthodontist Fix Your Mouth and Jaws for Optimal Alignment?

Do you know the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Both work hard to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but we orthodontists have additional training so we can treat tooth and jaw misalignment. We also participate in a two- to three-year residency, finishing with over 4,800 hours of... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Floss Your Way to a Healthier Mouth and a Healthier Body!

If you are brushing your teeth twice a day as recommended but not flossing between them, it's not just your smile that will pay the price. Your toothbrush can't reach in between teeth to remove dental plaque (a sticky bacterial biofilm). That's where flossing comes in, because it can reach... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Summer Is a Great Time for Cosmetic Procedures Like an Eyebrow Lift

Most of the year, work, school, family and holiday commitments can leave you feeling too busy to consider cosmetic surgery. The slower days of summer are ideal for refreshing your looks with an eyebrow lift (brow lift), especially if you can use some vacation days to recover! Why a Brow... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Has the Training and Experience You Want for Your Treatment

Have you been wondering what exactly an oral and maxillofacial surgeon does? We specialize in diagnosing and treating various diseases, injuries, and defects involving the head, neck, face, and jaws, as well as the hard and soft tissues in the oral and maxillofacial areas of the body. We train to... Read more »

Periodontics •

Do You Know What To Expect When Treating Periodontal Disease With Scaling and Root Planing?

Have you been diagnosed with periodontal disease? This gum infection that can arise in your mouth is important not to ignore. There are treatment options that can help you battle this oral disease to help make sure you don't lose your teeth to it. Thanks to modern technology, regular scaling... Read more »

Pediatrics •

What You Should Know About Your Baby’s Growing Smile During Pregnancy and After Birth

If you are expecting, congratulations! Motherhood is an amazing time, and you will want to take especially good care of your teeth and gums because of the new hormonal changes in your body. It is not just for your smile protection either; these hormones put you at higher risk of... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Flossing Your Teeth Daily While Wearing Braces Is Essential for Healthy Teeth and Gums

One of the biggest challenges to keeping your smile looking and feeling its best is to take the time every day to brush and floss your teeth (which also benefits your gum health). When you receive orthodontic care, you will want to step up your oral hygiene game to ensure... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

June 17th Is National Teeth Whitening Day, and We Are Here for It!

Join us in celebrating National Teeth Whitening Day on June 17th! We are tempted to observe this innovative dental treatment for the entire month because when it comes to boosting your smile, one of the quickest and easiest ways to accomplish this is through teeth whitening! And while there are... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

What You Can Expect From Having a Breast Reduction Versus a Breast Augmentation

Many women come to us to have their breast size altered. Having a more proportioned figure can help you feel better about how you present yourself to the world and can change the way you move about in the world, confidently versus uncomfortably self-conscious. Breast Reduction Large breasts can lead... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

How To Recognize if You Have a TMJ Disorder or Something Else Going On With Your Head and Jaw

Do you know where your TMJ's (temporomandibular joints) are in your jaw? See if you can find the joint on either side of your jaw that works like a sliding hinge whenever you open and close your mouth. The areas of your TMJ bones are covered with cartilage and a... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Sleep Positioning Therapy May Help if You Constantly Snore or Have Trouble Breathing While Sleeping

Do you get complaints about snoring in your sleep or feeling tired when you wake up instead of refreshed? If so, you might have sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that can impact your quality of life. This breathing disorder can happen to anyone, and around 18 million Americans are... Read more »

Endodontics •

Share What You Know About National Root Canal Appreciation Day and Help Save a Tooth!

Did you know that May 11th, 2022 is National Root Canal Appreciation Day? It is a day our endodontic team looks forward to because, in the past, a tooth infection could cause lasting damage. Thanks to modern technology, a simple root canal is all it takes to save the tooth... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Have You Been Thinking About Getting Dental Implants To Replace Damaged Teeth?

Do you have damaged or missing teeth? Do you want a tooth replacement option that isn't dentures or bridgework? If so, dental implants may be perfect for your smile! Implants are modern marvels that effectively replace tooth roots, allowing your "new" teeth to function, feel, and look like your natural... Read more »

Periodontics •

Getting Your Tooth Extracted by Our Skilled Periodontist Can Leave You Smiling in No Time!

As periodontists, our focus is on helping you save your adult, permanent teeth whenever possible. You can protect your dental health by maintaining routine dental visits and taking time to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash daily, as recommended by your dentist. Good dental care can go a long way... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Keeping Your Child’s Smile Safe This Summer Is Easier Than Ever With These Protective Tips!

With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, your child is likely looking forward to spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. If so, sunscreen and mosquito repellant are not the only protection they may need. Their smile is vulnerable to the sports they play and the summer... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Summer Is Almost Here, and Now Is the Time To Get Your Braces and Straighten Your Teeth!

With summer right around the corner, it is a great time to think about getting your teeth straightened and getting a jumpstart on an orthodontic treatment plan! Whether you consider wearing aligners or braces, there are benefits to getting orthodontic care during these warmer, less hectic months. The summer season... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Smiling and Laughing Are Good for Your Mouth, Mood, and Body!

Between May 16 and June 16, the Oral Health Foundation raises awareness of important health concerns by celebrating National Smile Month, and our dental team is here for it! We invite you to join us in making a positive difference in the oral health of the people around you. Everyone... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Are You Ready for Warmer Weather and Clothing That Flatters Your Abs? A Tummy Tuck Can Help!

Now that the weather is warming up as we make our way through springtime, are you ready to wear figure-flattering clothing that shows off your body? Or are you trying to hide excess fat or skin around your tummy? If you have a weak lower abdominal wall (abs) that is... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

If You Are Suffering From TMJ, a Mouth and Bite Reconstruction Change Your Quality of Life

Those who suffer from TMJ because of a bad bite know living with it can be painful. Temporomandibular disorders affect the teeth, facial muscles, and jaw joints, leaving them out of harmony and balance, so you are left experiencing painful complications like severe head, neck, and back pain. And if... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Do You Constantly Snore While You Sleep? Wearing a Mandibular Advancement Device Can Help!

If you hear complaints about your snoring habits, you are not alone. Sleep apnea affects around 22 million Americans, with 80 percent of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) cases going undiagnosed. This serious condition can affect your sleep partner, family, coworkers and friends. Your energy, health and work... Read more »

Endodontics • Oral Surgery •

Oral Cancer Awareness Week Is in April and Can Help Save Lives!

Oral Cancer Awareness Week is observed on April 3 - 9, 2022 (thanks to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance). It is supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to draw attention to this often fatal disease and how early detection is the key to surviving cancer.... Read more »

Periodontics •

Our Periodontist Can Perform a Frenectomy for You or Your Child As Needed

Do you know what a frenectomy is? It is a simple surgical treatment where our periodontist removes the "frena" in your mouth to modify the binding tissues in the mouth. The "frenum" is the small fold of connective tissue in your mouth that attaches one surface to another. It often... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy With Routine Dental Cleanings and Exams

As a parent, you might wonder why dental checkups are important since your young child will eventually lose their baby teeth. But tooth decay is bad for your child, even if the tooth with a cavity falls out on its own. Your child's oral health affects their physical, mental, and... Read more »

Orthodontics •

How To Protect Your Teeth and Gums During Orthodontic Treatment

If you are wearing braces or another type of orthodontic aligners, taking good care of your teeth and gums is more important than ever. Good daily oral hygiene care is needed to protect your teeth and gums from oral infections while straightening your teeth. You don't want to end up... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Spring Is a Great Time To Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants and Complete Your Smile

If you have missing teeth or tooth issues, opting for a dental implant is one of the best tooth replacement options you can choose – whether you have lost teeth due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. Now is a great time to spring into action with a dental... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Get Your Body Ready for the Summer With Our Body Contouring Treatment

Spring is here, which means summer is just a few months away. If you are planning on spending time enjoying outdoor activities, showing your body off at the pool, beach, vacationing, or at social gatherings, you'll want to make sure your body looks its best! You want to erase excess... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Home Care Remedies That May Provide Temporary Relief for Mild TMJ Symptoms

When it comes to your TMJ (or temporomandibular joints) connecting your jawbone to your skull, you can suffer disorders in this joint. These can leave you in pain along with the muscles controlling those jaw movements, especially if you are constantly grinding or clenching your teeth. Pain associated with your... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

These Sleep Awareness Week Tips Can Help You Get the Quality Sleep You Need

The theme for this year's National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Awareness Week® 2022 is to help you become your Best Slept Self. The goal is to help you understand how important sleep is to your overall mental and physical health. Sleep Awareness Week® begins at Daylight Saving Time (DST) as most... Read more »

Endodontics •

Our Dedicated Endodontic Team Effectively Treats Extensive Tooth Pain and Swollen Gums

Endodontics is the practice of intervening when serious tooth pain consumes all of your attention. While dentists help you keep your teeth in their best shape, our highly trained endodontist (a next-level dental specialist) can step in and effectively fix the tissues inside the problem tooth. As members of the... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

What To Expect if You Have a Tooth That Needs To Be Extracted

Do you need to have one or more permanent teeth extracted? For adults, there are a variety of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from the roots. Some of those include severe damage from tooth decay, trauma from a fall or blow to the face, or bacterial... Read more »

Periodontics •

What You Can Look Forward to at Your Periodontal Cleaning

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning and exam? If you are like many people these past two years, it's been all too easy to let your routine cleanings slide for one reason or another. But even if you kept up with your daily brushing and flossing... Read more »

Pediatrics •

From Infant to Young Adult: Your Child’s Teething Stages and Erupting Adult Teeth

One of the most common questions we hear from parents is concerns about their baby's teething timeline. As a general rule, teething begins at about 6 to 10 months old and lasts until around 25 to 33 months. Then every two to four months, a set of two new teeth... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Learn How Orthodontic Treatment Can Help Correct an Open Bite

There are various reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment, including straightening your teeth and aligning your misaligned bite. Another reason is correcting an open bite. It is a common dental issue and can be effectively addressed with orthodontics. You want your upper and lower teeth to come together with a slight... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

March Is National Dentist Day and Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Taking the time to recognize your dental team once a year is important because they seek to go above and beyond to take the best care possible of you and your family's smiles. Our dentist works hard all year to improve your quality of life so you can eat, smile... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Now Is a Good Time To Think About Having a Breast Lift To Improve Your Body Profile

Spring (and then summer) are just around the corner, which means now is the time to have bikini weather surgery done, including breast lift surgery. Having a breast lift done (or mastopexy) has grown in popularity, even outdistancing breast implants. Why Get a Breast Lift? A breast lift works by... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

How Does Bruxism Affect Your TMJ and How Can It Best Be Treated?

The term "bruxism" refers to a repetitive jaw-muscle movement where you habitually and subconsciously grind your teeth together and clench your jaw muscles. It affects the temporomandibular joints located on both sides of your jaws that function by helping you smoothly open and close your jaw. Why is Excessive Bruxism... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Learn the Facts About Sleep Apnea and Get the Help You Need

Knowing basic facts about trouble sleeping can come in handy for sleep apnea. Probably the biggest obstacle to a good night's sleep is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Did you know that sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed? This sleep disorder leaves you struggling to sleep well, repeatedly pausing your breathing throughout... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

How You Can Facilitate a Speedy and Comfortable Recovery After Getting Oral Surgery

If you are planning to have oral surgery, the best thing you can do is to take good care of your mouth post-recovery. This way, recovery can be quick and easy with few complications. Oral surgery, like wisdom teeth removal or dental implant surgery, can be easily navigated if you... Read more »

Endodontics • Periodontics •

In Honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, We Are Looking at How Periodontitis Affects Your Mouth and Body

February is Gum disease awareness month! It is important because more than half of the adults in our country experience gum disease, leading to gum inflammation and infection. This relentless disease can wreak havoc on your oral health and adversely affects not just your gums but your jaw bone density... Read more »

Pediatrics •

This National Children’s Dental Health Month, Learn How Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Developing Smile

February heralds the annual American Dental Association's (ADA) National Children's Dental Health Month! Designed to raise awareness for optimal oral health in children, the NCDHM has been helping millions of families across the country. They are promoting better oral health with the theme, "Sealants Make Sense" this year. The goal... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Wearing a Retainer After Straightening Your Teeth Is Essential for Continued Alignment

Congratulations on getting orthodontic treatment for the health and appearance of your smile! Whether you wore braces or clear aligners, you will still need to wear a retainer to maintain that beautiful symmetry with your newly aligned teeth and bite. While wearing braces or clear aligners is phase one of... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Why You Should Tune Into Gum Disease Awareness Month This February

The purpose of Gum Disease Awareness Month in February is to raise awareness of what causes it and to encourage you to adhere to better oral health habits to keep it from developing in your smile. Sadly, periodontal disease affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the U.S. and at... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Are You Ready To Set Some Healthy Beauty Goals and Habits for the New Year?

Congratulations, you made it to 2022! The beginning of a new year beckons us to discard old habits that haven't worked well and embark on new goals that support our health and appearance. When it comes to how we look, some great new patterns can support our New Year's goals... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Why You Should Never Ignore Nighttime Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Did you know that about one in three adults experience bruxism? When it comes to grinding your teeth, this often unconscious and seemingly innocuous habit is something your mouth and jaw can do without, and it is known as bruxism. It is essentially a harmful habit where you repeatedly clench... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

What Are Your New Year’s Goals for a Good Night’s Sleep?

When it comes to your new year's goals to feel better, don't forget to put getting a good night's sleep on your list. Improving your quality of sleep can help you just as much as getting in those gym workouts! Your quality of sleep can either help or hurt your... Read more »

Endodontics •

Do You Know the Difference Between an Endodontist and a Dentist When Treating Your Teeth and Gums?

Did you know that you can enlist the help of an endodontist if you are experiencing unrelenting tooth pain? Dentists can help you prevent toothaches and even treat them, but there are times when your painful tooth would be better treated by an endodontist. It is because we have advanced... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Understanding What a Dental Bone Graft Is and Whether You Need One

There are times when you might need the help of a dental bone graft because you have lost vital bone density in your jaw, where the bone resorbs (melts away), negatively impacting your surrounding teeth. Bone loss occurs when your mouth suffers trauma, tooth loss or advanced gum (periodontal) disease.... Read more »

Periodontics •

Do You Know What Periodontists Do and How We Can Help You With Your Oral Health?

As periodontists, we are, in fact, dentists who specialize in treating the soft oral tissues (gum disease) and the jawbone underneath as it supports your teeth. Our training involves graduating from an accredited dental school earning a 4-year undergraduate college degree and then pursuing another three years of study in... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Why Your Child Might Need a Dental Crown for a Primary Tooth

Helping your child have a healthy smile is crucial for teeth that will last their whole life. As they grow, their primary teeth are replaced by permanent ones. Since baby teeth will eventually fall out, what should you do if our dentist says your child needs a dental crown? Why... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Now Is the Time To Set Orthodontic Goals for an Aligned Smile!

It's that time of year again when we look back over the past year and make some goals to better ourselves mentally and physically. For many, that includes improving their smile! While considering your New Year’s resolutions for this year, be sure to include improving your smile on your list!... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Start Your New Year Off With Transformational Dental Goals!

If you are like many folks this time of year, making resolutions is probably foremost on your mind. Those resolutions likely have something to do with promoting health and prosperity while giving up unhealthy habits. This year, our dental team highly recommends making some powerful changes to your dental health... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

The Holidays Are an Ideal Time To Get Plastic Surgery or Other Cosmetic Treatments Done!

While this year may have limited people through social distancing and mask-wearing, people still want to look their best! What better time to get cosmetic work done than for meeting your medical insurance deductibles for the year? Another reason people seek plastic surgery or other body-enhancing treatments during the holidays... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Is the Holiday Hustle and Bustle Making Your TMJ Pain Feel Even Worse Than Usual?

'Tis the season for… TMJ jaw pain? With the holidays in full swing, it's a fun, festive, and all too often stressful time trying to get all the preparations, decorations, and shopping done on your list! While it is traditionally the most wonderful time of year, the holidays are also... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Discover the Connection Between Chronic Low-Quality Sleep and a Serious Mood Disorder

Now that the clocks have reset to fall back to standard time and the days are growing shorter, many of us may have noticed a reduction in our sleep quality. We may feel tired, sluggish, and just not ourselves, wanting to slow down even as the holidays have amped up... Read more »

Endodontics • Periodontics •

Dental Implants: A Solution for Replacing Missing Teeth

When it comes to your teeth and gums, it's essential to take good care of them to keep them healthy and strong so you can bite, chew, speak, and smile. Your daily oral hygiene care and routine professional dental cleanings and exams combined help you maintain your teeth and gums... Read more »

Pediatrics •

This Holiday Season, Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Smile!

Our pediatric dental team loves helping parents give their children the best possible start to a lifetime of good oral health. The holiday season is a great time to boost your child's dental health. Why not give them the gift of a healthy smile, so their developing smile prospers while... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Caring for Your Teeth in Braces During the Holiday Season

This holiday season, while you are wearing braces, there are some things to keep in mind to ensure your smile stays healthy and you don't put your orthodontic treatment at risk. While the winter holidays are considered the most wonderful time of the year, you want to be mindful of... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery •

Protect Your Smile From Dental Trauma During the Holidays!

Winter is coming, and if you are anything like us, you are likely busy preparing for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends. Because this time of year is so busy, it's easy to overindulge in your favorite annual treats while tempted to slack on your daily oral hygiene... Read more »

Periodontics •

Preventing Gum Disease From Taking Over Your Teeth and Gums

Did You Know? Gum disease afflicts nearly half of Americans over 30. Men succumb to gum disease more than women. Periodontal disease is the biggest factor of adult tooth loss. Pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to their babies prematurely. Men or women over 35 often lose more... Read more »

Pediatrics •

What Are the Signs Your Baby Is Teething With Their Very First Tooth?

Nothing is more adorable than when your baby's first tooth starts coming in as their first dental milestone! Unfortunately, erupting teeth are often painful, and when a baby isn't feeling well, they can't tell you what is going on. Still, there are signs that can let you know whether your... Read more »