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Invisalign vs Traditional Braces – Which one is right for you?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces Orthodontic treatment can be used for more than just straightening your teeth. While straightening teeth will give you a beautiful smile, there is much more that goes on during treatment that will benefit your overall health. Straighter teeth are often easier to clean which helps keep cavities at bay while also…

Patient Spotlight ~ Marilyn H.

Patient Spotlight With so many patients passing through our doors each day, we often hear a myriad of interesting stories about our patient’s lives and their families. Recently, a patient shared her fascinating story of her time as a professional figure skater that travelled the country with the Ice Follies. Marilyn Heppner, née Cosby, grew…

Dealing with Decay

Dealing with Decay When most people think about tooth decay or cavities, they might think back to something they might have experienced in childhood. In reality, dental caries (more commonly known as cavities) are the most common dental problem experienced by both children and adults. What is tooth decay? We have billions of bacteria in…

A look at e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are called by different names: vape pens, e-hookahs, or mods, for example. They can come in a variety of shapes and designs and may look like real cigarettes, USB drives, or pipes. E-cigarettes are different from cigarettes in that they do not burn tobacco. Instead, they have a battery that heats up a liquid,…

Preventing Tooth Erosion

Preventing Tooth Erosion Tooth erosion, or tooth wear, is the loss of the surrounding tooth structure. This loss occurs when the hard part of your teeth – which is called the enamel – is worn away by acid. Overtime, this erosion can leave your teeth sensitive, cracked, and discolored. What causes tooth erosion? Acid is…

Good oral health begins with a well-balanced diet

Everybody knows that a well-balanced diet is good for a healthy lifestyle. Your food choices affect your body – but they also greatly affect your oral health. What you choose to eat helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Your mouth, teeth and gums are also your tools for eating, chewing and swallowing so it’s…