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Pain in the Mouth: Addressing Tooth, Joint, and Muscle Pain

Pain in the Mouth: Addressing Tooth, Joint, and Muscle Pain

Mouth pain isn’t just unpleasant, it’s a sign that something’s wrong. That’s why you should never ignore mouth pain, whether you feel it in the tooth, jaw joint, or surrounding muscle. Here are some common types of pain associated with the mouth – and what you can do...

Ready, Set, Go! The Basics of Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment

Ready, Set, Go! The Basics of Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment

Accelerated orthodontic treatment is one topic I have been very interested in throughout my career. Speeding up orthodontic treatment safely and reliably is very complicated, but it is powerful to know these four accelerators. 1. It's all about the timing. The most...

Three Things to Consider Before You Choose an Orthodontist

Three Things to Consider Before You Choose an Orthodontist

In this day and age, consumers are provided with more choices than ever. From which travel website to use to which toothpaste is best, the options seem limitless. On the surface, this seems like a good thing, and in many ways it is, but the sheer volume of choices...

Know Your Appliances (Outside of the Kitchen)

Know Your Appliances (Outside of the Kitchen)

If you have been, or are preparing to go, to the orthodontist, it can be overwhelming to see and hear all of the treatment options available. Just google, “orthodontic appliances” and you will see countless metal and plastic pieces that can go in your mouth. To make...

3 More Reasons to Floss

3 More Reasons to Floss

When it comes to your dental health, floss is arguably the most impactful thing you can use. But, flossing regularly is a common struggle for many of my patients. With so many other things going on, flossing can often fall to the bottom of the priority list. There are...

Food for thought: How your Thanksgiving dishes hurt/help your teeth

Food for thought: How your Thanksgiving dishes hurt/help your teeth

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family, and life! It’s also a time to indulge in delicious foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. While it’s common knowledge that some of these foods are not friendly on the waistline,...

Understanding the Need for an Orthodontic Specialist

Understanding the Need for an Orthodontic Specialist

Like our pediatrician, many of us are quite particular about our family dentist. We come to trust them with our family’s oral health and get comfortable with their treatment, practices, and advice. But have you considered an Orthodontic Specialist? While the family...

How to Decode Your Bite

How to Decode Your Bite

Decoding your bite. It’s an odd sounding, but apt exercise in understanding the precision of our teeth. Our teeth fit together like lines of code or details in a story. If you’re writing code and a symbol is misplaced, that command isn’t going to perform as expected,...

How To Avoid Cavities This Halloween

How To Avoid Cavities This Halloween

Whenever you eat sugary (highly acidic) foods like candy, baked goods, fruit juices, and soda, it leaves plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque turns into acid that will attack your tooth enamel, eventually breaking down and creating...

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