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,...
When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

This may be the most important warning I give you: think twice before having permanent teeth removed. Before you read any further, know that extractions are no longer needed in over 99 percent of orthodontic patients. As a prospective patient, you need to advocate for...