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Help! I Swallowed My Braces Bracket

“Help! I swallowed my braces bracket.” Not something you hear everyday, but a concern that we hear from many people when they start their orthodontic treatment. You may have even seen the recent story about a woman in Australia who had a piece of orthodontic wire removed from her intestine 10 years after having her braces removed. That’s […]

What is the Best Age for Braces?

One question that many people, especially parents, face is at what is the best age for braces? Get them too early and further treatment might be required later in life; get them too late and they may need to be worn for a longer period of time or cause additional problems for the already angst-ridden teenage […]

Why Do Dental Implants Cost So Much?

Why do dental implants cost so much?! If you’ve ever had a tooth extracted, by accident or by a dentist, then you’ve probably looked into your tooth replacement options, including dental implants. There’s no question that implants are the best longterm tooth replacement option, but the cost of the procedure can give some patients sticker shock. Many […]

Dentures vs Implants: Pros and Cons

Dentures vs Implants. When you are missing one, some, or all of your teeth, these are two main options that dentists typically recommend. Each of these treatments has its own list of pros and cons that may make it a better option for your situation. Your dentist can make a recommendation, but the decision is […]

Laser Dentistry: What is Laser Dentistry?

What is laser dentistry? If you’ve never heard of this innovative type of dental care, now is the time to learn. Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. Discuss your laser surgery options with one of our dentists today. Laser Dentistry: An Overview Medical […]

Defining Dental Implant Key Terms

If you’re in need of a dental implant, you may not know exactly what to expect during the procedure. Your dentist or oral surgeon might throw around terms that sound like they’re speaking another language. This guide can help you decode dental speak and understand exactly what happens during a dental implant procedure. Abutment An […]

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is one of the least understood types of dentists. This professional deals in gum diseases, working to give patients healthier mouths. Whenever you feel like your gums are sensitive or you notice bleeding, you need a periodontist. Otherwise, you risk gum disease or the pain experienced with every bite, and other extreme mouth […]

What is a Prosthodontist?

If you’ve never lost a tooth or needed a crown, then you’ve probably never visited a prosthodontist. Prosthodontistry is a dentistry specialty focusing on missing teeth. These trained medical professionals treat a variety of oral issues, and provide specialized care that suits each patient’s particular dental needs. Read on to learn what Prosthodontists do. Prosthodontistry: […]

What is an Orthodontist?

Many people use the terms dentist and orthodontist interchangeably. That’s not quite right. The two professions certainly have similarities, but orthodontia is a specific type of dental care. These specialists treat certain types of dental problems. You may never need to see an orthodontist. If you do, however, you need to understand exactly what’s in […]

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Nothing’s more important to you than your children. You want them to look and feel their best from now until they’re 120-years-old. Part of your responsibility in this endeavour is taking care of your child’s teeth. You know that baby teeth don’t last forever, but you can still do long-term damage to your kid’s mouth […]