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Here are some key advantages that make Invisalign clear orthodontic alignment devices superior to traditional metal braces for some patients.
Myths about teeth whitening abound. While some are simply inaccurate, some do more harm than good. Here are 9 teeth whitening myths you should not believe.
Once mostly an adult problem, even children are beginning to snore as human jaws continue to shrink due to changes in the post-industrial age diet.
A new understanding of the oral microbiome is shedding light on the relationship between oral health & systemic disorders (e.g. cancer, heart & lung disease).
Snoring & sleep apnea are so common that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates ~40% of men, 24% of women & between 10%-12% of children experience it. Although you must see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis, if oral health is to blame, your dentist may be able to help with treatment.
When wisdom teeth become trapped within gums, they are considered impacted & need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth lead to issues such as misalignment of other teeth, pain or infection. In the US alone, about 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from about 5 million people every year.
Oral health isn't only about what goes into your mouth or how your mouth looks & smells, but what's going on inside your mouth as a microbial ecosystem. Your oral microbiome is affected by a variety of factors, such as food you eat, stress, aging, genetics/race/ethnicity, gender, even the type of toothpaste you use.
Orthodontist Jacob Koch reviews the top trends in orthodontic treatment including invisible braces, self-ligating braces, clear aligners, smile designing and more. These advances in orthodontia are making it easier for people to get the smile they want.
The idea that dental anesthesia is somehow different than anesthesia for any other type of procedure is just not true. So why are safety standards lower?
Many people without dental insurance forgo visits to the dentist because they don't know that dental insurance alternatives are available to help them.