Cleft Palate And Cleft Lips: What Parents Need To Know

Posted on: 26 August 2016

A cleft palate or lip is a congenital deformity that forms during the first trimester. As the embryo's head develops, it is formed from the sides, coming together in the middle. When it doesn't fuse together properly, a cleft, or a split, in the lip, palate, or both will result. While this will be surgically repaired once the child is born, it can still leave residual problems. Here are the facts and some of the possible complications that parents should know. [Read More]

2 Orthodontic Alignment Options For Adults

Posted on: 5 August 2016

If you are an adult who would like to have the alignment of your teeth corrected, you may be concerned about the appearance of orthodontic appliances. Many people picture a mouthful of braces when they think of dental alignment. However, nowadays, there are orthodontic options that do not have a great impact on your appearance. Here are a few such options: Invisalign Invisalign, which is generally only prescribed for teens and adults, can be used to align the teeth in a discreet manner. [Read More]

Dealing With Gum Disease: Three Treatment Options To Consider

Posted on: 21 July 2016

Gum disease is an infection of the gums, which can lead to bone loss, tooth loss and other complications. If you have gum disease, your dentist or periodontist can recommend options to help improve your overall oral health and fight the disease. Before you choose a treatment option, consider familiarizing yourself with the different treatments available. Here are a few options you may want to consider. Root Planing And Scaling [Read More]

Can't Get Dental Floss Between Your Teeth? What Your Dentist Or Orthodontist Might Do About It

Posted on: 4 July 2016

If you have a really difficult time with getting dental floss between your teeth, you may experience bleeding gums when you are able to get the floss through and it has to be forced through the teeth and cuts the gums. You may also experience a higher percentage of cavities in between your teeth because you cannot floss properly. Your dentist will undoubtedly note these conditions when examining your teeth. He or she may suggest one or more of the following treatments for teeth that are too close together and prevent dental floss from doing its job. [Read More]