Showing posts from January, 2019

Dentist vs Orthodontics

If you are beginning to research how to “get straight teeth” or “do I need braces,” a question you may be wondering is, "can my dentist give me braces?" The answer is a big NO! There are major differences between an orthodontist and a dentist. From what a dentist does to what an orthodontist can do. As Orthodontists we utilize the latest technological advances in the profession to achieve unsurpassed results for our patients. Dentists are mainly concerned with your overall dental health. Dentists treat decayed teeth and remove failed teeth. Dentists look for abnormalities in the mouth and teach patients how to prevent dental disease. Orthodontists are specialists in training teeth and aligning jaws. Another difference between both dentist and orthodontist, is orthodontist become specialists by completing four years of general dental education in dental school, and then continuing in an accredited program where they study their specific specialty full-time for two or

3 Healthy Habits to Begin in 2019

Our staff is trained and skilled and each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. All of our assistants are Certified Orthodontic Assistants and stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars throughout the year. With that said, we love encouraging our patients to create healthy routines and inform them of how to best take care of your teeth. Here are 3 healthy habits we are encouraging for in 2019 1 - Pledging to Floss More Floss! Floss! Floss! Of course the best advice is to start flossing if you don’t already. Flossing not only keeps your teeth and gums healthy, it also contributes the health of your overall health such as diabetes and heart disease. Let's all pledge to floss more in 2019. 2. Change your Toothbrush Changing your toothbrush is an easy step to create a healthy habit in 2019. The American Dental Association, says we should