Your Teenager’s Teeth: When Are Braces Needed?

October 8th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Being the parent of a teenager can be tough. But as the adult, it’s your (sometimes thankless!) job to do what you can to take care of your teen’s health. Understanding when and why your teenager needs to get braces is a part of that. In this post, you will learn the signals to look for. They Have Crowding This is exactly what it sounds like — there isn’t enough space in their mouths for all of their teeth. If crowding isn’t caught early enough, it can lead to crooked teeth that Read more [...]




How An Orthodontist Can Make The Gaps In Your Teeth Disappear

September 17th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

A gap between two of your teeth is called "diastema." Diastema often occurs between to two front teeth, but it can happen anywhere. One cause is when the jaw bones and the teeth aren't matched in size, which makes your teeth look small, oddly spaced or crowded together. For whatever reason, having a gap between your teeth can be embarrassing. It makes you want to hide your smile from the world. A skilled orthodontist can offer a variety of solutions for fixing your diastema. Braces The Read more [...]



Dental Care: Dealing With Cracked Teeth

September 4th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth in the mouth to erupt, which normally happens around the ages of 17 - 25. For many years, there has been a lot of controversy as to the need to remove these teeth.  If the teeth don’t cause any harm or pain, they are normally fine to stay in place.  If they present a bad position or cause you a lot of pain or discomfort, they will need to be removed. Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom Read more [...]



Teeth Whitening—Top 10 Myths

August 6th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

With all the information in ads, magazines and on the Internet about teeth whitening, but it is important to separate fact from fiction.  The Top 10 Myths about Teeth Whitening include:  All teeth whiten the same; Once my teeth are whitened, they will stay bright forever; Whitening toothpastes bleach teeth; Dental insurance will pay for tooth whitening. Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure used to lighten or whiten the shade of the teeth.  Every year thousands Read more [...]



Your Teenager’s Teeth: When Are Braces Needed?

July 30th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Being the parent of a teenager can be tough. But as the adult, it’s your (sometimes thankless!) job to do what you can to take care of your teen’s health. Understanding when and why your teenager needs to get braces is a part of that. In this post, you will learn the signals to look for. They Have Crowding This is exactly what it sounds like — there isn’t enough space in their mouths for all of their teeth. If crowding isn’t caught early enough, it can lead to crooked teeth that Read more [...]



Family Dental Insurance – User’s Guide

July 9th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Let us first understand the idea of dental insurance.  Dental insurance is a type of insurance in which a person buys a dental insurance plan by paying a monthly or annual premium to a dental insurance company... In turn the dental insurance company provides dental insurance coverage against dental costs.  That is if there are any dental costs borne by the insured during the insurance period, the dental insurance company will reimburse the costs incurred by the insured. Most of Read more [...]



Dental Care: Dealing With Cracked Teeth

June 18th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth in the mouth to erupt, which normally happens around the ages of 17 - 25. For many years, there has been a lot of controversy as to the need to remove these teeth.  If the teeth don’t cause any harm or pain, they are normally fine to stay in place.  If they present a bad position or cause you a lot of pain or discomfort, they will need to be removed. Also known as the third set of molars, the wisdom Read more [...]



A Guide to Flossing Your Teeth

June 4th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

A Guide to Flossing Your Teeth Brushing your teeth is not enough to maintain good oral health over time. Flossing should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. By Connie Brichford Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH   Cleaning the spaces between your teeth and along your gums with dental floss is as important to your oral health as cleaning your teeth with a toothbrush. Just like you brush your teeth every day, flossing should be part of your daily routine. To Read more [...]



Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

May 14th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Yellow stains on teeth or untidy teeth is now history. One can now get teeth as white as pearl through teeth whitening on the Sunshine Coast. In the hands of experienced dentists, teeth whitening is now a safe process. Having teeth that are pure and white is something that everyone wants. Unfortunately, for most people as they age their teeth tend to become discolored. This yellowing is caused by many things including drinking cola, coffee, smoking, as well as eating certain types Read more [...]



Choosing The Right Supplemental Dental Insurance Plan

April 16th, 2017 admin Posted in Dental articles for patients | No Comments »

Supplemental dental insurance is not another kind of dental insurance by another name. You need to have a proper dental care insurance besides the supplemental one because the latter helps one cover the cost of such dental needs that are not covered either by your primary health insurance or the dental insurance. Many of the insurance plans do cover dental health but it would still leave out many expenses for which you'll have to shell out money from your own pocket. So, assuming that Read more [...]