How Can You Pay For Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment?

If your pediatric dentist has indicated that your child would benefit from braces, a retainer, or other straightening devices, you're likely wondering how you will pay for this unexpected expense. Read on to learn more about the varying costs of pediatric orthodontic care, as well as several payment plans or alternatives if the cost is a financial hardship for your family. How much can pediatric orthodontic care cost? Read More 

3 Reasons To Get Gum Disease Treatment Today

Do you have mild gum disease? If your gums are red and inflamed, if they bleed when you brush or floss, and/or are chronically sore, you may have a mild case of gingivitis, also known as gum disease. You may think it isn't serious, and that it will clear up on its own with extra attention to your oral health care. This may be the case for some people. However, if you have been lax in your oral care enough for gum disease to develop, or if it is a genetic condition with you, you probably won't get it to heal without professional gum disease treatment. Read More 

Oil Pulling: Gum Health Booster Or Gimmick?

Oil pulling is one of the latest health crazes, and not surprisingly, it's touted by many people who live a "crunchy" or natural lifestyle. It's becoming more mainstream, though, as people seek natural alternatives to chemical-laden teeth whiteners and breath refreshers. So, what exactly is oil pulling? Should you try it? Let's take a look at the claims and facts to find out. What Is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling involves swishing with oil or allowing it to sit in your mouth to kill harmful bacteria that cause plaque and gingivitis. Read More 

What’s In Your Water? Fluoride, Hopefully!

Rather than, "What's in your wallet?", the better question may be, "What's in your water?" The amount of fluoride in your drinking water has everything to do with your oral health. Too little fluoride can lead to tooth decay, and tooth decay necessitates dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, root canals, and even dental implants. Many people seek cosmetic dentistry procedures to correct the damage done by tooth decay. You may not be aware that fluoridation standards differ from state to state -- even from city to city. Read More 

4 Things You Need To Know About Jawbone Grafts

More than 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and if you're one of them, you may have considered dental implants. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so they're the perfect way to replace missing ones. However, if you've been missing teeth for a while, you may need to have jawbone grafts done before you can get dental implants. Here's what you need to know.  Why are jawbone grafts required? Read More