Making Broken Smiles Shine Again

If your smile is broken, have no fear. There is no smile so broken that modern dentistry cannot make it shine once more – whether that means restoring your natural teeth back to their former glory or replacing them with new natural-looking tooth replacements. The first option is a tooth restorative procedure. Here are some… Read more »

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

Have you ever heard that chewing gum can help your or your child’s smile? This is true in certain cases. But what determines whether gum is helpful or detrimental to your smile? Dr. Calder, Dr. Faltine, Dr. Pettey, and our team are happy to guide you in this matter. Chewing Gum With Sugar If the… Read more »

A Retainer Will Be Necessary After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Each braces adjustment at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic served to tension the orthodontic hardware to bring your teeth closer to their ideal alignment. Time and multiple adjustments will eventually fully correct the position and orientation of your teeth. Once this has been achieved Dr. can uninstall your braces. However, this is not the end of… Read more »

Brushing With the Best of Them

Brushing your teeth is pretty simple, right? Toothpaste onto brush, brush into mouth, scrub-a-dub-dub, done. Right? The truth is, it turns out that brushing effectively is a little more complicated than that. It’s important to understand the right way to brush your teeth so you can protect your dental health from bacteria that can cause… Read more »

FAQs about Pregnancy and Oral Health

So you’re expecting. Congratulations! Did you know that your oral health can impact your pregnancy – and vice versa? Well, it’s true! Here are some questions and answers to consider: Q: What effects can my oral health have on my pregnancy? A: Studies suggest that there may be a link between gum disease and premature,… Read more »

Useful Facts About Gum Disease

Gum disease attacks the gums and structures that support your teeth. If left untreated, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Drs. Calder, Faltine, and Petty may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: – Gums that bleed easily – Gums that are red, tender, or swollen – Gums… Read more »

Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing, especially if you can’t seem to get rid of it. To help you discover the causes of your bad breath, our team here at in , , is happy to help you with information on the causes of bad breath. Bad breath can occur anytime thanks to the hundreds of… Read more »

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

Have you ever wondered how dental sealants work? Dental sealants are tooth restorations that focus on improving your smile by applying a special coating to teeth to protect them from future harm. Sealants are most commonly placed on molars to prevent cavities. With the use of a special gel that is hardened by a light… Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Requires First-Aid and a Dentist’s Care

Sports injuries and household accidents can sometimes carry enough force to cause severe dental trauma. When a tooth is knocked out of its socket you will need to apply quality first-aid while seeking a dentist’s care. Also known as a dental avulsion, a knocked out tooth can cause significant pain. Remaining calm can help speed… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Ready for Invisalign®?

Are your teeth ready for Invisalign®? Did you know that Invisalign orthodontic aligners are metal-free and capable of straightening your smile to the perfect design you desire? Even if you have had an orthodontic alignment in the past, it may be possible for Invisalign to help correct any relapses in the alignment of your smile,… Read more »