Dental Goals for 2018

Another great year has ended! Along with your regular New Year’s resolutions, Drs. Calder, Durr, and Short suggest that you have a few dental resolutions. These goals can help your smile shine in the years to come! Brush Your Teeth for a Full Two Minutes Although most individuals only brush their teeth for about 45… Read more »

Adults Can Still Achieve Their Dream Smile With Orthodontic Treatment

Do you wish you underwent orthodontic treatment as a teen so you had the perfect smile now? If so, it’s not too late for you! Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment too. In fact, more and more adults are aligning their smiles with braces and other orthodontic treatments. If you want your perfect smile, you… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Sadly, wisdom teeth have caused pain for lots of our patients. Do you have wisdom teeth or third molars? Have you noted any pain in your mouth where a third molar would be? If so, you should call us to pencil in an examination for you. Here are some things you can do to hamper… Read more »

Maintaining Dentures

We won’t lie: dentures can take a lot of effort. However, the benefits really are worth it. Here are some tips on treating dentures. Once you’ve received dentures, you’ll be able to speak properly and chew food again, and your smile will be full again. To preserve your regained dental health, ensure that you keep… Read more »

A Dental Cap Might Be Needed to Treat a Large Cavity on One of Your Child’s Teeth

Children are biologically hard-wired to seek out calories from sweet foods and beverages. This evolutionary adaptation was once essential for a child’s survival as they learned what prehistoric foods we’re good to eat. In the modern age, our nutritional palate is rife with ready access to sweet substances. All of the residual sugar introduced to… Read more »

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. Timothy Durr, Dr. Clarke Short, and our team are happy to guide you in this matter. Chewing Gum With Sugar… 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 »