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COVID 19: What We Know!

From the CDC about COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html 1- Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of race, ethnicity, or age. 2- For MOST people the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 is thought to be low. 3- Someone who...

Nicotine effects oral health

Nicotine has a negative effect on your teeth and oral health.   Many people are aware that the use of nicotine can cause yellowing or staining of the teeth. These color changes are just one of the consequences to a person's dental health attributed to smoking....

Gingivitis

Gingivitis: More serious than just bleeding gums When a patient comes in with red puffy gums, this is referred to as gingivitis. This occurs when plaque, which is bacteria and food remains, is allowed to remain on the teeth and gum line for an extended amount of time....

Third Molars/Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are also called third molars. Third molars typically come in (erupt into the mouth) between the ages of 17-25 years. However the number of third molars that may erupt varies from 0-4. Third Molar Fun Facts Third molars helped our ancestors grind plant...

Proper elastics wear=desired teeth movement

Elastic wear is important during orthodontic treatment! Elastics/rubber bands are often necessary for proper teeth movement during orthodontic treatment.  Braces can not always move teeth into the proper place without an assist from elastics. It is often the case for...