Now that the orthodontic treatment is done how do we keep the teeth straight?  Modern day retention focuses on using a bonded wire on the inside of the teeth.  The bonded wire usually runs from canine to canine (6 teeth) or just the incisors (4 teeth).  In conjunction with the bonded wire we recommend clear retainers.. read more →

Saving teeth: Not everything is as it seems. What you are looking at is some one who has seen a lot of life and several excellent dentists.  He came to the office with pain on the upper left first molar (you are looking at a mirror image of the teeth).  Part of our job is saving.. read more →

First Visit: This is a five year old at her first dental appointment.  She has a beautiful smile and a radiant personality.  Even a five year old can have a cavity.   Her cavity was in her front teeth.  We used a dental laser and repaired the tooth. What to expect: It’s best to star kids.. read more →

The Implant Restoration: Everyone has questions about implants and abutments. What is an implant? What is an abutment? This picture shows a laboratory model of the lower teeth.   The abutment is the white piece in between  the teeth.  Abutments connect implants in the jaw to the crown which is placed on top.  The pink material.. read more →

  Growing up with junior: Moms and Dads are always concerned about their child’s thumb sucking habits.  I am not going to get into the origin of why some children suck their thumbs controversy.  It’s complicated.  I usually encourage kids not to suck their thumbs or fingers.  One has to choose one’s battles wisely and.. read more →