Your front teeth: Smiles are made with canines, laterals and centrals. A total of 12 teeth, six upper and six lower and some premolars thrown in make a smile.  Okay, smiles include lips, cheeks, eyes, chins and a bit of an unquantifiable twinkle but this is a dental blog so today we will look at.. read more →

Carol leads an active life.  Wearing a denture doesn’t slow her down.  That is because the denture is supported by implants.  Every weekend she goes square dancing.  She was once featured in her local newspaper for her participation in a 5 k race.  One of her secrets to her active life is an implant supported.. read more →

Achieving a perfect smile is more than lining teeth in a row.  Teeth need to be positioned for lip support.  It is something that one may not think of but the upper and lower front teeth support the lips.  Ideally when at rest the lips will appear full when properly supported.  You can also see.. read more →

What a beautiful smile D. has.   D. grew up in our practice.  When she was ten her adult canines were not coming in.  When canines don’t erupt crowding is present. I had a consult with D.’s mother and we made a treatment plan.  D. was in the office today.  She was on break from college. .. read more →

We all want out children to grow up healthy and strong.  When children have dental cavities this goal isn’t being met.  There is another way to think about it.  One has to look at dental disease differently.  Dental disease or cavities are contagious.  The more dental decay is present the more likely other teeth with.. read more →