Our patient unexpectedly developed exposed roots. It can happen to any one.  She has meticulous dental hygiene.  I know for certain she sees the hygienist every six months because she grew up in our practice. None the less, this problem of exposed roots and inflamed tissue developed.  Some people they have minimal gingival tissue to keep.. read more →

Small incisors: Small incisors or peg laterals or lateral incisors is a common problem which people like their dentist to address.  Melissa’s lateral incisors (the teeth next to two front teeth)  were very small.  We opted to place crowns on her teeth following orthodontic treatment.   Melissa had orthodontic treatment in our office when she was.. read more →

Adult orthodontics: Adults Orthodontics in your 40’s can make a new smile for the rest of your life.   Our patient came to our office for many years.  Then one day she said let’s do it.  I want my teeth straight.  Her teeth were very crowded.  You couldn’t see her lateral incisors (those are the teeth next.. read more →

Slipped on ice.

A Northeast Winter: Our patient slipped on ice on her driveway this winter. It happens.    She arrived in our office with two front teeth broken and a kitchen cloth with some ice cubes to her lip to keep the swelling down. I took pictures when she arrived at the office but I promised not to show it to any one. Although..

She said its time: It is never to late for braces.  She always wanted straight teeth.  This photo is from the BIG DAY when we took the braces off.  We gave a big round of  applause to her for her commitment and good sense of humor she brought to the office at each visit.  It.. read more →

Start to finish Everyone look, no braces. This was the big day for this 13 year old.  No braces!  We just took her orthodontic brackets off her teeth.  We were able to help her have a great smile with timely intervention.  We started her treatment when she was 11 years old.  Her teeth were crowded.. read more →

I need a new smile: A new start in life with a new smile. This gentleman came to our office earlier in the  year.  He said he needed some help in the smiling department.  We used an all porcelain pressed ceramic called Empress.  Empress is the premier product for making crowns for the front teeth.  They not.. read more →

What is an open bite? Looks like we have a problem here.  There are different types of open bites.  Some open bites are skeletal in nature.  That means the bone growth and pattern of growth is divergent causing the open bite.  Some open bites are not cause buy bone growth but by other causes.  Allergies.. read more →

How to keep your smile.   Or How to look young. The other day I was listening to NPR on the way to work. There was what felt like a ten minute discussion on how to keep looking young. I don’t remember all the particulars but among them are -or should be: -Don’t smoke cigarettes. Nothing.. read more →

  It is possible to paint a great smile. In this instance it is a little different.  So far Mona Lisa Shrek hasn’t walked into the office.  On the other hand all sorts of people walk in to the office and yes they need major help with their teeth and smile.   In our office we can.. read more →