Category: blog

Clear braces

What are clear braces? Clear aligners, also called clear braces, are an alternative to metal or porcelain braces for people who want an inconspicuous way to treat orthodontic issues. Usually made of acrylic, a type of plastic, clear braces can…

crown

Even if a tooth is slated for a crown, dentists need to protect it while the permanent crown is being made and delivered to the dental office in two to three weeks. And although the color of a temporary crown…

girl cute

The following chart shows when your child’s primary teeth (also called baby teeth or deciduous teeth) should erupt and shed. Eruption times vary from child to child. As seen from the chart, the first teeth begin to break through the…

heath dental insurance

If you have dental benefits, do you know what’s in the fine print and what type of plan is best for you? Many Americans — 77% — have dental benefits, the National Association of Dental Plans says. Most people have…

doctors royse city dentist

Dental health is an important part of people’s overall health. States are required to provide dental benefits to children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but states choose whether to provide dental benefits for adults. See…

smiling woman

Want a brighter smile? When it comes to the best teeth whitening, you’ve got two options: in-office-based teeth bleaching, or at-home care. Both tooth-whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3% to 20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides).…

woman showing her perfect teeth

Chewing on Ice It’s natural and sugar free, so you might think ice is harmless. But munching on hard, frozen cubes can chip or even crack your teeth. And if your mindless chomping irritates the soft tissue inside a tooth,…

Family with good dental care

The biggest decision you used to make when buying a toothbrush was soft, medium, or hard bristles. Now there are dozens of types of brushes, from simple to pricier electric versions. Are power brushes worth the extra cash? Manual vs.…

girl smiling with braces on teeth

With kids heading back to school soon (and some already started), it’s time to get back into the routine of packing lunches. Picky eaters can make lunch-packing a challenge, but add some orthodontic braces to the mix and it can make things even more challenging! But…

dental implant model side view poster

Pain is a part of life. Sorry to start this article off with a slap of reality, but it’s true. Many people who need dental implants are worried about the pain associated with it, wondering how long pain lasts after a dental implant…