How do I keep my teeth straight after Braces?

It is such a wonderful feeling to have a beautiful smile after you’ve just completed your orthodontic treatment! One of the most critical stages of your orthodontic treatment is just starting — the retention/retainer stage. Retention is the process of ensuring...

How to Beat a Sugar Addiction

Sugar is a sneaky, addictive substance and making the break from it isn’t always as easy as just making the decision to stop. It’s helpful to understand what sugar does to our bodies, physically and emotionally, to put an effective sugar-kicking strategy in place....

How Often Do I Need X-Rays at the Dentist?

Radiographs, or “x-rays”, are a tool used to detect disease or abnormalities in the body, including the teeth. Simply put, x-rays are images created on film when energy passes through the tooth and is absorbed into the film. This is very similar to the way visible...

Should I Have White or Silver Fillings?

The two most common dental materials for restoring teeth are amalgam (silver) and composite (white/tooth-colored) fillings. When choosing a dental material for restoring teeth, we often receive two questions:  what is the difference between the two types of...