Category Archives: Dental Health

Dental Health

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Taking care of your teeth helps prevent cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing properly can prevent plaque (pronounced: plak), a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth. After you eat, the bacteria break down sugar on your teeth into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities. Plaque also causes […]

How to Stop Clenching Teeth to Protect Your Smile

Stop Clenching Teeth

How to Stop Clenching Teeth to Protect Your Smile Do you wake up with headaches, neck pain, or sore teeth? You could have bruxism and unconsciously clenching teeth while you sleep. Paul R. Johnson, DDS, explains this common women’s health problem, how to recognize it, and how to stop teeth grinding for good… If you’re […]

Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces

What are the key differences between traditional braces and invisible aligners? The main difference between traditional and invisible braces is how they straighten your teeth. With traditional braces, the orthodontist will bond a metal bracket to each tooth. These brackets are connected by a metal wire to correct misalignment. Since they are bonded in place, […]