October is National Dental Hygiene Month: Brushing, Flossing and More!

Happy October, everyone! It’s one of the spookiest seasons of the year, and one of the scariest things we can think of is having problems with our teeth and gums. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we want to promote a healthy mouth for everyone by acknowledging the importance of your daily hygiene efforts. Healthy teeth and gums are... read more »

It’s National Gum Care Month!

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great smile. As new research develops, we see a rise in... read more »

How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a year is another habit you should incorporate. Together with our... read more »

A Dental Crown Can Beautifully Restore Your Tooth

If you have a badly broken, damaged, or infected tooth, our dentist may recommend having a dental crown placed. A crown or tooth-shaped ”cap” is a fixed prosthetic cemented onto a tooth to restore its natural appearance, form and function, as well as strengthen the tooth. Dental crowns cover a tooth’s entire visible surface, and when treatment is completed, the... read more »

Straightening Your Teeth – We Offer Many Options

Do you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth? Would you prefer nicely aligned teeth for a "Hollywood" smile? At Life Dental & Orthodontics, we have many options for you! If you would prefer inconspicuous wire appliances that gently move teeth with almost invisibly with minimal effect on your speech, then Crozats might be the answer for you! Dr.... read more »

Are You Aware of Possible Health Problems from Sleep Apnea?

Did you know that people suffering from sleep apnea have up to five times greater risk of having traffic accidents? Untreated obstructive sleep apnea doesn’t just affect one’s breathing and sleep quality, but also overall quality of life with potential health risks. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (or upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), a sleep disorder that lies between snoring and... read more »

Spring Into Summer With a Confident Smile

Identifying and treating tooth and jaw alignment issues early on is very beneficial for your health. This allows time to make adjustments and align the teeth into their correct position. Your teeth are something you use to eat, smile and communicate with others, so it’s important to take care of them as soon as possible, no matter your age. Whether... read more »

The Scoop on Cavities and How to Prevent Them

Although we are turning back the clock for daylight savings, you can’t turn back time on your teeth. Studies have shown that one in five Americans has untreated cavities, which is decay that has damaged a tooth’s hard, outer enamel layer and created small holes. Cavities can arise in people of all ages, including children and infants. Factors can include... read more »

Consider Water Flossing for Your Dental Flossing Needs

When it comes to caring for your teeth in or out of braces, you already know how important it is to brush twice a day. Cleaning your teeth daily helps get rid of harmful bacteria or plaque in the mouth that can cause gum disease and tooth decay. But brushing alone won't do the job, because you still need to... read more »

Start off the New Year With a Whiter Smile!

Have you been waiting for the right time to look into a teeth whitening treatment? There's no better time than the New Year! While you are setting goals for 2019, one to include could be achieving a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth whitening lightens the color of your teeth, helping remove discoloration and stains that have gradually appeared over time. The primary target of a teeth whitening... read more »