Are You or Your Child a Mouth Breather?

As the weather cools down and the furnace kicks in at night, more congestion happens and both children and adults have a greater tendency to mouth breathe. For some, mouth breathing (rather than nasal breathing) is more than a seasonal problem - it happens all the time! Mouth breathing has been associated with both health and learning problems including ADHD.... read more »

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 »