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Teeth Straightening with Braces and Invisalign

Whether you are young or older, there is never a bad time in your life to invest in the health of your teeth.  As technology advances, there are now more options than ever to give you a visually appealing look while still provided you with the teeth straightening you seek.  Malocclusion, misaligned teeth, is more than a cosmetic issue.  It also affects the function of your bite and the health of your mouth.

A straight smile is not only beautiful, it promotes healthy teeth and gums which is why we are passionate about providing multiple teeth straightening solutions to our patients.

Traditional Braces and Ceramic Braces

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Risky Behaviors

Hey Everyone,

We know you are working hard keep your teeth healthy and we are happy to be part of those efforts!  But, did you know that the following behaviors can be damaging to your teeth?

  1. Chewing Ice -- When you chew on ice, you are putting your teeth at risk of chipping or cracking.  Ice is really hard and can do serious damage.
  2. Chewing Pencils -- This is a common habit as well, but is also extremely hazardous for your teeth.
  3. Opening Packages -- This is especially risky for your front teeth!  If you have had any cosmetic restorations, you are at an even greater risk.
  4. Oral Piercings -- Anything hard and unnatural in ...

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

Hey Everyone,

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  Early Detection Saves Lives!  Cancer of the mouth and upper throat kills 1 person every hour of every day.  40% of the people diagnosed with these cancers will not survive longer than five years.  Many who do survive suffer long term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulty with eating and speaking.  When cancer of the mouth and upper throat are detected and treated early, mortality and health problems are greatly reduced.  Here are the signs and symptoms that you should be aware of:

  • A sore or irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, and/or speaking
  • Changes in the way your teeth come together.
  • Lumps ...

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Smile to Feel Good!

We hear an interesting statistic today.  1 in 4 adults avoid smiling because of the condition of their mouth and teeth.  That's 25%!  Smiling helps us feel better and relax because it releases endorphins, which helps us to feel good.  We want that feeling for all of our patients!

So, what do you do when you have chipped, or misshapen teeth that bother you enough to make you afraid to smile?  Try Smile Design by Dr. Katie!  It's a very conservative and innovative method Dr. Katie is highly skilled in.  Our patients have had great results from the procedure!  This method can change the shape, length, or surface of one or ...

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National Children's Dental Health Month

Hey Everyone,

February is National Children's Dental Health Month!  In light of that, we are sharing some information that we hope you find helpful!

When do I take my baby to the Dentist?

Dental visits for children should start when they turn one!  They may not have many teeth, but there are many things we begin to check for at that age.  We look to see if their teeth are coming in properly and if there are any potential issues that might prevent other teeth from coming in.  There are many problems that can be avoided with early detection.

My child has started braces, do I still need to get his/her ...

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Sharing the Love!

Hey Everyone,

We are running a Whitening Promotion for Valentine's Day!  Get $100 off our in office Zoom! or $50 off our take home Zoom!.  Both are great options to help you get a whiter smile!  Not sure which option is best for you?  Call us and we can help you decide! 

Tax refund season is here!  It's a great time to invest in your smile.  If you have some dental concerns you have been putting off because of finances, give us a call.  We have many different ways to help you afford the treatment you need.  

We are also still running our contest for the Amazon Echo, so don't forget to ...

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Happy New Year!

We are kicking things off this year with a new contest!  We are giving away an Amazon Echo!  To enter, just like our Facebook Page.  You can also get additional entries for posting a video about your experience at our office!  Good Luck to all who enter!

We also want to remind everyone that if your benefits have renewed, now is a great time to take care of anything you may have been postponing until the New Year.  We want to help you start the year off with your best smile!  If your benefits have changed, please give us a call so we can update your information. 

One of the best ways ...

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