Solutions for Baby Grinding Teeth

 

Happy baby boy with a toothbrush in one hand pointing at his teeth.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can cause serious harm to the teeth and jaw, and even infants can grind their teeth. If you have a baby grinding teeth, you may wonder why this is occurring and how to stop this behavior. There are ways to stop teeth grinding to protect your child’s beautiful smile. Why Is…

Open Bite Teeth: Causes, Risks and Treatment

 

Dentist explaining to a patient open bite teeth treatment using a dental model.

If you have a gap between your upper and lower teeth when your jaw is completely closed, you may have an open bite. This is a type of malocclusion or bite deformity that can affect your oral health, wellness and appearance. If you have open bite teeth, learn more about the causes, risks and treatment…

What Are the Best Braces Colors?

 

Teeth of a teenage girl wearing colored braces.

There was a time when the only color for braces was silver with plain bands. Now, the braces color wheel is expansive, giving patients many options in the style of their orthodontics. What are the best colors for braces? Here are some of the choices in braces colors and which may suit your personal style.…

Tips for Teeth Whitening Aftercare

 

Blond-haired young woman with a perfect smile.

A bright, white smile is an attractive asset and desirable facial feature. Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure that can help you bleach discolored teeth to achieve a whiter smile. If you invest in teeth whitening, you want to maintain your results. Here are tips for teeth whitening aftercare. There are multiple…

Why Do My Bottom Teeth Hurt?

 

A man suffering from bottom teeth pain.

Do you have pain in your bottom teeth? There are many reasons for dental pain, but there are specific reasons your bottom teeth in particular may be experiencing discomfort. If you wonder “Why do my bottom teeth hurt?” here are some possible causes of lower teeth discomfort. Bruxism and Jaw Clenching One of the reasons…

Benefits of an Implant Overdenture Restoration

 

A joyful middle-aged couple with perfect smiles having a walk on the beach.

If you have missing teeth, you know the struggle of living without a complete smile. While dentures can replace your teeth, they come with their own problems. If you want to replace missing teeth with a more stable option, overdenture implants may be the right option for restoring your smile. What Is an Implant Overdenture?…

What Are Alternatives to Filling Cavities in Baby Teeth?

 

Smiling little boy in a dental chair showing his thumb up.

Primary or baby teeth are very susceptible to cavities or tooth decay. Most kids get cavities in their first teeth and dentists will often recommend drilling and filling cavities in baby teeth. Are there alternatives to filling cavities in baby teeth? Here is what you need to know about how to treat cavities in baby…

What Is the Difference Between a Tooth Cavity vs Stain?

 

Smiling man with perfect teeth in a dental chair.

When you have a cavity or carie on your teeth, it can cause a brown or darkened spot on the surface. However, not all tooth discolorations are cavities; some may just be stains. If you notice brown, yellow or black discolorations on your teeth, you need to know the difference between a cavity vs stain.…

What Are Properly Aligned Teeth?

 

Happy young couple with perfect smiles.

Most people understand that teeth alignment is important. Orthodontic treatment is designed to help adolescents, teens and adults achieve properly aligned teeth. However, many people are unsure of how teeth should be aligned. How are your teeth supposed to sit? Here is what you need to know. If you think braces and aligners create an…

How Long Do You Wear a Retainer After Braces?

 

Happy young woman with perfect smile holding retainers during orthodontic appointment.

It is estimated that over four million Americans each year wear braces or orthodontic devices to straighten their teeth. Once the treatment with braces is finished, patients need to continue with maintaining their smile with a retainer. How long do you wear a retainer after braces? Here is what you need to know. Of the…