How Do You Clean a Retainer & Retainer Case?

At the end of orthodontic treatment, a patient will wear retainers to hold their teeth in proper alignment.  If retainers are not worn, the teeth have a high chance of moving out of position.  So, after braces are removed, we – CONTINUE READING –

Can toothbrushing too hard cause damage to my gums?

Can you brush too hard?  Yes you can.  Some adult patients, when they go to see their dentist at their regular six month check up, are sometimes surprised that they are informed they are brushing too hard.  Their family dentist – CONTINUE READING –

How do you stop a thumb or finger habit?

A child sucking their fingers or thumb can produce some drastic changes to the growth of the jaws.  This can be a very hard habit to break.  Due to the child being emotionally attached to sucking their thumb or finger – CONTINUE READING –