Your retainer is your guarantee

Your retainer is your guarantee

Finding out that there is a whole other leg to a journey after an already long trip is never good news. But what if the new phase of the trip includes much better scenery than you had in the first portion of the trip? This is how I feel when I tell people (usually...
Malocclusion: misalignment of teeth

Malocclusion: misalignment of teeth

Malocclusion is the formal term for the misalignment of a person’s teeth. It is largely hereditary although there are some habits that can lead to worsening of the misalignment such as: Unusually shaped or positioned teeth Thumb sucking or prolonged use of a...
DIY Braces: Wait…

DIY Braces: Wait…

I like to work around the house building things. Although I’m not a master woodworker by any means, I know how to read tutorials and plans for simple furniture. I will even try more advanced things from time to time if I think I can do the project with a...
Jaw Joint Disorder: Identifying the signs

Jaw Joint Disorder: Identifying the signs

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has stated that although nobody can be certain of the exact number, as many as 10 million people in the United States could suffer from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMD). This is a group of...
Why Dentures Are a Bad Idea

Why Dentures Are a Bad Idea

In some people’s lives there will come a time when they need some form of replacement for their teeth. If you are like me, you may have grown up with family or friends that chose to have the remainder of their teeth pulled and got dentures. I now know after...