2022 Update: Patients – How to do you find the right Dentist?

By: Bennett Napier, CAE For most people, at some point in our lives we will use the services of a licensed dentist. This blog is intended to help you determine the right dentist for your needs. It’s important for patients to know the alphabet soup of designations and specialties within dentistry. The DDS (Doctor of…

The Effect of Smoking on Your Teeth, Gums & Oral Health

How Does Smoking Affect Your Oral Health? People who smoke are at risk for oral health problems. Cigarettes and tobacco can cause gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth loss.1 They also have a higher risk for complications following mouth surgery and tooth removal. Smoking affects your teeth and other structures in the mouth. The most common oral…

Palate (Palatal) Expanders: Types, Treatment Indicators & More

What is a Palate Expander? Palate (palatal) expanders are orthodontic appliances that create more space in a child’s mouth by widening the palate (roof of the mouth) over time. The goal of palatal expansion is to widen narrow palates in children and correctly align the upper teeth and jaw. This treatment can only be completed before the…