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Practice Updates Regarding Coronavirus

  BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS from the American Dental Association (ADA),  the California Dental Association (CDA), the Center for Disease Control, (CDC) and the American Association of Orthodontics, (AAO) we are temporarily changing the way our practice operates....

What Causes Canker Sores?

  CANKER SORES CAN be a real pain in the mouth! They might not be very dangerous, but they can make it pretty hard to have a good day. These angry little ulcers can form inside our lips and cheeks without warning and can take a few days to heal. Luckily, there’s...

The Advantages of Straight Teeth

  CONTRARY TO WHAT some people might think, having straight teeth isn’t just about looking good — not that there aren’t aesthetic benefits too. Studies show that a person with straight teeth is seen as being happier, wealthier, and more attractive than a person...

Interceptive Orthodontics: The Basics

        WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need...

What Are Tongue Ties and Lip Ties?

    BEING “TONGUE-TIED” is a common expression in the English language, but it’s also a real medical condition. Being lip-tied is another, and both are caused by thin pieces of tissue called frenula. One frenulum connects the upper lip to the upper gums, and...