Teens & Adults

Wisdom Teeth

funny-wisdom-tooth-mouthDid you know that not all wisdom teeth need to come out? Wisdom teeth get their name by  being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood, usually erupting between ages 18-25. They can come in without causing problems, however, if they start causing, pain, infection, cysts, tumors, damage to other teeth, or gum disease your dentist may recommend removal.

Depending on how the teeth are coming in, and how far along they are your regular dentist may be able to do the procedure in-office, or may have to refer you to an oral surgeon

 Straight Talk About Braces

Did you know though people usually think of teenagers when they think of braces, but one-in-four patients are now adults?

One of the biggest questions when it comes to braces, is how to tell if you need them. Though you might have an idea of how straight your teeth are, your dentist is specially trained to spot teeth that are becoming crooked or crowded, and can refer you to one of our trusted orthodontists to help you decide whether braces are right for you!

Braces work by gently applying pressure on each tooth to carefully straighten your smile, and are the most common option for helping to correct crooked teeth.

Though braces might mean you have to cut-down on popcorn for a little while, (kernels are notorious for breaking brackets and getting stuck in the wires) there are many advantages to a straighter smile! Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, less susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, and can increase your confidence and self-esteem, which all leads to a healthier, smilier you!

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