Am I Ready for a Retainer?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer. In most cases, a retainer is used to help keep your teeth in place after your braces have been removed. Like braces, a retainer is custom-made for you. Unlike… Read more »

The Many Varieties of Tooth Whitening Treatments

Given society’s desire to have white smiles, it should come as no surprise to learn about the vast number of supplies and treatments that exist claiming to whiten teeth. Although some can work extremely well, others can potentially damage your tooth enamel or bleach your gums. Listed below are the many varieties of tooth whitening… Read more »

Would You Like to Try an Invisalign® Orthodontic Aligner System?

Would you like to try an Invisalign® orthodontic aligner system? Have you heard that Invisalign orthodontic aligners are metal-free and capable of straightening your smile to the perfect design you desire? Even if you have had an orthodontic alignment in the past, it may be possible for Invisalign to help correct any changes in the… Read more »

Have You Ever Heard of CEREC® Dental Crowns?

Have you ever heard of CEREC® dental crowns? CEREC crowns are a specialized form of dental crown that caps your teeth effectively and efficiently with a fully customizable cap that is both timely and durable. CEREC technology is extremely impressive and can be used to fine-tune the level of comfort you will receive with the… Read more »

Crowded Teeth: The Facts

You probably know that there are a few things you should do to protect your oral health. For instance, you might know that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly and schedule an appointment with us every six months. Similarly, you might know that you should care for issues such as cavities or a… Read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Can Help Prevent Future Cavities

The mineral density of your tooth enamel gives your teeth the strength of bite and chew the basic foods you consume. At the same time, it also helps resist the bacterial infiltration of tooth decay. Yet it is possible for the acidic foods and beverages you consume and poor oral hygiene habits to weaken the… Read more »

A Severe Oral Trauma Causing Tooth Loss Might Require a Bridge Restoration

Oral trauma can come in many different forms and differing degrees of severity. Sometimes a hard blow to the face can chip or fracture a tooth. In some rare cases, oral trauma can carry enough force to knock a tooth out of the socket or shatter the sensitive internal structures. If the tooth is too… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from a Missing Filling Might Need a Crown to Restore It

Fillings are typically used to repair modest areas of tooth decay. The materials they are made from are not vulnerable to bacterial influence. However, the passage of time and any inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to attack the bond between the filling and the surrounding… Read more »

Tips for Relieving Pain from a Canker Sore

Is a canker sore living near your smile and causing extreme discomfort and pain? If so, our Payson Dental and Orthodontics dental team has some good news for you! There are ways you can relieve your pain and provide relief and comfort. Some of those ways are: Old-Fashioned remedies –Ice the area: Head over to… Read more »

Oral Health Care Activities That Prevent Tooth Decay and Cavities

Preventing tooth decay and cavities begins with our daily oral health care habits. Keeping our mouth clean prevents plaque buildup, which contains harmful bacteria that can use substances such as sugar to create even more harmful acids that can eat through tooth enamel. Don’t let an unclean mouth destroy your smile. Try these helpful hints… Read more »