The removal of your wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that emerges later in the teen years and early adulthood, is a preventative measure Dr. Susan Tikson recommends for the overall health of your mouth.
When it comes to kids and sports, whether contact or non-contact, protective gear is expected. For football, boys wear pads and a helmet. For biking, a helmet and maybe knee pads are in order. Hockey players wear shin, shoulder and elbow pads and gloves. Shin guards protect legs in soccer. Volleyball players wear knee pads. … Continue reading Sports & Protecting Your Teeth with Mouth Guards
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. One of the best things is that the treatment has minimal impact on your everyday life. Your Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for you. A series of clear removable aligners fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating if needed. You wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Sugar and acid are not very friendly to your teeth and overall oral health. Constant exposure to sugars and acids put your teeth at risk. Acid attacks the teeth and erodes the enamel of your teeth leaving it vulnerable to decay and cavities. When your enamel weakens, bacteria or plaque sets in, sticking to your teeth, and eventually the sugars penetrate your tooth. Gross!
A smile can make a big impact on confidence and first impressions. Dr. Tikson often sees patients who want to improve their smile or wish to have a smile makeover. There are several ways you can improve your smile.