Cleaning Your Aligners with Confidence

Dr. Bruce Mutchler and Dr. Kathryn Lewis are pleased to offer clear aligners for patients who want to straighten teeth without the visible brackets and wires of braces. Many of our patients in , have successfully used the ClearCorrect™ clear aligner system to straighten their smile. If you are wearing aligners 22 hours a day… Read more »

Save Your Child’s Smile by Discouraging Thumb Sucking Behaviors

Save your child’s smile by discouraging thumb sucking behaviors. Thumb sucking in infants can cause many issues and problems with the oral health of a child. Not only can it move the alignment of the teeth in their mouths, it can also cause changes with their gums and the roof of their mouths. Listed below… Read more »

What Are the Stages of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a complicated yet dangerous and serious dental issue that can severely damage your smile and oral health. This disease is so complicated, in fact, that it has a total of two stages. Those stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease that is also the mildest… Read more »

Got Questions About Orthodontics? Here Are Your Answers

Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment in , ? If so, our team understands. Orthodontics can be confusing and overwhelming at times, which is why it’s normal to have questions. So, to help you find the information you’re looking for, we are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions: Question… Read more »

Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

Have you ever been told that you should visit a dentist once every six months? Do you ever struggle to make these appointments because of time constraints or because they’re inconvenient? While we understand that your time is valuable, please know that these appointments are actually vital to the health of your teeth. An important… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Needs Timely Repair to Prevent Complications

If you grind your teeth at night or if you have bad habits like using your teeth as tools or nervously nibbling on foreign objects, it can cause a chip on one or more teeth. Even if a chip doesn’t cause pain, you should not delay treatment. This is potentially dangerous because the chipped enamel… Read more »

Toothpaste Buying Tips

Not all toothpaste is created equal; in fact, if you use a certain kind of toothpaste over another, you can actually do quite a bit to improve your oral health. The trick is taking the time while shopping to find the type of toothpaste that addresses your specific oral health needs and has a few… Read more »

Restore Your Oral Health

Did you know that conditions like heart disease can be linked to your oral health? Well, it’s true. Your health is extremely important to us here at in , , and we would like to help you restore your oral health into pristine shape. That is why our team has provided you with a few… Read more »

How Plaque and Tooth Decay Affect Your Teeth

You probably know that tooth decay can lead to a number of issues. Similarly, you may know that if you let plaque build up there are a few things you’ll need to do to keep your teeth clean. However, did you know that plaque and tooth decay together can form cavities? Fortunately, there are a… Read more »

Vegetarian Diets: What you Need to Know

You probably know that a diet can affect your health. Similarly, you probably know that a diet can affect your teeth—but do you know what a vegetarian diet could do to your teeth? Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet can lack some of the nutrition you need, which could eventually harm your teeth or gums. However, if… Read more »