Braces Need Regular Adjustments to Effectively Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

Misalignment of the teeth can do more than simply leave you with an unappealing smile. As time goes on, you could also suffer from dental attrition and minor dental fractures. One of the most effective ways to prevent these problems is to have Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus,... Read more »

Minor Lifestyle Changes Can Help Maintain Your Braces

The orthodontic hardware components of your braces have been designed to handle most basic oral functions. However, there are a few things that could damage your braces. So, it’s best to adopt a few simple habits to reduce your chances of suffering any undue complications. Chewing gum and eating sticky... Read more »

Certain Foods and Activities Can Pose a Threat to Your Braces

The braces hardware installed in your mouth at Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS’s Phoenix, Arizona clinic have been designed to handle the rigors of chewing common foods. Yet they are not impervious to damage. In fact, there are certain foods, bad habits and daily activities that can... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Restore the Structure and Presence of a Missing Tooth

If you’ve had a tooth knocked-out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay, it can do more than simply alter your appearance, speech, and your ability to chew the foods you eat. As time goes by, the structural void left by the missing tooth can also start to affect the... Read more »

A Minor Dental Fracture Still Needs Professional Care

Dental fractures come in different forms and degrees of severity. Minor dental fractures can sometimes be caused by a bad habit of using your teeth as tools or nibbling on pens and pencils. People who struggle with chronic night grinding without the protection of a dental guard are also at... Read more »

A Significant Lip Injury Needs First Aid and Perhaps Professional Care

Minor lip injuries from accidentally biting yourself when eating or chewing gum are often more of an inconvenience. They rarely cause significant oral trauma beyond maybe a little minor swelling. There are other times when an oral trauma might befall you that causes a more significant lip injury. To help... Read more »

Options for Braces

When you need to get your teeth straightened you may think that your only option is to use the traditional thick wires and bulky brackets that come with regular braces. However, thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, you now have more choices than ever if you want to get that... Read more »

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Restoring your smile to its former glory isn't always a walk in the park. Depending on what caused your smile's decay in the first place, you may need extensive or moderate treatment to get back to the smile you deserve. Regardless of the work you need done to have a... Read more »

Your Orthodontic Options

Not everyone was able to get orthodontic treatment growing up, and this has resulted in a lot of adults having crooked smiles. A crooked smile can make you uncomfortable in many social settings, and it’s actually harder to keep clean. That means you’re prone to more cavities and other oral... Read more »

Handling A Dental Emergency

If you were asked right now what counted as a dental emergency, how would you answer the question? You’d likely say that any sort of tooth injury counts, but did you know there are other problems that definitely qualify as an emergency? Let’s look at those. Consistent toothache If you... Read more »