[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] [mp_row][mp_span col="12"] YOUR DENTIST SAYS… “You need a MOD on#18, MIFL on #8, DOFL on #15, a MAOFADLJFLKDFJ on...”HUH? OMG! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? The lingo Teeth are described by surfaces. Much like a box, teeth have five visual sides within the mouth. M – Mesial: The side closest to the midline D – Distal: The…Read more
[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] DENTAL….SUPERPOWERS Though my patients and staff have not elevated me to superhero status... yet… I have access to one superpower: X-Ray Vision (with a help of a few machines). So what are all these types of radiographs used by dentists and what do they mean? The FMX or full-mouth x-ray series is…Read more
“OH, THOSE PESKY MOUTH SORES!”
They appear at the most inopportune times and they hurt like the dickens… those sores both in and around the mouth. Two of the most common sores are canker sores (apthous ulcers) and cold sores (herpetic stomatitis). Canker sores are located inside the mouth on the soft red tissue at the base of the gums,…Read more
BRACE YOURSELF TO STRAIGHTEN UP!
TEENAGERS HEAR IT CONSTANTLY….straighten up!!! …And it is no different when they go to the dentist. Tooth straightening options The options most widely used today include brackets bonded to the teeth and archwires (straightwire) or a series of aligners (such as Invisalign). There are many straightwire adjuncts used such as palatal expanders, temporary anchorage devices…Read more