When deciding on an orthodontic treatment, patients might have the choice between metal and clear braces. Although both options are functionally similar, there are some differences that need to be weighed before a patient makes a final decision. Aesthetics, case complexity, cost and duration of…

A dead or non-vital tooth refers to a tooth with a dead nerve. There are a few reasons why the nerve dies, but it must be treated if the patient wants to save the tooth. Left unattended, it can result in serious infection leading to…

Plaque build-up on teeth is a common occurrence that can become harmful if left untreated. Though all patients want bright, healthy smiles, plaque deposits can mar the teeth with a yellow hue that looks unsightly and unkempt. Removal of plaque involves both professional treatment and…

Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment via the use of braces will sometimes also need to wear rubber bands for braces. Though not all patients will need the additional pressure that these elastic bands provide when fixing misaligned teeth, many will need to use them either…