39 posts by Alex Schulz

From our North Carolina dental and orthodontic team, to all the patients (and their families) that have made us their choice for dental…

Lingual braces, sometimes called “braces behind the teeth,” are a common alternative to traditional braces. Like traditional braces, they are used by an orthodontist to help realign and straighten teeth. The difference is that the braces are glued to the backs of your teeth instead of the front, making them less noticeable.

Ceramic braces are a common alternative to traditional metal braces. Like traditional braces, they are used by an orthodontist to help realign and straighten teeth.

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the technical name for teeth grinding, clenching the jaw, or the “lock jaw” that sometimes happens to people as they sleep or concentrate. It can happen while sleeping or while awake; consciously or without knowing it; to adults as well as to children. It’s more common than many imagine… and, …Read More

“Braces behind teeth,” also known as lingual braces, are like standard braces except that they fit behind the teeth, rather than in front. The benefit of lingual braces is that they are practically unnoticeable. However, they are more expensive than other kinds of braces and may be uncomfortable for some. Just like Invisalign, they are …Read More

So, you’re shopping for the best toothpaste? Which do you think is the right for you and your family? That’s a hard question to answer. Standing in one of the personal hygiene aisles at the supermarket or a drug store can be mind boggling when looking over the seemingly endless varieties of toothpaste available. Which …Read More

Getting your wisdom teeth removed can be worrying – but it doesn’t have to be. The wisdom teeth removal is a pretty common, so it’s very much a routine procedure for a dental professional. It is also a mostly painless procedure; recovery is only slightly painful and usually quick. Knowing what the procedure is for, and …Read More

A malocclusion happens when mismatched teeth and the jaw cause a person to have a bad bite. This can result in crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, and may even lead to gum problems/periodontal disease, severe headaches, and sleep disorders.

It’s natural to have questions about various dental practices. If you have a family, you might have heard the term “family dentistry.” Knowing what it is, what the benefits are, and how to find one near you will help you decide if a family dentistry practice is right for you and your family.

Professionals recommend that adults, just as children, should visit a dentist at least once every six months. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is the chance to spot receding gums and determine if they are a problem. Contrary to popular belief, receding gums are not harmless…but they can be …Read More

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