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Russell Wilson’s Funny Video Aside, Removing Wisdom Teeth Is No Laughing Matter

There are plenty of hilarious videos of groggy patients coming out of wisdom teeth surgery to keep you occupied for hours. While many of these have turned everyday people into viral video stars, every now and then it really is someone famous. Recently, that someone was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The NFL star underwent …

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Cone Beam X-Rays Can Improve Outcomes In Many Dental Situations

But a new type of x-ray technology can do just that: known as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), these machines record hundreds of digital images as a cone-shaped beam of x-ray energy is projected through a device that rotates around a person’s head. A computer then assembles the images into a single three-dimensional image that …

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4 Reasons Saving Your Child’s Decayed Baby Tooth Is a Good Idea

Despite everyone’s best efforts, one of your child’s primary (“baby”) teeth has become decayed to the point it might be lost prematurely. Saving it would require extensive treatment like capping it with a crown or performing a pulpotomy, similar to a root canal treatment. You may be thinking: since it’s going to come out eventually, …

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Orthodontists Anticipate Future Facial Growth When Treating Poor Bites

Moving teeth to better positions through orthodontics not only improves dental function and health, it can vastly improve your appearance. But to achieve a result that continues to be attractive as you age requires thorough planning and forethought. That’s because your body continues to change all during life. While the most accelerated growth happens in …

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Your Teenager Not Ready for an Implant? Here’s What We Can Do Instead

Losing a tooth can be traumatic, but a dental implant can dramatically turn that experience around. Providing functionality, life-like appearance and durability, implants stand out as the premier restoration for lost teeth. For adults, that is. An older child or teenager with a missing tooth may need to wait a few more years for an …

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Baseball’s Francisco Lindor Shines as “Mr. Smile”

At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer …

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