Why braces?

The number one reason most patients choose to straighten their teeth is appearance. Orthodontic treatment not only improve the appearance of your teeth, it improves tooth alignment and occlusion, decreasing the risk of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and TMD. Orthodontic treatment is minimally invasive and with new techniques and technologies, there … Continue reading Why braces?

Are dental x-rays safe?

Radiation is all around us. Currently, two main sources of ionizing radiation are from natural background radiation and medical/ dental exposure. Natural background radiation comes from the sun and stars (cosmic radiation), the Earth (terrestrial radiation) and the elements that make up the human body, radioactive isotopes potassium-40 and carbon-14 (internal radiation). Natural background radiation exposure accounts for an average of 3.1 mSv/yr with variations … Continue reading Are dental x-rays safe?