Brushing and Flossing: Which One Comes First?

Do you ever wonder what you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong? You probably already know that you should visit your dentist twice a year and that you should brush and floss every day—but what do you know about the order? In other words, should brushing or flossing come first? Similarly, would… Read more »

Your New Dentures Require Daily Care and Cleaning

When Dr. fit you for your new set of dentures, it was designed to stand the test of time and fit securely in your mouth. Keep in mind daily care and cleaning will maintain your dentures and extend their life. Many denture wearers use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It also has… Read more »

A Tooth that Has Been Knocked Out Can Be Replaced with a Bridge

Sometimes a blow to the face or a hard fall can actually knock one of your teeth out of the socket. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports or other vigorous activities without having proper protection from a mouthguard. If there are any remnants of the tooth left in the socket… Read more »

How to Improve Your Oral Health After a Dry Socket

It’s best to avoid having a dry socket at all costs; however, sometimes it happens. Oftentimes, it occurs after you’ve extracted a tooth and you’ve used a straw, had poor oral hygiene techniques, or smoked. So, if you’ve experienced a dry socket, Dr. and our team are happy to help you by providing the following… Read more »

The Three Binkies That Will Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy and Strong

Did you know that there are many types of pacifiers in the world today that can warp and damage your child’s smile? Well, it’s true! This is why our team strongly recommends doing your binky research before you select a product for your child. Generally, orthodontic pacifiers are the best way to go. These products… Read more »

Dealing with Something Loose or Damaged on Your Braces

Over the course of several adjustment sessions, the braces fitted by Dr. will realign your teeth appealing smile and a healthy mouth. Even though your braces are designed to be durable there are some foods, activities and bad habits that can cause problems. If something on your braces becomes loose or is damaged, you should… Read more »

Bleaching Gel Can Brighten Your Smile

If your teeth have dulled and developed stains from dark foods, beverage or tobacco use, you might be interested in exploring your whitening options. The degree of staining on your teeth and the primary cause will go a long way towards determining which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals…. Read more »

Got Bad Breath and Braces? Here are Some Tips

Having bad breath is extremely inconvenient, especially while you are aligning your smile with braces. However, bad breath comes with the territory of orthodontic treatment if you don’t have improved oral hygiene. Bad breath generally occurs when food gets stuck in your appliance for a long amount of time. As the food sits there, it… Read more »

How to Keep Your Invisalign® Aligners in Tip-Top Shape

As you wear your aligners throughout the day, they tend to get a little worn out, which is why it is very important that you care for them as much as you can. To help you do so, Dr. Baaqee recommends doing the following things: No. 1: Don’t eat or drink Please make sure to… Read more »

Deciding on the Right Type of Braces for You

It’s not uncommon for children to need braces for a period of time to help adjust their smile and bite pattern as their jaw continues to grow. In recent years, more and more adults have started wearing braces to help improve their smile or correct alignment issues with their teeth. For cosmetic reasons, traditional braces… Read more »