Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

What You Should Know About Orthodontics

Peer pressure, the fear of braces, or changing your smile altogether can be intimidating factors when you are looking to get braces. We’re here to tell you orthodontic care is the answer to helping you get your best smile! Not only do they benefit your smile cosmetically, but they can... Read more »

Saltwater Rinses & Their Benefits to the Oral Cavity

Saltwater rinses have many uses. Those who have a sore throat, sores on the gums or recent dental work can benefit from a salt rinse. A salt rinse should never take the place of traditional dental hygiene practices (brushing and flossing the teeth), but it is a very effective supplementary... Read more »

Things to Avoid to Live a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

You have probably noticed that more and more people are going gluten free. If you are planning on joining the gluten-free craze—because of celiac disease, autoimmune disease or a goal to eat better—there are some things that you should know. Many people who go gluten free make one or more... Read more »

Outdoor Exercises to Make You Smile

Spring is finally here. The warmth and sunshine are calling! Take this as an invitation to get outside and exercise. Exercise and fresh air are both great not only for your health, but for your emotional wellbeing. That means that getting fresh air and exercising can help boost your mood;... Read more »

The Benefits of Chocolate to Your Dental & Overall Health

Chocolate is a delectable sweet that many, many people enjoy. Most people are not aware, however, that eating chocolate in moderation has benefits to both your overall and dental health. Dark chocolate in particular has many benefits. Dr. Andolino and our team are more than happy to go over the... Read more »

Accelerate Your Orthodontic Treatment Time With the Propel® Excellerator™ or VPro5™

Orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference for both the health and appearance of your smile. However, some people, particularly adults, are hesitant about receiving orthodontic treatment because of the time involved. If you are concerned about the time required for orthodontics, Dr. Andolino may recommend speed straightening with the... Read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: April 2018

As April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Andolino and our team would like to educate you on the signs and risks of oral cancer, as well as encourage you to visit your regular dentist for an oral cancer screening. Our orthodontist and team stress the importance of caring for... Read more »

Seasonal Affective Disorder & How It Can Affect Your Smile

Do you often feel sad during the cold months? Do you have a lack of energy during long periods of cloudy or rainy days? You may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder. What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that is directly affected... Read more »

TMD Prevention & Treatment

What Is the TMJ? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint where the upper and lower jaws connect, just in front of the ears. The TMJs can move from side to side and backwards and forwards. The range of movement of this joint makes it one of the most complex... Read more »