The Tooth in 3 Acts

Enjoying a long run with rave reviews is The Tooth. Taken together, teeth constitute an engineering marvel. Individually, each tooth is an elegant design of function and beauty in three parts. Let’s look behind the scenes. Cue the overture, bring up the curtain....

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At What Age Do Baby Teeth Erupt?

Your baby’s teeth will start to come in (erupt) around age six months. However, there is a wide range of normal, so some babies have teeth erupting a few months earlier and others don't have any come in until their first birthday. This shouldn't be cause for concern;...

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13 Halloween Ideas to Reduce Sugar & Increase Fun!

At Halloween, the treat is the trick. Why? To put it bluntly, sugar rots the teeth out of your head. Kids launch into a sugar high and adults sneak a hard candy and end up breaking a tooth. So what do you do with yourself and the kids on Halloween? Here...

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Braces Stages

Do braces straighten teeth in one fell swoop? No.  Braces move teeth in stages.  Here are the braces stages for the Tip-Edge technique used by Dr. Ellenwood. Stage I The first stage of braces is concerned with straightening the front teeth and opening the bite for...

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How Do I Get Ready for Dental Treatment?

1.  What are the medical conditions that may mean I have to have antibiotic premedication? For years, we would routinely premedicate for heart murmurs.  The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association have changed regarding...

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