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Learning more about what causes TMJ problems and what can be done to treat or prevent discomfort is important.
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We offer advanced orthodontic treatment technology using the Damon system. This is a self-ligating system that minimizes the friction, binding and discomfort normally experienced with conventional braces. The Damon system allows Dr. Frost to have more control over tooth movement helping him create his signature “Hollywood” smiles. We offer state of the art digital technology for diagnosis [...]
Don’t let your braces keep you from playing your favorite sports! You can continue to participate in any sport you choose even while undergoing orthodontic treatment from Dr. Frost. It’s important that you consult our Mesa Office for special precautions before playing a sport with dental braces. When playing sports where there is a possibility [...]
How Safe Are Dental X-Rays? When X-rays are passed through your mouth, more X-rays are absorbed by the denser parts of your mouth, such as teeth and bone, than by soft tissues. The X-rays strike the film that is behind your tooth, and this creates an image on the film. Tooth decay, infections, gum disease [...]
Classes of Malocclusion The technical term for orthodontic dental and facial irregularities is malocclusion, which literally means ‘bad bite.’ Malocclusion involves the misalignment of the teeth and jaws and/or an incorrect relationship between the upper and lower dental arches. Malocclusion can be dental, where the teeth aren’t lined up properly, and skeletal, which occurs when [...]
Final treatment stage often most important Once active treatment is complete and braces are removed, patients often think that is the end of their orthodontic treatment. However, there is one final treatment stage utilized in orthodontics to ensure the longevity of your new smile. Retention is the passive treatment period following active orthodontic correction where [...]
(from ada.org) What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria in plaque release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to weaken, eventually causing tooth decay. Many of the foods we eat cause plaque bacteria to [...]
Choosing the Best Toothpaste Thanks to better care and technological advances, more people than ever before are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. The most important thing you can do to make sure you’re one of those who keep their natural teeth is to brush and floss regularly. Most dental decay is caused by plaque, [...]
Fluoride and Tooth Decay Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, the 13th most abundant element, which is naturally present in water, soil, and air, as well as in most foods. Fluoride is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, helping to strengthen it, and is also effective in preventing cavities from forming. Fluoride was first [...]