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White kids crown

white kids crowns

Are you looking for a white kids crown alternative? White kids crown alternative to the metal kids crown is available and our Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Briney is providing this service to kids across the Midwest. What are the benefits of the white kids crown? The only real benefit is the esthetic benefit. One […]

Silver diamine fluoride SDF

SDF black back teeth

What is silver diamine fluoride SDF? Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a product dentists use to treat dental caries. It is new to the US but has been in use elsewhere for decades. SDF application is around 80% effective but teeth with “holes” still need to have a filling and we often use the SMART. […]

Teeth cleaning before braces?

teeth cleaning before braces

Do I need a teeth cleaning before braces? Do you need a teeth cleaning before braces? The short answer is YES! Why do orthodontists and dentists make you get a teeth cleaning before braces? There are many reasons that an orthodontist will want you to get a professional teeth cleaning before starting braces. Not least […]

Blood blister on lip

blood blister on lip

Blood blister on lip that won’t go away? Blood blister on lip that won’t go away is probably not a blood blister at all but a venous lake. Venous lakes are common venous malformations that look like blood blisters but they do not go away and actually slowly grow over the years. Blood blister on […]

Accidental tooth bud extraction

accidental tooth bud extraction during primary tooth removal

What to do for an accidental tooth bud extraction during primary tooth removal? Accidental tooth bud extraction during removal of a primary tooth can occur. When it does it is important to replace the tooth bud into socket quickly. How do you replace the accidental tooth bud extraction into the socket? Step one of replacing […]

Biohorizons PEEK abutment seated

Image of a Biohorizons PEEK contour healer

Looking to see if your Biohorizons PEEK temporary abutment is seated on your x-ray? Is your Biohorizons PEEK abutment seated? Biohorizons PEEK temporary abutment is radiolucent thus it does not show on you x-ray.  This makes it tough to know if it is fully down. Unfortunately, there is no website in existence like What Implant […]

Advantages of Dental Implants

Advantages of dental implants.

Advantages of Dental Implants Advantages of dental implants are fairly well known to dentists but the average patient may not know them. If you lost a tooth years ago, that tooth likely has a bridge or denture. Today, there are other options you can pursue and one of those options, is dental implants. Dental implants […]

Magic mouthwash

Magic mouthwash alternative

Magic mouthwash or miracle mouthwash Magic mouthwash is an umbrella term for a compounded mouthwash that doctors use to treat mouth sores.  The term miracle mouthwash is one we commonly use as well. Most often someone will use them during chemo treatment if they develop mouth sores or if they have a medical condition or […]

Orthodontic treatment and quality of life

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Orthodontic Research This is a collection of orthodontic research that we find interesting. Does orthodontic treatment impact your quality of life?  YES!! Well common sense might tell you that a more attractive smile will likely help you in similar ways that other things that make you attractive do.  Self-esteem and self-confidence, for better or worse, […]