Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners Caring for your Invisalign aligners is fairly easy. Since you’ve decided to go with Invisalign aligners to straighten your crowded and rotating teeth, it is imoprtant that you learn about how to care for them. This was the ideal choice for you, given you’re your minor orthodontic issues. You can […]
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Not using a palatal expander? What are you missing?
Palatal expander role in orthodontics – life changing!! When you go to the orthodontist or dentist, you often see the “regular” panoramic x-ray that rotates all the way around the patient’s head. This is an acceptable x-ray if one is just straightening teeth, but shouldn’t your orthodontist be doing more? (Hint: the answer is YES!) […]
COMT (Catechol-O-methyl transferase) role in TMD – Wheaton dentist
New research has shown one of the genes that increases the likelihood of development of chronic pain. COMT (Catechol-O-methyl transferase) enzyme degrades catecholamines such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine in our brain and there are multiple variants of this enzyme. COMT is associated with pain responsiveness and contains some combination of amino acids valine and […]
Magnification in dentistry
Why is magnification in dentistry important? Magnification in dentistry is critical to great care. The higher the magnification the greater the visual acuity and even if we actually work at a lower magnification viewing the higher magnification helps. Magnification in general dentistry You can’t treat, diagnose, or understand what you can’t see! More magnification makes […]
Custom Nail Logo – Nail Wraps
Custom Nail Logo Nail Wraps It seems like every day I get a million ‘invitations’ to various things on Facebook. So and so invited you to such and such event. 90% of the time I decline the invites or ignore them all together. A few months back I got an invite for a friends FB […]
Canine substitution vs implant
Canine substitution vs implant vs Maryland bridge Canine substitution vs implant is a debate many orthodontists have internally with cases of missing laterals. Another solution is also the Maryland bridge, although many consider this more of a long term temporary solution. When deciding between canine substitution and dental implants what should you consider? When […]
Dental steps for Laser frenectomy Anesthetic .8-1.4 W continuous Release upward to form diamond Removal all vertical fibers to periosteum Score horizontally with blade Hydrogen peroxide to clean Vitamin E oil I like to treat this few months prior to ortho being removed Post-op Avoid spicy or acidic (citrus, wine) foods or drinks […]
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Come visit Dr. Danielle!
Why us? Well with a combination of orthodontist and dentist in the same place it will cut down on the number of trips you need to make to different places. If you have kids today you are busy; and by coming to see us not only will you get the best possible care for you […]