Blog Archive

Traveling with Braces: How to Prepare and Handle Dental Emergencies Jun 25th, 2019

As summer rolls around, more and more people make their travel plans and then hit the road. When you’re away from home, it’s easier to slip out of your everyday routine, and you may not be exactly sure what to do if an emergency happens. At Straight Teeth Orthodontics in...

Veneers Are an Easy Fix For More Dental Flaws Than You May Have realized May 7th, 2019

Your smile greets the world and you want to make sure you’re sending the right message. If chips, discolorations, gaps, and other small imperfections in your teeth are detracting from an otherwise great smile, veneers may be just the solution you’re looking for. At Straight Teeth Orthodontics, Dr. Scott Evans...

5 Common Bad Habits That May Be Ruining Your Teeth Apr 28th, 2019

Certain good habits, such as brushing your teeth and flossing, improve your dental health. However, certain bad habits can also harm your teeth. If you engage in these habits, you may be more likely to get cavities or damage your teeth. Below are five habits that have a serious impact...

Considering Invisalign? 3 Things You May Not Know Mar 1st, 2019

If you’ve been thinking about having your teeth straightened, you’ve probably also been wondering about the Invisalign® alignment system and whether it’s a better choice than traditional braces. Yes, Invisalign does tend to cost more than traditional braces, but that added cost comes with lots of advantages. When most people...

Why Regular Dental Cleanings Are So Important Feb 1st, 2019

Sure your busy and your teeth look and feel okay. Even so, your twice yearly visit to the dentist for a professional cleaning and checkup is essential to your long-term oral health. Scott Evans, DDS of Straight Teeth Orthodontics explains five key reasons why. 1. DYI only goes so far...

5 Things To Avoid For Whiter Teeth Jan 11th, 2019

A mouthful of healthy, white teeth is a great goal, but a difficult one to obtain given the hurdles and landmines that are around every corner. From colored cheeses to your morning cup of joe, it can be hard to maintain your pearly whites in a sea of staining color....

Boost Your Confidence With A Smile Makeover Dec 12th, 2018

When you enter a room and flash a smile, you communicate an amazing amount of information in that one split second. And that information will shape your interactions from then on. So if you want that split second to exude confidence, vitality, and energy, a smile makeover is just the...

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Lead to Better Oral Health Nov 15th, 2018

Today’s cosmetic dentistry does a lot more than make your smile more beautiful; it often enhances your oral health. If you have cracked, chipped, misaligned, or crooked teeth or an unsightly gap between your teeth, modern dental technology has answers for you. Cosmetic dentistry not only improves the way your...

The Benefits of Invisalign over Traditional Braces Oct 12th, 2018

When it comes to achieving a straighter smile, traditional braces are no longer your only option. Invisalign®, a teeth straightening treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to incrementally move your teeth into their desired position, is increasingly popular and offers a number of benefits over those metal wires...

Learn More About Dental Implants Sep 14th, 2018

If you’ve been thinking about dental implants, then you’ve probably experienced some tooth loss and are looking for alternatives to dentures or bridges. The thought of dentures may fill you with dread — and who wouldn’t be worried about being able to eat your favorite foods, socialize, and smile like...

Struggling with Missing Teeth? Aug 23rd, 2018

If your smile isn’t what it used to be because of missing teeth, you’re far from alone. An estimated 178 million Americans are missing one or more teeth, according to epidemiological studies, and around 40 million Americans are missing all of their pearly whites. At Straight Teeth Orthodontics, we love...

Brighten Your Everyday Smile With Veneers Jul 24th, 2018

Whether you see them at the mall or on TV, it seems everyone has a perfect smile these days. But if you’re hiding your smile because it doesn’t quite measure up to your expectations, we might have a solution for you -- dental veneers. These thin porcelain shells cover the...

Tips for Taking Care of Aging Teeth Jun 20th, 2018

For most people, brushing their teeth by themselves was their first independent activity, long before tying their shoes and learning how to ride a bicycle. Good thing, too, because an early start on dental hygiene is essential. As you get older, brushing your teeth and practicing good oral care are...

7 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Cleaning Apr 26th, 2018

7 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental CleaningTaking time to have your teeth cleaned twice a year is one of the best things you can do to ensure your oral health and keep you free of disease. Many people don’t realize that poor oral health can actually affect...

Dental Implants 101: Everything You Need to Know Mar 13th, 2018

Along with the cosmetic appeal, replacing missing teeth is important to maintaining your overall oral health. Absent teeth can cause loss of bone in your jaw and result in misalignment of your remaining teeth as they shift out of place and into the empty space. In the past, we were...

What is the Best Age for Braces? Feb 28th, 2018

What is the Best Age for Braces?Straight teeth aren’t just great to look at, they can keep you eating and speaking properly, while also contributing to overall good dental health. It’s no wonder so many parents in the United States choose orthodontic treatment for their children. There’s always a question,...

Tips for Helping Your Child Overcome Dental Anxiety Feb 14th, 2018

Taking yourself to the dentist can cause anxiety; but when it comes to your kids’ appointments, it can be terrifying. Helping a child overcome their fear of the dentist starts with teamwork from both you, the parent, and a compassionate dental staff. It can also be very helpful to start...

8 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Invisalign® Jan 3rd, 2018

If you need braces, you may want to consider Invisalign®. Discuss your options with Dr. Scott Evans at Straight Teeth Orthodontics -- you may just find that you have more choices than you thought! Here are a few facts you may not know about Invisalign®.The inventor of the Invisalign® system...

9 Dentist-Approved Tips to Keep Your Smile Happy and Healthy Nov 10th, 2017

Your smile is a central part of your identity. One of the main aspects of your physical appearance that makes you who you are. When you meet someone new, your smile is often the first thing they’ll notice. In pictures, your smile is what makes you stand out. It’s also a...

Want To Upgrade Your Smile? An Overview of Veneers Nov 1st, 2017

It was a hot summer day. School was out, and you were just hanging with one of your best friends at a community pool. The sun was shining, the water was warm, and life was good.As you were laying out, soaking up the sun, you felt a splash of water....

Teeth Whitening: 8 Ways to Get a Bright White Smile Oct 4th, 2017

The big day is almost here. After struggling through four years of homework, tests, and demanding teachers, it’s time to graduate. And your family is making a huge deal of it. They’re throwing a big party in your honor and inviting your whole family. Cousins, aunts, grandmas, and more all...

Is Your Smile Crooked? How to Choose the Right Braces Aug 30th, 2017

The day you’ve been excited about is here. You just got back from the dentist, and he recommended that it's time to get braces. Now you are faced with choices. What type of braces do I get? Do I get braces or Invisalign?You have an appointment to see your orthodontic...