A new study released in May of 2014, gives a glimpse into the possible future of dentistry. For the very first time, low powered lasers have been used to stimulate stem cells in the body of mice to make new tissue. According to the study released from a Harvard bio-engineer, Dr. David Mooney, and co-author,… Read more »
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What Do I Do About My Child’s Thumb Sucking?
If you are like many parents, you may be concerned that your child is still sucking his/her thumb. Remember, though, thumb sucking is a normal part of a child’s development. As children approach four years of age, however, you might have to help them break the habit. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen can help you figure… Read more »
Summer Snacking and Your Child’s Teeth
Your child is home for the summer and high on their priority list is a daily snack. As much as you want to be accommodating, it is important to choose snacks for healthy teeth. There are a variety of ways to make your child’s snacks appealing and fun.
Will Whitened Teeth Last?
Many people wonder how long whitened teeth will last. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen does a fantastic job whitening teeth, but the length your teeth stay white is largely up to you. The questions and answers below can provide much of the information you may be seeking. Q: Are there any foods that might help… Read more »
Question And Answers About Your Chances of Gum Disease
Would you be surprised to learn that you have a disease which may lead to major health issues and yet, you are totally unaware? For many Americans this is their predicament. Gum disease affects a huge portion of the population including over 70% of those 65 years of age or older. Dr. Steven Van Wicklen,… Read more »
Dental Fillings: For the Holes in Your Teeth
A cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by decay, and if left untreated, the infection can completely consume the tooth until it falls out or requires an extraction. Before it becomes so severe, however, Dr. Van Wicklen can usually treat mild to moderate cavities with restorative dental fillings. A dental filling describes cleaning… Read more »
Why Gum Disease Costs the Most Teeth
Gum disease is an unpleasant affliction, even though many people may not consider it a serious problem. Those who have allowed gum disease to run rampant with their smiles, however, know better. As the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America, gum disease affects nearly 80% of the adult population, and once it’s… Read more »
Invisalign—It’s About More than Looks
Are your teeth crooked, but you’re not keen on the idea of wearing metal braces for a couple of years to correct them? Straightening your smile is about more than vanity. Crooked teeth can throw your bite off balance, leading to a host of dental problems, including excessively worn teeth and TMJ disorder (a dysfunction… Read more »
How to Actively Keep Your Smile Bright
Time is no friend to the color and appearance of your teeth. As they age, the pearly-white shade that once defined your smile can fade, and your teeth might stain from the years of biting, chewing, and drinking your food and beverages. If you wait until they’re already dull and stained, then you may need… Read more »
The Importance of Dental Implants
For most patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, Dr. Van Wicklen often recommends replacing lost teeth with an appropriate number of dental implants. The titanium root devices are surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots of your missing teeth, and can be used to restore your smile whether you’ve lost one, several,… Read more »