We use our teeth to smile, chew, talk, and laugh, but you most likely didn't know these facts about your teeth: #1 Sour can be just as bad as sweet. Sugar isn’t the only dental villain that undermines healthy teeth. Acidic, low-pH foods -- sour candy, soft drinks, fruit juices -- soften teeth. The result: enamel erosion and diminished tooth size. “Citric acid is the worst acid for your teeth,” says Martha Keels, DDS, chief of pediatric dentistry at Duke’s Children’s Hospital
Dr. Ross Dixon takes pride in producing beautiful smiles using a combination of cosmetic, preventative and restorative dental procedures. For this patient, Dr. Dixon used a combination of Invisalign and multiple crowns to perfect the after image. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth as a cover to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a t
Straighten your teeth with Invisalign. Dr. Dixon offers Invisalign, the clear alternative to conventional metal braces. Invisalign is the nearly invisible and easy way to straighten your smile without braces. Dr. Dixon is an experienced, certified Invisalign provider. Invisalign is a series of clear plastic retainers that straighten your teeth comfortably. They are convenient because they are removable, preventing food impaction, and allow for normal brushing and flossing.
The fall and winter holidays are known for sweet treats and savory goodies, but that doesn't mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January. How do sweet foods and drinks cause cavities? When you eat sugary foods or drinks, naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth feed on the sugar and create acids as a by-product. These acids then wear down the tooth enamel, making it weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay as well as a host of other problems, inclu
Your smile is one of the first thing people notice about you — and when you feel good about it, it shows! We offer custom fitted take home bleaching trays, which are an easy and effective ways to brighten and whiten your smile. Each tray is fabricated using a detailed impression of the patient's teeth to ensure a custom and precise fit. The take home trays allow for a more customizable bleaching experience, particulary important for those patients with sensitive teeth. Ask us