Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

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The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

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Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

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If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

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If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

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Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Living with a Retainer

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If you are nearing the end of your time wearing braces, congratulations! You will enjoy your new smile and it will be a relief to have them off. But you are not done yet. You are almost done, but not quite! Your braces have done the hard work of moving... Read more »

Six Perks of an Invisalign®️ Smile

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When you visit Steven Jung, DMD, MS for orthodontic treatment, you can choose options that differ from traditional braces if you want a service that is comfortable and discreet. We are pleased to offer Invisalign® to shift your teeth through a series of clear aligners until we achieve your smile.... Read more »