Sensitive Teeth – Why?

Sensitive teeth Scarborough MESensitive Teeth…Have you ever experienced sensitivity in your teeth when drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream? How about when brushing your teeth? Ever wonder why this happens? Most of the time it is due to enamel wear of teeth. When this happens, the dentin (sensitive part of the tooth) is exposed and left vulnerable to all kinds of painful experiences, depending upon how severe.

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Labor Day – A Little Fun Holiday History

Labor Day Scarborough MEDo you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now working woman and their achievements. Yes, this also includes orthodontists and orthodontic team members at the orthodontic office of Lisa P. Howard DDS MS.Read more on Labor Day – A Little Fun Holiday History…

Orthodontic Treatment Warning Signs

Orthodontic Treatment TimingOrthodontic treatment…what is the timing and what are the warning signs? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents understand the early warning signs of an orthodontic problem and recommends kids be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 – 8. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and a greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Well timed intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

There are many different types malocclusions or bite problems that require orthodontic treatment at the orthodontic office of Dr. Lisa P. Howard DDS MS. Below is a list of the most common orthodontic treatment problems seen today in children, teens and adults.

Contact our office in Scarborough ME to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine how we can help you with your orthodontic needs. It is not necessary to have a referral from you general dentist to take advantage of this complimentary service we provide to all our patients. We are here to serve you and help you to have the smile you have always wanted and deserved.Read more on Orthodontic Treatment Warning Signs…

Baby Teeth – Not Falling Out

Baby teeth Scarborough MEWhen parents visit the orthodontic office of Lisa P. Howard DDS MS, it is not uncommon for them to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues which require professional attention, but in general, what should parents expect when their kids start losing baby teeth? Read more on Baby Teeth – Not Falling Out…