girl using water flosser for braces
June 27, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

What Is a Waterpik and How Does it Work?

Good dental hygiene is always important, but it is especially critical when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Without it, plaque and food can accumulate around your braces, forming bacteria and leading to unsightly white marks, cavities, or even gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly is essential, and is one of the easiest ways to avoid Read More

Dr. Shaw talking with a patient
June 1, 2018 Posted by: Dr. Shaw

Periodontal Diseases and How They Can Affect Overall Health

You’ve heard that poor oral health can lead to cavities and gingivitis, but did you know that health issues in other parts of your body can stem from gum disease caused by poor oral care? Dozens of studies show the negative effects of periodontal disease (aka gum disease) on the body and its link to Read More