Posts By: Dr. Wright

Surprising Causes of Bad Breath

Most people are familiar with the foul smell of morning breath, but aren’t sure why it occurs. They might also be confused if their bad breath continues throughout the day, even when they haven’t eaten anything strong, like garlic or onions. While sugarless gum and fresh-smelling mints can temporarily improve your bad breath, they won’t… Read more »

What Does Smile Improvement Mean to You?

Whether you flash it or hide it, your smile (or lack of one) is one of the first things that others notice about you, especially during a first impression. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, then your lack of confidence can have a tangible effect on your social and professional interactions. As a highly-experienced, AACD-accredited… Read more »

Could Genetics Play a Role in Future Dental Health Care?

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the largest and most significant undertakings in human history. It involved an international research effort to sequence and map all human genes, collectively known as the genome. Since the project’s completion in 2007, epigenetics (the study of how genes contribute to healthy and unhealthy states within the… Read more »

Is Your Toothache an Emergency?

How do you know if your toothache is a dental emergency? If you just recently suffered trauma to your face or mouth, then it likely is. Otherwise, a sensitive tooth might not seem like a dire situation, but if left ignored, it can quickly become one. Discomfort is your body’s way of telling you something’s… Read more »

Orthodontics, without Braces

Orthodontics is the study and treatment of irregularities in teeth alignment, or occlusion. When teeth aren’t perfectly straight, the discrepancy can detract from your smile’s appearance and affect how well your bite works. Serious cases of malocclusion (crooked teeth) usually call for orthodontic braces, consisting of brackets and wires that slowly move teeth into more… Read more »