Braces Can Be Used to Align Crooked Teeth

There are a number of various kinds of braces, but all work on the same simple principle. They all work by slowly and subtly stretching out the ligaments that hold your teeth in the socket. Over the course of time, this can give you a straight smile. Braces are commonly... Read more »

Teaching Old Dogs

The traditional way to treat Gum Disease or as we dentists call it, "Periodontal Disease," is to remove the bacterial deposits. Depending on the amount of damage that has been caused by the bacteria, this could be done surgically or nonsurgically. Keep in mind that the bacteria reproduce every 24... Read more »

Insights on the Type of Retainer That Might Be Recommended for You

Having your braces installed and adjusted was just the first step in the process of aligning and reorienting your teeth into their ideal positions. Once you have achieved your new smile, you will still need to go through the retention phase to keep the periodontal ligaments from relapsing toward their... Read more »

Why Are Back to School Dental Checkups Important?

You probably have a long list of things you need to get done before your children go back to school. Sadly, one important thing is often overlooked. While visiting our dentists may not be what your children are hoping to do during their summer, it is something that shouldn’t be... Read more »

Details About Brushing Your Teeth

Stains on your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Many people looking to address problems like this appreciate Dr. Mark Simpson’s expertise at helping them effectively whiten their teeth and safely brighten their smile. Choosing the right option to improve your smile will depend on how deeply... Read more »

A Retainer is A Must

Now that the braces installed by our Simpson Dental Associates team have helped you achieve your ideal smile, they can be removed. However, once your braces are removed, there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor the teeth into your mouth. If this residual tension... Read more »

Caring for Your Smile with Braces

At Simpson Dental Associates in Charleston, West Virginia, Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson are pleased to provide excellent orthodontic care for our patients straightening their smile. If you are wearing braces, you will want to go the extra mile when caring for your smile. Preventing plaque is important even without braces,... Read more »

The Common Treatment Strategy for TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw are sophisticated ball and socket joints. They work together with ligaments and muscles in your jaw, thus allowing you to open your mouth, chew food, and speak. Pain, a dull ache, or other problems in this area are more commonly referred to as... Read more »

What Is Tooth Enamel?

They might not look like it, but your teeth are actually complex little structures. They facilitate biting and chewing, obviously, and also are crucial when we are learning to speak. They are also home to the body’s hardest substance: enamel. What is tooth enamel, and how can you take care... Read more »

For Brighter Pearly Whites, Choose Zoom!

The first thing that people notice about you is your smile. Most adults think a bright, healthy smile makes them more attractive to the opposite gender. Many believe that an unattractive smile can hurt an individual’s chances of success in a career. Are you confident about your pearly whites? If... Read more »