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 old alignment. Using a retainer… 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 overlooked. You see, tooth decay… 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 your teeth are stained. Whitening… 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 is not effectively countered, it… 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, but braces, wires, springs and… 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 TMJ disorder. At Simpson Dental… 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 of it? Enamel is the… 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 not, ask Drs. Simpson and… Read more »

Relax at the Dentist with Sedation Dentistry

Many people have anxiety about going to the dentist. They may have had a negative experience in the past or feel uncomfortable in the dentist’s chair. To ensure that your experience at Simpson Dental Associates is as positive as possible, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to help you relax and feel your… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Nail Biting

Do you consider nail biting rude? Do you think it should be something generally avoided in public? Or do you ever find yourself biting your nails? Perhaps one of your loved ones engage in the habit and it doesn’t bother you. Regardless of your personal opinion on nail biting, did you know that chewing your… Read more »