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Feb 27

Get Straigh and Chew Right

Researchers Determine Malocclusion Negatively Affects Posture and Balance There has been rising medical interest in correcting teeth that do not touch perfectly in order to prevent problems such as jaw pain, headaches and sleep disorders. Two studies carried out by the University of Barcelona and University of Innsbruck have concluded that dental occlusion is also related to the control of posture and balance. Both studies provide convincing data that shows postural control is improved– both in static and dynamic equilibrium that worsen the body’s instability, thus decreasing postural control and increasing the risk of falls . This relationship in athletes can play a crucial role in how well they perform as well […]
Dec 14

Caring for your mouth after a tooth extraction

Control bleeding To help control bleeding bite firmly on the gauze placed by your dentist. The pressure helps to form a blood clot in the tooth socket. Change If you have a lot of bleeding, bite on a regular tea bag. Bite on the gauze or a cold wet tea bag (lipton) until the bleeding stops. Slight oozing of blood is normal within the first 24-48 hours after the extraction. Reduce swelling To reduce swelling after the extraction, place ice pack (frozen pea/corn bag works well too) of the side where extraction was on/off 10 minutes at the time. Get enough rest Limit activities for the first 24 hrs after the […]
Dec 14

Orthotropic/Orthodontic treatment

Orthotropic/Orthodontic treatment remains an elective procedure. It, like other treatments of the body, has some inherent risks and limitations. These seldom prevent treatment, but should be considered in making the decision to undergo treatment. Predictable factors that can affect the outcome of orthodontic/orthotropic treatment: COOPERATION: in the vast majority of orthotropic cases, significant improvement can be achieved with patient cooperation. You must wear your appliance as often as you have been instructed, otherwise the outcome of your treatment will be very hard to predict and will be delayed. CARING FOR TEETH AND APPLIANCES: poor brushing increases the risk of decay while wearing your appliance. If your appliance must be worn during night, you must keep […]
Apr 1

Pediatric Orthotropics

Orthotropics What Parents Need to Know Orthotropics is a Holistic Approach to Othrodontics That Goes  Beyond Straightening Teeth. Orthodontics focuses on aligning teeth using mechanical methods that move teeth into alignment through the use of braces and removable appliances. Extraction of teeth is a common approach to make room for crowded teeth. Orthodontics considers growth of the face to be relatively unchangeable. Orthotropics is the natural approach to treating the causes and not the symptoms of Malocclusion. The orthotropics method aligns teeth through NATURAL GROWTH GUIDANCE, which is a preventative, corrective, non-extraction, and non-surgical method. As a result, facial growth guidance is a natural way to gain straighten teeth, a symmetrical face, and an ideal […]
Mar 2


Is Snoring Affecting Your Health? SLEEP APNEA A HEALTH CONCERN Snoring is a real health concern that not only affects the quantity and quality of your sleep, but your overall health. Most people are unaware that they snore and may have been told only by a family member or partner that they do. Consistent snoring could be a sign of something more, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, there is a significant difference between occasional snoring and persistent, heavy snoring (i.e. sleep apnea). People with sleep apnea have brief pauses in their breathing throughout the night. This is due to blockage in the airway. This interruption in sleep can last between 10 and […]
Feb 1

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Wholistic Dentistry THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR FAMILY Wholistic Dentistry is the best choice for everyone, but it is especially important for growing Children and Pregnant Women. Today our world is filled with toxins, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. It is important to our overall health to limit the exposure to toxins, especially in pregnant women, growing children, and young adults. Toxic build up is a real issue and Dr. Aver prides herself on providing a safe office environment for all her patients. When you visit Dr. Aver, you can always expect: •Natural Organic Products •Nutrition Evaluation •Fluoride Free Office •BPA Free Sealants •BPA Free Fillings and Bonding •Chemical Free Digital X-rays •Metal Free Materials •Latex […]
Jan 1

Invisalign: A Metal-Free Alternative to Braces!

NOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT Has the look and feel of traditional metal braces been holding you back from making your smile the best it can be? Now with Invisalign there should not be anything stopping you! Invisalign is the “clear” BPA and metal free alternative to traditional braces. Get The Confidence of a Great Smile with Invisalign Invisalign is effective in treating  moderate to severe conditions of malocclusion.  Invisalign is a comfortable, metal-free alternative to braces.  Another great aspect of Invisalign is that the brace  aligners are removable!  This allows patients to brush and floss normally to preserve their oral hygiene.  The average treatment time for Invisalign patients is 1 year, with check-up visits to Dr. Aver […]
Dec 1

Natural Home Oral Care for Children

If you are looking for natural oral care for everyday home care, we have a toothpaste and mouthwash our patients love and Dr. Aver recommends.  TOOTHPASTE Earthpaste is a truly natural toothpaste made from the earth! It contains No Glycerin, No Fluoride, No Artificial Coloring, and No Foaming Agents!  It comes in a variety of flavors like Lemon Twist and Cinnamon which kids love, along with common flavors like Peppermint, Winter Green, and their newest flavor Spearmint.     MOUTHWASH If you are looking for a mouthwash for your child, try Nature’s Answer Children’s PerioWash Alcohol Free Mouthwash in Grape flavor. Daily cleansing and rinsing with PerioWash helps promote healthy teeth and gums. This great tasting mouthwash does more then keep […]
Sep 1

Protect Teeth All Year Long

Prevent Childhood Cavities with BPA FREE Sealants Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. Fortunately, there is an effective way to help prevent cavities: tooth sealants. Tooth sealants are made of a clear or tooth-colored material that is placed over the surface of the back teeth. They “seal” the microscopic pits and crevices, creating a barrier against plaque and bacteria. According to a recent report by the Surgeon General, sealants can help prevent tooth decay by up to 70%. Using tooth sealants in combination with a good oral hygiene routine is the best way to keep your kids’ smiles cavity free.
Aug 4

Back to School Time!

KEEP TEETH CAVITY FREE ALL YEAR LONG At the Center for Dental Healing, we focus on whole-body, prevention care. We educate patients that dental health starts at home with good daily home care. However, young children and teens may struggle with this. To help minimize cavities and preserve their teeth, especially adult molars, we look to BPA Free Sealants. Sealants can reduce cavities by 70% or more. Sealants are not a new preventative measure-they have been used since the 1960’s. Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are made form a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs […]