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What Everybody Ought to Know About Orthodontics and Your Dental Health

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There is a goal in orthodontic treatments from Cater Galante  – a beautiful smile with a great bite. Your dental health is as important at age 18 as it is at 80. So taking the steps to ensure you will have your natural teeth for the entire duration of your life-span is important! Yes! It […]

Invisalign Teen® Could Your Teen Benefit?

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Traditional braces are a thing of the past! With Invisalign Teen® you don’t have to use metal braces in order to get that smile you’ve always wanted! Gone are the days of worrying about the discomfort of wires and brackets getting in the way of playing sports or an instrument! With Invisalign Teen®, a series […]

Waking Up Angry and in Pain? It May Not Be Your Fault!

It’s estimated that over 60 million Americans grind their teeth each night. Bruxism is a condition categorized by grinding, gnashing or clenching your teeth. You are more susceptible to engage in grinding or clenching your teeth at night while you sleep and are completely unaware you’re even doing it. This is known as sleep bruxism. […]

Does Your Child Suffer from Sleep Apnea? Orthodontic Expansion Appliances Could Help!

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Childhood Sleep Apnea is usually described as a restriction of air movement and volume while a child is breathing. Rapid Maxillary Expansion appliances were first described in the 1880s and consisted of a simple non-removable orthodontic appliance that young children would wear and could be adjusted by their parents. The orthodontic expansion appliances are used […]

Fall Is in the Air! 10 Superfoods to Be on the Lookout For!

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The weather may be cooling off, but the produce choices are just heating up! These amazing seasonal foods are a great excuse to hit up your local farmers market! ALT TXT: Cater Galante Farmers Market The Possibilities Are Endless! Below you will find a list of foods that pack a solid source of goodness, and […]

Perk Alert!

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The research team at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine wanted to know: Since coffee contains antioxidants, and antioxidants fight periodontal disease, does coffee help fight periodontal disease? Daily Cup of Joe The Journal of Periodontology published the results: “We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on […]

Is Your Dental Insurance Ruining Your Teeth?

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Across America, people are dropping their dental insurance, thus paying out of pocket for procedures and skipping routine exams altogether. We are all well aware that dental coverage is extremely important. It would be great if preventative care were covered 100 percent across the board, but sadly it’s not. Dental insurance is designed to aid […]

Advances in Technology—My, How Far We’ve Come!

While browsing some dental articles recently, I came across an article which reported that testing done on bone chemistry revealed more information about the royal lifestyle of King Richard III! Our Teeth: A Unique Footprint of Our Lives The article states that a recent study conducted by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers […]

Better Late Than Never, Right? Wrong!

Do you suspect an overbite problem in your child? Don’t wait until he or she is older to have it corrected! When a patient has an overbite, it is usually because the upper jaw is deficient. This causes the upper teeth to overlap the lower teeth, beyond what’s normal. It is important for treatment to […]

Fast and Effective: AcceleDent® Aura!

In last week’s post we introduced the innovative technology of AcceleDent® Aura! This exclusive routine speeds up the movement of your teeth in less time than braces or other traditional orthodontic treatments. Patients have also reported reduced pain and discomfort. The small, lightweight activator provides gentle micropulses that speed up the bone remodeling process. It […]

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