Patient Education

Our Online Dental Education Library

Dr. McGuffie strengthens his professional relationships with his patients by encouraging them to become informed and educated. This ensures that together you and Dr. McGuffie can make the best decisions for your treatment needs.  Please browse our dental library to learn more about dental conditions and treatments available. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact us.  An informed patient is a healthy patient.

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Think You're Too Old for Orthodontics? Read This
...Your teeth’s supporting bone must be reasonably sound and healthy; likewise, systemic problems like bleeding disorders, leukemia and uncontrolled diabetes can make orthodontics difficult...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
...You’ll get an individualized evaluation, a solution that fits your lifestyle — and a great-looking smile! For more information about hard-to-see (or truly invisible) orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

Jaw Surgery may be Necessary to Correct Some Types of Poor Bites
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Jaw Surgery & Orthodontics...

3 Things You May Not Know About Orthodontics
...In the last few decades, people in their adult years (even late in life) are transforming their smiles through orthodontics...

Lasers in Dentistry
...When teeth are moved with orthodontics the position of the gums can change or end up uneven...

Correcting a Poor Bite Improves Dental Health as Well as Smile Appearance
...This art of correction—moving teeth back to the positions where they belong—is the focus of a dental specialty called orthodontics...

There's a Good Reason for Adults to Consider Orthodontics - Better Oral Health
... There’s a good reason to consider orthodontics at any age — improved health...

How Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus Got Their Stellar Smiles
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Magic of Orthodontics” and “Lingual Braces: A Truly Invisible Way to Straighten Teeth...

Get Ahead of a Developing Cross-Bite with This Early Intervention Measure
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Palatal Expanders: Orthodontics is more than just Moving Teeth...

NBC Star Delivers a Message about the "Perfect" Smile
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Magic of Orthodontics...

3 Reasons Why Correcting a Poor Bite Is Worthwhile at Any Age
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Moving Teeth With Orthodontics” and “Orthodontics for the Older Adult...

Put the Extra Effort in Your Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Gum Swelling During Orthodontics...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
...It may involve continued monitoring of the situation, orthodontics or extraction...

Crazy Little Thing Called... Hyperdontia?
... If you have questions about tooth extraction or orthodontics, please contact our office or schedule a consultation...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...