Sensitive Teeth – The Root Of The Matter

Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity? Hot or cold temperatures, sweet or sour foods and drinks, and deep cavities or fillings often trigger this problem. Sensitivity is a common dilemma and an estimated 45 million Americans are victims! If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, sensitivity is also not at all uncommon. Sensitive teeth normally occurs when Read More

The Effects Of Dairy On Teeth

As kids we all remember hearing our parents or grandparents remind us that dairy products help build strong bones and teeth. But did you also know that milk and dairy products in general help can assist in improving your oral health and lowering your risk for gum disease?

Mouth-Guards – Worth Their Weight in Gold

You may not realize it but mouth guards are worth their weight in gold. If you think about it, the use of mouth-guards and the reasons for using them isn’t that far removed from orthodontic technology and the principals at Wu Orthodontics we employ to create a beautiful and healthy smile for our patients!

Oral Splints – How They Work

Dental or Orthodontic Splints are devices that are used when patients suffer from certain types of dental problems. These problems include TMJ or TemporoMandibular Joint disorder, common snoring, sleep apnea, and teeth grinding (bruxism). In orthodontics, a “splint” is designed to fit on top of the upper or lower teeth. Treatment varies based on each Read More

Faith Hill Proudly Displays Her Braces

Faith Hill proudly displayed her new smile with ceramic braces at the 2013 Grammy Awards. They weren’t noticeable on TV but the photographers were able to clearly capture her tooth colored braces that she has been wearing for about seven months. She first mentioned the fact she was undergoing orthodontic treatment in Nov 2012 in Read More

6 Things You Need To Know About Whitening Teeth

Teeth whitening kits are available everywhere today; online, over the counter, and from your dentist. Studies report that bleaching or whitening products can improve the color of teeth that stain over time. But before you decide to embark on a whitening program, Wu Orthodontics would like to review some facts about these products and what Read More

The Skinny on Wisdom Teeth

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” -Mark Twain Do Wisdom Teeth cause crowding of your front teeth? How many times have you heard this? Did you know this all started after a paper was written on by an orthodontist over Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with Wu Orthodontics

Dr. Eric Wu and team at Wu Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day on April 22nd as a way to demonstrate our support for environmental protections. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 among two thousand colleges and universities, approximately 10.000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the Read More

Did Your Smile Really Make You Happy in 2014?

The American Association of Orthodontics recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2015 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile?

Are You Prepared To Travel With Invisalign?

At Wu Orthodontics, some teens and adults opt for Invisalign, the “braceless” alternative to traditional braces to straighten teeth. What would you do if something happened to your Invisalign aligners while you were out of town? What if an aligner breaks, is left behind at a restaurant while eating, or you lost your purse or Read More

Oral Piercings – Are They Worth It?

Oral piercings of the tongue, lips, and cheeks are growing in popularity and acceptance, and are considered a way to express ones personality in an art form like tattoos. However, did you know the human bite can be more “toxic” than an animal bite? Keeping this in mind, imagine what could happen to your mouth Read More