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Learn about the procedures provided at Life Dental & Orthodontics.

Can Individuals with Sensitive Teeth Undergo Teeth Whitening Treatments?


Our custom-tailored professional teeth whitening treatments ensure even those with sensitive teeth can enjoy a brighter, more confident smile.


Orthodontics and Jaw Surgery Through the Eyes of a Patient

Brian J. Hockel, DDS05/21/2024

Check out this patient’s transformative treatment!


Can the Radiance of My Smile Be Restored with Dental Cleanings?

Brian J. Hockel, DDS04/26/2024

Learn how regular dental exams and routine cleanings at Life Dental & Orthodontics can help restore your smile and optimize your oral health.


I hate the term "Palatal Expansion." Can we please stop using it?

Brian J. Hockel, DDS03/22/2024

Why I hate the term “Palate Expansion” …and why much expansion is useless, inadequate, and/or at least a missed opportunity. What's the alternative?


Summer Sports and Emergency Dental Care at Home Before Seeing Our Dental Team

Brian J. Hockel, DDS07/05/2023

Be prepared when it comes to treating injuries at home to ensure you have a successful emergency visit later on.


Tips for Maintaining Oral Hygiene During Your Summer Vacation

Brian J. Hockel, DDS06/06/2023

Maintaining oral hygiene during your vacations does not have to be a struggle.


5 Ways To Take Good Care of Your Smile During the Summer Months

Brian J. Hockel, DDS05/17/2023

Don't let summer fun distract you from oral health care!


Oral Cancer Awareness Month Is a Great Time To Get Your Oral Cancer Screening

Brian J. Hockel, DDS04/04/2023

Early detection is the crucial when it comes to treating any type of cancer.


Celebrate March’s Dental Holidays With Us!

Brian J. Hockel, DDS03/01/2023

Believe it or not, there are dental holidays! Celebrate with us!


Your Gum Health Is As Important as Your Teeth for a Healthy Mouth and Body

Brian J. Hockel, DDS02/06/2023

Oral health is a complete picture; from gums to teeth, it all matters.


This New Year, Limit Alcohol Intake to Boost Your Oral Health All Year Round!

Brian J. Hockel, DDS01/17/2023

Alcohol can really take a toll on your oral health.


Are You or Your Child a Mouth Breather?

Brian J. Hockel, DDS12/20/2019

Mouth breathing can lead to sleep apnea. The sooner you address mouth breathing the better.


Finding Your Ideal Smile with Dental Veneers

Brian J. Hockel, DDS12/31/2017

Boost your confidence and improve your smile with dental veneers. Learn more about the process today.


Got Braces? Eat This Not That.

Brian J. Hockel, DDS08/03/2017

Taking care of your braces is the best way to protect your investment and your teeth.

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