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Three Helpful Tips to Flossing With Braces

Braces can be miracle workers, giving you a straight and attractive smile while solving all sorts of orthodontic problems. However, if teeth are not properly cared for while the braces are attached to your teeth, you will find that your straight and attractive smile has suffered once the braces have been removed. Properly caring for […]

To Chew of Not to Chew: The Skinny on Gum Chewing

Gum chewing has become a prevalent part of our modern society.  However, many patients wonder whether or not gum chewing is helpful or harmful to their overall oral health.  And if it is helpful, just what type of gum actually helps? One of the leading causes of tooth decay is leftover food particles in the […]

Caring for Your Removable Orthodontic Devices

Not all orthodontic treatments are permanently attached to your mouth.  Some, like retainers or night guards, can be easily removed.  To keep your mouth healthy, and to keep these devices working properly, it is important to that you keep these devices clean.  To help take care of your removable orthodontic devices, keep the following three […]

Common Complaints : When to Call Your Orthodontist

Braces are a wonderful modern convenience that can not only leave you with a beautiful smile, but fix a number of dental concerns.  However, while braces are built for a heavy duty job, there is always a chance that something will break or other problems will arise.  Some problems can be easily fixed at home, […]

Foods To Avoid When Wearing Braces

It’s important to remember that braces, while fixing your teeth and giving you a healthy smile, are full of delicate and breakable parts. In order to make sure your braces function correctly – and avoid unnecessary trips to the orthodontist in order to fix popped, bent, or broken parts – it’s helpful to avoid certain […]

Easy Ways to Get the Whole Family Brushing

While good oral hygiene is important at every stage in life, it’s particularly important if you have braces. Braces can trap bacteria against teeth, and need to be properly looked after in order for you to avoid cavities and other oral problems. One of the best ways to encourage your child (or yourself) to take […]

What Age Should My Child Start Wearing Braces?

If you’ve got a kid with crooked teeth, an underbite, overbite, or other dental problems, you probably know your child is going to end up with braces. Not only will braces help fix the appearance of the teeth – helping your child avoid self-esteem issues that can come from a crooked smile – but the […]

How Long Will My Child Need to Wear Braces?

If you’re considering braces for your child, one of the first questions you may ask is, “how long?” The purpose of braces is to resolve issues with your teeth, such as gaps, underbites, and overbites. The braces slowly work to move your teeth into their proper position.  This takes time, and it’s not something that […]

Misaligned Jaw Malocclusion and What to Do About It

Do your teeth and jaw hurt frequently with no clear cause? Do you get headaches and feel pain in your neck? If you’re searching your brain trying to figure out what you did, you might want to consider visiting your dentist to see if something is wrong with the placement of your teeth. Your teeth […]

Caring for Your Permanent Retainer

If you’ve completed your treatment with braces, you’ve most likely been instructed to wear a retainer at night. In other cases, patients have a retainer fixed, or bonded, to the back of their teeth. This promotes sustained placement of the teeth and the jaw, and eliminates the need for extensive dental work in the future. […]

  

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