Sports and Braces: Finding the Perfect Mouthguard

Have you ever been hit in the mouth while playing a sport? Better yet, have you ever been hit in the mouth when you had braces? It’s not fun and it is extremely painful, which is why it is very important to wear a mouthguard while you are participating in your high-contact activities. If you don’t currently have a mouthguard... read more »

Dealing with Damage to your Braces

Your braces represent a serious investment in improving the alignment of your teeth for a lifetime. Eating hard or sticky foods, chewing gum or chewing on hard objects can cause damage to your braces. Damage to your braces can increase the total amount of time you need to wear them. If something breaks or comes loose, you should call us... read more »

Dealing with Staining and Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, except the braces themselves are coated in a ceramic material that can mimic the color of the teeth. This makes them less noticeable to the casual observer. They represent a serious investment in the cosmetic appearance or correction of your smile. Maintaining them with an effective oral hygiene routine will reduce staining while... read more »

Can a Tongue Scraper Help With Bad Breath?

Yes, a tongue scraper can definitely help you with bad breath! Tongue scrapers are small, wand-like products that scrape the surface of your tongue and remove the debris, particles, and dead cells from the tongue. They can also remove the coating on the tongue that forms from smoking, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, yeast infections and medication use. By removing... read more »

Braces Options for Bite Adjustment

In the past, braces were something typically worn by children to adjust their smile and bite pattern as their jaw continues to grow. However, as you age, several different factors can cause your bite to develop an improper alignment. At the same time, some adults will seek out braces for cosmetic reasons. Traditional braces with visible metal brackets and wires... read more »

Scare the Halloween Cavities Away With These 3 Tips

Halloween cavities come with the many treats your child fills their trick-or-treating bag with. However, there are three things you can do to help your little ghoul or ghost maintain a strong and healthy smile all while making many Halloween memories, and those things include: Brush the treats away After your child eats their many Halloween treats, it’s essential that... read more »

Why Invisalign® May be a Better Choice than Braces

Although traditional braces are extremely common these days, there are many reasons why you should consider aligning your smile with Invisalign®, and some of those reasons include: • The Invisalign appliance is made of smooth, comfortable plastic that fits perfectly over your smile and refrains from cutting or irritating your lips, cheeks, and tongue. You will hardly notice it’s there!... read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Align Your Smile

Orthodontic treatment is very beneficial and successful, especially if you wish to have a healthy and beautiful smile, but many despise the treatment and refuse to take the steps needed to correct their smile. If you could be considered as one of these people, we are here to change your mind. There are many reasons why you should align your... read more »

How to Brush Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Oral hygiene is extremely important when you have braces. If you don’t properly care for your smile and appliance, the food particles and plaque will get trapped in the spaces between your teeth and the metal. When this happens, tooth decay easily forms and your smile is vulnerable to gum disease. So, to help you care for and properly brush... read more »

Invisalign® vs. Clear Braces

Many people don’t know the differences between Invisalign® and clear braces, and if you are one of these people, we are happy to help you straighten things up! Both appliances are beneficial and successful, and they can both transform and change your smile. However, one appliance might be better for your situation, and these are the reasons why: Invisalign: Invisalign... read more »