What Are White Spots? “White spots” are one of the most common problems associated with wearing braces, but they are not actually caused by the braces themselves. White spots are decalcification or demineralization of the tooth and are caused by the acid-producing bacteria found in plaque. These areas of decalcification can develop into cavities. White […]
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Here are a few fun facts about teeth that I bet you didn’t know. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50% of respondents surveyed said that a smile is the first feature they notice about another person. U.S. consumers buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year! Most adults have 32 teeth. Though minuscule in […]
If you are going through orthodontic treatment, you will find that the wax given to you at the initial placement of your braces will come in handy. Here are some common examples of when to use wax: 1. A Broken or Poking Wire- Place wax on the poking wire to alleviate the discomfort. If using wax […]
Brushing with braces and other orthodontic appliances can make it more challenging to clean your teeth. Over time, plaque buildup can cause swollen gums known as gingivitis. However, the good news is, gingivitis is preventable.
Now that you have the smile you always wanted, how do you keep it? Retainers are an important part of maintaining your new smile! Q: What is a retainer? A: Retainers are custom-made, removable appliances that fit over your teeth and help hold them in place after your braces have been taken off. Q: What […]
What’s the best thing about glow-in-the-dark braces?
They’ll make your smile light up a room.