Halitosis is the clinical word used to describe chronic bad breath. It is estimated that 25% of people are affected with this condition. Unfortunately, this is not something that a quick tooth brushing and mouthwash gargle in the morning will get rid of. If you do have halitosis for an extended amount of time it is possible […]
Getting routine dental cleanings throughout orthodontic treatment is an absolute must. Many people think that while wearing braces or Invisalign this is not necessary since they are visiting their orthodontist so often. Keep in mind, most orthodontists do not perform dental hygiene appointments at their practice. This means when you’re visiting your orthodontist, your teeth […]
Soft toothbrush or hard? Most dentists recommend a toothbrush with soft bristles rather than medium or hard. With a soft toothbrush you can brush in circular motions on each side of the teeth. Chewing surface or top, close to cheek and close to the tongue, try to brush 30 seconds on each part of your […]
Popular American talk show, “The View” has tapped into an issue that has generated much buzz in the dental world. One of the four hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, shared a very real experience with the viewers in 2016 about gum disease. “For years and years, I let my mouth go and I am now paying the price,” […]
Fry Orthodontic Specialists is committed to providing you with the best quality care to ensure a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Sometimes patients ask, “what if I don’t get braces?” This is a great question! We hope the information below is a helpful starting point. Self-Esteem There is a strong aesthetic component to getting […]
Many people have formed opinions about orthodontics based on myths. What you may have heard or read online may not be completely true. Here are some common myths patients have about orthodontic braces. Myth: Braces will set off metal security detectors. Busted: Braces are made of materials that do not interfere with metal detectors… you […]
Infection control is of utmost importance to us and preventative measures for cross contamination are taken very seriously. Our patients should feel confident in knowing that our office takes all the necessary precautions to keep everyone healthy. Fry Orthodontic Specialists follows OSHA guidelines and standards to ensure the safety of our patients, as well as […]
What’s the best thing about glow-in-the-dark braces?
They’ll make your smile light up a room.