A couple decades ago, the thought of shifting teeth and creating beautiful smiles without the use of clunky metal wires and braces sounded unbelievable to the dental community and its patients. Flash forward to today, thousands of patients are using Invisalign as their primary treatment to help them get the smile of their dreams. You […]
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A large number of people that walk into an orthodontics office go there to fix their teeth for purely cosmetic purposes. Some of those people end up turning around after hearing the price for fixing a couple crooked teeth. But, did you know that having straight teeth can have a direct positive impact not only on your mouth but also on your mind and body.
Daily flossing and brushing habits do wonders in protecting your pearly whites, but what you eat has nearly as much effect on your teeth. Most people have the assumption that food can only negatively affect their teeth with all the sugars that cause cavities and acids that wear down the enamel. While there are foods that you should avoid or limit, there are also foods that you should incorporate into your diet.
Cavities. A word that’s known pretty universally. However, many people only know the shallow definition of what a cavity is, how it’s formed and how to prevent it. A cavity is basically the decaying of a tooth. A cavity doesn’t just appear in one day either, it takes time for them to even become visible to the naked eye. So, how does a cavity begin?
Pink. Gooey. Messy. Uncomfortable. If you associate these adjectives with orthodontic molds, then chances are you had braces when you were younger. Luckily, technology has come a long way in a relatively short time over the past decade and now a lot of the orthodontics industry is beginning to make the leap over to a digital treatment plan.
You just came back from your orthodontist after having some shiny new braces put in. Now what? While it doesn’t seem like there’s much to do besides deal with a little discomfort and become shy at smiling, there are changes to your lifestyle that should be made if you want to speed up the process […]