Orthodontist News

How Braces Have Changed Across History

How Braces Have Changed Across History

PICTURE AN ANCIENT Egyptian in braces. That mental image might not be too far from accurate. Admittedly, they used catgut and metal bands, and it was likely only part of burial rituals to make the dead person’s teeth look nice for the afterlife, but it’s still pretty cool. Other examples of ancient orthodontics were used in […]

Daily Dental Hygiene Tips for Braces Wearers

Daily Dental Hygiene Tips for Braces Wearers

EVERY ORTHODONTIC PATIENT dreams of Braces Off Day, but tooth decay and unsightly stains can make that dream smile harder to achieve if we aren’t careful about daily dental hygiene while the braces are on. Here are a few crucial tips to follow to get the best results: #1: Brush after each meal. Yes, including lunch. […]

Finding Your Perfect Toothpaste

Finding Your Perfect Toothpaste

HOW DO YOU choose the right toothpaste out of the wall of colorful boxes on the store shelf? Is it better to get the one that claims cavity prevention, breath-freshening, whitening, sensitivity, or tartar-fighting? Let’s see if we can help our patients narrow things down and find the best toothpaste for their individual dental health needs. […]

Protecting Your Gums From Recession

Protecting Your Gums From Recession

YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD the expression “long in the tooth.” It conjures up the image of gum recession as a synonym for growing old, and yet gum recession isn’t always connected to age. This oral health problem is when the gingival tissue shrinks away from the crown of the tooth, slowly exposing more of the root. The […]

Looking Forward To Retainers

Looking Forward To Retainers

THE BEST DAY FOR every orthodontic patient is braces off day, but that’s not where treatment ends. To maintain those great results, it’s critical to wear retainers as instructed. So let’s take a look at the different kinds of retainers out there. The Classic: Hawley Retainers Everyone knows about the classic metal and acrylic retainers. This is […]



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