Headgear is a broad term for orthodontic appliances that strap around the head to exert pressure from outside the patient’s mouth. Although not every child or adult who has braces will need headgear, headgear is important for certain cases and has its benefits. What are the benefits of needing orthodontic headgear? Here’s...
When shopping for something as simple as toothpaste, people are faced with endless options. Then you have to select floss, a toothbrush, and perhaps even mouthwash. How can you know which of these products is right for you? Choosing the right dental products is simpler than you think, and much...
Have you been putting off orthodontic work because you can’t stand the idea of having braces? You don’t have to give up the smile of your dreams just because braces aren’t for you. With Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you can effectively correct most basic orthodontic problems—and the best part is,...
  When searching for a toothbrush, be sure to pay attention to the size. The toothbrush head should be large enough to spread its bristles to the far corners of the mouth, but small enough to actually reach those far corners. If the toothbrush is too large, it won’t reach...
Propel is a unique FDA approved orthodontics tool for helping your teeth to move into their correct positions faster and more accurately than ever! This technology encourages accelerated bone remodeling while receiving orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and traditional braces. Propel is used by experienced and practiced orthodontists who...
Sports season for a few popular sports is quickly approaching! Fall sports include football, soccer, volleyball, and field hockey. All of these sports have the potential to hurt your student athlete’s smile without a mouthguard! Although picking up a mouthguard next time you’re at the store might seem tempting, going with...
Sports are a great way to get some physical activity in, learn a new skill, and develop a team attitude with peers. Popular among adults and kids alike, sports are enjoyed across the board. However, there are few sports that exist without the risk for injury. Even sports deemed...
Most people know that brushing twice a day and flossing is important for maintaining good oral health, but there is another oral health tool that is not commonly used: a tongue scraper. Tongue scrapers may seem odd, but there are many benefits to using one. Tongue scrapers can help...
Mouthguards are essential when it comes to sports, even for adults. Mouthguards are usually mandatory for contact sports such as football, lacrosse, wrestling, and hockey. However, even wearing a mouthguard during non-contact sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball can help prevent injuries. Any child who plays a sport—regardless of age—should wear a...
Flossing is incredibly important to the removal of food and debris located in the teeth. Without regular flossing, it is extremely likely for a person to generate gingivitis and the bleeding of the gums. In addition to brushing, it's very important to make flossing a priority to keep a...