Are there any orthodontist-approved Halloween treats?

Are there any orthodontist-approved Halloween treats?

HALLOWEEN TENDS TO come with a lot of sugar and a lot of treats on the banned foods list for orthodontic patients. Let’s just take a minute and go over the best and worst types of treats for teeth and braces. 😬 Anything hard, sticky, or sour is going to be bad for...
The Tricks to Treats for Braces-Wearers

The Tricks to Treats for Braces-Wearers

CAN YOU BELIEVE HALLOWEEN is coming up so soon? It’s always a fun time of year, with the spooky movies, the decorations, the costumes, and the tasty treats. We’re not here to drop toothbrushes in anyone’s candy buckets, but we do want to offer some tips on making...
Sugar Versus Our Teeth

Sugar Versus Our Teeth

SUGAR IS THE GREATEST nemesis of the dental profession and anyone who wants to maintain a healthy smile. Why? Because the harmful bacteria in our mouths love to eat it, then excrete acid onto our teeth as a waste product. That leads to enamel erosion, tooth...
Have You Been Wearing Your Elastics?

Have You Been Wearing Your Elastics?

WEAR YOUR ELASTICS if you want your braces off on time! ⏱ We know they’re not very fun to wear, and we know it’s easy to forget them, but following the ortho’s instructions for wearing your elastics is a huge part of getting your braces off on schedule. If you’ve had...