Foods To Avoid If You Have Braces

Foods To Avoid If You Have Braces

Popcorn Gum and Sticky Sweets Crunchy Tacos Corn on the Cob If you have braces or are thinking about getting them, congratulations. You’re making an incredible investment in your health — or your child’s health — and will no doubt reap the benefits for decades to come. Straight teeth and a healthy bite don’t just look good but, also, can …

foods that discolor your teeth

6 Foods That Can Discolor Your Teeth the Most

Coffee Soda Berries Sugary Treats Wine Citrus A bright, white smile is something we all covet — and that’s no surprise, considering how much our teeth affect our overall appearance and, beyond that, our confidence. In fact, a recent study found that people with whiter teeth are perceived to be more attractive, confident, trustworthy and financially successful than their peers. In short, …

Difference Between Orthodontist And Dentist

Difference Between Orthodontist And Dentist

If you have a child who is nearing the age of braces or maybe you yourself are interested in getting fitted for braces, you may be wondering what the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist is. In this blog post, we will go over the differences and similarities between the two dental professionals. Orthodontists and dentists both help patients …

Will Insurance Pay for My Braces?

Will Insurance Pay for My Braces?

Confirming Coverage Enhanced Insurance Options Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance isn’t a “mandate.” While the majority of employers offer this valuable benefit and, currently, dental insurance is available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s no penalty if you or your kids don’t opt in. And if you do have dental insurance? While there are plenty of perks — low- …

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5 Tips for Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Find the Right Orthodontist Team Ask for Help Plug in Just Breathe Go Early By some estimates, upwards of four in five adults have some level of anxiety over visiting the dentist — and more than one in 10 delay appointments as a result. The reality? Regular dental check ups are critical to your oral health and hygiene, and dodging the dentist …

Reasons To Get Invisalign SOS Braces

4 Reasons to Get Invisalign (and one reason NOT TO…)

Invisalign works Teeth get—and stay—healthy You’ll be healthier from head to toe It just looks better… And ONE reason NOT to… In the two decades since Invisalign first burst onto the scene, this now go-to orthodontic product has redefined teeth-straightening for teens and adults. Gone are the days of committing to years of full-on “metal mouth,” replaced by a simple, …