How To Clean Your Mouthguard

How to Clean Your Mouthguard

Discoloration on a mouthguard is, often, a good sign proper cleaning isn’t happening. It’s not uncommon for people to let saliva sit in the guard, and over time, this can create a yellowing effect. While it’s common, that doesn’t mean it’s good for your oral health. Your dental night guard needs routine maintenance to keep it clear of any germs …

Sports And Braces

Sports and Braces

More than 45 million American kids play at least one sport—and three in four families with kids in the household shuttle at least someone to practices and games. But, once braces come on, many families worry about their child’s ability to hit the field, the court or the rink. It’s the same for adults—many play in recreational teams and worry …

How To Avoid Braces

How To Avoid Braces

Want to Avoid Braces? Avoid These 5 Common Habits.Genetics may determine our eye color or the color of our hair, but they aren’t as much a factor when it comes to misaligned teeth. More than genetics, environmental factors and habits play a major role in dental alignment—and, specifically, whether or not you or your kids will need braces. The good …

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, …

dental anxiety

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 …