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10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth

November 16th, 2018

Curious to hear a few facts you may not have known about your teeth?

Check out the American Association of Orthodontist's latest post "10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth!"

What's the Spookiest thing about Halloween for Orthodontists??

October 1st, 2018

It's the candy, of course!  We love your favorite candies too (because, duh... they're delicious), but the abundance of candy present at Halloween is a good reason for us to take a moment to discuss why we should be extra careful with it while wearing braces.

There are two reasons that patients wearing braces should be extra careful with their Halloween candy.

  1. If you're a candy-lover, then you already know that many of your delicious sweet treats can be hard, crunchy, sticky, or chewy.  Biting hard onto candies like this can cause braces to become loosened or break.  As you know, broken braces can be uncomfortable and may even cause your treatment to take longer!
  2. Sugar!!  Candy is full of delicious sugar!  EEK!  Sugar has a way of finding its way into the nooks and crannies of your braces, and it gives you extra work to do to keep things nice and clean.  Sticky sugar is especially insidious since it really wants to stay put.

Ok, so what can you do?  Is Halloween ruined?  No!!  Don't be silly.  There are plenty of candies that you can eat - just remember these tricks:

  • Choose softer candies, and eat them gently.
  • Never bite and crunch on hard candies
  • Always brush and floss well after eating anything with sugar!

Is My Dentist Also an Orthodontist?

September 24th, 2018

The American Association of Orthodontists posts lots of useful content on their website, and once again, they've provided some answers to common questions we frequently hear.  To learn what makes an orthodontists a specialist in straightening your teeth, check out this link to the AAO Article, Is My Dentist Also an Orthodontist?

Hilliard Fall Festival

September 17th, 2018

One of our favorite parts of being in Hilliard is the FANTASTIC Recreation and Parks Department!  They are responsible for producing incredibly fun and family-friendly events all year long.  We have been privileged to be able to participate as sponsors in the Hilliard Fall Festival for two consecutive years, and we want to thank you for coming to visit our table!

Once again this year, we offered face painting for kids (or adults... we don't discriminate!) and made ourselves available to answer questions about orthodontics, braces, smiles, Invisalign ... anything!

Thanks Hilliard!! We hope you'll join us again next year!!

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