Ask Dr. Reynolds

Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween Candy with Braces

Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween Candy with Braces

What’s the scariest thing about Halloween? Haunted houses? Ghost stories? Frightening costumes?  For dentists and orthodontists like me, it’s the candy. Keeping braces clean at the best of times is a challenge. With mountains of candy that can potentially damage...

Tips for An Athlete with Braces

Tips for An Athlete with Braces

Getting braces is a big deal and a big investment.  It changes what we can eat and how we take care of our teeth for a significant amount of time.  However, it doesn’t change everything! In fact, you’ll find you do everything you did before – just with an added level...

How To Care For Your Braces On Summer Vacation

How To Care For Your Braces On Summer Vacation

It’s summertime, which means a lot of the stresses and pressures of the school year are off! Sleeping in, going on trips, more treats…anything goes on summer vacation! While your schedule might be more relaxed, keeping up with essentials like your braces is crucial to...

Tech That Can Improve Your Kids’ Teeth Brushing

Tech That Can Improve Your Kids’ Teeth Brushing

Parents are always looking for ways to make toothbrush time more fun for the little ones. Fortunately, the digital age has brought along with it a number of fun gadgets, games, and apps to do just that. Here’s some tech that parents can check out if they’re looking to...

Flossing with Braces: Four Tools That Make Life Easier

Flossing with Braces: Four Tools That Make Life Easier

In a previous blog post we looked at why flossing is so important for your oral and overall health. It’s always important to floss, but it’s especially for people with braces to floss to make sure they’re keeping their mouth free from food particles and plaque...

Flossing: Simple Task, Major Impact

Flossing: Simple Task, Major Impact

Did you know that a little piece of string is powerful enough to save your teeth, and maybe even your life? Sounds crazy, but it’s true. I’m talking, of course, about dental floss. Though we all know by now that we’re supposed to floss daily, many of us still skip...

Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

You have a partner or a child who snores. Is it just snoring, or is it sleep apnea? Is it a big deal, or should you just ignore it? Here’s what you should know about snoring and sleep apnea. How to Tell the Difference We’re all familiar with snoring. Snoring is simply...

Mouth Emergencies… and What Can Wait

Mouth Emergencies… and What Can Wait

There are few things that constitute true emergencies when it comes to oral and dental health. Most things, like broken or lost retainers, poking wires from braces, and sore gums, can be addressed within a few days and don’t require immediate attention. But there are...

Removing Baby Teeth vs. Permanent Teeth

Removing Baby Teeth vs. Permanent Teeth

Nobody likes having a tooth removed, but sometimes it’s necessary. This might happen when there’s not enough room in the mouth or when permanent teeth are growing in at an angle. However, it matters whether it’s a baby tooth or a permanent tooth removed. There are...

Have a Question?

Check our FAQs or ask here.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Are you ready to pursue your amazing smile?

Our short quiz will point you in the right direction.

Take the Quiz

Great smile tips from Dr. Reynolds!