DIY Orthodontia: A New and Unfortunate Fad

DIY Orthodontia: A New and Unfortunate Fad

DIY is great – for certain things. While do-it-yourself has a place in the home, it doesn’t have a place when it comes to orthodontic care. Unfortunately, DIY orthodontia is a growing trend that’s doing more harm than good. Here’s what you should know about DIY braces...
Cutting Down Time in Braces: Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

Cutting Down Time in Braces: Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

“How can I make treatment go faster?” This is a common question from people undergoing orthodontic treatment. After all, no one likes wearing braces. What they want is the result at the end. Is there any way to make that happen faster? Yes, there is! Accelerating...
Know Your Appliances (Outside of the Kitchen)

Know Your Appliances (Outside of the Kitchen)

If you have been, or are preparing to go, to the orthodontist, it can be overwhelming to see and hear all of the treatment options available. Just google, “orthodontic appliances” and you will see countless metal and plastic pieces that can go in your mouth. To make...
3 More Reasons to Floss

3 More Reasons to Floss

When it comes to your dental health, floss is arguably the most impactful thing you can use. But, flossing regularly is a common struggle for many of my patients. With so many other things going on, flossing can often fall to the bottom of the priority list. There are...
Food for thought: How your Thanksgiving dishes hurt/help your teeth

Food for thought: How your Thanksgiving dishes hurt/help your teeth

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family, and life! It’s also a time to indulge in delicious foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. While it’s common knowledge that some of these foods are not friendly on the waistline,...