Showing posts from October, 2018

3 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Happy Halloween! Halloween, a sugarpalooza, is a lot of kids' favorite time of the year! Sugar galore, fun costumes, and more sugar are the hallmark traits of this holiday. With sugar abounding, how can your teeth even stand a chance to stay healthy? Here are a few tricks for the treats to help prevent extra trips to the dentist this season: 1. Avoid sticky or hard candies.  Any candy that is going to stay on your teeth for an extended period of time is the worst type you can have for your teeth. Sticky candies are harder to get off your teeth so all of that sugar gets extra time to feed cavity-causing bacteria. Hard candies can do the same thing if they are sucked on, but also have an additional draw back in that they are the cause of many a broken tooth when attempted to be chewed. If these are your favorite kind of candies, just make sure that you brush right after eating them and never chew hard candies. 2. Don't snack on candy. The more often you snack on s

Curious About Invisalign?

Back in the day, braces were not something to covet. But nicknames of "metal mouth" to uncomfortable wires are a thing of the past. There are other alternatives to the traditional braces, one of which is Invisalign. But the real question, what is Invisalign? Invisalign is a clear hard retainer system that fixes a lot of problems with your smile. Some of the things that can be fixed are crowding, spacing, some overbites and underbites, crossbites, and crooked teeth. Impressions and photos are taken and models are made of your teeth and then your case is planned. The final results are available to view before you even start treatment. If there is something you don't like or want to change, you are able to do so before beginning.  Once the final results are approved, clear retainers are made and an appointment is set for you to pick them up. At this appointment a few small pieces of composite or "buttons" that blend with your teeth may be placed to aide you