Month: May 2014

What is Phased Orthodontic Treatment?

If you are a parent of a child who needs braces, you may feel like there is an overwhelming amount of information for you to learn about. If you didn’t wear braces as a youth, the whole process may seem incredibly daunting. Lake Worth orthodontist, Dr. Ciro Cabal, is always here to explain new terminology, so if… Read more »

How Does Xylitol Protect your Teeth?

If you enjoy chewing sugarless gum after a meal, you may be doing more for your dental health than just freshening your breath. Over the years there have been some understandable and highly founded concerns about the long term detrimental health effects of various artificial sweeteners. Xylitol, however, is a natural, fibrous derivative that sweetens… Read more »

All about Gum Disease

Research tells us that about 80% of Americans have some level of gum disease ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. Severe gum disease causes bone deterioration and tooth loss. Gum disease is, in fact, the main cause of adult tooth loss in our nation. A dentist or hygienist can diagnose gum disease, but symptoms are sometimes so mild,… Read more »

Three Terrific Tools for Tidy Braces

Let’s face it: wearing braces is complicated. Orthodontics are designed to move your teeth into proper spacing and alignment to improve the look and health of your entire mouth. Yet, without proper care throughout your treatment period, braces actually heighten your risk for gum disease and tooth decay because the brackets and wires provide plenty… Read more »

How to Floss Teeth With Braces

Flossing your teeth can be tricky when you have braces, but there’s no need to be discouraged. With some patience and practice, Dr. Cabal says you can easily get the hang of it.