Month: August 2018

Are Invisalign® Aligners Uncomfortable?

Straightening your teeth can have benefits way beyond just a straighter smile. Your oral health can improve. Your risks for tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ disorder can decrease. Invisalign® treatment can offer a nearly invisible way to reach these benefits. One of the most common questions about Invisalign® is the question: are Invisalign® aligners uncomfortable? The short… Read more »

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Okay For Teeth?

Charcoal, and activated charcoal specifically, are very trendy right now. Charcoal face washes, shampoos, toothpastes, and even charcoal drinking water are quite popular. With the rise of DIY products for your smile, how do you know which ones are safe? When it comes to charcoal, studies have not shown that it is safe for teeth…. Read more »

Discreet Options For Smile Adjustment

A common reason for adults to choose not to adjust a misaligned smile is the concern over the treatment’s appearance. People can sometimes have an image of orthodontic treatment featuring clunky metal braces or headgear that makes them put off important treatment. Adjusting a misaligned smile is important not only for the smile’s appearance, but… Read more »

Pop Quiz: Invisalign® Facts

Are you ready to take a pop quiz to find out how much you know about Invisalign®? Maybe you are in the middle of treatment and feel like you know a lot already. Maybe you have been doing so much research on the treatment that you feel like an expert. Perhaps you don’t feel like you… Read more »

G.I.R.L. Scout Rally And More This Week

Fort Worth, Texas is a bustling city surrounded by other bustling cities that always seem to have something fun going on. This week is no different with lots of fun events for the whole family packed onto the local calendar. Dr. Cabal is proud to serve the smiles of North Texas, and we hope we… Read more »

Follow-Up After Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can make a dramatic change in the appearance of your smile while also improving your smile’s health. Some people hesitate to invest the time and money into orthodontic treatment over a fear that their teeth will revert back to the original patients. Follow-up exams with your orthodontist can be done to keep up… Read more »

Tips For Keeping Your Aligners Clean

If you are currently using Invisalign aligners or if you are considering Invisalign treatment, you should know some tips on how to keep the aligners clean. Every time that you brush and floss your teeth is a good opportunity to clean your aligners or at the very least to rinse them. Keeping them clean helps… Read more »

Braces-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Can you believe it? Most schools in Fort Worth, Texas are back in session. If your child is wearing braces, it may make you feel a little lost as to how to pack a nutritious, fun lunch that is braces-friendly. The secret to solving the lunch problem is to remember to keep a variety of… Read more »

What Are Invisalign Buttons?

Straightening your teeth can be beneficial at any age. It not only gives you confidence in your smile’s appearance, but it can also lower your risk for oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Misaligned teeth have an increased risk for those as well as an increased risk for tooth damage and dysfunction… Read more »

Thousands Of Paper Butterflies

The Galleria Dallas, not too far of a drive from Fort Worth, Texas, currently has thousands of paper butterflies on display. The paper butterflies were folded by volunteers for a local non-profit organization, Paper for Water. The organization was created by 11 and 14-year-old sisters, Isabella and Katherine Adam six years ago. The girls learned that children of third… Read more »