Are Sports/Energy Drinks Bad For My Smile?

Are Sports/Energy Drinks Bad For My Smile?The consumption of sports and energy drinks is on the rise with adolescents drinking more than other age groups. Most sports and energy drinks have high levels of acidity. When the drinks are consumed on a daily or habitual basis, the acid can lead to changes in the mouth. If you are a person who drinks these kinds of beverages, it is important not to do overdo it. Drinking water after drinking an acidic drink of any kind can help neutralize the effects. It is important to remember to wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after sipping on something acidic. The team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX can give you more tips on how to keep your smile healthy.  (more…)

3 Reasons To Want A Straighter Smile

3 Reasons To Want A Straighter Smile Straightening your smile is more than just straightening crooked teeth. Straightening a smile is about adjusting the bite into a proper alignment. The purpose of the adjustment go beyond just wanting everyone’s smile to look like a cookie-cutter Hollywood style. The reasons for wanting a straighter smile involve both your smile’s and your jaw’s health. If the appearance of your smile is affected by misalignment, straightening may give you an appearance you feel confident showing off. If you are in Fort Worth, TX wanting to straighten out your smile, talk to Dr. Cabal today.  (more…)

5 Tips To Keep Braces Clean

5 Tips To Keep Braces CleanIf you have been living with braces for awhile then you probably have your hygiene routine down pat. If you are new to life with braces, these tips might give you some helpful insight on how to keep your braces clean. Perhaps you are a parent who recognizes that your child or teen may need some gentle nudges in the right direction when it comes to keeping their braces clean. Keeping braces clean helps to keep bacteria out of the smile that can otherwise lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Cabal and his team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX can help you to feel confident about your smile’s health.  (more…)

Fort Worth: Where To Ring In 2019

Fort Worth: Where To Ring In 2019Christmas is less than a week away, which means 2019 will be here in the blink of an eye. If you are someone who likes to go out on the town for New Year’s Eve, we have a list of some local events going on. There is even an option for you to take the kids out for celebrating. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 is to get your smile healthy and beautiful, Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas can help you reach your goals.  (more…)

How Do I Know Invisalign® Is Right For Me?

How Do I Know Invisalign® Is Right For Me?The end of the year inspires a lot of questions for many people. Questions like,”Did I accomplish all I wanted to do in 2018?” or “How can I do better in 2018?.” If you have been thinking about straightening your smile, you may have found yourself asking “Is Invisalign® treatment the best way for me to straighten my smile?.” We have a list of some qualities that a good candidate for Invisalign® may have. If you are interested in straightening your smile, talk to Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, Texas to discuss your options.  (more…)

Resolution: Straighter Smile In 2019

Resolution: Straighter Smile In 2019New Year’s resolutions are a popular way for people to kick off their year with a specific goal. For some people it may be to get into the gym more often, while for others it may be to spend more time at home. Whatever the goal may be, it can be a challenge to follow through and make it happen all year long. For many people, a New Year’s resolution may go strong for a bit before petering off in February or March. One way to follow through with your resolution is to pick one that someone else can help you to achieve. If you want to get started on getting a straighter smile, Dr. Cabal and his team in Fort Worth, Texas can help you do so.  (more…)

Fun In DFW This Weekend

Fun In DFW This WeekendChristmas is less than two weeks away now. Whether you are still looking for that perfect gift or just enjoying the festive season, there are plenty of fun things to do this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The DFW metroplex is full of lights and wonder this time of year. With Christmas fast approaching, it means that New Year’s is not too far behind. If straightening your smile or dealing with your TMJ issues is on your list of 2019 resolutions, we can help you with either of those or any orthodontic question you may have.  (more…)

Keep A Healthy Smile During Christmas

Keep A Healthy Smile During ChristmasChristmas, even if you do not celebrate, brings a certain magic to the air. It marks the end of the year. Family gathers round. The air feels crisper. There is music and merriment all around. There are also lots of sweets. Sugar seems to be in almost everything. There are mugs filled with hot cocoa or hot apple cider. There are Christmas cookies, sugar plums, candy canes, chocolate, and more. It can be hard to say no to all the temptation nor should you have to. You should be able to enjoy the seasonal treats. We have some tips on how to keep your smile healthy during the Christmas season. Talk to Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, Texas about your smile’s health.  (more…)

Avoid Gum Disease During Orthodontic Treatment

Avoid Gum Disease During Orthodontic TreatmentGum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, is a very common oral health problem. It caused by harmful bacteria collecting along and beneath the gum tissue to cause irritation, inflammation, and infection. For some people wearing braces, the smile can be harder to clean which more bacteria is available to cause gum disease. However, these tips can help you to avoid gum disease during your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cabal at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas wants to help you have your healthiest smile possible!  (more…)

This Weekend’s DFW Holiday Events

This Weekend's DFW Holiday EventsThe holiday season is in full swing in Fort Worth, Texas. With Hanukkah a few nights in and Christmas just a few weeks away, there is a festive spirit in the air. We have gathered up a list of some of the holiday events happening in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend. We hope you and your family find some fun things to do to enjoy this season. Lake Country Orthodontics is very proud to serve the smiles of this community.  (more…)