Category: Oral Hygiene

Preventing Tooth Decay With Orthodontics

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By making the decision to straighten your teeth, you improve your smile’s appearance by improving oral hygiene while providing a more uniform position. This is because orthodontic treatment helps you fight cavities by allowing you to access the entire surface of each tooth, and properly distributing the force of your bite. When your teeth are… Read more »

When Misalignment Leads To Tooth Decay

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Issues with the alignment of your teeth are not simply cosmetic concerns. While teeth that have poor spacing can appear rather unsightly, their misalignment also leads to oral health problems such as tooth decay. For this reason, you should make yourself aware of the potential harms of malocclusion and services that provide for its correction…. Read more »

Keep Your Smile Safe When Wearing Braces

If you have serious misalignment, our team may help you obtain even smiles again with braces. But during treatment, how do you keep your smile safe, and avoid issues like stained teeth or bad breath? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will explain how to properly keep your smiles healthy while wearing your… Read more »

Avoiding Cavities During Halloween

Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and grownups alike, but Halloween is also a time when we tend to eat a few more sweets than normal. Too much sugar is a recipe for tooth decay, and this is especially true for people with orthodontics that sticky and chewy candies could become trapped in. In… Read more »

October: National Dental Hygiene Month!

The entire month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Keeping up a good dental hygiene routine can keep your breath smelling fresh, your teeth looking bright, and your smile healthy. Good hygiene can also lower your risks of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious smile problems. Let October be a month where… Read more »

Tips To Avoid Bad Breath

Bad breath is not usually a subject that people enjoy talking about. While it is not exactly a serious affliction, bad breath can be embarrassing in social situations, and at the worst, it could be a sign that there might be a sign of something serious. Unfortunately, wearing braces can contribute to having bad breath. The… Read more »

Avoid Cavities During Orthodontic Treatment

One of the biggest concerns during orthodontic treatment is the increased potential to develop other oral health problems while fixing the alignment issues. With improper oral hygiene, whether or not you are in the middle of orthodontic treatment, the chances of tooth decay and gum disease increase. However, there are ways to avoid developing cavities… Read more »

Do I Need To Clean My Tongue?

In your efforts to keep your mouth healthy, you are probably paying close attention to your teeth and gums. Have you thought about your tongue’s role in your oral health? Your tongue is body’s strongest muscle and it helps you to speak clearly and to eat properly. Your tongue can also be home to many… Read more »

Can You Improve Your Flossing?

Flossing can sometimes seem like the awkward, nerdy sibling to brushing your teeth. Everybody understands the importance of using a toothbrush, but nobody really appreciates how vital flossing is to maintaining your oral health While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the… Read more »

Improve Your Brushing With These Tips

Your teeth play a huge role in your overall health. They chew your food so you can easily digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that… Read more »