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Yearly Archives: 2020

A girl with braces holds her toothbrush and smiles. Brushing with braces takes practice but it pays off with a winning smile.

Tips for Dental Care and Brushing with Braces to Finish Your Treatment with a Winning Smile

When you get braces the journey to a winning smile will require time and patience. One of the most important parts of the process is good oral hygiene and brushing with braces is at the top of the list. Even if you’ve always been an avid tooth brusher, the process of brushing with braces will…

dr-andy-sugar-with-braces

Eating Sugar with Braces: Why It’s Best to Avoid Sugary Foods

Orthodontic treatment is a great way to get your teeth (and mouth) looking the best they can! But during treatment, it’s important to take care of your teeth just as you would normally, to avoid everything from cavities to cosmetic issues. Eating sugar with braces isn’t forbidden, but it’s something you should do in moderation….

An x-ray for braces being used for orthodontic exam

Are X-Rays for Braces Safe? FAQs About Orthodontic X-Rays

Being aware of your body’s health is important in all things. From your dental health to your whole-body health, every doctor you have wants you to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself! However, many patients are hesitant when they hear they may need x-rays for braces or treatment, due to the fear of…

X-ray of a mouth highlighting the wisdom teeth

How Wisdom Teeth with Braces Are Handled for Your Orthodontic Treatment

Straightening your smile is all about getting your teeth into their ideal position. But what about wisdom teeth, that so frequently grow in positions that require them to be removed? It’s common for parents and teens to worry about how wisdom teeth may affect their braces. Fortunately, the myths surrounding wisdom teeth with braces are…