Many parents often look at their dentist with suspicion if he or she makes the suggestion that they take their child to an orthodontist even though the child may still be very young, at around 7-8 years old.
Everyone knows that popcorn and chewing gum should be avoided while wearing braces, but did you know that there are other common bad habits that people with braces should be mindful of to protect their teeth and orthodontic appliances?
Have you enjoyed a candy cane or two this holiday season? While it certainly tastes yummy, a large candy cane contains about 11 grams of sugar. It’s important to brush and floss thoroughly after consuming scrumptious treats and sweet beverages this holiday season. In addition, you may be unhappy with the appearance of your smile.
Good oral hygiene habits start early in life! Anything you can do to keep your children engaged in keeping their mouths healthy and strong is a positive start. To help your children stay excited about maintaining a beautiful smile, why not give them dental-friendly gifts that they will enjoy year-round? Check out these options that your kids and dentist are both sure to love.
At Tasios Orthodontics, we are proud sponsors of Waves of Changes for Autism. This charity strives to create a positive difference in the lives of children in our community affected by autism. All funds raised for the charity go directly to providing financial assistance towards these children’s therapies and specialized programs.