Archive for November, 2016

Tips for How to Floss with Braces

Monday, November 28th, 2016
floss with braces

Flossing with braces doesn’t have to be frustrating!

Flossing with braces can be surprisingly challenging. If you have wire braces, they can prevent you from flossing as you traditionally would, making it very difficult to do on your own. While orthodontic care is an essential part of achieving a beautiful smile, it should never interfere with your ability to maintain proper dental hygiene. Here are a few tips and tricks to make flossing with braces easier. (more…)

How Can I Get My Braces Off Faster?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Practicing good dental habits will help get your braces off faster.

One of the most common things people ask when they have braces is, “How can I get them off faster?” It’s understandable, given that braces can appear unsightly and feel uncomfortable for many patients. If you’ve already been wearing braces for a long time, you may be wondering how you can speed up the process. Although there are no quick fixes for getting braces off, there are a number of things you can do to move treatment along.

Dealing with Extreme Teeth Sensitivity

Monday, November 7th, 2016
child feels pain due to teeth sensitivity

In some cases, teeth sensitivity is an indication of a more complex dental problem.

It’s not unusual for hot and cold foods to trigger sensitivity in your teeth, but if you are experiencing pain along with other symptoms such as loose teeth, swollen gums, or chewing pain, you may have a larger dental issue at hand. Here’s a more in depth look at tooth sensitivity.