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How To Apply Orthodontic Wax

Applying Orthodontic Wax

While they yield great results, orthodontic braces can also be uncomfortable, and even painful at times. Traditional orthodontic braces are composed of metal brackets on each tooth, with a wire running through each bracket. Over time the wire is tightened to apply pressure to the teeth, and guide them into alignment. Pain can occur in the mouth, especially right after braces are put on or adjusted. The soft tissue in the mouth, such as your tongue or cheeks, may become sore if they are rubbed and irritated by the brackets. Your cheeks and tongue will be extra sensitive to this…

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Apr 17, 2017 by
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How Your Teeth Move With Braces

The Power Of Braces

We’re all familiar with braces, with many people getting them during adolescence, as well as many older people taking advantage of new orthodontic technology and using fast braces to correct their bite. Braces are used to correct teeth that are overcrowded or otherwise misaligned. They are also used to correct a patient’s bite, in cases of an overbite or an underbite. Not only do braces improve the appearance of your smile, they also improve the function of teeth, and make the teeth easier to keep clean. Comprehensive Orthodontics There are a couple of options for braces offered by Dr. David…

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Apr 10, 2017 by
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3 Dangers Of Whitening Strips

Challenges Of Whitening Strips

Even if you practice excellent oral hygiene, there may come a day when you look at your smile and realize it isn’t as white as it used to be! There are many reasons teeth become discoloured over time. Teeth can be stained by food, drink and other factors such as smoking, or by previous dental procedures. It’s inevitable that over time, some discolouration will occur. Fortunately, there are many options to get a whiter, brighter smile. The safest and most effective whitening procedures are performed in the dentist’s chair. However, there are now many over-the-counter options for at-home teeth whitening.…

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Apr 4, 2017 by
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5 Teeth Whitening Trends You Should Avoid

Teeth Whitening Trends To Avoid

Teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence! Especially for a special occasion such as a wedding or graduation, a white smile adds that extra boost. Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular and commonly used cosmetic treatment. As a result, there are now many methods of whitening. While it’s great to have more options, there’s also a negative side. Among all the whitening methods, there are some that do more harm than good. Here are some teeth whitening trends that should be avoided. Using a Generic Whitening Tray One of the most widely used…

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Mar 27, 2017 by
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Should You Use An Electric Toothbrush With Orthodontic Braces?

Electric Toothbrush And Orthodontic Braces

Along with the many positive aspects and results of orthodontic braces, there are a few challenges. While braces will help improve oral health and function in the long term, it can be difficult to maintain oral hygiene routines while wearing braces, as it becomes easier for food to become stuck in your teeth, and more difficult to floss. You May Use an Electric Toothbrush While wearing braces, it’s more important than ever to maintain your oral health routine, which should include brushing at least twice a day, and flossing daily. Many people choose to brush with an electric toothbrush. The…

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Mar 20, 2017 by
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