EXCUSES FOR NOT BRUSHING OFTEN are all over the map! In a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the doctors surveyed said that their patients’ top excuse for not brushing or flossing is that they don’t have enough time.
Fortunately, proper brushing techniques don’t require a lot of time at all! Simply brush for two minutes, twice a day...that’s only 240 seconds total. If it really is a time issue you’re dealing with, set your alarm clock back...
EVEN THE MOST DILIGENT FLOSSERS AND BRUSHERS sometimes forget about the added benefits of mouthwash.
But don't worry—even if you already brush, floss, AND rinse with mouthwash everyday, you’ll find this content useful. The affect that mouthwash has on your oral health is often dependent upon the type of mouthwash you use.
So, before we get into the do’s and don’ts of choosing a mouthwash, let’s talk a little bit about why we recommend it.
Not only can mouthwashes make our...
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CURIOUS about all the odd facts orthodontists like our doctors have floating around in their heads all day? Well, it’s your lucky day! Let’s switch things up a bit and devote a post entirely to random dental facts. Sound fun?
Did you know...
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in a human’s body.
Toothbrush bristles were originally made from cow hair.
A shark goes through about 40 SETS of teeth during its lifetime.
A person’s teeth set is...
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ADVISED TO WATCH FOR SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE? Chances are, if you’ve ever visited a dentist or orthodontist, you’ve been checked—to some extent—for symptoms of this problem. Here at Orthodontics Limited, for many of our patients, a routine check typically reveals healthy, disease-free gums. We’re glad for that... But sometimes people with healthy gums forget that it’s still important to regularly look for early signs of a problem.
If you have early signs of...
ARE YOU NEW TO BRACES AND ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
If so, you probably have quite a few questions regarding personal care and maintenance. This week we thought it would be nice to provide all of our braces patients with an “At Home” guide.
So, here is a list of everything you need to know about taking care of your braces when you're away from our office!
Food: We recommend avoiding hard foods such as nuts, ice, whole apples, carrots, popcorn, ribs, taffy, caramels, bubble gum, etc. Each...
WELL, WE THOUGHT WE HAD HEARD ABOUT ALL the crazy dental trends here at our orthodontic practice, but apparently we were wrong.
Remember the “tooth gap” fad that became popular back in the 1970s? Supermodels and celebrities caused young fans with perfect teeth to want a gap between their two front teeth! Well, if you thought that trend was surprising, you might not believe this new fad in the East!
Tokyo Dental Salon Specializes in Giving Girls "Crooked" Teeth:
A THOUSAND YEARS AGO, ancient Greeks began experimenting with cat guts and base metals in an attempt to improve smiles! Though approaches to straightening teeth (and thankfully, materials) have dramatically changed since then, the goal has remained the same—help each of our valued patients achieve a gorgeous, healthy smile!
Fortunately, cat guts have been replaced with sanitary materials, and you can rest assured that the job of shaping your new smile is in the hands of a gifted,...
HAS A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM ASKED YOU TO WEAR A “REMOVABLE APPLIANCE” either before your orthodontic treatment begins, or in addition to your braces? If so, we promise that we aren’t just trying to fill your mouth with “extra stuff” just for fun! There are very specific reasons why your overall treatment may include a removable appliance. Let us explain...
Generally, your conventional braces are designed to straighten your teeth and removable appliances are designed to help...
DID YOU KNOW THAT FEBRUARY 28th AND AUGUST 22nd ARE NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAYS? Yes, this tiny-winged, mythical creature actually has TWO of her own days of celebration...crazy, huh!? It might sound odd that the Tooth Fairy even gets one day of observance, but it's actually for good reason!
Unfortunately, the next time most of us lose a tooth it will probably be in a brawl or nursing home. However, for all the children out there who have yet to lose their baby whites, these days are meant...
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE... We all love teeth, right? You love them because they help you nourish yourself without using a blender, and they certainly make your smile less creepy than it would otherwise be.
At Orthodontics Limited, here in Philadelphia and in Hatboro, we don’t just love STRAIGHTENING teeth—we love your teeth themselves! And although we are an orthodontic practice, your teeth, your smile, and your complete oral health are interesting and important to each member of our...