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Keeping Braces Safe While Playing Sports

Have you signed up for spring sports yet? Soccer, softball, baseball, dance; there are endless options for children, teens, and adults to get moving once the weather starts to warm up. You may wonder – “Can my child safely play sports while wearing braces?” It is an important question for kids, but it also applies…

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Braces Tips For Kids: The First Appointment

Before your first visit to get your braces on, you might be feeling nervous. But you shouldn’t be! Getting braces on is very similar to a typical teeth cleaning at the dentist. Trust that your orthodontist will do everything he can to make it as painless and simple as possible for you, the patient! As…

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Orthodontic Emergency While On Vacation

It’s the worst case scenario. You’re on vacation for spring break or just a getaway, and something goes wrong with your braces. A bracket falls out, wires pop out, or something breaks. Don’t panic! There are ways to get you through the rest of your trip before you can come visit us. Bring an emergency…

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Picking The Right Retainer

You might think that once you g et your braces off, you’re done with orthodontics forever. But wearing a retainer for a period of time following removal of your braces is essential to keeping your new smile beautiful and healthy. The staff here at SmileOn will prepare an individualized treatment plan for you and your…

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How to Handle Orthodontic Emergencies

It happens. You’re at school, work, or vacation, and you have a problem with your braces. If its a poking wire, loose bracket, or just something doesn’t feel right, don’t panic. There are a few ways you can temporarily solve the issue, then at your earliest convenience, come visit our office! Poking Wire: Sometimes a…

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How To Relieve Sore Teeth

If you recently got your braces on or got them tightened, you’re likely dealing with sore teeth. This tightening is a necessary part of the teeth-straightening process, but it can be a nuisance. Luckily there are a few ways to deal with the soreness until it goes away on its own! Oral anesthetic An oral…

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Braces-Friendly Recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Looking for a recipe packed with vegetables that’s soft enough for braces? This tasty Cheesy Cauliflower Bake is loaded with flavor and low on carbs, plus won’t hurt your teeth or braces. Cauliflower is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C, both of which are important to dental health. Vitamin C helps form and maintain bones…

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Types of Braces

You don’t have to be a metal mouth anymore! Braces today are a far cry from what they looked like 30 years ago. Today, there are many types of braces, of different levels of visibility depending on your preference. Traditional metal braces – These are made of stainless steel brackets and wires, with dozens of…

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Vitamins To Improve Your Dental Health

As important it is to brush your teeth properly and floss regularly, sometimes you teeth need help from the outside in. Including the right vitamins in your diet, and taking a supplement as needed. Calcium is essential for strong teeth as well as bones. Calcium can be found in milk, fortified orange juice, yogurt, broccoli,…

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Braces-Friendly Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Looking for a tasty and healthy item to add to the menu that anyone with braces can eat? Try this delicious cheesy zucchini rice recipe, packed with healthy vegetables and comforting cheese. Vegetables are also very important for oral health, so sneaking them in when possible is very beneficial. Add some soft…

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