Category Archive for: Cedar Park Orthodontist

True or False Quiz: Plaque

Today on the blog is a fun new feature – a True or False Quiz! Our topic of the day is plaque. What do you know about plaque? Test yourself with this quiz: True or False: Plaque is also referred to as biofilm True or False: Plaque is the leading cause of problems like tooth decay and…

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How to Whiten Teeth with Braces

One complaint we often get from patients is that their teeth get more stained when they have braces. You also can’t throw on a whitening strip when you have braces! While many patients wait until they are done with treatment and get them professionally whitened after the braces come off, some can’t wait. Try these…

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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 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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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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How To Stay Cavity-Free During the Holidays

It’s hard to avoid sweet treats during the holidays. With a cookie here and a candy cane there, you teeth can soon be in danger of cavities, broken braces, and more. Here are some tips to keep up with your dental health during the holidays. Stay hydrated – Hot chocolate and egg nog are tasty,…

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush For Braces

Brushing your teeth while you have braces is extremely important – but its also more difficult than it is without braces! Finding the right toothbrush is the first step to great oral hygiene. Your toothbrush needs to be small and flexible enough to move easily around your mouth. Remember you have several sides to your…

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How To Cut Down on Sugar

Sugar is the number one enemy of dental health. This is especially true when you have braces or other orthodontic equipment. As hard a habit it might be to kick, reducing the amount of sugar in our diets will help to reduce the damage it can cause to our teeth, with the added bonus of…

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Thanksgiving With Braces – Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

Happy Thanksgiving! If this is your first Thanksgiving with braces, you may be worried about what you can and cannot eat. Luckily, a great deal of classic Thanksgiving dishes are quite soft, perfect for those with braces and other orthodontic treatments! Here’s a quick guide: Turkey/Ham – Warm baked turkey or ham is soft on…

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