Category Archive for: Orthodontist near Austin

We Support Smiles Change Lives!

We have recently joined the Smiles Change Lives nonprofit organization to help every kid have a confident smile. We are thrilled to start supporting this important work. Together with over 750 partnering orthodontists, they’ve been able to give nearly 10,000 young people the confidence to smile. They help children from families who could not afford…

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3 Foods That Are Great For Your Teeth

Improve oral health while you snack! Try incorporating these three foods in your diet to keep teeth healthy and white. Red Bell Peppers Your teeth may spend more time in the spotlight, but your gums deserve just as much attention and TLC. Red bell peppers are packed with vitamin C, which is necessary for the…

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What’s the Deal With Charcoal Toothpaste?

Activated charcoal is one of the latest viral “hacks,” even coming in toothpaste form. If you listen to bloggers and other influencers on the internet, they’ll tell you that activated charcoal is said to be a good natural alternative to peroxide for whitening the teeth. The black powder is thought to absorb and remove stains…

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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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Water Flossers – What they are and how to use them

Water flossers are a type of electric “flosser” that shoots a stream of water to clean between your teeth. And they are very popular for orthodontia patients, because they are easier than regular floss. While that may be the case, it should not be a full substitution for regular flossing. The water cannot get between…

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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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