Mouth Breathing & Orthodontics

Mouth Breathing & Orthodontics

Did you know mouth breathing, as opposed to breathing through your nose, can cause dental problems and the need for orthodontics? Yet another reason that children should be evaluated for orthodontic treatment at age 7.  We’ll do that evaluation complimentary and...
Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, let’s talk about your heart! Gum inflammation has been shown in several studies to raise your risk of heart disease and stroke. This is thought to be because gum disease increases the inflammation throughout your body, which...
The Importance of Elastic Wear

The Importance of Elastic Wear

Elastic wear is an important key to the speed of your treatment and the results we can achieve. Elastics move the teeth in a direction which cannot be accomplished with braces alone.  It may seem hard for you to put on the elastics at first; however, it will become...
Orthodontic Tips for Summer Travel

Orthodontic Tips for Summer Travel

Orthodontic Tips for Summer Travel Summer time is our favorite time of year at North Seattle Orthodontics! The sun is shining, the days are longer, and you can take a break from the crazy hustle and bustle of the school year. Just because we slow down, does not mean...
Do You Have Bruxism?

Do You Have Bruxism?

Have you been grinding your teeth lately? It could just be from stress or it could indicate there is something wrong with your bite or teeth alignment. Bruxism is the official term for grinding or clenching your teeth. Most people with bruxism either grind/clench...