First Braces Check-Up

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children get their first check-up with an Orthodontist no later than age 7.  An examination, as permanent teeth take the place of baby teeth and as the face and jaws are growing, will determine if a problem exists...

Braces Friendly Recipe | Fruity Santa Snacks

Fruity Santa Snacks are such a fun and healthy way to celebrate the holidays and kids love making them! Take just ripened bananas and cut them in half. Clean strawberries and cut off the tops. Using the banana halves, the strawberries and some small and large...

Holiday Braces Tips

            We sure hope all our patients get to spend the holidays with family!  In case you get to travel to Grandma’s house for the holidays, here are a few travel safety tips for your braces! Here are a few items you should be certain...

Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels Braces Friendly Recipe

We had you at bacon, right? These tender and buttery yeast dough pinwheels with sweet caramelized onions, salty bacon, and creamy Gruyere cheese would be a perfect and a little fancy addition to your Thanksgiving breadbasket! Ingredients: 1/3 cup warm water (100°F to...

Great American Smokeout Day

On Great American Smokeout Day, let’s talk about how smoking affects your teeth: Everybody knows that smoking wreaks havoc on your health. While your teeth may not be the first thing you think of when considering the dangers of smoking, any kind of tobacco use can...

Signs of Clenching or Grinding Teeth

Bruxism is a condition where you grind or clench your teeth. Most people with bruxism either grind/clench unconsciously during the day or while they sleep. Bruxism is typically either a response to stress or indicative of something wrong with your bite or tooth...