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...

Braces Friendly Totchos Recipe

Since many of you are wearing braces and we don’t suggest eating tortilla chips, we thought you might enjoy celebrating with some Totchos!  If you are a tater tot fan, you’ll love these! Ingredients: 1 (28-oz.) bag frozen tater tots 1-pound ground beef or ground...

S’mores Cookies – Braces Friendly

If you had any Girl Scout cookies left in your cabinets or freezer, they are probably long gone since you’ve been spending more time at home. So, here is a great recipe that imitates one of our favorites: Wet Ingredients ¼ cup brown rice syrup (or ¼ cup honey) 2...

Seasonal Allergies

Do you know the symptoms of seasonal allergies? They can sometimes be mistaken for something more serious. Spring allergies affect millions of people annually worldwide. Here’s a little reminder of the different symptoms to watch for: Symptoms of allergies are:...

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we hope you are all taking care of yourselves at home, and especially if you need to leave the house. If you are not able to find hand sanitizer, did you know you can make it with a few simple ingredients? Or, you can...

Wear Prescribed Rubber Bands

Braces Off on Time Step Four: Step one was making it to appointments, step two was eating braces-friendly foods, step three was having good hygiene.  Now, finally, we want to remind patients to WEAR PRESCRIBED RUBBER BANDS!  Rubber bands are very important for the...