Healthy Smiles Program

All Year

Don’t forget to take your Heathy Smiles Card to your next cleaning! You and your hygienist will be entered in a drawing to win awesome gift certificates.

Our Featured Non-Profit Organization:

The Ronald McDonald House

Donate your Lyons Loot to Ronald McDonald House. From now through the end of June, NSO will donate $10 to RMHC for every 30 Lyons Loot collected.

Keeping families together and near the medical care they need through a network of local Chapters.

“Our network of local Chapters has been helping millions of families with sick children find comfort and support when they need it most.  Our programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 64 countries and regions across the globe.

Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC helped lessen the burden for millions of families in 2017.”

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Invisalign vs. Braces: The Key Differences

Invisalign vs. Braces: The Key Differences

While braces are mostly used with children, people of any age can have them put on.  Dental issues can arise at any age, and braces are a common (and effective) treatment method for both bite and alignment problems. They're the best way to achieve a perfect smile, but...

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Ultimate Guide to Braces for Kids

Ultimate Guide to Braces for Kids

It may come as a surprise to many parents that their child should first see an orthodontist at the age of 7! Most of us probably think of braces as being for teens. After all, this is the most common age that kids start wearing them. But certain orthodontic issues...

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Why Do I Need Braces on My Top and Bottom Teeth?

Why Do I Need Braces on My Top and Bottom Teeth?

Approximately 4 million people in the United States currently wear braces. And over 1 million of those individuals are adults. Braces have helped create beautiful smiles for decades. With so many people wearing braces, one wonders, do I need braces? And if I do need...

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Wire talk – Traveling With Braces

Wire talk – Traveling With Braces

We certainly hope that we’ll all be able to travel somewhere this summer.  Here are a few items you should be certain to have on hand in addition to your toothbrush when you’re away from home: Wax Rubber Bands (if prescribed to wear) Tylenol or Ibuprofen Floss &...

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Electric or Manual?

Electric or Manual?

Can you use an electric toothbrush while wearing braces, or is manual a more viable alternative? Fortunately, electric toothbrushes are extremely safe with orthodontic appliances. When used properly, they’re arguably safer and more effective for braces than manual...

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Braces Friendly Pizza Sandwiches Recipe

Braces Friendly Pizza Sandwiches Recipe

Here’s a great way for patients in braces to bite into their pizza!  The recipe got all 5 stars at Taste of Home!  Pizza Sandwiches Ingredients: 8 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick) 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese 8 slices tomato 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan...

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Time to give up the pacifier

Time to give up the pacifier

Prolonged pacifier use may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and the alignment of teeth.  It also can cause changes in the roof of the mouth.  We suggest that children should stop using pacifiers by age 2.  And don’t forget that the AAO suggests...

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Important Information About Baby Teeth

Important Information About Baby Teeth

If baby teeth are not lost in the correct order or if a baby tooth is lost and is not replaced by a permanent one within three months, there could be several issues that an orthodontist should address: Crowding: Baby teeth preserve space for adult teeth until they are...

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Banana Split Trifle

Banana Split Trifle

There’s nothing much easier, braces-friendly or tastier than a Banana Split Trifle.  And it’s perfect for a spring dessert.  Why not make one on a Thursday night! Ingredients 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix or Angel Food Cake Mix 1 Lg Pkg. Banana Pudding 3 large bananas, sliced...

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Braces Friendly Burrito Recipe

Braces Friendly Burrito Recipe

Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix 1 ½ cups refried beans (or 1 ½ cups drained and rinsed black beans) ¾ cup corn kernels 3 cups cooked rice (I like to use Uncle Ben's microwaveable Ready Rice for a quick option) 6 large...

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