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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Invisible Braces for Teens: What You Need To Know

Invisible Braces for Teens: What You Need To Know

A French dentist named Pierre Fauchard came up with the idea for braces in 1728. Ever since braces have been a right of passage for the majority of teens in America.  Braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that can help correct alignment problems in your child's...

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The Parents’ Guide to Children’s Orthodontics

The Parents’ Guide to Children’s Orthodontics

Parents may feel like they have a million and one jobs, but one of those jobs is the most important. Setting up your child for success. While that means teaching them manners, encouraging their education, and taking care of their health, it also means giving them the...

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7 Major Benefits of Braces for Adults

7 Major Benefits of Braces for Adults

Are braces a sensible choice for adults? A look at the statistics gives an honest answer to that question and a statistic that might surprise you. Over one in four orthodontic care patients in the US and Canada are adults. So don't let your age put you off getting a...

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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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