by | Jul 31, 2014 | Orthodontic Treatments
Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?
Straight teeth create beautiful, full smiles. But the appearance of your child’s teeth isn’t the only reason to consider braces. Health factors such as the ability to properly clean and maintain teeth and gums should play an important role in your decision. Failure to keep teeth and gums clean can cause many health issues including heart disease and diabetes. Misaligned teeth that sit too close or too far apart make it difficult to brush and floss which can lead to increased cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. Prevent future oral health problems now so your child won’t have to spend time and money correcting these issues later on.
Talk with your child’s orthodontist about the types of braces available. Options include traditional clear and metal braces that fit on the front of teeth, braces that fit on the back of teeth, and clear plastic aligners.
by | Jul 29, 2014 | Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom No. 9: Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night
Brushing teeth early in the morning after awakening and just before going to sleep are the two most crucial times as suggested by dental specialists to stay orally fresh. The essence of brushing before going to bed is to remove any food particles that may be trapped in between the teeth after taking dinner and it swipes off plaque from the teeth which is caused by dried up saliva or accumulated food particles.
by | Jul 24, 2014 | Orthodontic Treatments
Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster?
You likely know that lasers are precision instruments. No matter the application, in experienced hands, lasers usually get the job done faster than the alternative. This is certainly true in the world of orthodontia.
How Do Lasers Brighten Smiles Faster?
At Team Demas Orthodontics, we are the smile specialists. The newest orthodontia tools with built-in lasers help us precisely target areas where we can improve your child’s smile. Precision makes us more efficient and effective. We like those two qualities very much, and we imagine you do, too.
by | Jul 22, 2014 | Words of Wisdom
Words Of Wisdom No. 8: Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut
Flossing is important as it helps to remove food particles that may be trapped in between the teeth. You can purchase a packet of floss, which you can use to clean between your teeth, from any drug store. You can keep it in your bag or office desk drawer. This comes in handy for people who do not have time to brush after every meal. It can also be used with other mouth washing detergents such as a mouth wash spray, to maintain a fresh breath even after a meal.
by | Jul 17, 2014 | Orthodontic Treatments
Is All Orthodontic Treatment The Same?
Of course, not all orthodontic treatment options are the same for the simple reason that not all patients are the same. Indeed, the same patient might have different types of orthodontic treatments at different times in his or her life.
Orthodontics is the science of straightening a patient’s teeth and aligning his or her jaws properly. This not only improves a person’s smile but helps them to eat and speak correctly. Humans have been looking for ways to straighten their teeth since the days of ancient Egypt.
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of braces. Braces are worn by children and grown-ups and are a popular type of orthodontics for teens. There are several types of braces depending on both the needs and the desires of the patient. They are: