Smiles change lives! A healthy perfect smile is why many children and adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment. Around friends and family, a less than attractive smile is not as noticeable. However, when meeting new people, making new friends, and in the workplace, your smile is more obvious to those who don’t know you.Read More
As kids we all remember hearing our parents or grandparents remind us that dairy products help build strong bones and teeth. But did you also know that milk and dairy products in general help can assist in improving your oral health and lowering your risk for gum disease?
A Winning Combination: Nutrition and Dental Health
Brushing and flossing in combination with regular visits to your dentist are all effective ways to prevent cavities. But a healthy mouth also requires a balanced diet, especially during orthodontic treatment!. The recommended daily serving of 2 – 4 servings of milk or dairy products per day provides a continuous supply of calcium and other bone building nutrients that aid in protecting tooth enamel and also the prevention of bone and tooth loss.Read More
Any child active in contact sports should think about using a mouth guard to protect their teeth, mouth and jaw. The use of a mouth guard is very similar to the use of orthodontic technology as they both share the ideas of keeping someone’s smile safe and intact.
At the orthodontic office of Lisa P. Howard DDS MS we use these same ideas to keep our patients healthy and happy!Read More
Whitening teeth…Teeth whitening kits are available everywhere today; online, over the counter, and from your dentist. Studies report that bleaching or whitening products can improve the color of teeth that stain over time. But before you decide to embark on a whitening program, orthodontist Lisa P. Howard DDS MS would like to review some facts about these products and what results you can expect.Read More
Do Wisdom Teeth cause crowding of your front teeth?
Wisdom Teeth…How many times have you heard this? Did you know this all started after a paper was written on by an orthodontist over 50 years ago?
In 1961, orthodontist Dr. Leroy Vego, published an article, “A Longitudinal Study of Mandibular Arch Perimeter” which examined the role of wisdom teeth on lower front tooth crowding. This study was run over six years with patients from ages 13 to 19. He reported that there was a significantly greater degree of crowding in patients with wisdom teeth. Dr. Vego concluded: “that the erupting lower third molar can exert a force on approximating teeth.”
Orthodontics 2017…The New Year is the perfect time to make changes to improve your life, whether that means a new exercise program, healthier diet, or getting a healthier new smile. What better way to boost your appearance, confidence and achieve better dental health than orthodontics!
Do you have any of these dental problems?
• Crowding of teeth
• Spacing between teeth
• Overbite, crossbite, underbiteRead More