At Georgia School of Orthodontics we know our patients have a lot going on in their busy lives, whether it’s school, work, or simply socializing, and we know that putting a confident face forward is important. Part of that confidence, especially with braces, comes from knowing that your breath is its freshest and cleanest. It’s..
It has been reported by the community health awareness group Oral Health America that more than 80 percent of adults are unfamiliar with the role that infectious bacterial can play in tooth decay or cavities. Not only that, but almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is..
No one wants to hear the word Cavity! For our patients wearing braces, hearing that word is especially unsettling, seeing as any delay in dental work may result in delaying treatment time. We often consider candy to be the cause of tooth decay, however, other foods and drinks can be just as harmful to your..
Summer is just around the corner, this means a season full of vacations, adventures, and wonderful memories for our patients at Georgia School of Orthodontics. Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy, radiant white smile when the sun comes out and we have a few tips to keep your pearly whites glowing and healthy over the summer!..
Earth Day was created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in the spring of 1970. Senator Gaylord envisioned a day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. Over 20 million people participated on the first celebration of Earth day on April 22, 1970. Ultimately, Earth Day became the largest organized celebration in US history. Earth..
Did you know that in April we celebrate National Facial Protection Month? Take the time this month to review the importance of protecting your face and teeth against impact and injury while you enjoy your favorite activities.
When we think braces, we might think of the brackets on each tooth and the bands that surround them. But really, the entire point of those brackets and bands is to keep the archwire in place as it gently moves your teeth to create a better bite and a beautiful, straighter smile. Let’s learn more..
Did you know that chewing ice is such a common habit that it has its own name, pagophagia. But for those that like to chew ice, this habit can actually be detrimental to your health. And we’re not talking about slushies or shaved ice (although these artificially sugary treats should be avoided as well) but..
When your child experiences a toothache this can cause distress not only for the child but also for you as well. No parent wants to see their child experiencing discomfort and pain and you may feel helpless and frustrated if you are unable to pinpoint the location of the pain. There are, however, ways you..
A crucial step in your oral health routine is flossing. A toothbrush is not always enough to get to those hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. When food gets stuck between your teeth, bacteria starts to grow and will break down your enamel. This is where flossing comes in! When is the best time to floss?..