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?..
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 200 million Americans suffer from some degree of inflammation of the gums. Over the past decade, researchers have published studies that link the bacteria involved in periodontal disease to cardiovascular disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have connected oral infections..
We’ve been celebrating the New Year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the official holiday for ushering in the New Year. The idea was to yell, cheer, and blow horns to scare away all the evil spirits of the..
Our adored pets are a big part of the family, but dogs and cats are usually not known for their minty-fresh breath. Did you know that bad breath can be a sign of a more serious dental problem for your furry companions? Proper dental care is important to a pet’s overall health. About 80 percent..
Water picks make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces, water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to dislodge food scraps, bacteria, and other debris nestled in the..
Fall can be a great time of year, with the leaves changing color, cooler weather, and Halloween approaching! While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics wants to remind you that it can also be risky, especially if you have kids with braces. Take a look at..