Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your… Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a… Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces…. Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original… Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening… Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is… Read more »

Emergency Orthodontic Care Tips

Getting braces, or any other form of orthodontic care is one of the “big” events in life for most people. It signals that an amazing, award-winning smile is just over the horizon – and who doesn’t want that? But what happens if you run into a problem during orthodontic treatment? It’s not always easy to… Read more »

3 Tips That Make Flossing With Braces Easier

Flossing with braces can be a real challenge. The wires of braces make it impossible to floss as you regularly would. We want you to keep your teeth healthy and clean during orthodontic treatment, so Dr. E. Glenn Glassman and our team would like to give you some tips for flossing with braces. Use Waxed… Read more »

Persistent Problems With Sleep Apnea Contribute to other Medical Conditions

As we talked about last month, sleep apnea sufferers frequently struggle with poor quality sleep related to chronic snoring and periodic breathing interruption. In this month’s blog, we would like to talk a little bit more about this condition. You see, if sleep apnea goes unaddressed the respiratory issues can start to contribute to other… Read more »

Got Questions About Sleep Apnea? Here Are Your Answers

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that our orthodontist, Dr. E. Glenn Glassman, can help treat. It’s very important to let him treat this disorder because it has the potential to be very dangerous. Sleep apnea involves breathing interruptions while you sleep. Your breathing tends to repeatedly stop and start throughout the night. If you… Read more »