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 »

How You Can Benefit From a Straighter Smile

Orthodontic care is a common sight, but what is it good for? Let’s look at the benefits of getting a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is used to treat bad bites, or malocclusion. Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are too crowded or crooked, or the top and bottom jaws don’t line up properly…. Read more »

Concerning Braces and Foods

Braces can be useful tools that put your teeth in order. However, they can restrict what you eat. Certain foods can be hard on your braces. The question is, what will and will not be a problem? If it is sticky, chewy or hard, odds are it will not get along with your braces. Also,… Read more »

Why a Fixed Retainer Works Best for Those With Pets or Children

Pets and children add a sense of hominess, joy and comfort to our lives. However, for those with retainers or other removable appliances, those little ones can easily cause mischief. It can also be easy to lose track of such a small appliance, especially with a strew of other toys nearby. Whether it’s left on… Read more »

New Year, New You: Get A Straight Smile!

It’s the start of the new year, and it’s a great time to evaluate your smile. Is it as straight and as healthy as it could be? If not, it may be time to consider orthodontic treatment. There are many options available to do so. But what are the benefits of a straighter smile? Is… Read more »

How to Avoid Enamel Erosion When You’re Strengthening Your Smile With Braces

Enamel erosion is a dental issue that is caused by acid attacking the teeth and wearing away the enamel. If you’re not careful, it can increase your chances of suffering tooth fractures and cavities. So, when you have braces, it’s best to prevent enamel erosion as much as possible. That way you can maintain a… Read more »

Don’t Let a Misaligned Bite Keep You from Having a Healthy Smile

Did you know that having a misaligned bite can result in oral health problems? Well, it’s true. Unfortunately, when the teeth are suffering from malocclusion, you are at higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, jaw problems, uneven wear on the tooth resulting in dental erosion, and even cause speech and chewing problems. No matter… Read more »