16 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments
Getting braces doesn't mean you’ll have to give up playing your favorite sport for a season or two. Playing sports while wearing braces can be dangerous for your teeth, gums, tongue, and lips if you don't wear a mouthguard. Proper safety equipment can let you play all year long without having to worry about your or your child's braces.
22 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments
When most adults come into our office to get braces they often assume it is the same as treating children, but this is not the case. While the methods and tools we use are the same, there are some distinct differences between treating adults and children with braces. Some are minor while others can be prohibitive to treatment.
07 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments
Nail biting is a common habit that may seem helpless at times, especially compared to some more dangerous and unhealthy habits like smoking or drinking. However, this doesn’t mean that nail biting isn’t detrimental to your health. In fact, it’s probably more unhealthy than most people think. While the damage to the nails is a given, biting your nails can actually cause issues with your gums, teeth, and your oral health as a whole. Below are some risks to your oral health due to nail biting.
17 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments
If you have sensitive teeth, you can relate to approximately 40 million other people in the United States that have the same problem. Unfortunately, you are also all too familiar with the feeling of taking a sip or biting into something hot or cold and getting that quick, sharp pain. If you want to know what makes your teeth so sensitive, and what you can do to stop the pain, WGM Orthodontics has the answers you’re looking for.
03 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments
Your tongue, age, and genetics are some of the many factors that contribute to your tooth movement. The goal of our orthodontic treatment is not to completely immobilize your teeth, but to minimize any changes that may occur. Therefore, it is normal to see your teeth move or settle once your braces come off.
17 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments
We know that cutting back on sweets and hard foods are hard, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. We would like to offer a few braces-friendly Thanksgiving tips to make your holiday meal an enjoyable one!
24 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments
When it comes to breaking a bracket or bending a wire on braces, candy is one of the biggest culprits. Halloween night is not the ideal time to have an emergency with your braces so it’s important to steer clear of the types of candies and other sweet treats that can damage your braces. But just because you’re wearing braces, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun on Halloween because there are still plenty of sweets you can enjoy.
05 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments
One of the best ways to maintain a white and bright smile, whether you’re wearing braces or not, is to do an excellent job with your oral hygiene. But you also must watch what you eat as some foods can stain and discolor your teeth.
29 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments
Not everyone is born with straight, perfectly aligned teeth - in fact, many people have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, spaces between teeth and misaligned bites. There are several reasons why teeth grow crooked and require orthodontic treatment for correction
15 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments
When it comes to good oral health, nothing is more important than eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. When you limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks like candy and soda, you can avoid developing tooth decay, which can destroy your teeth. Without question, your oral health will decline if you do not maintain a healthy diet. To help you improve your diet and the health of your mouth, ere is a list of foods that are good for both you and your teeth.
24 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments
Advertisers tout the benefits of fluoride in their toothpastes, mouthwashes, and dental treatments. Drinking water in most cities contains added fluoride. And, many foods contain natural fluoride. But why all the fuss about fluoride? What does it do for your body or for your teeth? Your White, Greer & Maggard orthodontists are here to give you the straight scoop about fluoride.
15 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments
Spring & Summer brings blooming flowers, blue skies and warmer weather. But for more than 50 million Americans, it also brings allergies. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. For some, that means dental pain. At White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics, we want you to be aware that your tooth pain could be caused by allergies.
12 May 2016 | 0 Comments
It can take some time to get used to brushing your teeth when you first get braces, but it’s still important to keep up with regular habits. Here are five tips for brushing around your orthodontics in order to promote optimal oral health.
05 May 2016 | 0 Comments
Category: FAQ, General
With children, timing of orthodontics can be tricky. Treatment usually works best after all permanent teeth have come in, but what about children who have misalignment from over-crowding, jaw misalignment or thumb-sucking and can’t afford to wait? While there are some general guidelines to follow
23 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments
Food Particles & Bacteria Can Easily Build Up In Your Retainer, So Knowing How To Clean It Properly Is Essential To Keeping Your Mouth Clean & Healthy. Learn How To Clean Your Retainer With This Helpful Guide!
17 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments
Halitosis, more commonly known simply as bad breath, is definitely not fun to deal with. The only way to avoid getting bad breath is to know the causes and take efforts to either avoid them or work to counteract them.
03 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments
Braces aren’t indestructible, and certain foods can actually be a serious threat to your braces. Here’s a quick guide for you to use as a basic roadmap to foods you should and shouldn’t eat.
22 Sep 2015 | 0 Comments
Category: News, General
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