Do You Need to Use Mouthwash?

Orthodontic appliances can add a layer of complexity to your oral routine. Our patients often ask what they can do to combat this, and if you need mouthwash.

Braces & Tooth Decay: How to Avoid It & How to Spot It

Tooth decay is a scary thing to hear in regards to your oral hygiene. However, oftentimes when dental professionals are talking about tooth decay, they are talking about the softening of our tooth enamel. This decay happens over time and leads to defects in your tooth, called a cavity. Since tooth decay leads to cavities, they’re related, but not the same thing.

Why You Shouldn’t Pull Your Child’s Loose Tooth

Those videos where parents use the old Door Slam method to yank out their child’s loose tooth are cute and nostalgic. As dental professionals, we also cringe a bit knowing that doors and even more elaborate tooth-pulling techniques aren’t necessary. In fact, pulling baby teeth can be harmful to your child’s oral health.

How Do You Lose Baby Teeth?

Losing your baby teeth is a hallmark of growing up, and growing into your adult teeth is an exciting time for children. While most people know to expect it, do you know how you lose baby teeth?

How to Combat Dental Anxiety

Like the fear of heights, fear of the dentist – sometimes call dentophobia or odontophobia – is a common anxiety. However, it’s one that can have a serious impact on your health if it causes you to avoid going to the dentist. Whether it be for the dentist or the orthodontist, here are some helpful tips that can help reduce your dental anxiety.

A Pre-Appointment Checklist for Orthodontist Appointments

Preparing for an orthodontist appointment – especially your first one – can be a bit stressful. In order to help with some of that worry, in this blog post, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to be prepared for your next orthodontist appointment.

How to Pick An Orthodontist

Because of the personal nature of orthodontics, people close to you will likely have strong feelings – good and bad – about their orthodontic experience. You want to make sure you’re spending your time and money well. To make sure you do, here are some things to consider when you need to pick an orthodontist.

Don’t Trust Online Orthodontists

With benefits such as reduced treatment time and lower cost, it’s easy to see why at-home orthodontics is growing in popularity. However, Tisseront Orthodontics is joining the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in warning you about the potential harm DIY braces can cause.

Am I Too Old For Braces?

According to The American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. If you’re an adult that’s curious or concerned about potentially receiving orthodontic treatment, let us answer your questions about adult braces.

Can I Eat With My Invisalign In?

While Invisalign boasts the benefit of being able to be removed for meals, some patients still wonder if it’s okay to leave them in for a quick snack. In this post, we’ll show you why that isn’t a good idea.

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