Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at Brace Connection.
Everyone wants a glowing and radiant white smile when the sun comes around and we have a few reminders to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful over the summer! Try to stay away from drinks that will stain your teeth like coffee, soft drinks, or dark colored juices. Not only will drinks like this weaken your enamel but they will also darken that fabulous smile you’re working on! Another tip is to [...] Read More
Calling all MVPs, team captains, team players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers; An estimated 12 million people between the ages of 5 and 22 years suffer a sport-related injury annually, which leads to 20 million lost days of school and approximately $33 billion in healthcare costs. Yet, some of these injuries could be prevented with protective gear. April is National Facial Protection Month so let us remind you that playing it safe is important during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game.
Alright! Take five and take these five [...] Read More
On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. The saint arrived in Ireland in 432 and earned the reputation of a champion of Irish Christianity. March 17th, the day of St. Patrick’s death, has been commemorated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick’s Day is still observed as a religious feast day by several Christian denominations, but it is better known in the public imagination as a rich celebration of Irish [...] Read More
It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Each February, The American Dental Association sponsors NCDHM to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The campaign slogan changes from year to year, but always targets teen and preteen generations. This year’s slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”
But just what is Monster Mouth, you ask?
Patients develop Monster Mouth when they fail to brush their teeth properly, floss and maintain a healthy diet. These poor habits lead to decay-causing plaque buildup – a monster the ADA refers to as Plaqster in this year’s campaign.
Luckily, Monster Mouth and Plaqster can be [...] Read More
Balance is key. And when it comes to our body’s pH levels, it’s the key to life!
pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is, and our blood pH needs to maintain a slightly alkaline level to keep us healthy. We help our bodies to maintain this pH balance by eating more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming foods. Alkaline-forming foods
include most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, and herbal teas. Acid-forming foods
include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods, and processed foods.
Why Is This Important?
When we eat acid-forming foods, our body works to bring our [...] Read More
Say Hello to 2015 with a Smile
If your New Year’s resolution is living a healthier lifestyle; don’t forget about your oral health. A healthier mouth contributes to a healthier heart, no cavities, preventing gum disease; it also promotes self-confidence so going regularly to your general dental visit is a must! But how about improving it even more by having straight teeth? From gaps, crooked, overlapped teeth, or overbite, make Brace Connection as one of your New Year’s Resolutions so that we are able to give you the smile you always wanted with Invisalign or traditional/ceramic braces!…Remember, Smiling is one of the simplest [...] Read More