3 Tips to Alleviate Pain from Dental Braces

It can be a challenge going through the discomforts of orthodontic treatments. To provide assistance, here are 3 tips on how to alleviate pain from dental braces: Oral Anesthetic Orajel and Anbesol are a few pain relievers that can be applied directly to your teeth and gums. Use a cotton swab or your finger to Read More

3 Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Consistent, regular dental cleanings have a multitude of benefits, such as: removing plaque and tartar deposits, preventing bad breath and boosting overall health. Below is more information on these 3 benefits of dental cleanings: Removing Plaque and Tartar Deposits Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have Read More

3 Benefits of Water Flossers

Gum disease is a root cause of bad breath and tooth loss. To help prevent gum disease, dental professionals encourage us to floss daily.  There are many different options for flossing, one of which is using a water flosser. Below are 3 benefits of using a water flosser: For People with Braces One benefit of Read More

3 Tips to Make Flossing with Braces Easier

Flossing can be challenging for people who are wearing braces. Check out these 3 tips to make flossing with braces easier which will help teeth to stay healthy while they’re being straightened. Use the Right Tool Using floss on teeth with braces is difficult and frustrating. Sliding the floss between the teeth above the wire Read More

3 Common Myths and Facts of Orthodontic Treatments

There are some common myths associated with braces that discourage many people from getting the dental care they need. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 common myths and the corresponding facts about orthodontic treatments. Myth: Braces are just for kids. Fact: According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is an Read More

3 Tips On Flossing With Braces

Flossing is essential to the health of your teeth and gums. This is especially true when you’re wearing braces. Read on to learn some important tips on flossing with braces. Below are 3 tips on flossing with braces: Spend Three Times as long on your Oral Care Be prepared to spend three times as long Read More

3 Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign braces are a great alternative to permanently correct your alignment issues without experiencing many of the drawbacks of traditional braces.  Read on to learn about some benefits of Invisalign braces. No Food Restrictions Traditional braces make cleaning your teeth more difficult. The brackets and wires can also become damaged if you hazard to eat Read More

3 Things You Should Know About Fluoride

Fluoride can provide several benefits when it comes to orthodontic problems. There are a few important things you should know about fluoride, such as the benefits of fluoride, fluoride treatments and use of fluoride with children. Below are 3 things you should know about fluoride: Benefits of Fluoride Before teeth break through the gums, the Read More

3 Signs You Need Braces

There are several signs that might indicate that you need an orthodontic treatment such as braces. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 of those signs, including crowded or crooked teeth, space or bite problems, and recommendations from a dentist or orthodontist. Below are 3 signs that you might need braces: Crowded or Crooked Teeth These are Read More

3 Ways to Deal With Dental Emergencies

This is a more of a “general dentistry” post than we usually do, but we wanted to share some tips on how to deal with a dental emergency …just in case. Dental emergencies can happen to anyone and it’s important to be prepared. Here are 3 tips on how to handle a dental emergency: 1. Read More

3 Tips On How To Care For Your Invisalign Aligners

So, you’ve just got your brand new Invisalign aligners, but now it’s time to make sure you take good care of them. Check out these 3 tips on how to easily maintain your Invisalign clear braces: 1. Eating and Drinking Etiquette – What happens before, during and after you eat and drink will have a Read More

3 Tips on How to Keep Your Teeth & Braces Clean

As you know keeping your teeth clean is important for the health of your teeth and gums. Improper dental hygiene can result in tooth decay, gingivitis, and other undesirable results. Braces are necessary to correct many situations, but they do make the cleaning of teeth significantly more difficult. Below are 3 tips on how to Read More

3 Different Types of Dental Braces

Braces have come a long way in recent years! If it’s been some time since you looked into orthodontic technology, you may be surprised at what is available today. Here at Lakewood Orthodontics, we offer a variety of different orthodontics treatments, including clear braces, metal braces, surgical orthodontics, and Invisalign. Below are 3 different types Read More