April 29th, 2019
Ah, summer! Lazy days, fun in the pool, longer days of sunshine and… orthodontic appointments? Yes! Summer is a great time to get children started on orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles!
If your child hasn’t seen an orthodontist before, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have a first visit between the ages of 7 and 8 years old. This visit will just be checking teeth alignment, jaw position and if necessary, discussing how to straighten teeth when the time is right.
For those who already know braces are needed, take advantage of kids being out of school and free from classes, homework and all those extracurricular activities that can make scheduling a challenge during the school year.
Summer is also the perfect time for kids to get used to wearing braces since there are a few things they’ll need to adapt to: Eating a braces-friendly diet, learning braces care like proper brushing and flossing techniques, feeling comfortable with having braces on their teeth, and gaining confidence about wearing braces.
Call us at 972-529-9700 to book your child’s Smiles Hollywood teeth audition today!
March 11th, 2019
Did you know that your tongue is like a giant trampoline for the more than 500 species of bacteria living in your mouth, and your bloodstream carries that bacteria throughout the whole body!? For that reason, there is an obvious connection between your oral health and your overall health.
I had two options for this post… I could’ve included a picture of a mouth with actual bacterial damage or this pretty picture with colorful fake germs. I went with this one because frankly, real germs are GROSS and are anything but a pretty picture.
Daily brushing and flossing is important but don’t forget to brush your tongue too before you put down the toothbrush. Shutting down as much of that bacteria as you can will help your mouth AND your body.
December 13th, 2016
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