Top Foods that Contribute to Bad Breath and What to Do About It

Suffering from bad breath? You may want to take a look at what you eat. Even if you have good dental hygiene, brush twice a day and floss once a day, you can still suffer from bad breath, and it could be a result of your diet. What Causes Bad Breath? The most common cause of bad breath, also called halitosis, is bacteria. Bacteria form from the residual food and dead cells left in the mouth after eating a meal….

Written by Wright Orthodontics September 30, 2017

Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign® Treatment

An Invisalign® treatment is a lifelong investment and should be cared for and protected as such. Caring for your retainer, brushing and flossing, as well as scheduling regular appointments with your dentist or orthodontist can help prolong your results and keep your smile bright. Proper Retainer Care Unfortunately, tending to your smile doesn’t end when your Invisalign® treatment is over. Wearing a retainer is imperative to maintaining your new and improved smile. You retainer keeps your teeth in place, but…

Written by Wright Orthodontics September 21, 2017

Why Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Products are Not the Answer to a Long Term Solution

Teeth whitening is one of the most common treatments patients ask us about. It is easy to acquire teeth stains – especially if you are a sugar lover or avid coffee drinker – and tough to get rid of them. It is common for patients to want their teeth whitened after they have their braces removed to give their smile that extra shine. Others want their teeth whitening to make up for past poor dental health. Teeth naturally get darker…

Written by Wright Orthodontics August 31, 2017

Tips for Going to School with Braces

It is common for children to have their braces put on during summer vacation when they are away from school. This means they are returning to school in the fall with a new look. Your child’s first day at school with braces doesn’t have to be a stressful or sad one. Dr. Marc Wright shares his tips for taking on braces in the classroom. Keep a braces care kit in your locker or back pack. Keeping a braces care kit…

Written by Wright Orthodontics August 18, 2017

Safeguard Your Smile While Playing Sports

When you get braces, you need to make a few lifestyle changes to keep your teeth healthy and ensure beautiful results. Wright Orthodontics recommends you avoid eating things like sticky candy and gum, or foods that can easily get stuck in your teeth, like popcorn. Besides protecting your teeth from damages caused by food, you also need to protect your mouth from injuries. Don’t worry – you won’t need to give up your favorite sports while your teeth are being…

Written by Wright Orthodontics July 31, 2017

It’s Hot! Hydrate with Water When You Wear Braces, Not Soda!

The hottest time of the year is here!  Whether swimming, playing sports, taking beach trips, or exploring outside, you’ll be sure to work up a sweat. It’s important to stay hydrated to beat the heat. Soda and sports drinks are tasty, but water is really the smartest choice to replenish your fluids, especially if you have braces. Why are sodas and sugars bad for braces? Soda pop contains damaging acids that can weaken enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and…

Written by Wright Orthodontics July 25, 2017

How Can Sour Food Affect Your Teeth?

We all know that feeling of tasting something sour. Your cheeks may pucker, you might squint your eyes, yet somehow it is a flavor that is ever growing in popularity. From lemonade to gummy worms, sour foods are often a surprisingly delicious treat. However, your teeth do not feel the same way. While you may enjoy the taste of a sour candy every now and then, your teeth can feel repercussions long after that puckered feeling has passed, and the…

Written by Wright Orthodontics June 30, 2017

Show Off that Smile, Laughter is Best for Your Health!

One of the first things we tend to notice about people is their smile. There is nothing quite like a perfect set of pearly whites. So why not make your smile the best it can be? When it comes to your overbite or your underbite, too much space between teeth or too little, or even just that one crooked tooth, there is no reason not to fix it. Your smile tells a lot about you, and you deserve to have…

Written by Wright Orthodontics June 23, 2017