Halloween is just around the corner – one of the most exciting celebrations for our little ones all year. However, when children and teens are undergoing orthodontic treatment (such as wearing braces), some Halloween treats can be problematic for their oral health.
Dr. Gorlovsky of Windermere Orthodontics ( Suwanee and Cumming) and his team care about your smile and your health. Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws.
Achieving a perfect smile with healthy and straight teeth is the ultimate goal of every orthodontic treatment. When undergoing treatment, there may be some adjustments that need to be made to your lifestyle choices such as diet or daily activities.
Like adults, children experience snoring and mouth breathing problems. According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring in children happens mostly on occasion and about 10 percent or more snore at night. If your child snores, there is also a good chance that he/she is also a mouth breather.
The use of activated charcoal toothpaste has become a trend in the current cosmetic industry. Activated charcoal toothpaste companies claim that it is a natural and effective solution for everyday whitening. However, does charcoal toothpaste actually whiten teeth? Is it safe?
The term ‘malocclusion’ can be used to explain a wide array of dental conditions. A malocclusion is generally known as a “bad bite” which can cause a variety of oral problems. You can have an overbite, open bite, or crowded teeth and each condition can lead to additional issues for your dental health. Fortunately, orthodontics can treat many cases of malocclusions.
Are you planning an upcoming vacation with your friends or family? How exciting! Just remember, it’s important to make sure you are well equipped to take good care of your teeth and braces when you are away from home.
If you think braces are just for the average person…think again! Even popular celebrities had to wear braces to correct their smiles! Braces or orthodontic treatment can help to boost their confidence and achieve a perfect smile!