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Caring for Your Braces During the Hectic Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means plenty of family time, wonderful food, and busy schedules. While you run around attending parties and purchasing gifts, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits to ensure that your mouth stays healthy, especially if you are wearing braces. Check out these tips to keep your teeth beautiful, while improving your smile on the go this holiday season.

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Protecting Your Teeth During the Winter Season

If you’re getting ready for the holidays in Suwanee, then you know there will be many treats to tempt you during this holiday season, including the local peach cobbler. The busy pace of December makes it easy to forget that you can use the winter break to focus on your child’s oral health. We believe that every mouth with uneven or crooked teeth, crowding, or a misaligned bite can be fixed. It just starts with a thorough examination by our highly-trained orthodontist, Dr. Michael Gorlovsky. The Windermere Orthodontics team is standing by to develop a custom treatment plan for each new patient!

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Thanksgiving Tips for Our Orthodontic Patients!

Thanksgiving is almost here! We know that each of our patients have so much to be thankful for – friends, family, and of course their hard work towards a beautiful and healthy smile! At Windermere Orthodontics, we want you to enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities, including the feast! Here are a few guidelines to make sure you enjoy a safe holiday dinner:

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At-Home Tech-Friendly Oral Care for Braces!

It is important to have an easy, effective and fun oral hygiene routine. This is especially true for those of us undergoing orthodontic treatment! If you are not brushing thoroughly, food can get trapped behind the wires of your braces. Trapped food particles can lead to the formation of plaque, which can result in cavities! You can have a great routine with a standard toothbrush and floss. However, if you want to make things easier and fun, you might want to check out some of the latest oral care technology available today.

Philips Sonic Care Electric Toothbrush This toothbrush has smart brush head sensors that create a map of your mouth. You can connect your phone to your toothbrush and watch exactly which part of your smile is being cleaned! You might think you have cleaned every tooth, but it can be difficult to know for sure. With this toothbrush, you will never miss a spot!

Waterpik
This piece of technology cleans in between teeth using water pressure! If you have braces a Waterpik is great because the water can reach behind the metal wires and flush away food particles that floss can’t reach.

If you or a loved one has recently started orthodontic treatment, you may want to consider upgrading your at-home oral hygiene tools! Learn more about the benefits of electric toothbrushes and Waterpiks!

At Windermere Orthodontics, we care about the health of your smile! Contact us to find out if your child qualifies for orthodontic treatment. We offer free consultations and provide a range of services including Invisalign and braces at our orthodontic offices located in Suwanee and Cumming.

Safety First During Sports Season!

At Windermere Orthodontics, many of our patients participate in a variety of sports throughout the year.   The fall season is a busy time for sports,  with some students even participating in more than one sport. The need for safety equipment when taking part in sports is well known, however  dental protection can sometimes be an after-thought. With or without braces, dental protection is critical for contact sports. At Windermere Orthodontics, we can help make mouthguards an essential component of your safety!

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Brace Yourself for Back to School!

It’s the season for pencils, backpacks and books! For parents, it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ when their children return to the classroom and organized activities. Your child may have begun their orthodontic journey over summer break – so how can they feel prepared for the school year ahead?

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