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By braceconnection on 2/19/2015 8:18 AM


It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Each February, The American Dental Association sponsors NCDHM to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The campaign slogan changes from year to year, but always targets teen and preteen generations. This year’s slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”

But just what is Monster Mouth, you ask?

Patients develop Monster Mouth when they fail to brush their teeth properly, floss and maintain a healthy diet. These poor habits lead to decay-causing plaque buildup – a monster the ADA refers to as Plaqster in this year’s campaign.

Luckily, Monster Mouth and Plaqster can be defeated by following these simple steps:

Stop feeding him! Plaqster thrives on sugary sweets, so instead of reaching for candy, reach for fruits or vegetables.  Flossing removes plaque in tight spaces where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Use a mouth rinse. Mouth...
By braceconnection on 2/5/2015 8:04 AM
 

 

 

Balance is key. And when it comes to our body’s pH levels, it’s the key to life!

pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is, and our blood pH needs to maintain a slightly alkaline level to keep us healthy. We help our bodies to maintain this pH balance by eating more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming foods.

Alkaline-forming foods include most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, and herbal teas. Acid-forming foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods, and processed foods. Acid-Alkaline Chart

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By braceconnection on 1/20/2015 9:23 AM
Say Hello to 2015 with a Smile

 

 

 

If your New Year’s resolution is living a healthier lifestyle; don’t forget about your oral health. A healthier mouth contributes to a healthier heart, no cavities, preventing gum disease; it also promotes self-confidence so going regularly to your general dental visit is a must! But how about improving it even more by having straight teeth? From gaps, crooked, overlapped teeth, or overbite, make Brace Connection as one of your New Year’s Resolutions so that we are able to give you the smile you always wanted with Invisalign or traditional/ceramic braces!...Remember, Smiling is one of the simplest things anyone can do to immediately brighten someone’s day.

 

While we are on the topic of improving your smile here are 3 tips to put on your daily routine of 2015!

1.  Drink more water than you did in 2014. Water helps to lift food particles from your teeth and it doesn’t damage the enamel on your teeth.

2.  Reducing the number...
By braceconnection on 12/16/2014 9:31 AM
 

 

Your retainer is an important part of completing your orthodontic work, so take care of it and it will take care of you. Regardless of whether it's made of acrylic and wire or thermoplastic, the process for cleaning your retainer should be pretty much the same.

 

Here is a simple and safe "Do It Yourself" Home Remedy to cleaning your retainers.

Please follow the steps and let us know how it worked for you!

 

1.) In a cup mix WHITE VINEGAR and WARM WATER. (Never Hot!)

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2.) Soak Retainers in the vinegar mix for 30 minutes.

 

 

3.) After the 30 minutes keep in mind that your retainers will have an interesting vinegar taste...(yucky!) so it is important to brush your retainers and rinse with cold water thoroughly before...
By braceconnection on 11/3/2014 4:18 PM
 

 

Now that you have braces you’re probably thinking dental visits are not necessary since you’re seeing Dr. Babaeian for orthodontic treatment.

Here are 3 reasons why it’s important to keep up with your regular dental visits in addition to coming in for orhtodontic treatment.

 

1. Removing plaque and tartar.



Having braces provides more places for food and bacteria to hide. Eventually, plaque and tartar can form around your brackets, bands or other orthodontic appliances which can lead to cavities. Having your teeth regularly cleaned by your dentist can help ensure most, if not all, plaque and tartar is removed. Even if you are undergoing clear aligner treatment (Invisalign) dental checkups and cleanings are equally as important.

 

2. Protecting your teeth from decalcification, or the loss of calcium in your teeth.



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By braceconnection on 8/28/2014 7:43 AM
 

 

 

The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety in any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source.

 

MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER

Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible. Point out the positive aspects of starting school.  She'll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh her positive memories about previous years, when she may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because she had a good time. Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your student can walk to school or ride on the bus. If it is a new school for your child, attend any available orientations and take an opportunity to tour the school before the...
By braceconnection on 6/17/2014 3:18 PM


At Brace Connection, we are pleased to offer state of the art technology to our patients–the iTero Scanner Outcome Simulator.  The Outcome Simulator in iTero Scanner creates a customized potential outcome that helps patients visualize the aesthetic, functional, and health benefits of straighter teeth with Invisalign.  The Simulator is a computer application that allows our patients to view their own virtual Invisalign treatment plan.  The Simulator’s unique dual view layout shows an image of your current dentition next to a simulated final position of how your teeth may look after Invisalign treatment.



Here’s how it works: We use the Itero digital scanner to take an 8-10 minute scan of your mouth. After the Itero scanner captures the digital, impression-free...
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Did you know that The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has designated the month of March for focusing the public's awareness on what to eat?

 

Take a look at our Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth.

 

 

 

1. What you eat matters While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal.



 

 

2. Ice is for chilling, not chewing You’d be surprised at how many people think ice is good for their teeth. It’s made of water, after all, and doesn’t contain any sugar or other additives. But chewing on hard substances can leave your teeth vulnerable to a dental emergency...
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