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By televoxweb on 3/16/2018 11:20 AM

Braces can make maintaining thorough oral hygiene difficult. However, there are some best practices and special tools you can use to make your oral hygiene routine easy and efficient!

Brushing Basics

Let's start with the basic brushing tools. Our orthodontists recommend choosing either a soft-bristle brush or a bi-level brush (a toothbrush that has shorter bristles in the middle and longer bristles at the edges). Used carefully, an electric toothbrush can also work. But be sure that the electric brush you select is set to a moderate power level whenever you use it, and be mindful of the vibrations. You don’t want the back of your brush to hit your brackets or braces.

By televoxweb on 2/2/2018 10:42 AM

Thumb and finger sucking habits are a perfectly natural way for babies and toddlers to soothe themselves. However, as a child grows there comes a point when this comforting habit can cause more harm than good.

While it is completely natural for children to engage in thumb sucking during the first few years of life, prolonging the habit could cause social awkwardness and damage to the jaw’s growth pattern.

By televoxweb on 1/1/2018 10:47 AM

When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are excited to be free of the appliances you’ve had to put up with—brackets, wires, aligners, and so on. However, while it is certainly important to revel in the freedom of your new smile, equally important is taking the necessary action to retain it. And that comes down to one word — retainers.

By televoxweb on 12/12/2017 9:23 AM

Sometimes braces alone aren't enough to move teeth into a better position, or correct a problematic bite or misaligned jaw growth. In those situations, your trusted orthodontists may recommend the use of special appliances, such as orthodontic headgear. Orthodontic headgear is worn partly outside the mouth and applies just enough force to move the teeth properly and guide the growth of the face and jaws.

By televoxweb on 11/6/2017 4:02 AM

Just because your child won't keep his or her first set of teeth forever, doesn't mean those tiny pearly whites don't need conscientious care. Primary teeth (baby teeth) serve some extremely important functions. As your local San Antonio, Schertz, and Austin, TX orthodontics team, we believe maintaining your child's dental health from an early age will lead to health benefits that last throughout adulthood.

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Primary teeth act as guides for the eruption of permanent teeth (adult teeth). They hold the space where new teeth will erupt as the crowns (tops) of permanent teeth push against the roots of baby teeth, causing them to resorb or melt away. As a result, the adult teeth are able to take their proper place.

By televoxweb on 10/5/2017 12:41 PM

Most people don’t associate teeth with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). However, a 2012 study revealed that many children who are diagnosed with ADHD don’t really have the condition. Rather, their behavioral problems are actually due to sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), such as sleep apnea.

The study, published by the journal Pediatrics, followed more than 11,000 children for six years, beginning from when they were 6 months old. The children who had SRBD were 40 to100 percent more likely than those without breathing issues to develop behavioral problems resembling ADHD by the age of 7.

By televoxweb on 8/10/2017 8:08 AM

Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your dry mouth persists long past the norm, you may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.

What is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia is a condition that develops when your salivary glands, which normally keep your mouth moist by secreting saliva, are not working properly.

By televoxweb on 7/22/2017 7:55 AM

Braces can create a beautiful, straight smile for you. South Texas Orthodontics offers many orthodontic treatment options, such as ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are a newer system of braces that provide the same service as traditional braces; however, they allow you to straighten your teeth in a much less noticeable way.

At South Texas Orthodontics, we can provide ceramic braces to patients at our various San Antonio, Austin, and Schertz, TX offices. Learn more today!

By televoxweb on 7/6/2017 8:02 AM
Over The Years, Tooth Sensitivity Has Affected More Than A Third Of The US Population. Learn The Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity & How To Treat The Problem Now!
By televoxweb on 6/7/2017 11:59 PM

Periodontal disease - more commonly known as gum disease - ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.

People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teenagers rarely develop periodontal disease, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease.

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Braces & Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Thumb Sucking & Tongue Thrusting
Importance of Lifetime Retainer Wear
Orthodontic Headgear
Early Dental Care
Sleep Apnea
Dry Mouth
Ceramic Braces
Tooth Sensitivity
What is Gum Disease?
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