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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.

By televoxweb on 4/26/2017 3:21 AM

Orthodontists and dentists alike often stress the importance of protecting teeth from the internal harm of decay and disease. However, it is just as important to protect your teeth from external force and trauma—everything from teeth grinding to obtaining an injury during a sporting event.

For best protective measures in these types of situations, your trusted Austin, Schertz, and San Antonio, TX orthodontists recommend the use of mouthguards.

By televoxweb on 4/1/2017 3:17 AM

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is critical to overall health; but did you know that diet has a huge impact on teeth? You may not realize it, but certain foods can contribute to developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, while others can reinforce the integrity of your teeth and help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.

To help guide your daily nutrition decisions, here is little info about a few foods that are good for your teeth and why.

By televoxweb on 3/8/2017 3:22 AM

At South Texas Orthodontics, we work hard to provide high-quality orthodontic care to families. Our orthodontists and their highly-trained staff want to make every patient feel at home in our offices.

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Sleep Apnea
Dry Mouth
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What is Gum Disease?
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