The Oregon Dental Association has come up with a creative video to encourage children to brush their teeth. The video is aimed at showing youngsters the importance of starting a good oral hygiene routine at an early age. The group’s Facebook page… Read more »
Recently the popularity of cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening has exploded. Teeth whitening systems have become the number 1 product in the entire category of Health and Beauty. While these systems are effective, there are other natural ways of maintaining a health, white smile. Worldental.org recently posted on some healthy foods that naturally brighten and whiten you teeth. Follow their teeth whitening tips and you can improve your smile as well.
Every year on the 4th of July, our country pauses for a day to celebrate the history and tradition of our great nation. The United States of America is a truly amazing place full of patriotic, hard working citizens. We at Ortho 360 want take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th by offering some interesting facts about this holiday.
The American Dental Association recently launched a new website mouthhealthy.org in an effort to provide the public with correct and factual information on proper oral health. The site features a dental IQ quiz, in which users were encouraged to participate. Unfortunately, the findings are quite troubling to most dental practitioners, but it is consistent with the ever decreasing health of American mouths.
Traditional braces are quite visible and can cause many patients to become conscious about their appearance due to the “metal-mouth” look. They use brackets and wires, which can be slightly uncomfortable for the patient, irritating the cheeks and lips. Invisalign completely eliminates the poor esthetic and physical draw-backs of traditional braces, causing many in need of correction to prefer this new innovative technology.
Many children suffer from sleep disorders that can have many deleterious effects on their psyche, development, and overall health. Sleep apnea and snoring can result in other issues besides restless nights. Sleep Disorders have been shown to increase risks of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even stroke. Often times, having tonsils and adenoids removed by an Ear Nose & Throat physician can help with these problems, but there are other options when it comes to treating sleep disorders.
Custom mouthguards conform to an athletes teeth and dental arches. They play a critical role in keeping the teeth and mouth protected while participating in activities where accidental contact to the face or jaw can occur and cause injury…. Read more »
Self ligating brackets are orthodontic brackets that have a built in way to “hold” the wire onto the tooth. Before we had self ligating brackets, each tooth had to be individually tied onto the orthodontic archwire with either an elastic… Read more »