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Orthodontics as Self-Care?
Feb 01, 2023
When you think of orthodontics, the word “fun” likely doesn’t come to mind. You probably think of braces, x-rays, time in a dental chair, and expenses. And in the past, you would’ve been correct.
New Year, New You with Braces!
Jan 04, 2023
It’s the beginning of a new year, and everyone is thinking of the perfect resolutions to commit to in 2023. For many children and adults alike, this will be the year to get braces and achieve a straighter smile finally! But what are your options?
How to Take Progress Photos for Dental Monitoring with the ScanBox Pro
Jan 04, 2023
With the DentalMonitoring app and ScanBox pro, you can now send in photos of your teeth and communicate with your practice securely from the comfort of your home — or anywhere in the world.
Time is Running Out. Use your FSA Benefits Before They Expire
Nov 01, 2022
With the end of 2022 fast approaching, the team at MyOrthodontist wants to remind you to use up your FSA savings before the end of the year.
October is Orthodontic Health Month
Oct 07, 2022
The team at MyOrthodontist is joining the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHODONTISTS and professionals across the nation in celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month. Each year, is dedicated to creating awareness about orthodontic health and care.
The Best Halloween Braces Safe Candy
Sep 14, 2022
We all love eating our favorite candy from time to time, especially around Halloween. But those treats can get tricky for orthodontic patients, because many of the standard goodies are harmful to braces. So how can you safely enjoy your spooky night of fun
Choosing Braces While Going to College
Aug 11, 2022
Your college years are a great time to get braces. College is a major transition in your life and what better way to enter into this new journey, than by achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!
The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer
Sep 24, 2021
Not many people get excited about wearing a retainer after they get their braces off, but there are some very good reasons to wear yours! After all the time and effort spent straightening your teeth, your retainer is an important next step.
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy with Anytime, Mealtime, and Sometimes Foods and Drinks
May 04, 2021
Hello everyone, this is Naomi with MyOrthodontist. I am a registered dental hygienist and today I’m going to talk to you about three categories of foods and drinks that you should know about to help keep your teeth their healthiest.
Dr. Larry Moray and The Happy Tooth Foundation Donate $150,000 to UNC-Chapel Hill
Apr 13, 2021
“Think about how many Albert Einsteins, Bill Gateses or Steve Jobses are lost in our system because they weren’t given the food they needed,” said Dr. Larry Moray, ’90 (D.D.S.), ’97 (M.S.), president of MyOrthodontist.
Why Do Ceramic Braces Take Longer?
Nov 28, 2020
Do you want to avoid feeling self-conscious about wearing braces? As an adult, you might prefer ceramic over traditional metal braces because they’re more discreet.
Am I Too Old for Braces? Why Adult Braces Can Help at Any Age
Jun 01, 2020
Your smile is the first thing people tend to notice about you. It shows strangers and friends alike that you are welcoming and ready to greet the world with enthusiasm.
What Are the Advantages of Metal Braces?
Mar 01, 2020
Are metal braces right for you? It’s an important question to ask when you decide to have your teeth straightened. Today, you can choose from many methods that all deliver fantastic results, however,...
What Are the Advantages of Ceramic Braces?
Jan 20, 2020
Often, braces are looked at as a teenage rite of passage, but if you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, braces are usually the best treatment option available regardless of how old you are.
What Are the Best Braces for Kids?
Dec 16, 2019
A beautiful smile can have an incredibly positive impact on your child’s health throughout his or her life, so at what age should your child begin orthodontic care and what are the best kind of braces for kids?
Metal Braces vs Clear Braces: Understanding the Difference
Dec 02, 2019
Your smile is one of your most defining features. MyOrthodontist of Chapel Hill, North Carolina understands this better than anyone. Today we’re going to address the issue of metal braces vs clear braces.
Do Metal Braces Work Faster? 10 Things to Know
Nov 04, 2019
When you are looking forward to showing off a new, beautiful smile, you probably want your treatment time to go as fast as possible. So, are metal braces faster than Invisalign?
Do Ceramic Braces Take Longer?
Oct 21, 2019
Have you ever smiled for a holiday photo with your mouth closed to avoid revealing your crooked teeth? Have you ever been self-conscious about public speaking because of your teeth?
The Truth About Smile Direct Club
Sep 02, 2019
Everyone wants to have healthy, straight, and white teeth. In addition to making us feel great about ourselves, we also understand that having an attractive smile...
Finding the Best Orthodontists in North Carolina
Aug 05, 2019
It is common for a person to have their first experience with a dentist when they are a child. The dentist will check their gums and teeth and provide practical suggestions on overall oral health.
Episode 15: Ins and Outs of Building a 12 Million Dollar Orthodontic Practice
Jul 25, 2019
Dr. Larry Moray was a featured guest on True to Form, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing’s podcast that speaks with leaders in the elective medical industry. Please listen to the podcast below.
Ceramic Braces vs. Traditional Braces: What’s the Difference?
Feb 15, 2019
Ceramic braces or metal braces? What’s the difference? And which is better? Ceramic braces are a common alternative to traditional metal braces.
Maintaining Great Oral Health Is Easier Than You Think
Nov 29, 2018
We all want to take good care of our teeth. Having a nice smile and avoiding bad breath aren’t bad ideas, either. So why do we sometimes fail to do those basic things, like brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist? In a word: Time.
Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Tips From North Carolina’s Top Dentist – MyOrthodontist
Nov 21, 2018
Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, and of course, food. It is still a good idea, though, to watch what you eat, especially when it comes to food for healthy teeth.
21 Ways To Keep Your Braces Intact Through This Holiday Season
Nov 13, 2018
The holidays are filled with a lot of good-old-fashioned comforts: Friends, family, and of course, food. But those holiday comfort foods we know and love can quickly turn into unpleasant experiences if you are sporting braces.
Oral Care Tips To Prepare For This Holiday Season
Oct 16, 2018
Maintaining good oral hygiene is important for our overall health, both for children and adults. But it can be really hard to keep up that oral health care routine during the holidays.
Brushing Your Teeth To Avoid Cavities
Oct 02, 2018
As kids, we’re told that cavities are a bad thing, and that we need to brush our teeth regularly to avoid them. But how bad are they really?
Southern Virginia’s Best Orthodontists Want To Give You An Amazing Smile Today
Sep 26, 2018
Think about it: Your smile is one of the first things a person notices about you. People will smile before they shake hands, or before introductions are even made.
Finding the Best Orthodontist Near You
Sep 20, 2018
Need to find an orthodontist that is credible, professional and affordable? You’re not alone: Every year, thousands of people—including many in North Carolina—hit the internet in an attempt to find an orthodontist nearby,...
Raleigh-Durham’s Best Orthodontist Will Give You A Breathtaking Smile
Aug 30, 2018
Looking for an orthodontist in Raleigh-Durham or surrounding areas? Then you’ve come to the right place. MyOrthodontist is a premier orthodontist in the area, providing dental and orthodontic services.
Clear Aligners That Fix Your Teeth Fast: Who’s the Best?
Aug 22, 2018
Clear teeth aligners have been around as alternatives to braces for a few decades now. But not all brands of clear aligners are created equal.
Why MyOrthodontist is North Carolina’s Best Orthodontist Office
Jul 27, 2018
Looking for an orthodontist in North Carolina? Frantically checking out links after typing orthodontist north carolina into Google’s search box?
Mouthwash vs. Flossing: What’s the Difference?
Jul 25, 2018
Practice Oral Care that Works: Debating Mouthwash vs. Flossing Do what’s best for your teeth and gums Ask just about anyone to choose mouthwash vs. flossing and they will choose mouthwash.
How To Know If You Need To Tighten Your Braces
Jul 20, 2018
If you have braces (or are going to get them), your dentist or orthodontist might have mentioned tightening. (We know that we tell our patients here in North Carolina and Southern Virginia about it on their first visit!)
Cary, NC’s Best Orthodontist Will Give You The Perfect Smile
Jul 15, 2018
Hello Cary, NC! Cary is one of the cities MyOrthodontist calls home, and we’ve happily served the residents here for years. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Cary, NC, ...
How Do You Know It’s Time For Braces?
Jul 06, 2018
When patients visit one of our North Carolina locations, they often end up asking us, “When is the right time to get braces?” If they are parents, it’s because they suspect their kids might need braces.
Chapel Hill, NC’s Best Orthodontist is MyOrthodontist
May 31, 2018
There’s a lot to love about Chapel Hill. That’s why so many people come here to live, work, and study. But what they won’t tell you in the chamber of commerce brochures are where to get essential services...
7 Tips To Avoid Pain From Your Clear Aligners
May 03, 2018
Are your clear teeth aligners causing you trouble? Any adjustment to your mouth will come with some pain and discomfort, especially at the start of your treatment.
Teeth Straightening Tips From Top North Carolina Orthodontists
Apr 20, 2018
Straight teeth make for a better smile. They also help you to chew your food more easily, speak more clearly, and generally have more confidence.
Braces for Adults: When Is the Right Time?
Apr 02, 2018
Though many people get braces in their teens and pre-teens, alignment problems can be an issue at any age. So braces for adults are quite common.
Braces 101: Your Starter Guide
Mar 19, 2018
Braces 101 – OK, so you have questions about getting braces, either for yourself or your child. Ever wish that someone would just publish a “Braces 101: What to Expect?”
Braces 101: Your Starter Guide
Mar 19, 2018
Braces 101 – OK, so you have questions about getting braces, either for yourself or your child. Ever wish that someone would just publish a “Braces 101: What to Expect?”
Why Do Braces Hurt At First?
Mar 15, 2018
Braces are here to help give us a better smile. So why do braces hurt? And why do they especially hurt when you first get them? The short answer...
How Much Do Braces Cost With Insurance?
Mar 14, 2018
To tell you the truth, braces are not cheap. Nor should they be: Applying braces and managing them is a medical procedure, and it pays to have that procedure done correctly by a licensed professional.
Preparing For Braces the North Carolina Way
Mar 12, 2018
As we know, preparing for braces is something of a commitment, though one that pays off in terms of how you look and feel. To make sure you (or your child) get the most out of treatment,...
What is Orthodontic Headgear?
Mar 08, 2018
Orthodontic headgear is the general term for any appliances that an orthodontist might use to help move teeth or realign a jaw, and that is worn partially outside the mouth.
How Much Do Braces Hurt?
Mar 06, 2018
How much do braces hurt is a great question. And whether it’s you getting braces or a loved one, the process can make you a little nervous.
What to Expect After Getting Braces Off: Life After Braces
Feb 01, 2018
Everyone looks forward to the day when their braces come off. That said, what can you expect during and after getting braces off? Will getting them off be painful?
What We Learned From a Tooth Decay Experiment With Eggshells
Dec 21, 2017
Ever have trouble convincing a kid that candy, soda, and other sweet treats really can hurt his or her teeth? Are your warnings about rotten teeth not being taken seriously?
Top Treats & Foods That Damage Teeth During the Holidays
Dec 12, 2017
We all want healthy teeth and healthy gums. But the lure of sweet treats, delicious drinks, and decadent desserts during the holiday season can overwhelm our otherwise sensible choices.
Orthodontic Services in North Carolina & Southern Virginia
Nov 13, 2017
Our Orthodontists create confident smiles and healthy bites! Are you concerned about the appearance of your teeth? Do you experience pain in your teeth or jaw as a result of their natural positioning? Orthodontics care may benefit you.
Lingual Braces vs. Ceramic Braces: The Best for Teeth Alignment
Aug 02, 2017
Lingual braces, sometimes called “braces behind the teeth,” are a common alternative to traditional braces. Like traditional braces, they are used by an orthodontist to help realign and straighten teeth.
Tucking Braces Behind Teeth to Secretly Improve Your Smile
Jun 27, 2017
“Braces behind teeth,” also known as lingual braces, are like standard braces except that they fit behind the teeth, rather than in front. The benefit of lingual braces is that they are practically unnoticeable.
Dental Care for Adults: Why It Matters, and What to Do
Apr 11, 2017
We always teach kids good oral hygiene, but as adults, it can be challenging to keep up. Proper hygiene and professional dental care are important for adults, too.
The Impact of Dental and Oral Health for Children
Feb 27, 2017
Some of the most preventable health problems children face are dental health problems. And yet, roughly one in six children (17.5%) age 5 to 19 years old suffers from untreated cavities and/or tooth decay, according to the CDC.
Top Questions to Ask an Orthodontist During Consultation
Dec 30, 2016
A visit with your orthodontist might seem like a routine thing. That first consultation with a new orthodontist is far from routine. This is your chance to get to know the person who will be working to change the look, feel, and function of your mouth.
Dentist Near Me: What to Look for in Your Next Dentist
Sep 29, 2016
Google “dentist near me” and you’ll likely find a lot of options. But not every local dentist offers the same services, technologies, and treatment planning designed to meet your unique oral health needs, ...
Don’t Let the Effects of Stress Damage Your Teeth
Sep 02, 2016
Look out for the tell-tale signs. You know that excessive amounts of stress can have a big impact on your mental health and physical well-being.
Dental Terminology: A Glossary of Terms for Your Next Visit
Aug 19, 2016
Arm yourself with the knowledge to improve your oral health. Dentistry involves a lot more than just a brush, floss, teeth, and gums. Unfortunately, a dentist’s chair is not the most conducive environment...
Home Remedies for Toothaches: Soothe Tooth Pain
Aug 11, 2016
Find comfort without visiting the dentist or drug store. As anyone who has ever had a toothache knows, the pain is annoying at best and excruciating at worst.
Understanding What an Orthodontic Specialist Does for You
Jul 20, 2016
Why Choose An Orthodontic Specialist for Alignment Treatments Get the best treatment from the right kind of doctor. A lot of people assume that when they have an issue with their teeth or gums ...
Your Go-to Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening
Jun 30, 2016
A brighter smile that costs you less. It’s common for teeth to become discolored as we age. And factors like diet, oral health, and smoking can all contribute to stains and color change.
How to Prevent Tooth Decay: What Dentists Want You to Know
Jun 23, 2016
Prevent a major oral health problem before it starts. You have probably heard a lot about tooth decay in the past, but how big a problem is it really?
How to Get Straight Teeth: Show Off a Better Smile
Jun 02, 2016
Fix your alignment issues in the way that works best for you. The average person smiles at least 20 times a day. And when a big grin does break out, it becomes the focal point of the face.
Invisalign Before-and-After Results: Is Invisalign Worth it?
May 27, 2016
Information to find the best options for your smile. You know that you are ready to make a big change to correct your alignment issues and restore the happy, healthy look of your smile for good.
Best Ways to Clean Invisalign Every Time: Tips and Tricks
May 24, 2016
Keep Invisalign clean for a bright, healthy smile. There is a lot to love about Invisalign. It’s nearly invisible. It’s comfortable to wear. It’s effective for treating lots of alignment issues.
Could My Smile Benefit from Invisalign Express?
May 12, 2016
Restore your smile in a fraction of the time. Invisalign showed doctors and patients alike that correcting alignment issues did not have to involve painful and unsightly brackets and wires.
Invisalign Cost: Is it Really Worth it?
May 05, 2016
Make smart choices for your teeth and your budget. The cost of any alignment correction is going to be significant no matter what kind of treatment option you go with.
Top Benefits of Dental Sealants: Why Are They Important?
Apr 22, 2016
Protect your teeth for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist. But even people who are diligent about oral health can suffer from cavities and..
Invisalign Adult: Understanding the Benefits
Apr 14, 2016
Correct your alignment issues in a better way. If you’re an adult who has misaligned teeth, you’re probably worried about the stigma attached to adults with braces.
Gingivitis: How to Look for the Signs
Apr 08, 2016
Take a proactive approach to oral health. One of the keys to lifelong oral health is to look out for the early signs of looming problems.
Harmful Habits for Your Teeth: Are You at Risk?
Apr 01, 2016
Watch out for common bad habits and learn simple fixes.You brush and floss daily and visit the dentist at least twice a year. That means your teeth are as healthy as they can be, right?
Dental Crowns and Bridges: Restore Your Smile
Mar 28, 2016
Every Smile Deserves to Be Seen. A person’s smile is one of the first things you notice about his or her appearance. People with a big, bright smile are naturally magnetic and personable.
How to Properly Brush Your Teeth Step by Step
Mar 24, 2016
Make the most of the time you spend on oral care. You know how important it is to brush your teeth on a daily basis. But did you know that there is a right way to brush and a wrong way to brush?
Tips to Keeping Your Retainer Clean
Mar 11, 2016
Make sure your oral care routine covers everything. You know how important it is to clean your mouth on a daily basis. So why wouldn’t you also clean the things you put in your mouth for a big part of the day?
The Importance of AAO Certification
Mar 04, 2016
Be sure to have the best experience when you go to the orthodontist It’s easier than ever to find the best mechanic, painter, or landscaper in your area,...
Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and Dental Care
Feb 17, 2016
Be good for your partner and your teeth this Valentine’s Day If you had never seen or celebrated a Valentine’s Day before, it would be easy to conclude that the holiday was about chocolate rather than love and romance.
Invisalign Alternative to Braces
Feb 12, 2016
A pain-free, embarrassment-free way to correct alignment issues. For years, there was only one effective way to correct alignment issues – stuff the mouth full of bands and wires that caused a lot of pain...
Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid with Braces
Feb 04, 2016
Eating with braces can be tricky. Braces help us to have better teeth and more beautiful smiles in the long run. But in the short run, they can make it a little harder to practice a good oral health routine.
How to Floss with Braces – Best Practices
Jan 28, 2016
Stick to your oral health routine even when you have braces Your oral health is more important than ever when you’re wearing braces. After all, you’re taking a big step to improve the health and appearance of your smile...
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Jan 20, 2016
Make the best decision for the health of your smile. Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best option for all patients or all alignment issues.
Foods and Drinks that Discolor Teeth
Dec 31, 2015
Make smart choices in your diet for a whiter smile. The best way to keep your smile healthy and white is to follow a daily oral care routine.
Easy Ways to Keep Your Invisalign Clean
Nov 20, 2015
Help your Invisalign do its job better. One of the best things about the Invisalign straightening system is that you can take the apparatus in and out with ease.
How to Properly Clean and Maintain Braces
Oct 31, 2015
Keep teeth healthy while you restore your smile. When you get braces put on your teeth, it’s tempting to ignore your oral hygiene routine.
Cavities and Tooth Decay In Children
Sep 24, 2015
Help your son or daughter stay out of the dentist’s chair. Preventing cavities and tooth decay is something that all of us should be concerned about, and it needs to be an extra priority when it comes to children.
Teeth Grinding Treatment: Protect Your Oral Health
Sep 17, 2015
Put an End to the Causes and Effects of Teeth Grinding Take steps to protect your lifelong oral health Chronic teeth grinding can lead to fracturing or loosening or teeth, ...
What is Dental Plaque and Why it Must Be Treated
Sep 10, 2015
Take smart steps to ensure a lifetime of good oral health. You probably heard about dental plaque the very first time you went to the dentist.
Dental Veneers Pros and Cons: Understanding Your Dental Options
Aug 21, 2015
Dental Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are tooth colored and affixed to the front of the teeth. Once in place, they hide stains, discolorations, and any flaws that may comprise...
Dental Implant vs. Bridge: Which is Better?
Aug 13, 2015
Find the best way to replace your missing tooth. When you’re missing a tooth, you have two options for replacement – install a dental implant or a dental bridge.
MyOrthodontist Hosts Christmas in July Event
Jul 29, 2015
The team here at MyOrthodontist partnered with Zach’s Toy Chest to host a Christmas in July event over the last weekend in July. The event was held at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh...
When To Get Braces For You And Your Children
Jul 24, 2015
How do you know when to get braces? It’s an important question to ask, because if you wait too long, the problems that braces are meant to fix will only get worse.
Find a Dentist in Raleigh, NC
Jul 14, 2015
Your choice has a big impact on your care. If you’re looking for a dentist in Raleigh, NC, you have dozens of options. That means the difficult part is not finding a dentist, ...
Top 10 Causes of Dental Cavities
Jul 12, 2015
Important information for better oral health. The best medicine is preventative medicine. As anyone that has ever had dental cavities knows, it’s preferable to avoid then rather than having to get them treated.
Elite Preferred Invisalign Provider in North Carolina
Jul 08, 2015
MyOrthodontist Orthodontics is proud to announce that we were recently named an Elite Invisalign Provider. We are honored and humbled to receive such wonderful recognition.
How to Prevent Tooth Enamel Loss
Jun 25, 2015
Take proactive steps to protect your teeth. Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body? It has to be because it protects your teeth when you chew on crunchy foods and consume acidic beverages.
What a Periodontist Does for Your Teeth and Gums
Jun 09, 2015
Visit the right specialist at the right time. Have you ever wondered what a periodontist does? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. There are probably more of these doctors than you realize,...
The Importance of Dental Flossing on a Daily Basis
May 14, 2015
If not, now is the time to start. Most of us have gotten into the habit of brushing at least once and hopefully two or more times a day. But getting into the habit of flossing daily is a lot harder and something many of us put...
What is a Periodontist & What Do They Treat?
May 09, 2015
Do you need a periodontist? The mouth might seem like a minor part of the body, but it is actually filled with complexity and hugely important for your overall health.
10 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Teen
Apr 01, 2015
Your teen is at an age where fitting in is so important, and Invisalign Teen helps minimize the impact of “getting braces.” Invisalign Teen is quickly becoming the solution of choice for teens that need to correct alignment issues ...
Top 10 Myths of Orthodontic Treatment
Mar 24, 2015
Everyone knows what a dentist does. But there is still a lot of confusion about the work or orthodontists. We want everyone to enjoy a beautiful smile and feel comfortable about getting the orthodontic treatment they require.
Children’s Braces: How to Convince Them it’s Time
Mar 17, 2015
The earlier you get alignment issues corrected, the better. Unfortunately, as many parents know from experience, convincing your child that getting braces is not the end of the world is a real challenge.
Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist in North Carolina
Mar 11, 2015
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in recent years. Today’s procedures are faster, quicker, and more affordable than ever before, and they produce better results.
Dental Crowns vs. Veneers: What’s the Difference?
Mar 05, 2015
If you want to restore and enhance the look of your smile, you have two great options – dental crowns or veneers. But in order to get the most from your new look, it’s important to understand the differences...
How to Maintain Oral Care While You Wear Your Braces
Feb 22, 2015
Oral care is more important than ever while you are wearing braces. The braces themselves create some unique challenges and concerns, and when you finally do get your braces off, you want your smile to look amazing.
How Braces Change Your Face and Appearance
Feb 05, 2015
If you want to understand just how much the alignment of your teeth affects the appearance of your face, just look at before and after pictures of people who have had braces.
General Dentist vs. Orthodontist: Who to Go to?
Jan 13, 2015
You know you need to see a professional about your oral health, but who do you go to – a dentist or an orthodontist? This is a common question, and an important one to ask.
Elite Preferred Invisalign Provider in North Carolina & Southern Virginia
Jan 13, 2015
MyOrthodontist Orthodontics is proud to announce that we were recently named an Elite Provider of Invisalign. We are honored and humbled to receive such wonderful recognition.
Top 9 Factors that Result in Tooth Loss
Jan 09, 2015
Missing teeth aren’t just embarrassing, they can also make it harder to chew, and put you at risk for more severe oral health problems. That is why it’s so important to be proactive about caring for your teeth in order to avoid tooth loss.
Top Causes and Treatments for Your Discolored Teeth
Jan 07, 2015
No one is born with perfectly white teeth. In fact, the exact shade of our teeth is determined by our genetics, and some people’s is naturally a little bit darker.
Tips for Maintaining Oral Health: What You Should Know
Nov 21, 2014
Taking your oral health seriously is essential if you want to prevent cavities, keep your smile looking beautiful, and spend less time sitting in the dentist’s chair.
How an Abscessed Tooth Can Damage Your Overall Health
Nov 21, 2014
Is an abscessed tooth dangerous? Can an abscessed tooth cause sepsis? Canker sores? We hear a lot of these questions from folks who suspect they have an abscessed tooth, and want to know how important it is to get treatment sooner rather than later.
How Poor Dental Health Links to Heart Disease
Nov 11, 2014
We don’t often associate heart disease with poor dental health, but the alarming truth is that problems with the gums can lead directly to heart disease.
Top 6 Reasons You May Be Experiencing Tooth Pain
Nov 10, 2014
Tooth pain is a problem that most people will have to deal with at some point in their lives. But just because it is common doesn’t mean that it should be ignored.
A Cure for How to Get Rid of Bad Breath
Oct 14, 2014
It’s easy to make jokes about bad breath, but for many, the embarrassment of this condition has a negative effect on their quality of life.
Relieving Your Sensitive Teeth Problems Now
Oct 14, 2014
Sensitive teeth are far more common than most people realize. As many as 40 million adults in the United States alone will suffer from sensitive teeth at some point in their lifetime.
Do Braces Hurt When You First Get Them?
Oct 14, 2014
If you are about to get braces, you are probably curious about what they feel like. Can you feel all the time? Do braces hurt when you first get them? How bad?
The Importance of Preventative Dental Care
Sep 28, 2014
Preventative dental care is the same as any other kind of preventative medicine – taking minor steps regularly to avoid problems with your teeth and gums rather than taking major steps later to correct the problems once they have gotten bad.
Triangle Business Journal Leader in Diversity Winner
Sep 27, 2014
MyOrthodontist is proud, with the utmost humility and gratitude, to accept the Triangle Business Journal’s “Leader in Diversity” award. MyOrthodontist – Leader in Diversity Winner Look...
Cosmetic Dentistry: What It Is and What It Can Do for You
Sep 19, 2014
Give yourself a better smile. More and more people today are admitting how impactful having a healthy smile can be to their self-confidence. We see teeth whitening tools and products of all sorts in the grocery stores and online.
Teaching Dental Hygiene to Your Children
Aug 25, 2014
The sooner you start teaching dental hygiene to your children, the sooner they will develop positive habits that will stick with them for a lifetime.
How Diabetes and Dental Problems Coincide
Aug 05, 2014
The affect of diabetes on your overall health is more consequential than many people realize. Problems with diet and circulation are well known, but did you realize that diabetes can also degrade your oral health?
Jaw-dropping Facts About Oral Health
Jul 16, 2014
Even if you’re meticulous about caring for your teeth, you may find these facts about oral health surprising. Discover just how exposed our gums and teeth are, and what you can do to help protect them now!
Uncovering the Truth: Is Oral Health Linked to Heart Disease?
Jul 07, 2014
Making the mouth to heart connection. People with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (wedmd.com).
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Teeth Grinding
Jun 30, 2014
Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, occurs commonly in many adults. But if it becomes frequent and excessive, it can pose serious problems.
Are Dental Bonding Procedures the Best Solution for You?
Jun 17, 2014
Get all the details before you talk with your dentist. Dental bonding procedures might seem to make a perfect solution for your teeth. You may know friends or relatives who’ve had tooth bonding done and recommend it.
Study the Cycle: How Your Teeth and Overall Health Connect
Jun 11, 2014
Eating healthy foods will help you maintain overall better health, no doubt. But recent studies are revealing that the connection between your teeth and overall health goes much deeper.
How to Make Oral Health Education for Children Fun and Effective
May 27, 2014
Oral health education for kids is important for instilling healthy habits that can last through adulthood. This includes not only the right way to brush and floss but also tips and tricks to get kids excited about caring for their teeth.
Dental Detail > What is Periodontics Treatment and Why Get It?
May 16, 2014
If your dentist refers you to a periodontist, you may wonder what is periodontics treatment. What can you expect and why is it necessary?
Can the Invisalign Treatment Process Work for You?
May 05, 2014
If you need or want to straighten your teeth, braces can get the job done. But you can do it more discretely with Invisalign. Find out if it’s an option for you and what the Invisalign treatment process involves.
What is Oral Surgery and Why Would I Need It?
Apr 24, 2014
If your dentist refers you to an oral surgeon, your internal alarm may go off, causing anxiety or fear. But fear not. Instead, take in this little dose of information that answers, “What is oral surgery and why do I need it?"
What Does Cosmetic Surgery Include? A Clearer Look at Dental Work
Apr 15, 2014
While looking for a dentist, you may notice the term ‘cosmetic surgery’ or ‘cosmetic dentistry’ used to describe services provided. What does cosmetic surgery include and how can you find the best dentist for your job?
Dental Hygiene for Children: When You Should Start Practicing
Apr 10, 2014
As a grown adult, you’ve mastered tooth brushing and gotten your daily routine down to a science. But what about your kids? Learn about how parents can help improve dental hygiene for children...
Family Dental Care Gives You a Practical, Proactive Option for Oral Health
Apr 08, 2014
You’ve seen the concept of family dental care, or family dentistry, in ads and online. Obviously, it involves providing a family with dental care, but what makes it different...
Periodontal Disease: Get the Facts and Avoid Gum Disease
Mar 28, 2014
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, according to WebMD.com. You hear about periodontal disease and gum disease and know that you want to avoid them. But what is the difference between them...
Does That One Cavity Left Untreated Cause a Major Conundrum?
Mar 27, 2014
Are you one of those people who avoid going to the dentist until you’re in dire pain? Or maybe you don’t mind the dentist but you don’t want to overreact to a little discomfort? But what if while you’re putting off a trip to the dentist, you have one quiet
Dentures vs Veneers: Which Dental Treatment Will Do Your Teeth Justice?
Mar 24, 2014
Do you have a cracked or chipped tooth that you’re troubleshooting? Or maybe you have a missing tooth? You may wonder if you need to really fix it, or you may want to get it fixed right away...
Dentures vs Dental Implants: Replacing Unhealthy or Missing Teeth
Mar 06, 2014
If you’re missing teeth or struggling with unhealthy teeth, you may wonder which treatment makes more sense for you and if it’s worth the investment.
Convey More with Color: What Colors of Braces Should You Choose?
Feb 13, 2014
You’ve embraced the idea that you’re going to have braces the next couple of years. Why not have a little fun with them? There are several colors of braces you can choose from,...
Cosmetic Dentistry: What It Is and What It Can Do for You
Jan 24, 2014
More and more people today are admitting how impactful having a healthy smile can be to their self-confidence. We see teeth whitening tools and products of all sorts in the grocery stores and online.
Working Out Your Jaw: Can TMJ Exercises Relieve Your TMJ?
Dec 26, 2013
Today, more than 15% of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches, according to the American Dental Association.
With So Many Types of Braces, Which is Best for You?
Dec 18, 2013
Dental braces have become more common nowadays. In fact, nearly 4 million people in the United States are wearing braces at any one time, according to the Pennsylvania Dental Association.
How Much Do Braces Cost and Are They Worth the Investment?
Dec 07, 2013
When the dentist says that you need (or a child needs) braces, lots of questions may race through your head. How much do braces cost? Do you really need them? Will they be worth the investment? So let’s get the answers.
What are TMJ Treatments and Symptoms?
Dec 02, 2013
Some estimates suggest that TMJ disorders affect more than 10 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Straightening Out Your Teeth: How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Nov 12, 2013
If your dentist has recommended straightening your teeth to avoid oral health issues, or if you simply want to straighten your teeth for a better smile, Invisalign might be the best solution for you.
What is TMJ (TMD) and What Causes It?
Nov 06, 2013
If you’re suffering from facial pain, you might wonder if you have TMJ. If you’ve been diagnosed with TMJ or TMD, you probably know too well what the symptoms are.
Braces vs Invisalign > From an Orthodontist That Uses Both
Nov 06, 2013
If you are considering braces vs Invisalign to straighten your teeth, or your kid’s teeth, you may have lots of questions. Which is more effective?
Safe Dentistry: What is a Dental Dam and What are the Benefits?
Nov 05, 2013
When getting dental work done, your dentist may use a dental dam for safety. If you’re not expecting it, this device might make you uncomfortable and nervous. Read on to get answers to “what is a dental dam?” and to understand why some dentists use them.
Dentist vs Orthodontist: Which Specialist Do You Need?
Nov 01, 2013
Whether you have minor issues with your mouth or need a major overhaul, your oral health should not be taken lightly.
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