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Ten Ways Straight Teeth Improve Your Health

June 20, 2016

man smilingYou’ve probably heard plenty of times that straight teeth are healthy teeth. Not only does having straight teeth project friendliness and boost confidence, but a straight smile actually has many more benefits beyond just the cosmetic pluses. There’s no doubting that a straighter smile can improve your personal and professional life.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontic Treatment

June 6, 2016

Getting ready to begin orthodontic treatment can bring up a whole host of questions. Will it hurt? How long will it take? What treatment is the best? As your Jacksonville orthodontist, we’ll be able to answer any of the questions that you may have about your upcoming or ongoing treatment process. Our staff is dedicated to making you feel comfortable throughout your treatment, but we understand that you may be nervous about getting started.

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Meet Your Jacksonville Orthodontist

May 16, 2016

As your resource for orthodontics in Jacksonville, our entire staff is dedicated to bringing our patients the highest standard of care and smiles that impress! Straight smiles are healthy smiles, but they also help to boost confidence and project friendliness. The team at Ortega Orthodontics works to combine our ever-evolving knowledge and experience with our compassion for crafting dream smiles to create the best patient experience possible. Your stunning, confident smile starts with our highly qualified and caring orthodontist, Dr. Holland. 

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Your Orthodontics Dictionary

May 2, 2016

If you’re looking into getting braces, you may be intimidated by all of the orthodontic jargon. When it comes to your treatment, there’s a variety of terms and phrases used to explain the treatment process and it definitely helps to understand their meanings. At Ortega Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable throughout your entire treatment process, so we’ll make sure to explain every step along the way.

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Attention Adults: Smiles are in Style

April 18, 2016

What’s the first thing that you notice when meeting someone new? Their eyes? Their weight? For 37% of Americans, the first thing that they notice is someone’s smile. While half of American adults have at least a few crooked teeth, there’s no reason to let your smile keep you from being confident and outgoing. With the number of treatment options available today, patients of any age can undergo discreet and effective orthodontic treatment with little to no disruption to their daily routine.

 

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Why the AAO Wants You to Skip the Soda

April 4, 2016

From time to time, nothing tastes better than an iced cold Coca-Cola. Whatever your favorite soda is it’s okay to indulge every now and then, but if you’re slurping down a soft drink with every meal you could be causing serious harm to your teeth. Soft drinks, including regular and diet soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks, and energy drinks all contribute to weakening tooth enamel. The damage to your teeth can be serious, however it’s even more threatening to teeth with orthodontic appliances, which is why the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends skipping the soda throughout your orthodontic treatment.

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6 Essential Vitamins for a Healthy Mouth

March 21, 2016

As your Jacksonville orthodontist, we care about your overall health as much as we care about your straight smile and pearly whites. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and keeping it healthy is an important job. Maintaining your oral hygiene and a proper diet is key to a healthy mouth, but having straight teeth and a properly aligned bite is a large part of it too. Just like the rest of your body, your teeth and gums rely on certain nutrients to keep them strong and infection free, which is why what you eat is important for both your overall and periodontal health. Here are 6 vitamins that your mouth needs to stay in it’s best shape:

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Five Reasons to Keep Up With Your Oral Hygiene

March 7, 2016

During your orthodontic treatment, maintaining proper oral hygiene is one of the most important pieces to achieving your dream smile. You’re on your way to a healthier smile, but if you ignore cleaning your braces you’ll be selling yourself short. Having braces may make it more difficult than usual to brush and floss, but there are tools to help you keep up! Letting your oral hygiene routine fall to the wayside can result in serious dental problems and can also hinder the results of your orthodontic treatment. Here are five reasons to maintain outstanding oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment:

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Seven Tips For Loving Your Braces This Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2016

Whether you’re a pre-teen, high schooler, or adult with braces, undergoing orthodontic treatment can be a big change! Though the new hardware in your mouth may not be your favorite Valentine’s Day look, you should be happy knowing that you’re taking proactive steps towards improving your smile and oral health. Straight teeth not only boost confidence and project friendliness, but what most people don’t realize is that straight smiles are healthy smiles.

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Stress and Your Smile

February 3, 2016

We all encounter stress in our lives, whether it’s from school or work, stress can have damaging effects on your body. Your mouth is not immune to the effects of stress and sometimes it can even have an impact on your orthodontic appliances. Researchers have found significant links between stress and oral health, which helps us to better understand how anxiety and depression can exasperate dental problems. As your Jacksonville orthodontist, we know that limiting your stress will improve your overall well being and the success of your orthodontic treatment.

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