Your teeth are coated with a tooth enamel layer that is made of tiny mineral crystals full of pores. These pores can become traps for staining particles introduced by dark foods and drinks in your diet. We can help you preserve the results of your teeth whitening treatment by avoiding substances that can cause tooth stains. Dr. Catherine and our team are pleased to offer ZOOM! teeth whitening to help you achieve beautiful results in as little as one visit to help you address
Orthodontic care is common in our culture, but why? Let’s look at the many benefits of a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is used to treat bad bites, also called “malocclusion.” Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are crooked, the teeth are too crowded or the top and bottom jaws don’t line up properly. For some, these problems are inherited. For others, they are the result of oral injury, mistimed tooth loss, or thumb-sucking. Orthodontic c
Straightening your teeth and aligning your bite in braces is an important time in your oral health journey. It’s easy for oral debris to get stuck in brackets and wires, promoting plaque formation. When this happens, and plaque builds up around brackets, you may find yourself with decalcification of tooth enamel (white spots). Over time, this can lead to swollen and inflamed gums and cavities. Avoiding this means brushing and flossing every day. Rinse your mouth well after ea
With the start of a new year comes New Year’s Resolutions. For many, these resolutions include choosing a healthier diet. For people with braces, dietary restrictions on things like raw veggies and plain popcorn may cause a minor problem. However, there are still a lot of healthy foods you can eat! Here are a few suggestions: Steamed or Sauteed veggies: Vegetables are delicious, and steaming them is a great way to make sure they have some texture but are still soft enough not
If you have braces, you’re on your way toward the top-notch smile you deserve! During your treatment, you might experience some appliance mishaps. This could cause irritations and even sores in the mouth. If this ever happens to you, our orthodontist, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt, would like to help you. Just use these tips: -For mouth cuts and sores: Swish with salt water and then cover the bothersome sections of the appliance with orthodontic wax. Our team should have gi
If you have crooked or misaligned chompers, your dentist or orthodontist can help you. After reviewing your dental history, administering an oral examination and taking dimension measurements of your pearly whites, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt will be able to recommend which orthodontic or oral service is the right fit for you. These disorders typically require orthodontic treatment: -Crossbite: Crossbite occurs when the upper pearly whites don’t rest in front of the lower
The holidays are just around the corner, and this means holiday foods and candies! But even with all those holidays treats around, participating can be hard for people with braces. Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to enjoy the goodies of the season, because of limitations of a braces-conscious diet. This is not true! Here are some tips to make sure you prepare to take excellent care of your braces and teeth during the holidays. Though of course, you should eat sugary and
Would you like a fantastically straight smile? Are you sick of crooked teeth? If you are ready for orthodontic treatment, A Winning Smile Orthodontics has many options available for you! As each smile is different, we will conduct a simple exam to help you figure out how best to treat your needs. This will include assisting in creating a recovery plan for maximum efficiency. Here are some things to consider as you decide to get orthodontic care: –Braces can fix malocclusions.
Each of your child’s adjustment sessions at Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt orthodontic clinic tightened the braces hardware to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in the sockets. Over time this has brought your child’s teeth into their correct alignment. Once this has been accomplished their braces can be uninstalled from your child’s mouth. However, this is not the end of the realignment process. There will still be some residual tension remaining in t
Did you know that fluoride is considered beneficial for your oral health? Although it may seem surprising given that it is a mineral that at very large doses can be toxic for infants, fluoride is considered safe for human consumption. Due to its benefits, fluoride has been added to a wide array of products and even into the public water supply. Fluoride naturally occurs all over the world in many large bodies of water. Although it is possible to have some fluoride treatment n
A new year has begun once again, and with it, the joy and promise of an unwritten future with unlimited possibilities. Why not make the wish of great oral health come true by fixing your smile? Invisalign® clear aligner treatment systems are designed for a comfortable fit along with the functionality of keeping your diet intact, and your mouth safer during your recovery. Here are some additional topics about Invisalign: Question: Where can I go to get Invisalign?