An Invisible Way to Straighten Your Smile

Were you born with perfectly straight teeth? Most of us weren’t, and while some people spend years wearing metal brackets and wires - there’s a clear alternative for you to choose instead: Invisalign. What exactly is it? It’s a series of crystal clear aligners that move and adjust your teeth without having to wear conventional braces. Treatment Each set of invisible braces is worn for two weeks. Just take them out when you eat, brush, or floss. See your teeth systematically move into an … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Floss Better

We all know how important flossing is. Or at least we should! A regular flossing regimen vastly improves your dental hygiene and keeps your gums in optimal condition. In this article, we share some tips on how to improve your flossing. Use more than one piece of floss Using the same piece of floss arguably defeats the very purpose of what you are trying to achieve with flossing; it spreads bacteria around your mouth. While we wouldn't be so pedantic as to suggest using a different piece … [Read more...]

Dental Maintenance

Getting your teeth and gums into better shape before the need to undergo extensive dental treatment should be on top of your list. In this article, we go over some dental practices so one is able to improve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dental care happens at home First and foremost, make sure that you are following the basics that you already know about. Brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Stay away from sugary foods and sodas. If you are doing all of this without fail and … [Read more...]

4 Foods to Avoid for Your Dental Health

If you have already taken steps to improve your dental health by regular brushing and flossing, then you can give yourself a pat on the back. But what else can you do to improve your dental health? As they say, prevention is better than cure. What are you eating that might be causing damage to your teeth? In this article, we share 4 foods that you should be avoiding (or limiting) for the sake of your dental health. Sugary Foods As always, the number one culprit is the sugar contained in your … [Read more...]

Why Professional Teeth Whitening?

Year after year, it seems that the popularity of teeth whitening increases. At OF Dental Care, we regularly receive inquiries from patients who are interested in this simple yet highly effective procedure. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons that may motivate people to get their teeth whitened. First Impressions Like it or not, first impressions matter. Having a pleasant smile is great, but having a bright dazzling smile is even better! Whether it's in the dating arena or in your … [Read more...]

3 Lesser Known Ways to Improve Your Dental Hygiene

By now, you've probably heard most dental advice before. Brush twice a day, floss, don't eat sugary foods...and so on! But what else is there to consider? Are there any other things you could be doing to improve your dental hygiene? In this article, we discuss 3 lesser known methods for making your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. An apple a day You might have heard the famous expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But who would have thought that it also applies to your … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Flossing Now

We all know that we are supposed to floss, but many of us nonetheless struggle to form a regular flossing habit. In this article, we remind you why you need to start flossing now. Your dental health will improve dramatically Brushing twice a day helps remove plaque from your teeth, but there's only so much you can do with a toothbrush alone. Flossing removes both plaque and bits of food from between your teeth – places where your toothbrush cannot reach. When used together, brushing and … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Flossing Regimen

A regular flossing habit will help keep your mouth and gums in excellent shape. Despite this fact, most people still don't know how to properly floss. In this article, we share some pointers on how to improve your flossing regimen. Once a day is enough Unlike brushing, you only need to floss once a day to see positive results. Taking the time to floss thoroughly is much better than doing it more frequently but rushing the process. Establish a flossing habit Flossing isn't the most … [Read more...]

The Perfect Smile without Braces

Not all of us were born with perfect teeth or had braces when we were kids. As an adult the thought of having braces on for a year or more isn't appealing or practical. If you want to improve your smile but do not want the deal with metal braces, Invisalign® is your answer. How it Works Invisalign uses aligner trays made of smooth, clear, comfortable plastic. The trays fit directly over your teeth and gently move your teeth into proper alignment. The aligners will be adjusted by your dentist … [Read more...]

Does Chewing Gum Help or Hurt Your Teeth?

In the past, chewing gum was normally bad news for your teeth. Between the high sugar amounts and its capacity to stick to teeth, dentists were typically concerned about the effects of gum on teeth. But chewing gum has changed. Here is why your dentist is likely to recommend it as part of your daily hygiene. How Chewing Gum Has Changed Sugary gums that stick to your teeth are no longer the norm. Most chewing gum you find in the store (often, the best brands) are both sugar-free and do not … [Read more...]

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