Include a healthier smile from an orthodontist in Parkersburg in your new year's resolutions

Make a Healthier Smile Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Dr. Amy Smith

With the new year upon us, many of us are trying to figure out how we’re going to better ourselves. A new year brings change and in most cases, this change is for the better. Whether you’re working to lose weight, improve a skill, get a better job, or move someplace warmer, working towards these…

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Discover whether flossing or brushing comes first from an orthodontist in Parkersburg WV

Which Comes First, Flossing or Brushing?

By Dr. Amy Smith

You’ve been brushing your teeth for years now, making sure you’re utilizing proper brushing practices and seeing your dentist regularly. Your dentist recommends that you incorporate flossing into your routine to yield better results, but you’re confused about when to add this step into your process. You want to maintain the best oral hygiene you…

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The Right Way to Brush and Floss with Braces

The Right Way to Brush and Floss with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

We’ve heard it all before…proper oral hygiene is the key to ensuring the health of our teeth and gums. But how can you make sure you’re going about it the right way when you have braces? Braces make it a little more challenging to properly brush and floss; however, failing to do so can have…

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What is a braces emergency? Orthodontist in Ripley and Parkersburg

Limiting How Much Sugar You Eat with Braces

By Dr. Amy Smith

By now, you have probably heard that sugar isn’t really good for us. After all, it has been proven to cause health issues, such as tooth decay and an increased risk for diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Limiting our sugar intake should be taken seriously, and it’s especially important when you have braces. Limiting how…

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