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The “New Normal” of Orthodontics After Coronavirus

Posted on June 24, 2020

It’s no secret that the spread of COVID-19 has drastically changed how we all live today. Now that many businesses are finally allowed to re-open, it’s time to attend your first orthodontic appointment. To help you prepare for the “new normal,” Orthodontist Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics will explain a few changes you can expect… Read more »


Wait! Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating

Posted on June 2, 2020

Part of maintaining good oral hygiene is making sure to brush your teeth multiple times throughout the day. While most of us know to brush after eating, how soon is too soon? In order to answer that question, Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics will first explain the science behind tooth structure. Understanding this will help… Read more »


Careful What You Eat While Wearing Braces During COVID-19

Posted on May 15, 2020

You’ve already been told a hundred times, but we’re telling you again: be very mindful of what you eat while wearing braces. Orthodontist Dr. Francisco Garcia in Miami, FL is a firm believer that taking care of your braces is crucial to getting a great orthodontic result! During the coronavirus quarantine, it is harder than normal… Read more »


How to Handle an Invisalign Emergency if Your Orthodontist is Closed

Posted on May 1, 2020

At Garcia Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment. That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience… Read more »


What About My Braces During COVID-19?

Posted on April 2, 2020

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 forcing many orthodontic and dental offices to temporarily close, it is more important now than ever to practice good oral hygiene. Although we may not be sure exactly when our practice will be able to open its doors again, your smile is still our priority. For those currently undergoing… Read more »


How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted on March 5, 2020

Who doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well sunshine lovers, Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics has news for you! A little sunshine actually HELPS your teeth during orthodontic treatment! Sunshine has been found to improve mood, our immune functions, and increases vitamin D production in our bodies. The Importance of Vitamin D While… Read more »


4 Surprising Foods that can Cause Bad Breath

Posted on February 20, 2020

Everyone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find… Read more »


Hey Runners! Pay Special Attention To Your Oral Health

Posted on February 3, 2020

We know that exercise is very important for both our mental and physical health. However, have you thought about the effects of running on your oral health? While those two things may seem unrelated, they’re actually not. Fear not. Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics will explain the correlation between running and oral health. Oral Health… Read more »


5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

Posted on January 17, 2020

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To… Read more »


5 Reasons to Smile in the Year 2020

Posted on January 2, 2020

There are a lot of reasons you should be flashing those pearly whites more often – smiling is good for your health! According to Psychology Today, when you smile you activate neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. As we close out the year, it is important to find reasons to smile and be… Read more »