6 Orthodontic Tips for a Sensitive Gag Reflex

Posted on November 1, 2019

Having a sensitive gag reflex is nothing to be embarrassed about. Additionally, it is not something that should deter you from seeking orthodontic treatment. Those with a sensitive gag reflex can get frustrated, but it is certainly something that can be worked with while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists, like Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics, are… Read more »

Are Your Braces Triggering Your Canker Sores?

Posted on October 16, 2019

A few weeks into orthodontic treatment, you notice a tingling or burning sensation in your mouth. A few days later, canker sores appear. Fortunately, canker sores are not often a serious issue, but they sure can be annoying! These small ulcers can pop up in your mouth and on the inside of your lips and… Read more »

Surviving Date Night with Braces

Posted on October 1, 2019

Date night can be a nerve-wracking experience. From what to wear, where to go, what to talk about, the numerous variables of date night can wreak havoc on what should be a fun experience. You don’t want your braces to be another source of worry on this evening, and they don’t have to be! With… Read more »

4 Dieting Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Posted on September 16, 2019

Just like the rest of your body, your mouth and teeth need to be well-nourished and taken care of in order to keep your smile radiant. Dr. Francisco Garcia of Garcia Orthodontics has four tips for keeping the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve! Brush and Floss The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a… Read more »

How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Braces

Posted on September 2, 2019

You’re in between meals and craving something sweet, but you just started orthodontic treatment and know that many of your favorite foods should now be avoided. Is there anything sweet you can eat? The short answer is yes! Dr. Francisco Garcia and the staff at Garcia Orthodontics are here to explain the truth about sugar and how… Read more »

Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Posted on August 19, 2019

Getting braces doesn’t mean giving up the sports you love! Luckily, braces will not keep you from any sport or physical activity. However, the price you pay for a beautiful smile is taking a little extra care of your mouth while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Play Safe, Play All Season In general, it is not uncommon… Read more »

Elastics for Braces, Explained.

Posted on August 1, 2019

Whether you’ve had orthodontic treatment or not, you’ve seen people wearing elastics or rubber bands as part of the process. But do you know what they’re used for? To help give you a better idea of why rubber bands are used with metal or clear braces, we’ll explain what they are, why they’re used, and… Read more »

How to Survive Summer BBQ Season with Braces

Posted on July 15, 2019

Summer is here! That means outdoor barbecues with family and friends will be abundant. Whether celebrating a national holiday, graduation or attending a simple gathering, summer barbecues are a common summertime activity meant for everyone to enjoy. So how do you survive a summer BBQ while wearing braces? Fear not, we’ll break down the foods… Read more »

How to Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

Posted on July 1, 2019

You’ve gotten your clear aligners and it’s time to begin your journey to a healthier, straight smile with Invisalign. Just as your oral hygiene routine would change with braces, you will need to adopt a new routine with Invisalign. This includes stocking up on a few more hygiene products and supplies to maintain your new… Read more »

My Braces are Off But My Wisdom Teeth are Coming In

Posted on June 17, 2019

You’ve been patiently waiting for your orthodontic treatment to come to an end and your braces to come off. You followed all the oral hygiene instructions during and after treatment, but now your wisdom teeth are starting to come in. Will they ruin your new smile? At Garcia Orthodontics, we get this question a lot… Read more »