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Your Favorite Late Night Snack Could Lead to Tooth Loss

Posted on March 15, 2019

It’s 11 pm and, while you should be in bed, you’re standing in front of the fridge trying to decide a snack of choice before calling it a night. You know this isn’t the best life choice for your waistline, but did you know that it’s also bad for your oral health – especially your… Read more »


What is the Value of Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted on March 1, 2019

Did you know that orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth? The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) states, “The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great.” A straighter smile isn’t only good for aesthetics,… Read more »


Could Your Diabetes Effect Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted on February 15, 2019

Although diabetes has become a fairly common disease in most recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects to the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment. Diabetes and Gum Disease The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease… Read more »


Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

Posted on February 1, 2019

At the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and… Read more »


5 Ways to Eat Your Way To A Healthy Smile

Posted on January 15, 2019

All of us here at Garcia Orthodontics have heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Taking this to heart can make our teeth stronger and brighter if we eat the right foods to support that healthy smile.


New Year, New Me

Posted on January 1, 2019

At the start of each new year, we often hear people say, “New year, new me.” But what exactly does that mean? At Garcia Orthodontics, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.” To help you start the new year with a great smile and better oral health, we’ve come up with a list of… Read more »


The Impact of Smoking on Oral Health

Posted on December 17, 2018

When it comes to smoking, we’ve all been reminded constantly of the effects it can have on our overall health. In most cases, lung cancer is often the disease of choice that is a result of smoking. However, the damaging effects of smoking don’t stop there. Do you know the negative effects smoking can have… Read more »


Are You Over Brushing Your Braces?

Posted on December 3, 2018

Have you ever had that awkward experience when you drink a cold beverage and immediately feel a sharp pain in your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, one in eight people has this same problem with tooth sensitivity. So what’s the cause? Believe it or not, tooth sensitivity such as this doesn’t have anything to… Read more »


How to Survive Thanksgiving with Braces

Posted on November 15, 2018

If you’re a fan of food like we are (and really, who isn’t?), then Thanksgiving just might be one of your favorite holidays. Not only do you get to spend time with the ones you love, but you can also eat all the foods you might not get to eat as often. So how do… Read more »


What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

Posted on November 1, 2018

Dr. Garcia and his team at Garcia Orthodontics want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through the digestive… Read more »