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What to Expect in Your First Week With Braces

Posted on June 4, 2019

You’re getting your braces put on for the first time and you’re not sure what to expect. One thing is for sure; your oral hygiene practices will definitely change. To help prepare you for what’s in store and make the most of your orthodontic treatment, we at Garcia Orthodontics explain what you can expect from your… Read more »


Top 3 Best Drinks For Your Teeth

Posted on May 15, 2019

In a previous post, we discussed some of the drinks that have a negative effect on the teeth. This included soda, fruit juices, and coffee. While it may seem like water is your only beverage option, fear not. There are a few drinks still available to quench your thirst without affecting your orthodontic treatment. Milk… Read more »


What To Ask At An Orthodontic Consultation

Posted on May 1, 2019

Orthodontic consultations are often times a complimentary introduction for orthodontists, like Dr. Fransisco Garcia, to get to know you and your oral health concerns. The best thing you can do to make the most of your consultation is to prepare a list of questions beforehand. To help you get started, we’ve come up with a… Read more »


Are You Too Old For Braces?

Posted on April 15, 2019

When you think of braces, who do you picture wearing them? If you’re like most Americans, children and teens come to mind. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic treatment for adults… Read more »


Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two?

Posted on April 2, 2019

Did you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic treatment is or… Read more »


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.