Mouthguard – You Wear It – But Do You Clean It?

Posted on March 1, 2018

Most adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during… Read more »

TMJ Jaw Pain Can Be A Mouthful

Posted on February 15, 2018

TMJ jaw pain can be a mouthful. Living with aching or clicking jaws can be hard to swallow! Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is a joint disorder that affects the opening and closing of the jaw, and can have many side effects that relate to the teeth, head, and neck…. Read more »

Smiles Change Lives!

Posted on February 1, 2018

A healthy perfect smile is why many children and adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment. Around friends and family, a less than attractive smile is not as noticeable. However, when meeting new people, making new friends, and in the workplace, your smile is more obvious to those who don’t know you. When speaking one on… Read more »

Sensitive Teeth – Getting To The Root of the Matter

Posted on January 15, 2018

Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity? Hot or cold temperatures, sweet or sour foods and drinks, and deep cavities or fillings often trigger this problem. Sensitivity is a common dilemma and an estimated 45 million Americans are victims! If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, sensitivity is also not at all uncommon. Sensitive teeth normally occur when… Read more »

8 Reasons to Smile in 2018

Posted on January 2, 2018

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Depending on what stage you are in of orthodontic treatment, smiling may be the last thing you want to do. Whether you’re just starting with braces or Invisalign or near the… Read more »

Orthodontic Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Posted on December 16, 2017

Happy Holidays to all from Garcia Orthodontics! This is the time of year where giving means more than receiving. To see the joy on a loved one’s face as they look in their stocking or open a present is truly what giving is about. The Team at Garcia Orthodontics would like to share some stocking… Read more »

Straight Scoop On Whitening Teeth

Posted on December 2, 2017

Teeth whitening kits are available everywhere today; online, over the counter, and from your dentist. Studies report that bleaching or whitening products can improve the color of teeth that stain over time. But before you decide to embark on a whitening program, Garcia Orthodontics would like to review some facts about these products and what… Read more »

Thanksgiving Gratitude In Miami FL

Posted on November 15, 2017

Here at Garcia Orthodontics, our team believes in the simple power of gratitude. What better time of the year to express our gratitude than Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving brings to mind different thoughts to different people. To most, it brings visions of a family Thanksgiving feast with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing with yummy gravy, cranberries, squash,… Read more »

Are You All Set With Your FSA?

Posted on November 1, 2017

2017 is quickly winding down and we will soon be welcoming the New Year. As a courtesy to all our patients, this is a reminder to review your Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account (FSA or FLEX) balances to make sure you don’t lose any of your benefits socked away this year. Fall is also… Read more »

Halloween “Treats” May Really be “Tricks”

Posted on October 15, 2017

You have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to your teeth and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, our Team at Garcia Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a… Read more »