Mother’s Day – Moms Are Heroes

Posted on April 29, 2017

Mother’s Day – Garcia Orthodontics wants to shout out a great big, huge, humongous THANK YOU to Moms everywhere. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14th this year. So Dads…do not plan any golf that day and kids…do not plan a movie with your friends. Plan on spending the day doing whatever it is that… Read more »

Baby Teeth Aren’t Falling Out?

Posted on April 17, 2017

Baby Teeth – When parents visit Garcia Orthodontics, it is not uncommon for them to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues… Read more »

Easter – Some Fun Facts and History

Posted on March 31, 2017

Easter is not just about egg hunts, candy, Cadbury eggs and chocolate rabbits. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ. It is a moveable holiday or feast since it does not occur on the same exact day every year. Most Christian churches in the Western part of the globe celebrate… Read more »

Sports Drinks – Beware

Posted on March 16, 2017

Lollipops are a cavity on a stick and soda is pure sugar in a can. Candy and soda cause tooth decay. You’ve been taught this since grade school. This is not news, is it? Well, what about the fact that sports drinks ruin your teeth, too? Heard that one before? Dr. Francisco Garcia and the… Read more »

Nail Biting – Does Orthodontics Break the Habit?

Posted on March 3, 2017

Some parents at Garcia Orthodontics ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Dr. Francisco Garcia feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best interest.

Missing Teeth – Is This Space Taken?

Posted on February 16, 2017

Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true. At Garcia Orthodontics we sometimes see… Read more »

Orthodontic Braces – Five Tips For Cleaning From Garcia Orthodontics

Posted on February 3, 2017

Cleaning orthodontic braces…At Garcia Orthodontics, we don’t have to tell you that keeping your teeth clean during treatment is very important. Braces have a habit of collecting additional food while eating that can cause a multitude of problems if not cared for correctly. So you don’t offend others with unsightly food caught on your braces,… Read more »

Midline Discrepancy – How It Affects Your Appearance

Posted on January 15, 2017

Midline Discrepancy…If you pay close attention to popular culture and celebrities, you may have noticed many celebrities wore braces, Tom Cruise included. Why did Tom wear braces? The center of his two front teeth did not line up with the center of his nose and upper lip. There is nothing medically wrong with this condition…. Read more »

Smile Beautifully In 2017

Posted on December 31, 2016

The American Association of Orthodontists recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2017 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile?… Read more »

Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Orthodontic Friendly

Posted on December 15, 2016

The holiday season is upon us again. Where did the year go? At Garcia Orthodontics we would like to share some stocking stuffer ideas to consider for patients of all ages wearing braces. Instead of candy and sweets that can bend wires and knock off brackets during holiday festivities, give something more suitable to make… Read more »