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Happy Thanksgiving Trivia

Posted on November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at Garcia Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all our wonderful… Read more »

Are Teeth Or Jaws The Problem When Teeth Are Crowded?

Posted on November 2, 2016

A common problem we see every day at Garcia Orthodontics is crowded teeth. This problem is often accompanied by protruding or “buck teeth”. Crowding can give the appearance the teeth are oversized or too big for the size of the jaws. However, this is not always correct. Often, it is not a tooth problem, but… Read more »

Halloween Fun Facts And Safety Tips

Posted on October 17, 2016

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time… Read more »

Orthodontic Timing Is Everything When Treating Children

Posted on October 2, 2016

Orthodontic timing is important when treating children. Garcia Orthodontics specializes in the movement of teeth and correction of adverse jaw growth problems. Evaluating and diagnosing each individual patient’s dental development, presents a slightly different challenge for an orthodontist. There are many factors at work and different approaches that can be used. In severe situations, permanent… Read more »

The Many Benefits Of Straight Teeth

Posted on September 16, 2016

There are many reasons why people want straight teeth. Not the least of these is the fact that crooked teeth are not the most attractive feature. While a nicely aligned smile can be the part of your looks that pulls everything else together, a crooked smile can draw attention away from an otherwise striking appearance…. Read more »

Did You Know? – Labor Day Fun Facts

Posted on September 2, 2016

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now… Read more »

Symmetry – Important To Your Bite

Posted on August 16, 2016

Symmetry is important to your bite and appearance. The technical term for a “bad bite” is a malocclusion. There are many different types of malocclusions depending on what the exact nature of the problem. Sometimes, a poor bite only develops on one side of the mouth instead of both sides. This situation, which is commonly… Read more »

Fluoride – Friend Or Foe?

Posted on August 2, 2016

There are many ways you protect your teeth during your treatment with Garcia Orthodontics. You brush your teeth after meals and snacks, floss regularly, and protect your mouth and appliances from being damaged by watching foods you eat and wearing a mouth guard during contact sports . But did you know about fluoride to keep… Read more »

Sun Safety – Practice Being Safe In The Sun This Summer

Posted on July 16, 2016

Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Garcia Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about… Read more »

July Fourth – Facts About Independence Day

Posted on July 2, 2016

July Fourth is Independence Day and summer is here in full force and half the year has already zoomed by. Our team at Garcia Orthodontics researched some fun facts about our country’s most celebrated holiday which hallmarks our independence as a nation on July Fourth. Did you know the Fourth of July or Independence Day,… Read more »