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How to Handle an Invisalign Emergency if Your Orthodontist is Closed

Posted on May 1, 2020

At Garcia Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment. That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience… Read more »


What About My Braces During COVID-19?

Posted on April 2, 2020

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 forcing many orthodontic and dental offices to temporarily close, it is more important now than ever to practice good oral hygiene. Although we may not be sure exactly when our practice will be able to open its doors again, your smile is still our priority. For those currently undergoing… Read more »


How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted on March 5, 2020

Who doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well sunshine lovers, Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics has news for you! A little sunshine actually HELPS your teeth during orthodontic treatment! Sunshine has been found to improve mood, our immune functions, and increases vitamin D production in our bodies. The Importance of Vitamin D While… Read more »


4 Surprising Foods that can Cause Bad Breath

Posted on February 20, 2020

Everyone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find… Read more »


Hey Runners! Pay Special Attention To Your Oral Health

Posted on February 3, 2020

We know that exercise is very important for both our mental and physical health. However, have you thought about the effects of running on your oral health? While those two things may seem unrelated, they’re actually not. Fear not. Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics will explain the correlation between running and oral health. Oral Health… Read more »


5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

Posted on January 17, 2020

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To… Read more »


5 Reasons to Smile in the Year 2020

Posted on January 2, 2020

There are a lot of reasons you should be flashing those pearly whites more often – smiling is good for your health! According to Psychology Today, when you smile you activate neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. As we close out the year, it is important to find reasons to smile and be… Read more »


Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help

Posted on December 20, 2019

Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you struggle to pronounce certain words, your teeth could be the reason why. Thankfully, orthodontics can help. Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics can provide orthodontic treatment to resolve common oral problems such as: Lisp or Whistling Lisps or whistles are common… Read more »


Should My Mouthguard Be Custom or Store Bought?

Posted on November 18, 2019

Anyone participating in a sport should wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth. This is especially important for anyone undergoing orthodontic treatment. Braces and wires can damage the mouth if you receive a ball to the face. Many people ask whether it is necessary to invest in a custom-fit mouthguard or will an over-the-counter one… Read more »


6 Orthodontic Tips for a Sensitive Gag Reflex

Posted on November 1, 2019

Having a sensitive gag reflex is nothing to be embarrassed about. Additionally, it is not something that should deter you from seeking orthodontic treatment. Those with a sensitive gag reflex can get frustrated, but it is certainly something that can be worked with while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists, like Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics, are… Read more »