Are You Over Brushing Your Braces?

Have you ever had that awkward experience when you drink a cold beverage and immediately feel a sharp pain in your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, one in eight people has this same problem with tooth sensitivity. So what’s the cause? Believe it or not, tooth sensitivity such as this doesn’t have anything to Read More

What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

Dr. Douglas Elliott and his team at Elliott Orthodontics want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through the Read More

Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for Braces

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at Elliott Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas Read More

Announcing Our Summer Smiles Winner

Elliott Orthodontics sends a huge congratulations to the Sherman Family. They’re the grand prize winner of our Summer Smiles contest. For seven weeks we held a “themed” selfie contest where patients submitted pics of themselves on summer break. Each weekly winner was awarded a small prize. The Sherman Family’s original won the week of July Read More

Vegan Diet – While Wearing Braces?

While we’ve all heard that milk is great for building strong bones and teeth, not everyone drinks milk. Although more Americans are becoming proactive about taking care of their overall health, many of us have dietary preferences that exclude dairy products. Both calcium and vitamin D are essential to your oral health, but are you Read More

Mail Order Orthdodontics – Understanding The Risks

Would you consider undergoing orthodontic treatment to improve your smile without ever having to step foot inside an orthodontic or dental office? In the last couple years, there has been a significant increase in the purchase of mail order orthodontics and at-home teeth straightening kits, especially with teens. What’s the hook? It is advertised as Read More

Orthodontic Treatment For Children

Most parents understand the importance of starting children young with an at-home oral care routine. While children start their dental care routine in their toddler years, do you know the best age to start them with orthodontic treatment? Some parents choose to wait until all of their child’s permanent teeth have come in, but what Read More

Can Alcohol Damage My Braces?

You already know the effects alcohol can have on your body, but do you know how it can affect your oral health? At Elliott Orthodontics, our job is to educate adult patients on how to keep their teeth healthy during orthodontic treatment. Before you pick up that glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage, consider what’s Read More

Braces And Morning Breath

We all know what it’s like to have morning breath. But those of us with braces may have morning breath that is a little stronger than most. Dry Mouth and Morning Breath The most common cause of morning breath is dry mouth. When you sleep, your body is not able to produce as much saliva. Read More