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4 Reasons Why Dental Checkups Are Important

Dental Checkups Merrimack NHTo maintain your car, it is recommended to change your oil at least every 3,000 miles. Failing to do so could result in damage to your car’s engine. Oral health follows a similar concept. Failure to visit your dentist for a dental checkup at least once every six months could lead to gum disease and even tooth loss due to untreated gum tissue damage.

Whether a year has passed since your last visit or even longer, understanding the importance of dental checkups is crucial to your overall oral health, especially during orthodontic treatment. Braces create additional areas for plaque, bacteria, and acid to stick to your teeth around braces and wires. Here are the four basic reasons why dental checkups are important to your smile. Read More

Announcing Our “Mom Knows Best” Contest

At Elliott Orthodontics, we enjoy meeting our patients’ mothers and appreciate their hard work and dedication helping their children through orthodontic treatment. Give your mom a “nom” in our “Mom Knows Best” Contest!

From Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, May 10th, we’re asking our patients to submit a photo or video entry discussing the best piece of advice their mom, aunt, grandma, or mother-figure gave them! What does your mom know best?

Learn more information about the photo and video submission requirements on our contest page.

All entries will qualify for a prize drawing – the winner receives a $25 gift card, and $200 Spa Gift card for mom! (We are already jealous of the winner!)

Good luck to all who enter. We wish all our patients’ mothers and women who assume mother roles a happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for all that you do!

A Brighter Smile Could Be Inside Your Kitchen

Brighter Smile Merrimack NHYou just took a photo with friends but notice that your smile isn’t as white as everyone else’s. Did you know that there are natural ways to brighten your tooth enamel? Even better, the solution could already be in your kitchen. To help you put your best smile forward, here are six foods that make a whiter smile.

Apples

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know it also keeps the stains away as well? Apples contain a high concentration of malic acid, which helps remove stains and clean the teeth. Malic acid can also be found in some toothpaste.Read More

Vitamins And Minerals Are Good For Teeth As Well As Body

Vitamins for oral health Merrimack NHJust like your body, your teeth also require just the right amount of vitamins and minerals to maintain the great benefits of good oral health throughout your life.

At Elliott Orthodontics, our goal is to educate our patients on all aspects of health to maintain healthy teeth and gums. To make the most of your orthodontic treatment and get the end result you want in both appearance and function, be sure to eat healthy foods during treatment. This includes foods rich in the following vitamins and minerals and not hard or sticky which can damage your braces and wires: Read More