How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

blog-featured-image-vitamin-d-and-orthodontic-treatmentWho doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well sunshine lovers, Dr. Douglas Elliott at Elliott 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 in braces, healthy teeth and gums are of vital importance. Vitamin D helps to support oral health in two ways:

  • It helps our bodies to absorb and utilize calcium

Vitamin D has several major functions. One of its major functions is moderating other vitamins and minerals – including calcium. Calcium is crucial because it fortifies our teeth and supports jaw and bone strength. Several studies have shown greater cavity risk for people who live in regions with little sunlight – sometimes as much as double the risk.Read More

4 Surprising Foods that can Cause Bad Breath

blog-featured-image-bad-breath-causing-foodsEveryone 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 out what Dr. Douglas Elliott at Elliott Orthodontics has to say about some bad breath causing foods!Read More

Announcing Our Snowflake Seek & Find Contest

Snowflake Seek and Find Graphic Contest Elliott Orthodontics New Boston Merrimack NH

At Elliott Orthodontics, we’re making the best of the remainder of winter with our Snowflake Seek & Find contest!

We’ve strategically scattered a series of snowflake graphics throughout our website. Guess the correct number of snowflakes, and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to win a pair Apple Air Pods Pro. Make sure you scour every nook and cranny of our website and put your eagle eyes to work!

This contest runs from Friday, January 31st through Tuesday, March 31st. Head over to our contest page to learn more. Please contact us if you have any questions!

We wish all our patients a splendid 2020 filled with lots and lots of smiles!

Hey Runners! Pay Special Attention To Your Oral Health

blog-featured-image-oral-health-and-runningWe 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. Douglas Elliott at Elliott Orthodontics will explain the correlation between running and oral health.

Oral Health and Running

While the rest of your body may be in great shape, each extra training hour actually increases your risk of tooth decay. Athletes are at risk for two specific oral health problems: dry mouth effects and sports-related nutrition effects. Read More