Diabetes and Orthodontics: What You Need to Know

man checking his blood sugar with fingerAlthough diabetes has become a fairly common disease in most recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects to the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease is closer than most people think. Did you know that those with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease? For this reason, it is important for people with diabetes to understand its effects and practice good oral hygiene before, during and after orthodontic treatment.Read More

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

man pouring green smoothie into glassAt the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and other nutrients together can be very beneficial for overall health, do you really know the effects on your oral health?

The Effects of Juicing on the Teeth

When you consume a fruit and vegetable drink, you’re exposing your teeth to the acids that come from these foods as well. Over time, these acids can cause staining and erosion damage to your teeth. Many people notice that their teeth feel sticky or rough after juicing for more than a couple of days. Thankfully, Dr. Douglas Elliott at Elliott Orthodontics has a few easy tips to help maintain great oral health while drinking yourself to a better you. Read More

Announcing our “Hello 2019” Contest!

What is your New Year’s Resolution for 2019? Eat healthier meals? Hit the gym daily? Master a new skill? We want to hear how you’re going to make 2019 your year … but keep it short and sweet!

From Wed, January 2nd through Thurs, January 31st, we’re asking patients to head to our Contest Page and submit their 2019 New Years resolution in three words or less. That’s right – you get three words or less to wow us with your personal goal for the new year.

Dr. Elliott and his staff will select the most original entry, and the lucky winner receives a $25 Amazon gift card!

Good luck to all our patients who enter and here’s to hoping you make your resolution a reality! (We certainly hope brushing, flossing, and caring for your braces during treatment is high on your to-do list!)

Have a healthy, happy 2019!