Braces are used to treat malocclusion (where your teeth are crowded or crooked) or if you have a bad bite. In some case your teeth are not crooked but your upper and lower jaw doesn’t line up correctly. Whatever the problem, braces may be a good alternative for you.
Many people get braces when they are young. It’s a good idea for your child to get a dental evaluation by the age of 7 when the adult teeth begin to come in. The best results are had when started at an early age, but the process usually begins between the ages of 8 and 14.
Even as an adult is is not too late to achieve a better smile. It may take a little longer, but will be worth the time in the long run.
While you have braces it’s important to eat healthy. By avoiding too much sugary food, you can avoid plaque build-up around your braces that could permanently stain or damage your teeth. Also, foods such as popcorn, corn on the cob, chewing gum, whole apples, and other sticky foods like caramel and candies should not be eaten.
Its’ never too late to achieve the best smile possible. Call us today to find out more about what braces can do for you or your child.
Here we are almost at the end of January. So how are you doing with your new years resolutions? Did you vow to set up that dental cleaning in January but never got around to it?
It’s never too late to start keeping those resolutions! We are here waiting to hear from you. Give us a call at 423-870-5698. Don’t wait for another month to pass you by…
As 2017 comes to an end, we at Brogdon Dental would like all our patients to know how much we have appreciated the opportunity to be of service to you and your families. If we have put a smile on your face where you didn’t have one before we are truly thankful.
We look forward to more smiles in 2018!
At Brogdon Dental we are offering a Membership Plan to help dental care be more affordable for your and your family. Our plan offers the following:
- Free simple cleaning (2 per year)
- Free annual exam
- Free set of x-rays
- A “Brogdon Buck” worth $50
- A 20% discount on all dental procedures
- A 15% discount on all orthodontic procedures
Call us today at 423-870-5698 to find out how you can sign up for our new Plan.
You may ask, “What can bonding do for me?” Bonding can quickly fill in ugly gaps between teeth and repair chips and cracks. It is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth.
According to colgate.com …
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Sometimes, bonding also is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Dr. Brogdon uses dental bonding to sculpt individual teeth with a special tooth-like material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing. If you feel you are a candidate for dental bonding or want to find out more information, give us a call and we can set up an appointment to discuss your questions.