Is Invisalign for you?

Invisalign is a system that uses clear, removable aligners that will move your teeth over time to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. Your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only.

According to invisalign.com here are some of the reasons you might want to consider using this treatment:

With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster.

SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features are clinically proven to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement.**

Aligners made from SmartTrack material are more comfortable, better fitting, and easier to put on and take off.***

Proprietary SmartForce features and SmartTrack material make Invisalign treatment effective for complex cases. With innovations like these, your doctor can move your teeth more precisely.

Invisalign clear aligners for teens contain compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time.

Brogdon Dental has experience with Invisalign and can help you with any questions you might have. Just give us a call.

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2017 in Review

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!

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Smile – it’s back to school time

With a new school year beginning many parents think about new clothes, haircuts or books for their kids, but many forget about their child’s smile. Studies show that one of the first things people notice about you is your smile, and what better way to increase your child’s positive self esteem, than by making sure they have a great smile.

According to knowyourteeth.com:

Seeing a dentist twice a year during the school-age years is vital because this is a time of great change in the mouth, with kids losing baby teeth and getting in their permanent teeth. Tooth decay is still the most common chronic childhood disease and, left untreated, it can impair a child’s ability to eat, speak, sleep and learn. However, studies show more than 60 percent of school-age children do not see a dentist annually.

Start now establishing good dental habits by teaching your children to brush at least twice a day. And don’t forget to floss.  Also make sure you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and a soft-bristled toothbrush. The sooner you make these habits a priority, the sooner your child will benefit.

Contact our office – Brogdon Dental at 423-870-5698 – to set up your child’a appointment.

 

New You in 2015

Many people make New Years Resolutions at the beginning of a new year. Don’t you think it might be time for a new smile?  Do you feel stuck as who you are because you either don’t want to wear metal braces or concerned about the expense? Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk.

Maybe Six Months Smiles could be your answer. Call Dr. Brogdon today and ask about Six Months Smiles.  Six Month Smiles is the best choice for adults interested in quickly and affordably making life-changing cosmetic improvements to their smiles with adult braces.

 

 

 

Sports and Mouthguards

It’s High School Sports time! With school starting back again, sports, such as football and basketball, will be in full swing.  Since dental injuries are common in collision or contact sports and recreational activities, a properly fitted mouthguard or mouth protector in all contact sports are recommend. If you participate in team sports or other activities with risks of injury to the teeth, jaw and oral soft tissues (such as the mouth, lip, tongue, or inner lining of the cheeks) we recommend you use a  mouthguard, especially in any sporting or recreational activity.

Studies of mouthguard users and nonusers have shown that mouthguards offer significant protection against sports-related injuries to the teeth and soft tissues.

“According to a 2007 meta-analysis of studies evaluating the effectiveness of mouthguards in reducing injuries, the overall injury risk was found to be 1.6-1.9 times greater when a mouthguard was not worn, relative to when mouthguards were used during athletic activity. Another study of collegiate basketball teams found that athletes wearing custom-made mouthguards sustained significantly fewer dental injuries than those who did not.

For sporting activities that are inherently contact-oriented (e.g., football), orofacial protectors or faceguards are also appropriate for added safety and protection. The ADA has endorsed the preventive value of orofacial protectors, including helmets, faceguards and mouth protectors, for use by participants in sporting and recreational activities with some degree of injury risk and at all levels of competition.” (according to the American Dental Association)

A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment. Talk to Dr Brogdon about selecting a mouthguard that will offer you the best protection. Your smile may depend upon it.

 

 

 

Brogdon Dental Membership Plan – Making Dental Care Affordable

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.

 

Young Children and Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay in younger children has risen to epidemic proportions but it can be prevented.  According to USA Today,

Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it remains one of the most common diseases of childhood — five times as common as asthma, and seven times as common as hay fever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC says 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth; 21% of those ages 6 to 11 have had cavities in permanent teeth.

It’s not difficult to get your child to practice good dental hygiene, it just takes time and repetition.  Children should begin early to develop good oral habits.  Here is a list of time guidelines to follow:

Birth to 2 years

• Before teeth erupt, clean baby’s mouth and gums with a soft cloth or infant toothbrush at bath time.

• Once teeth erupt, brush them gently with a soft child’s size toothbrush and a ‘smear’ of fluoridated toothpaste twice a day.

• At bedtime, give nothing but water. Any sugary liquids or carbohydrates (milk, formula, fruit juice) expose teeth to bacterial acid all night long

• Take a child to see a dental provider by his or her first birthday.

2 to 5 years

• Assist or brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night with a pea-size amount of fluoridated toothpaste. They don’t have the ability to brush effectively alone. They should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

• Schedule dental visits every six months for routine cleanings

• Begin flossing a child’s teeth when any two teeth are touching

• Limit the amount of juice you give a child to less than 6 oz. per day.

School-age children

• Parents should supervise their children’s brushing until they are 7 or 8 years old

• Don’t forget to floss their teeth once teeth are touching

• Chewing gum with XYLITOL, a non-sugar naturally occurring substance, to stimulate saliva flow helps clean the mouth (Make sure to ask the teacher first)

• Avoid carbonated beverages, which can erode enamel on teeth; sport drinks and juice pouches keep acid levels high and are also bad for teeth.

Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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It is good for your child to feel comfortable with their dentist and make the experience one that they can look forward to. Contact our office today to set up an appointment for your child to meet Dr Brogdon and our staff.  It’s never too early to begin practicing good dental habits.