Easter – Facts and Fun

Easter Facts…Easter is not just about egg hunts, candy, Cadbury eggs and chocolate rabbits. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ. It is a moveable holiday or feast since it does not occur on the same exact day every year. Most Christian churches in the Western part of the globe Read More

Tooth Decay – Less Is Better

Tooth decay…Did you know that for over a century dentists removed both healthy and diseased portions of tooth structure when treating patients as a preventative measure to avoid future decay? However, in the 1970s, a new treatment options emerged, in the dental field known as “Minimally Invasive Dentistry” (MID) attempts to preserve as much of Read More

Oral Hygiene – What Is It?

Oral Hygiene…Okay we all know what oral means and the definition of hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness”. Therefore it means taking care of your mouth and teeth. All dentists and Orthodontists like those at Affiliated Orthodontics recommend being attentive to your teeth and your overall Read More

Dental Abscess

A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically originates from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth. Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva and bacteria in the mouth which sticks to Read More

Orthodontics For All Ages

Orthodontics…is not just for kids anymore. Years ago when people thought about orthodontic braces they pictured a pre-teen or a teen ager with a mouth full of metal. But times have certainly changed. Today, orthodontic treatment is not just for kids any more. People of any age group can now have the smile they have Read More

Thanksgiving Gratitude

What does Thanksgiving mean in your home? Our team here at Affiliated Orthodontics realizes Thanksgiving can hold many meanings to many people. To us however Thanksgiving means being grateful and expressing gratitude for all the wonderful patients and families we have the opportunity and privilege to treat. To most, Thanksgiving means a literal feast of Read More

Invisalign For The Holidays

Now is the time to start thinking of the perfect gift for your special teen or adult in your life. What better way to express your sentiments and thoughts than to give someone you love the beautiful smile they always wanted. An Invisalign Smile is the perfect Holiday gift! For the majority of people, celebrations, parties, holiday treats, cookies Read More

Halloween Fun Facts

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time Read More

Orthodontic Health Month – October 2016

Orthodontic Health Month…You probably are not aware that this even exists. Well it certainly does. October is the designated month to increase peoples’ awareness regarding oral health and beautiful smiles. A beautiful smile can open so many doors in both your social life and business life. The Team at Affiliated Orthodontics wants you to join Read More

Speech Disorders – Can An Orthodontist Help?

Speech Disorders…Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and how we communicate when talking. If you have issues speaking clearly, orthodontics can help! Lisping, whistling or slurring, and mispronunciation of words with “s” and “t” are the Read More

Labor Day – The History And Causes

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now working woman and Read More

Orthodontic Emergencies – What To Do

Orthodontic Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. School is out for most parts of the country and soon most of you will be on summer vacation. Don’t let orthodontic emergencies stop you from having some fun in the sun this summer! Orthodontic Emergencies When you are away on vacation, it might be tough and Read More

Practice Smart Sun Safety This Summer

Sun Safety is important as kids are spending more time outside this summer when families go to outdoor outings and head to vacation destinations. With the nice weather and sunshine that comes with summer, it’s nearly impossible to stay indoors. Join Affiliated Orthodontics and the Environmental Work Group (EWG) in their efforts, along with dermatologists Read More