Tongue Thrust – What Is It?

Tongue thrust…what is it? Our bodies are always breathing, blinking, staying balanced and doing a thousand other things we don’t notice to stay healthy and happy. But, the side effects of doing these unconscious behaviours wrong may create health problems that often go unnoticed or untreated. Take for example, the way people chew and swallow Read More

July 4th – Fun Facts About Independence Day

As July 4th rapidly approaches, it’s clear we are already more than halfway into the year and more importantly … summer has arrived. Our Affiliated Orthodontics team recently researched some fun facts about our nation’s favorite holiday to showcase why we love celebrating the day which hallmarks our nation’s independence. Did you know July 4th, Read More

Wisdom Teeth – A Social Media Event

125 – Is Extraction of Wisdom Teeth A New Trending Topic On Social Media? Along with Lily Allen, Paris Hilton, and Emile Hirsch, Ariana Grande has become the most recent pop diva to share her personal dental experience on Instagram after removal of wisdom teeth. The caption read, “Peace out, final three wisdom teeth. It’s Read More

Grinding Teeth – Selfie Tells All

Grinding teeth and clenching is a very common problem and it has been found that 70% of people clench or grind their teeth as a result of stress and anxiety. The involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth is knows as “bruxism” and it typically occurs during sleep. Besides stress, bruxism can negatively impact the body Read More

Earth Day Is Friday April 22

April 22, 2016 is Earth Day. On this day let’s really do something to help our planet that is our home. The entire Team at Affiliated Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day as a way to demonstrate our support for the environment in which we live. In 1970, Earth Day was Read More