Blog on Orthodontics, Wearing Braces and Caring for Teeth

5 Fun Summer Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

Need a little summer inspiration? There are many activities that can turn this season into the one you will always remember! Turn on the fun! Here are some fun summer options: Swimming. Whether you visit a lake, the ocean, a

Tips for Cleaning Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

If you’re wearing braces, it’s probably to improve your smile. Braces are an investment of both time and money, so it’s critical to take care of your teeth during your orthodontic treatment to ensure that when your braces are removed

San Francisco, “City by the Bay”

Beautiful San Francisco San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in all of America and the world! As the second most densely populated major city in the US after New York City, over 852,000 people call San Francisco

What You Need To Know To Take Care of Your Braces

Once your braces are placed on your teeth, it’s important to take good care of them as doing so will help you stay on track with your orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists tell their patients how important it is to take good

Interesting Facts About Smiling

When we take the time to think about smiling, it’s truly an amazing part of being human as smiling is indeed a universal language everyone understands. Here are some interesting facts about smiling of which many people are not aware.

Make Your Valentine Smile with Chocolates

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day in a healthy way by making dark chocolate your confection of choice. Dark chocolate provides some great benefits to your oral and overall health, and is sure to make your valentine smile! Dark Chocolate and Your

Braces Friendly Game Day Snacks

It’s that time of year again for football, fun and food! This year the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are heading to Arizona to battle it out in the pro football championship game on February 1, 2015. Get game

Choosing the Best Toothbrush

The toothbrush we all use every day to keep our smile shining bright has undergone a remarkable transformation throughout time. The earliest known toothbrush was used approximately 5,000 years ago and was a simple thin twig with a frayed end.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

This 2015 welcomes a new year, a new you and a new smile! Here are some healthy New Year’s resolutions that will set you on the path to a brighter, more beautiful smile. Maintain a Healthy Diet A healthy diet

Staying Fit During the Holidays

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year. With all of the festive celebrations and holiday shopping, keeping up with your fitness routine is just as important as ever. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to

Holiday Gift Guide for All Ages

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list can be a challenge. Here are a few tips that will help you select the right gifts this holiday season. Kids and Teens Today children and young teens grow

How to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

The thought of cooking Thanksgiving dinner, whether or not it’s your first time preparing the meal, can be intimidating. Fortunately, roasting the perfect Thanksgiving turkey is easier than you think. Here are some helpful tips on how to cook the

Keep a Whiter Smile This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and celebrations. The partaking of food and festivities that occurs this time of year can sometimes be hard on your teeth. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your smile sparkling

Laugh, it’s good for your health!

As it turns out, laughter really is the best medicine. Best of all, this type of medicine is fun, free and easy to use. Laughter is powerful, supporting both physical and emotional health. A hearty laugh relaxes the entire body,

OrthoAccel Technologies CEO Mike Lowe Named One of Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

OrthoAccel Technologies is proud to congratulate CEO Mike Lowe for being named one of Houston’s best and brightest young professionals in the Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Class of 2014. The sixth annual Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

A Very Brief History of Braces

You wouldn’t believe what you, your son/daughter, and an ancient mummy have in common. It’s Braces. Researchers have found mummified remains in Egypt from 400-500 B.C. sporting teeth wrapped in gold wire, proof that orthodontics has been around for a

Yes, AcceleDent® Really Works!

Have you been hearing a lot of information about AcceleDent and still feeling apprehensive about giving the device a try? We understand that experiencing something new can be challenging and that is why we have created a list of the

Help AcceleDent® win “People’s Choice” by Voting for Your Favorite New Product!

Big news! AcceleDent is a finalist in the 12th Annual American Business Awards competition for New Product of the Year in Health and Pharmaceuticals! AcceleDent is the only orthodontic product in the competition so help us represent the industry by

Going Beyond Your Smile: Why You Should Consider Orthodontic Treatment

Have you ever wondered why orthodontic treatment is so important? Aside from the obvious reasons of enhancing your smile, self-esteem and overall well-being, orthodontic treatment is essential because it also plays a big part in the way your mouth moves.

Recently Get Your Braces Tightened? Six Helpful Tips to Ease the Pain

If you visited the orthodontist in the past week to get your braces tightened, you might feel some discomfort around your teeth and gums. Don’t worry, this is normal! Each time you have a check-up, your orthodontist makes adjustments to

Get the Bite Right: Starting Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment Early

Plus, ten signs your child needs orthodontic attention The early years of your child’s life are the most important when it comes to development and health—specifically dental health. From the emergence of the first baby teeth to later stage permanent

Adult Orthodontics: It’s Never Too Late for a Beautiful Smile

If you’re guessing that orthodontic treatment is only for youth—guess again! In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Orthodontists hear a myriad of concerns from their prospective adult patients who

AcceleDent® Reduces Health Risks Associated with Prolonged Orthodontics

The benefits of AcceleDent just keep coming with more orthodontists reporting that they are able to reduce health risks associated with prolonged orthodontics by accelerating patient treatment. Typically doctors have found that lengthy treatment can result in patients having caries,

Famous Quotes About Smiling

A smile is not only a truly beautiful thing, it is a universally recognized symbol of happiness that holds great power. A simple smile can spread joy and happiness and can bring complete strangers together within moments. A simple smile

What Does Your Smile Say About You?

There is a very well-known adage that declares, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” If this is true, how many words is a smile worth? Whether you are looking for professional success, social growth, or personal relationships, one of

Best Smiles of the 2014 Academy Awards

For movie fans everywhere, the Oscars ceremony is one of the most exciting times of the year. All of Hollywood’s finest gather to celebrate the past year of cinematic achievements and decide who gets to take home the famous gold

The Magical History of the Tooth Fairy

February 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day. As you’re remembering how magical the tooth fairy was when you were a kid, you might also be wondering where the tooth fairy myth originated in the first place. Ancient History Several centuries

Smiling and Your Heart

Valentine’s Day often brings cards, chocolates, teddy bears, roses and many other thoughtful gifts and gestures to mind; however, the most universal symbol of the holiday is the heart. We all know that heart health is important for everyone, and

Tips for a Photogenic Smile

Personal photos are a very popular source that many persons utilize to archive their most memorable life events. A great photo with family or friends can invoke very pleasant memories, and it is only natural for people want to present

10 Fun Activities to Do While Using AcceleDent

AcceleDent is an easy-to-use device that’s designed and clinically proven to speed up orthodontic treatment. AcceleDent patients are very impressed by how easy it is to use and by how  the device accelerates their treatment considerably. Since AcceleDent is hands-free and prescribed