oral health

Permanent or Removable Retainers: Which is Right for You?

When the time to remove your braces finally arrives, it is very exciting. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat confusing, too, because you are faced with choosing between two kinds of retainers. Should you go with permanent, removable, or a combination of the two? It is always wise to follow your dentist’s recommendations, but knowing more [...]

2018-03-29T11:18:08+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

When is the Best Time to Floss?

At Clear Advantage Orthodontics, we encourage our patients to practice good oral hygiene between office visits. Good oral hygiene includes flossing, cleaning between the teeth to remove the food and debris that get lodged in areas hard to reach with a toothbrush. When food is left stuck between teeth, it provides a breeding ground for [...]

2017-12-01T16:58:04+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Five tips to prevent plaque!

Our team at Clear Advantage Ortho knows that no one likes plaque on their teeth. Build up can lead to further dreaded orthodontic treatment. That's why we're suggesting these 5 tips to help you prevent plaque build up. #1 Brush Regularly For a healthy mouth, brush your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that contains [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:05+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

What's the best dental floss?

Dental floss is similar to a lot of products that depend mainly on the consumer’s preference. Fact is, floss comes in a wide variety of flavors, coatings, and other variations, but all types of floss essentially do the same thing. After all, that is what is most important: that the dental floss you buy is [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:06+00:00 January 6th, 2016|

Helpful Hygiene Tips for Patients Who Wear Braces

Today, Dr. Suzanne Cziraki and our team thought we would offer a few tips for our patients currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. For those of you wearing braces, it’s important to be even more dedicated to good oral hygiene than those not currently in treatment. After getting your braces, it is important to know how to [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:15+00:00 December 17th, 2013|

Six oral hygiene tips for our patients

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, brushing and flossing after every meal and snack is the only way to prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth will need extra care, especially during treatment at our office. Our goal is for you to have a beautiful healthy smile, and in order for us to [...]

2016-11-14T19:23:32+00:00 January 13th, 2013|

Do germs really live on my toothbrush?

The dreaded cold and flu season is here again! After recovering from your cold, one of the most important steps you can take to avoid becoming reinfected is replacing your toothbrush! Germs can linger on the bristles, and you risk prolonging your sickness by continuing to use the same toothbrush. Be smart - keep a [...]

2016-11-14T19:23:38+00:00 January 7th, 2013|

Make 2013 the year to improve your oral health!

Many of our patients consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year that was, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2013? Because it's never too early to start thinking about New Year's [...]

2017-05-23T09:20:18+00:00 November 29th, 2012|