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What are Sugar Bugs?

What are “SugarBugs” and How Do I Get Them To Go Away? At Reagin Orthodontics we are committed to good oral hygiene and that means you need to make sure you are getting the sugar bugs off of your teeth. Sugar Bugs or plaque, is a combination of the food you eat with bacteria already […]

9 Things to Know When Choosing An Orthodontist

Which Orthodontist Do I Choose? The obvious and easiest place to get started is with your current friends, neighbors and colleagues. If those friends and social contacts are parents, in particular, they are often great resources when you need to find an Orthodontist. Find out which Orthodontist they use and why… and, if they sought […]

Orthodontic Checkup–WHY age 7??

Orthodontic checkup-Why age 7? Many parents assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth in the mouth to have their first orthodontic check-up. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. “I would like to […]

Fluoride and Your Orthodontic Treatment

Most children and adults have experienced a fluoride treatment many times at their dentist’s office prior to their first visit to an orthodontist. Fluoride helps protect teeth from tooth decay. It is most effective when it is used prior to decay forming, but it can also repair decay in the beginning stages. Fluoride continues to […]

Is Wearing Your Retainers Really Important?

You have diligently cared for your teeth and braces the entire time you have worn your braces. You are excited that today is the day they will be removed! What’s next you wonder. Now you need to maintain that beautiful smile and that involves wearing retainers. Impressions are taken to make molds specifically for your […]

April is National Facial Protection Month

Each April the dental community joins together to promote National Facial Protection month. It is the perfect time of year to bring attention to how important it is to protect your teeth, gum and full mouth from injury during all the spring sports. Helmets and mouth guards go a long way when it comes to […]

What is the Ideal Age to Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

There is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some children need to enter treatment in elementary school, while others are well into middle school before intervention is ideal. Interesting though is that there is a one-size-fits-all-answer as to when a child should first be evaluated by an orthodontist. An evaluation should take place at age seven, […]

February is Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association spreads the word about dental health during the month of February, focusing on pre-schoolers and kindergartners. It is important to teach children how to care for their teeth at an early age in order for it to become a life long habit. Everyone whether you wear braces or not should brush […]

Give the Gift of a New Smile

Are you trying to figure out a perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for your sweetheart? The best gifts are the ones someone would never purchase for themselves, but you know they would love. You’ve probably done a spa day or a golf trip before for that very reason. So what could you possibly dream up that would surprise […]

The Truth About Bottled Water and Your Teeth

Let’s face it bottled water is part of all of our lives and there are certainly some benefits for it! Having the option to buy bottled water at a gas station or convenience mart on a road trip is a great improvement over only having sodas or juices as our choices. Believe it or not […]