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National Orthodontic Health Month

October 23rd, 2018

2018 October National Orthodontic Health Month

Halloween and fall weather gets us all excited for October, but so should the celebration of beautiful smiles!

Without talented orthodontists like our very own Dr. Nathan T. Davis with offices in Mesa/Gilbert and Chandler many smiles wouldn't be as big and bright as made possible through educated and artistic treatment.

In fact, there are a few myths in need of busting here:

  1. Anyone who provides braces or aligners is an orthodontist. This IS NOT TRUE including general dentists and online companies. Only an orthodontist has the training, the experience, and the treatment options to give you your best smile.
  2. Orthodontists are expensive. EVERY case is different and actual costs vary greatly. Dr. Nathan T. Davis offers free consultations and flexible payment plans to assist in receiving proper treatment and to prevent irreversible damage often experienced by using less educated alternatives.
  3.  Office visits are not necessary to get straight teeth. This is absolutely not true.

It's essential to regularly visit the orthodontist and comply with instructions to achieve best results. Orthodontic treatment definitely takes teamwork!

4. Orthodontic treatment takes multiple years. Remember, every smile is different so every treatment plan is also different. This is why a reputable orthodontist like Dr. Nathan T. Davis is needed to realistically estimate the amount of time needed for desired results.

5. Orthodontic treatment is only cosmetic. WRONG. Actually, orthodontic treatment aligns your bite, which creates teeth that fit better, work better, and have a pleasing appearance.

6. Orthodontists only offer braces. On the contrary. Many types of treatment options are available with Dr. Nathan T. Davis who he is uniquely qualified to recommend the best option, from braces to aligners, based on most current practices and individual needs.

7. Orthodontic treatment is just for kids. You're never too old to have a beautiful smile! Dr. Davis enjoys providing the smiles that all ages are meant to have! Call 480-969-8500 or check out our website for more information at davissmiles.com.

Cleaner Aligners In Less Than Five Minutes

October 11th, 2018

Get your aligners cleaner and thoroughly sanitized today!

Dr. Nathan T. Davis understands how difficult it can be to keep aligners, retainers and mouth guards clean and germ-free so after conducting some research, he now offers a complete Steraligner kit for just $25. The kit is includes a 16 fluid ounce bottle of Steralinger concentrate and a sturdy soaking container.

Professionally formulated to work quickly, Steraligner is an affordable solution which truly rids appliances of nasty germs and buildup. No need to wait for dissolving tablets, granules or foams - this kit does it all.

Because wearing appliances as instructed is vital to achieving your best smile, removing road blocks to consistent usage is one of our primary goals.

Let us know if you need help getting better results cleaning your appliance the next time you're in the office or call us at 480-969-8500. We're here to help you get the smile you are meant to have!

 

 

 

Beyond Brushing To Avoid Plaque

September 18th, 2018

Go beyond simple brushing with PLAQUE HD

Plaque is sneaky and can build up without adequate oral hygiene, especially with the added difficulty of brushing with braces. So in addition to the common tips associated with good oral hygiene such as brushing twice a day, swishing after all meals and acidic/sweet drinks and flossing daily, plaque can still persist.

Finding the plaque in order to brush it away, however, is now easier than ever. Dr. Nathan Davis recommends using PLAQUE HD which is a professional plaque-identifying toothpaste. Using PLAQUE HD aids in discovering trouble spots so they can be taken care of before cavities and gum disease take hold.

When using Plaque HD, normal brushing techniques are used but instead of rinsing right after brushing, it's time to check for green areas which indicate plaque build up. Extra brushing in those areas will help to eliminate the extra plaque, making for fresher breath and cleaner mouth.

Ask Dr. Nathan Davis or any of the staff at your next appointment if PLAQUE HD is right for you. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns at 480-969-8500. Your smile is depending on your good care!

Do Braces Cause White Spots

August 9th, 2018

Are you worried about getting white spots on your teeth while wearing braces?

Here's the scoop. Not every patient who has braces will get white spots - in fact it is quite rare. With proper hygiene white spots are unlikely and avoidable.

So What Causes White Spots?

When teeth aren't properly taken care of, bacteria form causing byproducts that wear away the teeth depleting necessary minerals. This demineralization leaves the affected area hollow and lighter in color - hence the "white spot" or discoloration. This can also cause the tooth to become rough and pitted.

How Can I Avoid Getting White Spots?

Reduce your chances of developing tooth discoloration while wearing braces by following these hygiene tips:

Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day to remove bacteria and plaque buildup that contribute to white spots.

Floss daily to remove bacteria between the teeth.

Use a fluoride mouthwash to maintain healthy mineralization.

Avoid foods high in sugar that cause bacteria growth and decrease eating and drinking acidic items. If you do eat or drink items from these categories, brush your teeth and rinse your mouth out as soon as possible.

Because your smile is as important to us as it is to you, please let us know if you have questions or concerns relative to this article or anything pertaining to the smile you were meant to have! Dr. Davis is truly an artist and enjoys creating trusting patient relationships with happy smiling results! Call us for a complimentary consultation with full x-rays at 480-969-8500.