What is the Value of Orthodontic Treatment?

Did you know that orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth? The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) states, “The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great.” A straighter smile isn’t only good for aesthetics, Read More

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

At the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and Read More

Guess the Number of Invisalign Aligners!

Orthodontic patients all over the world are going wireless! Invisalign is the invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear, flexible aligners are custom-made for your unique orthodontic needs, and you can remove the aligners to eat or for social situations. Plus, Invisalign aligners have proven to straighten teeth faster than traditional orthodontic appliances – Read More

New Year, New Me

At the start of each new year, we often hear people say, “New year, new me.” But what exactly does that mean? At Mary Kay Becher DDS, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.” To help you start the new year with a great smile and better oral health, we’ve come up with a Read More

The Impact of Smoking on Oral Health

When it comes to smoking, we’ve all been reminded constantly of the effects it can have on our overall health. In most cases, lung cancer is often the disease of choice that is a result of smoking. However, the damaging effects of smoking don’t stop there. Do you know the negative effects smoking can have Read More

Are You Over Brushing Your Braces?

Have you ever had that awkward experience when you drink a cold beverage and immediately feel a sharp pain in your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, one in eight people has this same problem with tooth sensitivity. So what’s the cause? Believe it or not, tooth sensitivity such as this doesn’t have anything to Read More

Announcing Our “Giving Tree” Charity Project

Spread a little love and cheer this Christmas! Please consider purchasing a $10 gift card for a resident at the Marbridge residential community in Manchaca. Marbridge is a non-profit organization that assists hundreds of people with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities each year, helping them lead rich, fulfilling lives. Dr. Becher and her staff are Read More

What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

Dr. Mary Kay Becher  and her team want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through the digestive system Read More