Top 3 Best Drinks For Your Teeth

In a previous post, we discussed some of the drinks that have a negative effect on the teeth. This included soda, fruit juices, and coffee. While it may seem like water is your only beverage option, fear not. There are a few drinks still available to quench your thirst without affecting your orthodontic treatment. Milk Read More

What To Ask At An Orthodontic Consultation

Orthodontic consultations are often times a complimentary introduction for orthodontists, like Dr. Mary Kay Becher, to get to know you and your oral health concerns. The best thing you can do to make the most of your consultation is to prepare a list of questions beforehand. To help you get started, we’ve come up with Read More

Are You Too Old For Braces?

When you think of braces, who do you picture wearing them? If you’re like most Americans, children and teens come to mind. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic treatment for adults Read More

Orthodontic Treatment: One Phase Or Two?

Did you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic treatment is or Read More

Announcing Our “Great Patient Raffle”

Listen to this! We’re holding our “Great Patient Raffle” and challenging our patients to show us they’re truly team players when it comes to their orthodontic treatment. From now until May 30th, patients can earn raffle tickets for exhibiting the best practices recommended by Dr. Becher and her team. Ways to Earn Raffle Tickets Be Read More

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