Well, the jury is still out on whether or not “April Showers Bring May Flowers” but we can tell you one thing that IS true: your old dental products are more valuable than you think when you are bored on a rainy day!
Is it what can I eat? How do I brush? No… When do I get my braces off? While most patients are always eager to start treatment, they are even more eager to get them off. Even though each patient is given an estimated treatment time wearing braces when they start, patients always hope we Read More
Summer is here in full force and half the year has already zoomed by. Our team at Mary Kay Becher DDS PA researched some fun facts about our country’s most celebrated holiday which hallmarks our independence as a nation. Did you know the Fourth of July or Independence Day, has only been a federal holiday in Read More
Chalky, opaque-looking white spots on the teeth are not uncommon today. Maybe you have them or perhaps you’ve seen them on the teeth of friends or family. Many things can cause white spots on the teeth. They can be a factor of nutrition, genetics, an excess of fluoride intake at a young age, or poor Read More
Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity? Hot or cold temperatures, sweet or sour foods and drinks, and deep cavities or fillings often trigger this problem. Sensitivity is a common dilemma and an estimated 45 million Americans are victims! If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, sensitivity is also not at all uncommon.
As kids we all remember hearing our parents or grandparents remind us that dairy products help build strong bones and teeth. But did you also know that milk and dairy products in general help can assist in improving your oral health and lowering your risk for gum disease?
If you think about it, the use of mouth-guards and the reasons for using them isn’t that far removed from orthodontic technology and the principals at Mary Kay Becher DDS PA we employ to create a beautiful and healthy smile for our patients!
There are many names for them: baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary teeth, deciduous teeth, or primary teeth. Whatever you choose to call them, the first set of teeth that erupt is just as important as the permanent teeth and maintaining good oral health from the beginning is critical to a child’s long term dental health Read More
Dental or Orthodontic Splints are devices that are used when patients suffer from certain types of dental problems. These problems include TMJ or TemporoMandibular Joint disorder, common snoring, sleep apnea, and teeth grinding (bruxism). In orthodontics, a “splint” is designed to fit on top of the upper or lower teeth. Treatment varies based on each Read More
Faith Hill proudly displayed her new smile with ceramic braces at the 2013 Grammy Awards. They weren’t noticeable on TV but the photographers were able to clearly capture her tooth colored braces that she has been wearing for about seven months. She first mention the fact she was undergoing orthodontic treatment in Nov 2012 in Read More
Teeth whitening kits are available everywhere today; online, over the counter, and from your dentist. Studies report that bleaching or whitening products can improve the color of teeth that stain over time. But before you decide to embark on a whitening program, Mary Kay Becher DDS PA would like to review some facts about these products Read More
When was the last time you brushed your pet’s teeth? We take care of our own teeth and make sure our kids do, but most pet owners are not as diligent with their pets. At Mary Kay Becher DDS PA, we want to remind you to pay attention to the dental health of your pet. Read More
The American Association of Orthodontics recently completed a study in 2012 that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2013 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a Read More
Now that the holidays are over and you have time to breath, the team at Mary Kay Becher DDS PA would like to share with you a greate New Years photo editing tip to organize all those holiday photos you took of friends and family. For those of you that aren’t Photoshop gurus like us, take Read More