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!
We have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to teeth. Well, our Team at Mary Kay Becher DDS MS wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know #Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids Read More
Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Mary Kay Becher Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make Read More
If you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and correcting jaw Read More
Are We Addicting Another Generation of Smokers With e-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco? Years of educating kids on the risks of tobacco products are at risk on multiple fronts according to top medical groups in the US which include both smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. At Mary Kay Becher Orthodontics we are concerned that kids today have Read More
What sport do you think causes the most dental injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right. The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the children between the ages of 7-11 are Read More
Life as we know it at Mary Kay Becher DDS PA Orthodontics, both professionally in the delivery of orthodontic care and personally in our lives, is changing at the blink of an eye. It is both an exciting and intimidating age we live in and it amazes Dr. Mary Kay Becher, Dr. Tansmeen Ragwala and Read More
The Environmental Working Group researchers recently ranked more than 1500 #cereals by their total #sugar content, total weight and compared the findings with guidelines issued by federal health agencies and other organizations. What is most disturbing is that they also re-evaluated the list of 84 popular cereals evaluated in 2011 for comparison. Results… not one Read More
Considering orthodontic treatment to create the beautiful smile you always dreamed of? It is a big decision and one that requires research if you are considering Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Both will lead to your new smile, but the roads traveled are quite different.
Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem of bullying, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. According to the study, teeth were the No. 1-targeted physical feature to increase a child’s chance of being bullied, followed by the child’s strength and weight.
Today’s adults have a greater awareness that teeth can last a lifetime. They live longer and are taking better care of their teeth, as reported by a survey released by the National Institute of Dental Research. It stated that the rate of missing teeth among people ages 55 to 64 dropped 60 percent since 1960. Read More
Must adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during Read More
Did you know that research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition as the main reason why we choose one food over another? Even though hereditary, social, emotional and health factors play a role, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. So setting healthy standards are important to family health Read More
The National Children’s Center Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers, and many others each year.
This Valentine’s Day, falling in love with your smile has never been easier. There is no way to measure the magnitude of a healthy, beautiful smile. If you are looking for that special gift to treat yourself that allows you to become the best possible version of yourself, orthodontic treatment is a great way to Read More
Living with aching or clicking jaws can be hard to swallow! Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is a joint disorder that affects the opening and closing of the jaw, and can have many side effects that relate to the teeth, head and neck. Like other joints, the relationship between the Read More
Losing weight, exercising, healthy diet, and reducing stress are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions that target health and well-being. While they are important, have you ever thought about improving your smile? While many patients undergo orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons, braces also correct tooth alignment, spacing, and your occlusion or bite for Read More
The American Association of Orthodontics commissioned Wakefield Research to conduct a study on how teeth impact your life. In a nutshell, the study showed that more than one third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. It revealed that 36% of adults believe they would have a better social life if they had nicer Read More
Most parents today are well informed when it comes to stopping adverse habits that effects tooth and jaw development in infants and toddlers. Prolonged thumb sucking, pacifiers, and use of bottles past the age of three are reported to cause problems with teeth and impact early jaw development.
Dr. Mary Kay Becher wants you to know that braces aren’t just for kids. Even celebrities enjoy the benefits that orthodontic treatment can offer and embrace traditional braces rather than invisible braces to correct their problems. Not every patient is a candidate for Invisalign or braces behind the teeth. Below are a few recognizable names who Read More