TMJ Jaw Pain Can Be a Mouthful

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

Start the New Year with a New Smile

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 Perfect Holiday Gift

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

Celebrities’ Braces in the Spotlight

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

Get the Smile of a Lifetime

A healthy perfect smile is why many children and adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment. Around friends and family, a less than attractive smile is not as noticeable. However, when meeting new people, making new friends, and in the workplace, your smile is more obvious to those who don’t know you.

Is Your Family Hydrated?

Did you know that water is one of the most important factors of our daily diet and makes up 60% of your body weight? At Mary Kay Becher DDS PA we understand that every organ in your body is dependent on water so it can flush out toxins and carry food to your body cells and Read More

Fun Facts About the 4th of July

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

Getting to the Bottom of Sensitive Teeth

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.

Dairy Products Can Effect Teeth

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?