Sometimes Orthodontists in Calgary will hear patients express concern regarding the development of white spots around brackets. What are they and why do they appear? White spots on teeth are areas of de-mineralization and indicate a softening of the enamel that can lead to a cavity. Softening of enamel due to acid erosion can be prevalent in patients who aren’t brushing and flossing their teeth regularly and effectively during orthodontic treatment. Our past blogs have explained the need to keep tooth and bracket surfaces squeaky clean to avoid the development of weakened enamel and white spots.
Calgary Orthodontists are gearing up for a busy January – replacing lost retainers. It’s true – more orthodontic retainers are lost over…
The one thing that Orthodontists around the world agree on is the frustration of getting patients to correctly wear orthodontic elastics. Orthodontists and Orthodontic Assistants in Calgary aren’t above begging when it comes to making sure treatment goals are achieved – and that means getting ‘you’ (yes, you know who you are) to wear your elastics faithfully. Treatment success relies on patient compliance – so help us out by wearing your Rabbits, Moose, and Elephants…your elastics!!
NW Calgary Orthodontist – Cory Liss – instills the importance of wearing your orthodontic appliance according to your orthodontist’s instructions. As much as he loved being your orthodontist, he doesn’t want to see your smile in his office for yet another two years, and explains that when a finishing appliance is worn correctly the tendency for teeth to drift is prevented and the need for repeat treatment is removed.
A whopping 10.13% of adults aged 50 to 64 have lost all of their teeth! That makes for quite a few gummy smiles…and motivation for younger generations to take care of their teeth while they have them. Calgary Orthodontists play an important role in helping patients attain healthy smiles that increase the chance of keeping teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Cory Liss is an Orthodontist with offices in Calgary and Airdrie who explains the many benefits of orthodontic treatment – apart from Straightening Teeth.
Preventative Dentistry refers to Dental Exams, Prophylaxis Cleanings, Dental X-rays, and Fluoride Rinses – all of which contribute to the prevention or early diagnosis of dental issues. When routine dental care is neglected it doesn’t take long before minor concerns begin to arise – concerns such as Gingivitis, Dental Decay, and Premature Tooth Loss. But a regular visit to a dentist also presents an opportunity for Tooth Eruption and Jaw Development to be monitored and evaluated.
Everyone knows what a big fan Dr. Cory Liss is of the Calgary Flames – even when they’re losing he’s still cheering them on. And as a recreational hockey player himself, this NW Calgary and Airdrie Orthodontist understands the importance of wearing a sports guard when on the ice. It only takes seconds for an accident to occur in any sport – and when a puck, lacrosse stick, ringette ring, or skate blade is veering off course significant damage to the mouth and teeth can occur.
Canadian Orthodontists are some of the most highly trained and experienced clinicians in the world. Canada isn’t just regarded for its Oil and Gas prowess or Ice Hockey skills – Canadians are fortunate to have access to dentistry’s latest treatment plans and technology – with orthodontic technology and utilization being one of the most progressive areas of Canadian Dentistry.
Orthodontists in Airdrie and Calgary want you to have an easy and rewarding orthodontic experience. That means they need your help in keeping your teeth, braces, and orthodontic appliances squeaky clean during treatment. Food choices play a part in how sticky your teeth and braces become – and though October is the month we associate with candy treats – try to make smart choices when it comes to choosing ‘sweet treats’.