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2 Summer Health Tips for Your Smile

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Summer has officially arrived! That means summer vacation, kids are at home and some free time for your family. Summer is the perfect time to schedule orthodontic appointments or to begin orthodontic treatment. Summer can also be a hard time to keep up with oral hygiene routines. According to a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30% of parents say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get their children to keep up good oral health.

Here are two tips to help keep your smile and teeth healthy all summer long.

Replace Your Toothbrush - Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, so summer is the perfect opportunity to get a new one. A new toothbrush will help you ensure your teeth are being brushed and cleaned properly.

Stock Healthy Snacks - With kids at home and some free time, sugary treats are bound to end up in our diet. Stay ahead of the curve and stock some healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables already cut up and within reach. Additionally, avoid sugary …

Summer Smiles

Orthodontists today can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patient’s age. But that does not mean that the orthodontic treatment starting age does not matter. In fact it may play a significant role in the total time and expenses required for the completion of the orthodontic treatment. Check out a few of our amazing patients this month.



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You look SO cute showing off your newest accessory! ❤ Welcome to the #burchorthofam #burchorthodontics #burchortho A post shared by Burch Orthodontics (@burchortho) on Jun 3, 2019 at 8:33am PDT

Welcome to the Burch Orthodontics Family

We want to welcome these incredible rock stars to the Burch Orthodontics family. We love what we do and are grateful to be in the Tallahassee community. Many orthodontists in Tallahassee, Florida can make a straight smile, but we pride ourselves in being more than just ‘smile straighters’. When a parent is making health decisions for their child, many factors are considered.  “Is the doctor trained in the latest techniques and top in her field? Is the staff knowledgeable? At Burch Orthodontics, the answers to all those questions are easily answered yes!


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Congratulations on getting your braces get off! You look radiant! ❤ A post shared by Burch Orthodontics (@burchortho) on May 10, 2019 at 6:20am PDT


Manual vs Electric Toothbrush

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It is the big debate among households everywhere, electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush? Chances are you have a preference over which type of toothbrush you are using. However if you have been thinking about switching your toothbrush or validating your choice, one thing we can all agree on is that both are effective at removing plaque and keeping our teeth clean.

Electric Toothbrush: 
Electric toothbrush bristles rotate to help you remove plaque buildup from your teeth and gums. Electric toothbrushes can also be easier for people with limited mobility, people with carpal tunnel, arthritis or developmental disabilities. They also have built in timers, which can be useful to help brush your teeth for at least two minutes. Kids can be more engaged with an electric toothbrush and can help them with their oral hygiene routine.

Some cons of an electric toothbrush may be the inconvenience of switching out the toothbrush head. The specific one can be hard to find. Another con, is the pri…

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a month on the awareness of cancers of the mouth and upper throat. While oral cancer can be fatal or have dangerous consequences,  when oral cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced, and survival rates may increase.

Here are a few symptoms and signs of oral cancer. It is encouraged to check between dental visits, and to see a dental professional if they do not improve or disappear after two-three weeks.

Any sore or ulceration that does not heal within 14 days.A red, white, or black discoloration of the soft tissues of the mouth.Any abnormality that bleeds easily when touched.A lump or hard spot in the tissue, usually border of the tongue.A lump or thickening that develops in the mouth 


View this post on Instagram Congrats on getting your braces on! Thank you for being such a Rockstar patient! ❤ Welcome to the Family!A post shared by Burch Orthodontics (@burchortho) on Apr 17, 2019 at 5:50am PDT

National Facial Protection Month

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Warm weather is here and sports are all around us. April is National Facial Protection Month, which is the perfect time to remind out friends and Tallahassee community the importance of protecting our smiles and teeth, by wearing a mouth guard.

Did you know, during the ages of 7 to 11 years old children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries. Wearing a mouth guard, especially during sports can help prevent injuries and keep your child safe. 67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouth guard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports.

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Here are the three types of mouth guards you can wear, especially if you are currently in orthodontic treatment.

Custom fitted mouth guards - these are made by your dentist and can be molded to fit your smile perfectly.

Stock mouth guards - these type of mouth guards are  performed a…

Spring Smiles

The days are getting warmer and the days are getting longer, spring is in the air and has finally arrived to Tallahassee! Many orthodontists in Tallahassee, Florida can make a straight smile, but we pride ourselves in being more than just ‘smile straighters’. When a parent is making health decisions for their child, many factors are considered.  “Is the doctor trained in the latest techniques and top in her field? Is the staff knowledgeable? At Burch Orthodontics, the answers to all those questions are easily answered yes! What is it that makes us different? We want to know you and your family. We know that if we only care about your teeth, we are missing out on our mission of creating relationships with each and every family.

Check out some of our new spring smiles this month!


View this post on Instagram We think YOU rock!! Congrats on getting your braces on! ❤ Welcome to the Burch Orthodontics Family! #bandingdayA post shared by Burch Orthodontics (@burchortho) on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:…