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Have Braces? Avoid these 3 Treats!

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If you have visited any of the many pumpkin patches in Tallahassee, you know Halloween is right around the corner! The time of sweet treats and endless candies are here. While you may have your pumpkin carved out and Halloween costumes planned out, there is one big reminder you shouldn’t forget when it comes to Halloween and your teeth.

If you are in the middle of orthodontic treatment and wear braces there are certain types of candies and foods you should avoid. Trade them for a braces-friendly treat such as pure chocolate, a soft cookie or even ice cream. Here are three types of treats to avoid if you have braces.

1. Nut Containing Candies
Nut containing treats are very popular on Halloween (and other holidays). Avoid these types of treats because they can damage your braces, causing wires to bend or break. If you have a broken or loose appliance, please call us to determine if your breakage is urgent and requires immediate repair. If a piece comes loose, save it and bring it with y…

Happy World Smile Day 2019

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Today is a great day because it is World Smile Day. Our smiles are so important for our overall health. Did you know our baby teeth hold space for the permanent teeth that follow – it’s important to hang onto them until they’re ready to come out on their own. Orthodontics are so important because our bite, the way we chew and how we speak is affected by our teeth and smile. Our staff is trained and skilled and each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. Here are some incredible smiles on World Smile Day.





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