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Posted Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Despite the common assumption that braces are for kids, more and more adults are choosing to pursue orthodontics to correct their smiles. Just hearing the word “braces” and picturing a mouth full of metal can cause many grownups to hesitate abou...
Posted Mon, Feb 04, 2019
By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not flossed in a long time. However, if your gums do indeed hurt when you floss, and unbearably s...
Posted Mon, Jan 21, 2019
Dr. Mardaga and Dr. Mouritsen and our team recommend always wearing a protective mouthguard to participate in most physical sports. We especially encourage this if you have braces that can potentially cut your mouth or cause damage to your teeth.
Posted Mon, Jan 07, 2019
Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re donning your protective gear, don’t forget to protect your teeth as well.
Posted Fri, Dec 28, 2018
It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. Dr. Mardaga and Dr. Mouritsen and our team love it too. It’s a fresh start, another year of surviving the crazy world we live in, a time to refocus on...
Posted Fri, Dec 14, 2018
If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation at The Woodlands Orthodontic Group
Posted Fri, Dec 07, 2018
It’s true that orthodontic braces can give you a beautiful smile. But did you know there are other benefits of having braces than just getting perfectly straight teeth? Dr. Mardaga and Dr. Mouritsen and our team want you to understand the other ...
Posted Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you choose them carefully.
Posted Fri, Nov 23, 2018
Braces are an investment in your smile. When your teeth reach a desired straightness, you’ll have a beautiful smile, but it’s important to keep it that way! You can accomplish this with a retainer provided by The Woodlands Orthodontic Group.
Posted Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Whether you’re heading out for a day with friends or running from classroom to volleyball practice, you don’t always have the luxury of taking care of your braces or aligners in the comfort of your home. But don’t stress!
Posted Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Your first few days with braces will feel rather odd, awkward, and even painful. The day you get your braces you will probably just feel weird, like you have something in your mouth – because you do. You are most likely to feel pain and soreness...
Posted Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Having teeth encased in braces can be discouraging during Halloween. If you or your child has braces, there are certain candies to avoid this holiday season—and in general—while you have braces. Candy can be tempting, especially for children.