The world of colors

Contrasting Colors: Working like Magic

The world of colorsWords of Wisdom No.10 – “Conceal with Color“

Have you ever wondered if there’s a way to make your teeth look whiter instantly? For ladies, there’s actually a good way to do so. Did you know that wearing medium coral or light red lipstick can make your teeth look whiter rather than yellowish? If not, you should try wearing dark colored lipsticks as they can conceal the real color of your teeth. Lighter lipsticks on the other hand tend to bring out the yellowish or dark color of your teeth so you should try to avoid these colors if you want your teeth to look whiter – instantly.

Aside from concealing the real color of your teeth, there are actually other ways in order to make them whiter permanently. One way is to gargle with apple cider vinegar as the vinegar can remove the stains on your teeth therefore making them whiter overtime. The other way is to use baking soda just as you use toothpaste once every week. It has the same effect with apple cider vinegar. Aside from these two mentioned above, you could also buy over-the-counter bleaching agents or ask your dentist for a prescribed one (to acquire the best suited agent for your case).

Furthermore, since prevention is always better than cure, try avoiding colored drinks and foods. These actually stain your mouth hence you should put in mind that anything colored you put in your mouth could probably stain your teeth. Examples of colored drinks are sodas, coffee, and dark juices which most people drink throughout their day.

The staff at King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments on patients. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us at either Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Contrasting Colors: Working like Magic

Brushing teeth twice a day

Brushing Twice a Day is the New Mantra

Brushing teeth twice a dayWords of Wisdom No.9 – “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night”

Brushing your teeth properly at the prescribed number of times is a good way to keep them healthy. However, it is also important to know when to brush your teeth in different times of the day. You need to brush your teeth when you first get out of bed and before you get back in at night. This is to ensure that all the bacteria that have accumulated over the night will be removed before you face the day. If not, this can cause bad breath and the people you meet over the day will surely suffer set aside the fact that you can bring a bad image about yourself.

Brushing your teeth before you go to sleep on the other hand will help you make sure that there’s no food residue left in your mouth. These residues harbor bacteria buildup which can cause your teeth to decay while you sleep. If you don’t brush your teeth every night, then this cycle will continue as you sleep and sooner or later, you’ll be on your way for tooth extraction. As much as possible, you wanted to avoid extraction not only because it is painful but also because it could affect your overall mouth functions such as chewing, speaking, and etc.

Ignoring your teeth for too long might cause them to rot away, leading to inevitable extraction. This can also affect how you look and in fact, it may lower your self-confidence. Lowered self-esteem can also lower your chances of having a good and satisfying life.

The team at King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments on patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Brushing Twice a Day is the New Mantra

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flossing Words of Wisdom No.8 – Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut

Flossing is a vital part of your overall oral health. Flossing right after eating (especially sticky foods) can help remove the food stuck in between your teeth which may lead to tooth decay later on. Aside from brushing, flossing might be the only way to clean in between teeth. In view of this, it is important to know how to floss correctly. Using about 18 inches of floss, you need to wind it in between your two middle fingers leaving an inch or two of floss to work with. Then you need to slide it gently in an up and down motion in between your teeth.

Do not snap or force the floss as this might cause your gums to bleed and get infected. Use clean areas of the floss as you move from tooth to tooth. Following these simple steps can help you remove all the food stuck in your teeth easily. However, there’s also a very effective technique in order to floss successfully whenever and wherever you want.

Practice flossing with your eyes shut. This way, you can do a good job even if you’re at the car, at restrooms without mirrors, and anywhere if you need to floss. You can also floss while in bed, in your desk, or before an in important meeting. Buying several packs of floss and scattering them in the places where you most likely stay will compliment this skill. Being able to floss anytime and anywhere can help improve your overall oral health.

We, at King Orthodontics are certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at our Centerville or Fairborn office.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

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Feel Fresh, Live Fresh

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Words of Wisdom No.7 – Stay Fresh

There are actually various ways to stay fresh. Brushing your mouth on the prescribed frequency everyday can help remove bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Aside from brushing your teeth regularly, you could also use a mouthwash from time to time in order to freshen up your mouth. If you want to check how your mouth smells, you could lick your hand, and then smell it while it’s still wet. If it already stinks, then it’s time for you to take a sugar-free breath mint (if you’re in no place to use a mouthwash).

If you’re looking for a good mouthwash, consider those with less alcohol or are alcohol-free. Too much alcohol can actually dry up the tissues in your mouth making it more susceptible to bacteria. The more bacteria that thrive in your mouth, the more smelly it becomes. There’s also a higher risk of tooth decay especially if you happen to frequently use mouthwashes with more alcohol. Instead of making your mouth fresh, they may have an opposite effect.

If you really want to make sure that you’ve selected the best mouthwash you could use, try visiting the best dental clinic in your area. However, when it comes to misalignment issues, contact King Orthodontics right away. King Orthodontics has been in operation since 1953 and was founded by Dr. Ben King and joined by Dr. Melvin Mayerson. King Orthodontics specializes in children and adult orthodontics using the cutting edge technology in Invisalign and state of the art 3D x-ray unit for better diagnosis.

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

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Baking Soda: The Secret Potion for Teeth Whitening

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Words of Wisdom No.6 – Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda Once a Week

Brushing your teeth with toothpaste daily may not be enough especially if you’re suffering on tooth discoloration. Your dentist may recommend bleaching agents or you can also buy over-the-counter medications. However for those who don’t have enough time or resources to buy expensive creams, you could actually use something that can easily be found in your kitchen. Brushing your teeth with baking soda once a week can help improve the color of your teeth. You can use it the same way you use the toothpaste. Using baking soda as toothpaste will remove the stains in your teeth and make them look whiter as you use it regularly.

Using baking soda is a cheap way to achieve the same results in teeth whitening. If your gums start to feel raw, you can alternate brushing with salt every other day. Just make sure you spit it out after brushing though. If you ran out of baking soda, you can also try using apple cider vinegar which can also be found in your kitchen easily. It has the same effects with baking soda when it comes to removing stains and whitening your teeth. It’s also not so expensive compared to over-the-counter bleaching agents.

If you have teeth misalignment problems aside from tooth discoloration, then it would be best to contact the experts. Fixing these types of problems as early as possible is the most cost-effective way to achieve the desired results. Complications may arise if these problems are prolonged. King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Baking Soda: The Secret Potion for Teeth Whitening

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Apple Cider Vinegar Mouthwash

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Words of Wisdom No.5 – Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar

Nowadays, thousands of mouthwash brands are in the market. People who needed to gargle with anti-bacterial mouthwash can just buy over-the-counter or buy what’s prescribed to them. Gargling with mouthwash helps reduce the bacteria in your mouth especially if you’re not able to brush your teeth yet. Most travelers bring mouthwash in long flights to help them keep their mouth healthy despite the limitations of their situations. Staying in a friend’s house also requires a mouthwash to keep your breath fresh and your mouth healthy.

However, there’s actually a good substitute for commercial mouthwashes sold in the market. This replacement can be found in anyone else’s kitchen hence if you don’t have a mouthwash or if you forgot it, then you still have an alternative in order to make sure your teeth are protected. All you need to do is to gargle with apple cider vinegar in order to kill bacteria. Aside from reducing the bacteria in your mouth, you’re also doing your teeth a favor as vinegar removes stains. Hence, it can actually make your teeth whiter if you gargle with apple cider vinegar regularly.

Eating dark colored foods and drinking coffee or colas can stain your teeth. If you’re not in the position to be able to brush immediately or gargle with mouthwash, then using apple cider vinegar as your best option. If you’re experiencing other bite problems, then it’s time to contact the professionals in your area. King Orthodontics can help diagnose your case and lay down the appropriate treatment plan.

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

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Washing while Eating

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Words of Wisdom No.4 – Eat ‘Detergent’ Foods

Have you ever heard of “detergent foods”? If not, they are actually the type of food that can clean your teeth while you are eating them. Sounds ironic but they do exist and I bet you are eating the most popular one – the apple. The apple fruit is known to be the “nature’s toothbrush”. Other detergent foods include popcorn, raw carrots, and celery. In general, the characteristics of detergent foods include crispiness and firmness. As you chew them, it scrapes off the plaque as your teeth grind them. Knowing which foods are considered detergent foods can help you improve your overall oral health.

If you’re going on a sleep over and you forgot your toothbrush, there’s a good way to reduce the plaque on your teeth by eating detergent foods last. Just make sure that the popcorn you eat is unsweetened or it will not be considered as a detergent food in this matter. Other scenarios include parties and other gatherings wherein you will be home late and hence will not be able to brush immediately after eating. If this is the case, just eat the detergent food last.

Overall, aside from detergent foods, there are other things you can do in order to clean your teeth if you forgot your toothbrush in a camping or sleepover. You can buy a toothbrush from the nearest store, ask your friends if they have an extra unused toothbrush, or ask for salt. Just rub the salt gently on your teeth (do not swallow) and then rinse afterwards.

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

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Don’t Forget your Tongue while Brushing

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Words of Wisdom No.3 – Clean Your Tongue

Brushing your teeth is one way of cleaning your mouth but this is not enough in order to keep the bacteria out. Even if you’re already applying the right way of brushing your teeth, your mouth can still be prone to plaque buildup. Why? It is because of your tongue. Cleaning your tongue is necessary in order to make sure that you covered up all grounds. Brushing your tongue is a good way to clean it but there’s actually a better way to do it.

Using a tongue scraper every morning in order to remove plaque buildup can save your mouth from the stinky smell caused by the bacteria. The reason why you still have a bad breath even after brushing is that you are not thoroughly cleaning your mouth from teeth to tongue. Always bear in mind that bacteria from tongue can still affect your teeth and hence cause decay overtime if neglected. According to Dr. Katz, using a tongue scraper is actually more effective than just brushing your tongue. So, keep your mouth healthy by cleaning both your teeth and tongue with a toothbrush and a tongue scraper.

If you are suffering from bad bites and other malocclusion problems, then it’s time to visit the experts. Undergoing an orthodontic treatment is the best way to correct these problems and prevent future problems from occurring. The earlier you treat your problems, the bigger possibility for you to get the desired results. Therefore, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact the best orthodontic clinic in your area now!

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Don’t Forget your Tongue while Brushing

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The Ultimate Toothbrush Guide

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Word of Wisdom No. 2: Chuck Your Toothbrush

Changing your toothbrush once in a while is part of your overall oral health routine. Using the same toothbrush for too long can cause you to bring old bacteria back to your mouth again. Your old toothbrush might not also be fit to clean your teeth thoroughly anymore since the bristles will probably wear in time. So when is the right time for you to replace your toothbrush? Experts advise to replace the head of your electric toothbrush (or buy a new one) once every two to three months. Although this timeline is calculated based on facts and other statistics, there are still factors which you need to consider than just following this timeline strictly.

Replacing your toothbrush every two to three months is good, but there are some exceptions to this rule. You need to examine your toothbrush and look at its bristles closely, in order to determine if they can still clean your teeth properly. If the bristles seem out of place and are already weak, then it’s time to change your toothbrush even if it hasn’t reached the two-month period yet. Delaying the replacement can compromise the cleanliness of your teeth leading to plaques. In return, plaques build up immediately and before you know it, you’ll be on your way to your dentist for tooth extraction.

Therefore, following the timeline and being vigilant and observant can help you save your extra time, money and effort in order to maintain a good oral health. Plus, you’ll be able to save your precious teeth too!

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

The Ultimate Toothbrush Guide

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The Dietary Path to White Teeth

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Word of Wisdom No. 1: “Go On a White-Teeth Diet”

Have you ever wondered why your teeth keep getting darker or yellowish despite all your efforts of treating it? You may have tried some bleaching toothpaste or creams but they seem not to work with your problems at all. If you’re always drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, or sipping dark colored drinks, then don’t expect for your medications to work immediately or to work at all. Colored drinks and even colored foods can actually make your teeth yellowish or dark. It may seem impossible for you to stop drinking or eating them but there are ways in order to minimize their effects.

The best way to whiten your teeth of course is to stop or reduce your consumption of dark colored drinks or foods. However, if there are times when you really need to consume them, then you can do so but make sure you brush your teeth right after consuming them. If it’s possible for you to avoid colas, gravies, and dark juices, then it’s better to do so. The point is that every time you put something in your mouth which is colored, it’s probably going to stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after consuming colored drinks or foods can also be followed by bleaching the teeth. Bleaching agents can be found over-the-counter or they can also be prescribed by your dentist.

Don’t let ignorance affect how your teeth look. Always put in mind that knowing these facts can help you improve your overall oral health and can also help you save a lot of money.

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics today.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

The Dietary Path to White Teeth