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By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 9/13/2017 8:46 AM

Most people don’t associate teeth with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). However, a 2012 study revealed that many children who are diagnosed with ADHD don’t really have the condition. Rather, their behavioral problems are actually due to sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), such as sleep apnea.

The study, published by the journal Pediatrics, followed more than 11,000 children for six years, beginning from when they were 6 months old. The children who had SRBD were 40 to100 percent more likely than those without breathing issues to develop behavioral problems resembling ADHD by the age of 7.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 8/25/2017 7:37 AM
Braces can make maintaining thorough oral hygiene difficult. However, there are some best practices and special tools you can use to make your oral hygiene routine easy and efficient!

Brushing Basics Let's start with the basic brushing tools. Our orthodontist recommends choosing either a soft-bristle brush or a bi-level brush (a toothbrush that has shorter bristles in the middle and longer bristles at the edges). Used carefully, an electric toothbrush can also work. But be sure that the electric brush you select is set to a moderate power level whenever you use it, and be mindful of the vibrations. You don’t want the back of your brush to hit your brackets or braces.

Best Practices Dr. Marisela Bedoya and her orthodontics team...
By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 7/21/2017 7:19 AM
When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are excited to be free of the appliances you’ve had to put up with—brackets, wires, aligners, and so on. However, while it is certainly important to revel in the freedom of your new smile, equally important is taking the necessary action to retain it. And that comes down to one word — retainers.

After completing orthodontic treatment under the care of Dr. Marisela Bedoya at Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, you will be prescribed a retainer that will be custom-made to fit your smile. Your orthodontist will give you instructions for how and when to wear this retainer, characterizing it as your “retention phase” of treatment. This phase will last for a minimum 12 months. But, while that is the prescribed time for the phase, it is truly recommended that you continue wearing your retainer past that. Maybe not with the same prescribed consistency your orthodontist initially...
By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 6/2/2017 12:20 AM

We all want a healthy, beautiful smile, but dental care goes beyond just helping teeth look good.At Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, we're proud to provide expert, high-quality orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages throughout the Tucson, AZ area. We believe everyone deserves a smile they feel proud of, and our trusted orthodontist Dr. Bedoya and her highly trained staff work with you to customize a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the needs of your lifestyle.

Aside from orthodontic treatment, there are many other aspects of dental care that we want to keep you aware of. One issue that is very common, for example, is tooth sensitivity.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 5/23/2017 12:01 AM

It's impossible to imagine the practice of dentistry without xray technology. Radiographs (x-ray pictures) allow dentists and orthodontists to diagnose and treat problems not yet visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 5/4/2017 11:55 PM

Gum Disease

Periodontal disease - more commonly known as gum disease - ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.

People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teenagers rarely develop periodontal disease, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 4/17/2017 12:17 AM

Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your dry mouth persists long past the norm, you may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.

What is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia is a condition that develops when your salivary glands, which normally keep your mouth moist by secreting saliva, are not working properly.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 3/8/2017 4:57 AM

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is critical to overall health; but did you know that diet has a huge impact on teeth? You may not realize it, but certain foods can contribute to developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, while others can reinforce the integrity of your teeth and help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.

To help guide your daily nutrition decisions, and in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, here is little about a few foods that are good for your teeth and why.

High Water, Crunchy Foods

(Celery, Apples, Carrots)

Crunchy foods with a high water content help your teeth in two ways. First, chewing them makes your mouth produce more saliva, which naturally cleans and strengthens teeth. Second, because they're crunchy, these foods act as a natural abrasive agent, helping to scrape off food particles and gently scrub the surface of your teeth, getting your smile cleaner.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 2/14/2017 1:22 AM

The results are in; Doctor Smiles Orthodontics has won a coveted “People Love Us On Yelp” award for 2016.

We want to thank all our patients who contributed to this award by leaving us such great reviews and spreading the word about our Tucson orthodontics practice. At Doctor Smiles Orthodontics we want each of our patients to feel proud of his or her smile. As such, we are completely committed to providing you with the highest quality treatment in a comfortable, relaxing environment.

By Doctor Smiles Orthodontics on 1/11/2017 3:38 AM

At Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, we work hard to provide high-quality orthodontic care to families across the Tucson, AZ area. Dr. Bedoya and her highly-trained staff want to make every patient feel at home in our office.

We have years of experience working with patients of all ages and with every kind of orthodontic need. Our mission is to help people develop beautiful, healthy smiles—and that means taking an active stance on tooth decay prevention.

  
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Early Dental Care
Pregnancy & Your Child’s Developing Teeth
Sleep Apnea
Braces & Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Importance of Lifetime Retainer Wear
Tooth Sensitivity
Digital X-Rays
What is Gum Disease?
Dry Mouth
Good Foods for Your Teeth
  
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