Monday, May 13, 2019
Go Purple for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month! May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and we are encouraging all our patients to join us in celebrating awareness by getting purple braces. This easy fun way allows anyone with braces to participate in raising awareness for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs.
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation more than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide) in the United States. There are 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis diagnosed each year.
“Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.” Learn more by visiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Congratulations! Your braces appointment is almost here and your smile is about to undergo a beautiful transformation. You’re now on your way to a healthy beautiful smile.
Wondering what happens after your braces have been applied to your teeth? There are routine steps that we ask you to take prior to leaving our office after each visit. Our goal is to help ensure you experience as minimal discomfort related to irritation from the braces and ensure an optimal response to treatment.
These are great steps to ensure your visit with us, works for you.
1. Using your finger and tongue, check to see that the wire ends do not extend into areas which might poke or abrade the cheek or tongue.
2. Make sure you understand what you are to do until your next appointment. This could include wearing headgear or elastics as instructed, adjusting an expander or following specific hygiene and diet instructions.
3. Make sure you have an adequate supply of dental wax, special cleaning aids, elastic bands, or other related materials you may need between appointments.
4. Always schedule your next appointment before leaving the office. Postponing appointments is a common contributor to overtime treatment.
Located in Greenville, Mississippi, our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best care possible. Your smile, last a lifetime and our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care. Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and grow self-esteem in our patients.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Located in Greenville, Mississippi, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as invisible ceramic braces and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible and your smile is the best it can be.
Did you know your tooth enamel is the hardest mineral substance in your body? It is stronger than your bones. This hard, outer surface layer of your teeth, protects against tooth decay. It acts as a protection shield against your teeth. Being that it is on the outside of your teeth, it is easy to damage it over the foods we eat and by neglecting care for our mouth. Here are 2 ways you can prevent enamel damage such as decaying or discoloration.
1. Eliminate Acidic Foods: Eating foods that are high in acidic such as berries, sugar, honey, lemon and others can contribute to the decaying of your enamel. A simple step to start is by eliminating sugary fruit jucies and soda from your daily diet intake.
2. Utilize Mouthwash:
Using mouthwash after eating to wash away food particles or simply for a fresh breath, can help maintain your smile and enamel healthy. Check out our blog on the different types of washmouth below.
If you have any questions on orthodontic treatment or oral health care routines, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during the following hours through our office phone number or e-mail address.
Monday, February 25, 2019
2. Easier to Clean: When teeth are straight, it is much easier to clean between them. Your oral hygiene becomes easier to maintain, such as flossing.
3. Decrease Risk of Tooth Injury: Crowded, protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in the event of an accident, such as playing sports or during an accidental fall.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Contest Time! 🏈 TLS Orthodontics is giving a lucky Greenville, Mississippi resident the opportunity to win a brand new 40 inch TV. Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! To enter: like our Facebook page, like this post, share this post and tag 3 people in the comment below. It's that simple - 😃🏈🏈
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
What a wonderful year 2018 has been. We have seen many amazing smiles transformed in our community of Greenville, Mississippi and look forward to all the amazing smiles in 2019. Our practice's top priority has always been to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment.
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctor and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!
Friday, November 23, 2018
No one likes bad breath, or intentionally wants to have bad breath. Yet somehow bad breath develops for many reasons such as forgetting to brush our teeth or simply neglecting to care for our oral health.
Our mission at TLS Orthodontics is for you to feel comfortable and welcomed in our office. Our warm and comfortable family atmosphere allows for us to develop healthy routines, alongside with our patients on taking care of our teeth before, during and after orthodontic treatment.
Most people do not know the different types of mouthwash and each of their different purpose. Mouthwash is an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine, that often goes unnoticed.
1. Fluoride Mouthwash:
You’ve heard how fluoride helps your teeth. Well fluoride in mouthwashes, does just that and helps protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay.
2. Antiseptic Mouthwash:
This is the most common type of mouthwash that is found is most households. You may probably have some in your cabinet. This type of mouthwash contains alcohol and used to eliminate bad breath and fight infections in your mouth. Along with brushing your teeth and flossing, all three work together to fight bad breath and bacteria.
3. Cosmetic Mouthwash:
The only benefit of this mouthwash, to your oral health care is to mask bad breath.
Next time you are shopping for a type of mouthwash, pay attention to which type you are buying. If you have any questions on orthodontic treatment or oral health care routines, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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