Monday, June 3, 2019

Dr. Skelton’s Birthday Giveaway!

Dr. Skelton is celebrating her birthday in a big way! We’re giving away 4 bikes to 4 different winners. Perfect for summer adventures. It’s all happening on June 10th! Enter on our Facebook page here and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Go Purple for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

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

4 Things to do After Each Visit

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

2 Ways to Protect Your Enamel

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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

3 Benefits of a Straight Smile

1. Healthy Gums, Healthy Life: Having healthy gums is a health aspect that everyone should have and so easy to obtain. Healthy gums are also the foundation to a healthy smile, inside and out. Your health is all related, from your mouth to your heart, to your entire body and your gums are an essential foundation. When teeth are spaced out or crowded, it’s possible for gums to be inflamed, which can lead to periodontal disease. Straight teeth aligns your gums to fit well around your teeth.

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

Superbowl Giveaway! #TLSOrthodontics

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

Thank You for a Great 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!

Dr. Skelton’s Birthday Giveaway!

Dr. Skelton is celebrating her birthday in a big way! We’re giving away 4 bikes to 4 different winners. Perfect for summer adventures. It’s...