Benefits of Braces Besides Straight Teeth

It is no secret that braces from Dillehay Orthodontics can help deliver a naturally aligned and beautiful smile. But did you know there are even greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth? There are also a number of health benefits that braces patients will experience apart from the aesthetic benefits of braces. Read More

All Types of Orthodontic Appliances

At Dillehay Orthodontics, every treatment plan is customized according to each patient. During the initial evaluation, Dr. Dillehay will complete an oral exam and discuss with the patient whether they will require a special appliance to achieve the optimal results. Not every patient will need a separate appliance, though. Every recommendation we make is based Read More

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Best Foods for Oral Health

Sugar is bad for our teeth. Time and time again we have all heard this. Sugars and carbohydrates are converted into acids due to the bacteria in the mouth. The decay process starts because these acids begin to attack the enamel on teeth. But there are foods that can actually contribute to your oral health. Read More

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Sensitive Teeth and Braces

Have you been experiencing tooth sensitivity? This problem is often triggered by hot or cold temperatures, sweet or sour foods and drinks, and deep cavities or fillings. An estimated 45 million Americans are victims of tooth sensitivity, which means this a very common dilemma! Sensitivity is also not at all uncommon while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Read More

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How to Floss with Braces

Keeping your teeth looking good and clean is important, and flossing is a big part of the routine. And when you have braces, flossing can be twice as hard. You need to take your time, do it right, and be consistent. There are countless products and programs available to help you floss well during the Read More

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New Year, New Smile – Resolutions For 2018

Now that the excitement and excess of the holiday season has passed, those of us here at Dillehay Orthodontics have been thinking a lot about how this time of year presents the perfect opportunity for making positive changes in many areas of our lives. Even if you’re not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, Read More

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The Dangers Of DIY Orthodontics

Everybody loves a little DIY project. Whether it’s repurposing furniture, using items at hand to create cute decor, or concocting homemade beauty products, DIY taps into a common human desire to make something with our own hands, to stretch resources to their limit, and to do it all with little to no expense. If you Read More

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What is TMD?

One of the biggest causes for the most common types of problems with the jaw and the muscles in the face is temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Sometimes mistakenly called TMJ, after the joint, this is a common condition that can be frequently misdiagnosed. But what exactly is it? What treatments are available? And how Read More

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