Announcing Our “Hidden Toothbrushes” Contest!

Put your eagle-eyes to work and enter a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Honey Orthodontics has hidden several toothbrushes in a photo of our office parking lot. Guess the correct amount, and you’ll be entered a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card (perfect for back-to-school supplies!) Look closely… you may have “missed a spot!”

This contest runs through Monday, September 30th. To enter, head over to our Contest page!

We hope all our patients are enjoying their summer vacations!

Braces, Late Night Snacks, And Your Oral Health

girl eating popcorn while using laptopIt’s 11 pm and, while you should be in bed, you’re standing in front of the fridge trying to decide a snack of choice before calling it a night. You know this isn’t the best life choice for your waistline, but did you know that it’s also bad for your oral health – especially your braces. Your orthodontic treatment increases the potential to leave food behind on the teeth after eating.

Late Night Snacking Can Lead to Tooth Loss

A 2010 study in Denmark discovered a relationship between midnight snacking and tooth loss. Over a six-year period, a group of over 2,000 adults (8% labeled “nocturnal eaters”) were found to have significantly increased their chances of tooth loss from repeated midnight snacking. Read more on Braces, Late Night Snacks, And Your Oral Health…

Diabetes and Orthodontics: What You Need to Know

smiling girl holding her blood sugar monitorAlthough diabetes has become a fairly common disease in most recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects to the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease is closer than most people think. Did you know that those with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease? For this reason, it is important for people with diabetes to understand its effects and practice good oral hygiene before, during and after orthodontic treatment. Read more on Diabetes and Orthodontics: What You Need to Know…

Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

pouring green juice into a glassAt the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and other nutrients together can be very beneficial for overall health, do you really know the effects on your oral health?

The Effects of Juicing on the Teeth

When you consume a fruit and vegetable drink, you’re exposing your teeth to the acids that come from these foods as well. Over time, these acids can cause staining and erosion damage to your teeth. Many people notice that their teeth feel sticky or rough after juicing for more than a couple of days. Thankfully, orthodontist Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics has a few easy tips to help maintain great oral health while drinking yourself to a better you. Read more on Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?…