Braces And Morning Breath

Morning Breath Gurnee IL

We all know what it’s like to have morning breath. But those of us with braces may have morning breath that is a little stronger than most.

Dry Mouth and Morning Breath

The most common cause of morning breath is dry mouth. When you sleep, your body is not able to produce as much saliva. This is done so that you can stay asleep longer and not have to constantly swallow.

Why is saliva so important? Saliva is a crucial part of oral health because it washes away food and sugar particles left behind when we eat. This reduces acid and helps balance pH levels in the mouth. Read more on Braces And Morning Breath…

Breakfast And Your Oral Health Are Connected

Breakfast Gurneee ILWe all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how important is it to our oral health?

The Breakfast Effect

Think about your typical first meal of the day. Is it hot or cold? Does it have a lot of sugar in it? Is it balanced? In the United States, cereals and pastries are the most popular choices for breakfast but are not the healthiest for our teeth.

These unhealthy choices are often loaded with sugar and can have damaging effects on your teeth, gums and fixed appliances as well. Failure to brush and floss after eating breakfast could lead to even greater problems in the near future. Read more on Breakfast And Your Oral Health Are Connected…

6 Foods For A Brighter Smile

Brighter Smile Gurnee ILYou just took a photo with friends but notice that your smile isn’t as white as everyone else’s. Did you know that there are natural ways to brighten your tooth enamel? Even better, the solution could already be in your kitchen. To help you put your best smile forward, here are six foods that make a whiter smile.

Apples

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know it also keeps the stains away as well? Apples contain a high concentration of malic acid, which helps remove stains and clean the teeth. Malic acid can also be found in some toothpaste. Read more on 6 Foods For A Brighter Smile…

Announcing Our Earth Day Puzzle Contest

At Honey Orthodontics, we look forward to celebrating Earth Day each year and are proud to have so many patients who take good care of their community and planet.

From Thursday, April 5th through Thursday, May 31st, we’re holding our Earth Day puzzle contest. Complete our “love your earth” themed puzzle successfully, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Check out more information on our Earth Day puzzle contest here.

Additionally, Honey Orthodontics is proud to sponsor “Lindenhurst Celebrates Earth Day” at Village Hall on Saturday, April 21st. There is a full morning of fun events planned, look for more info on the Lindenhurst Park District website. We will see you there!