Why Not Learn How To Floss Like A Pro

Using floss is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain good dental health. It is the process of cleaning between your teeth to remove debris and food from areas a toothbrush cannot normally reach and an important part of your daily routine to keep your pearly whites sparkling and healthy.

When wearing braces, it is even more important to floss regularly since food collects and sticks more easily around the brackets and wires. At Honey Orthodontics it is critical for our patients to know that when they do not floss, the result is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria that can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth, around the braces, and can cause puffiness and bleeding of gum tissue. Even if you are wearing Invisalign aligners that are removable when eating, it is still important to floss on a daily basis to maintain good oral hygiene.

What is most important is to make sure that you floss correctly and clean your teeth thoroughly. Watch this video on how to floss and the proper care of your teeth while wearing braces.

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The Dangers Of Too Much Sugar

Sugar and teeth Gurnee ILPicture your favorite sugary drink. Odds are it’s either carbonated or contains too much sugar. Now picture what your teeth would look like if you only drank that for the next five years. Believe it or not, most of us would have significant tooth decay, stained teeth or, in some cases, gum disease.

Why Sugar is a Threat to Oral Health

Despite the fact that tooth enamel is the hardest tissue the human body produces, it cannot repair itself because it is not a living tissue. When we eat or drink sugary foods, our teeth become victims of injustice. Sugar sticks to our teeth, becoming a feeding ground for bacteria. Read more on The Dangers Of Too Much Sugar…

Announcing Our K9 Word Scramble Contest

Let’s kick off 2018 with a contest that’s worth wagging your tail to!

Complete our canine word scramble on our Contest Page. Complete the scramble correctly, and you’ll be entered in our final drawing to win a $50 gift card to Target. Honey Orthodontics will also donate $50 to a charity of the winners choice.

This contest runs Wednesday, January 10th through Friday, March 30th. During this time, our will also be accepting donations for K9s4U Dog Rescue!

Suggested donations include:
*Dog Food

Good luck to all our contestant participates. Remember to provide extra care and love to your four-legged family members during the cold winter months. Healthy pets mean happy owners, and happy owners mean big smiles. Happy 2018!

Happy New Year – Reasons To Smile In 2018

Reasons to smile in 2018 Gurnee IL“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Depending on what stage you are in of orthodontic treatment, smiling may be the last thing you want to do. Whether you’re just starting with braces or Invisalign or near the very end, your confidence may have taken a tumble. With a new year comes a new mindset and we’ve got 8 reasons to expose your beautiful smile to the world in 2018:

1. Smiles are contagious. Studies have shown that people have a difficult time frowning when someone else is smiling at them. In fact, they couldn’t help but smile themselves. Make a habit throughout the year to compliment the people you meet with a smile and watch them pay it forward. Read more on Happy New Year – Reasons To Smile In 2018…