Elastics, also known as rubber bands, are a very normal part of orthodontic treatment. However, we know that people sometimes find them to be a nuisance or difficult to adjust to wearing. It is important to know that Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics has you wearing elastics because they are essential to the completion of the patient’s orthodontic treatment.
The elastics are supposed to be wrong approximately 20-22 hours a day and should only be removed to eat and then to brush and floss their teeth. Additionally, elastics should be changed [...] Read More
Our sights are set on spring and we’re ready to plow through these last few weeks of winter! Get psyched for the warmer weather by trying your hand at our “Spring Seek & Find Contest!” You could win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Floral Wreath Fever
We’ve hidden a number of floral wreaths throughout the pages of our Honey Orthodontics website. Click through every page on our site and keep track of how many wreaths you find. Enter your guess on our contest page. If you guess the correct number, you’ll be entered in a random drawing to [...] Read More
Everyone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find out what Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics has to say about some bad breath causing foods!
The acidity from tomatoes in pasta sauce can cause a buildup of acids in the mouth and foster the growth of bacteria. These pesky bacteria [...] Read More
Who doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well sunshine lovers, Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics has news for you! A little sunshine actually HELPS your teeth during orthodontic treatment! Sunshine has been found to improve mood, our immune functions, and increases vitamin D production in our bodies.
The Importance of Vitamin D
While in braces, healthy teeth and gums are of vital importance. Vitamin D helps to support oral health in two ways: It helps our bodies to absorb and utilize calcium
Vitamin D has several major functions. One of its major functions is moderating other [...] Read More
We know that exercise is very important for both our mental and physical health. However, have you thought about the effects of running on your oral health? While those two things may seem unrelated, they’re actually not. Fear not. Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics will explain the correlation between running and oral health. Oral Health and Running
While the rest of your body may be in great shape, each extra training hour actually increases your risk of tooth decay. Athletes are at risk for two specific oral health problems: dry mouth effects [...] Read More
Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To help, Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics shares some tips for teaching kids how to properly clean their teeth. Start Them Young – The best way for your child to learn how to properly brush their teeth is [...] Read More