Posts by Dr. Mark Johnston

Your Child’s Initial Orthodontic Evaluation

ARENTING CAN SOMETIMES FEEL like a time warp: one minute, you’re holding your new baby, the next, they’re getting a driver’s license. Because the time goes by so fast, we tend to want to hold onto our kids’ childhoods. However, that’s no reason not to plan ahead, particularly when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Don’t Wait For…

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Medications’ Impact On Oral Health

MANY OF US need to take medications to treat a wide variety of conditions. However, even as those medications treat our illnesses, they could be causing problems for our teeth and gums. Medicine And Oral Chemistry Some medications—even some vitamins—can damage our teeth for the brief period that they’re in our mouths. This can pose a…

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4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

WE’VE ALL HEARD the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so the expression should really be “smile to burn calories!” But smiling will do…

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Overcoming Braces Anxiety

MANY OF US, even though we know how important it is to have straight teeth, don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone attaches brackets and wires to them. For some, though, the very thought of visiting the dentist or the orthodontist fills them with anxiety, and it could even…

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Swimmer’s Ear? More Like Swimmer’s Tooth!

HAVE YOUR TEETH ever felt extra sensitive after a swim at the pool? That’s no coincidence, although it can take quite a lot of swimming before the effects become noticeable. What is it about the water in swimming pools that damages teeth? Chlorine: Good For Sanitation, Bad For Teeth That’s right: the same chemical that kills…

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Taking Care Of Your Retainer

GRADUATING FROM BRACES to retainers is a major milestone for any orthodontic patient, but retainers still take work, because anything that spends that much time in our mouths will become smelly and covered in gunk if we don’t keep it clean. So how exactly do we do that? Well, to some extent, it depends on…

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Your Child’s Initial Orthodontic Evaluation

PARENTING CAN SOMETIMES FEEL like a time warp: one minute, you’re holding your new baby, the next, they’re getting a driver’s license. Because the time goes by so fast, we tend to want to hold onto our kids’ childhoods. However, that’s no reason not to plan ahead, particularly when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Don’t Wait For…

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Easy Ways To Improve Your Dental Health

WE’VE ALL HEARD that if we want healthy teeth, we should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule regular dental cleaning appointments twice a year. Definitely keep doing those things, but if you want to step up your oral health game, here are a few easy ways to do that. Replace Your Toothbrush…

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Vacation Tips To Care For Your Braces!

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE and you know what that means–family vacations, impromptu getaways and fun trips! Just like you, we couldn’t be more excited. As dental professionals, however, we want to make sure that when you leave on vacation, you don’t leave your oral hygiene behind, especially if you have braces. Follow these tips to protect…

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Thank you so much for making my teeth look perfect!

♥ Emily B. age 15

I have been waiting for this moment since 5th grade. Thank you! And I love the cowbell!

Nick C. age 16

Thanks for making my teeth look so great before I turned 50!

Sherry G. age 49

Thanks so much for my new smile. It’s a great way to start high school.

Brexton P. age 14

You and your staff have been so friendly and sweet to me over the years. I have grown to love you guys. Thank you so much for my beautiful smile.

Lisa J. age 32

Thank you for fixing my overbite! Now I’m not embarrassed to take pictures.

Grace N. age 14

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