As we begin the new year many of us are also making our New Year’s resolutions. We think you should add some that will not only help your overall health but your smile too! Check out our five suggestions that will help your smile this year. 

 

1. Wear your retainer.

Wearing your retainer regularly may seem like a small thing to do but it will make some big differences for you if you’re consistent. Not only will you continue to have that beautiful smile that you love, but it will save you from having to get braces a second time! Making this a resolution will save you valuable time, and money.

 

2. Always wear a mouthguard.

Whether you’re a full-on athlete or just someone who plays occasional contact sports, wearing a mouthguard will help prevent serious injury. We want you to have a beautiful smile and still be able to play your favorite sports, that’s why we can even help you get aa custom-fitted mouthguard. Simply call or stop by our office to get one made for you or your child.

 

3. Stay away from harmful foods.

Staying away from super sticky foods or ones that might cause harm to your braces will prevent more visits to our office. You’ll feel better too because you’ll be eating healthier foods. As an extra bonus, if you have no broken brackets or Invisalign attachments, you’ll be entered to win $100 every month!

 

4. Floss every night.

It’s simple but the benefits can be huge! Flossing can be a difficult daily task, especially with braces, but the benefits are too plentiful. We’ll help you with this resolution, simply ask for some free floss threaders during your next visit to our office. 

 

5. Brush your teeth after every meal.

Bacteria tend to hang out where there is leftover food, so do your mouth a favor and brush after every meal! If you currently use Invisalign, you probably already use to this routine and we’ll bet that you’ve enjoyed the benefits. Make it a goal to keep those pearly whites pearly!

Burke and Beckstrom Cedar City Office

Have you heard the big news? Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics now has a location in Cedar City, Utah! 

 

Known as Festival City, Cedar City, is home to one of the five locations for Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics. Cedar City is the bridge for many communities in Southern Utah, allowing easy access to treatment from all locations. Our beautiful, state-of-the-art office is surrounded by the great outdoors and is located in the heart of Cedar City.

 

We are beyond thrilled to bring the best in orthodontic treatment to this incredible city, and we are grateful to be a part of this community. 

 

Don’t wait, schedule your next appointment at our Cedar City office today! (435) 865-9111

Learn more about Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics here: https://burkeandbeckstromortho.com/about/

Brushing your teeth with braces can get complicated! Making sure to be an effective brusher is important when having orthodontic work done to keep your teeth and gums healthy, happy and looking great! (We all know how food loves to get wrapped around those wires!) We’ve created this infographic to help those with new braces brush correctly or to help remind those orthodontic veterans the best way to get it done! As always, contact Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics for your free consultation to get one step closer to your perfect smile! 435-673-3334
www.burkeandbeckstromortho.com

 

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As an Invisalign patient, you certainly won’t need to worry about brushing and flossing around wires and brackets. You also don’t need to skip out on the treats you love! This doesn’t mean you’re off the hook that easy, however. Invisalign aligners require care just like braces do. Here are a few things we recommend you do to keep your aligners in perfect condition during your treatment. Follow our tips, and your pearly whites will thank you! And as always remember to brush and floss regularly!

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Halloween is almost here, and at Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics we have some great orthodontic tips to help keep your smile in great shape!

 

Do:

 

Remember to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine.

It’s always important to brush and floss every day, but especially around Halloween to make sure you are consistently cleaning between those braces and teeth.

 

Keep Water Close By.

Drink plenty of water and rinse your mouth with water anytime you eat candy to help prevent sugar from coating your teeth.

 

Choose “Braces-Friendly” Candy.

When deciding which Halloween candy to eat, choose something soft like a Hershey’s chocolate bar or Reese’s peanut butter cup.

 

Try Something Other Than Candy for a Halloween Treat.

There are plenty of other sweet treats out there that won’t damage your braces. Satisfy your sweet tooth by having a milkshake, cookies, or a cupcake instead!

 

Don’t:

 

Don’t Snack on Candy Throughout the Day.

If you are going to treat yourself with some candy, do so around your mealtimes rather than eating pieces throughout the day. Prolonged and repeated exposure to sugar causes damage to your enamel and coats your teeth with sugar, which can result in cavities and tooth decay.

 

Don’t Eat Hard or Sticky Candy.

Candy such as taffy or jolly ranchers can result in broken brackets or wires. Steer clear of any hard and sticky candies that can damage your braces and/or stick to your teeth.

 

Don’t Risk Popcorn.

Some people hand out popcorn balls instead of candy at Halloween. While this is a fun alternative to sweets, hold off on eating popcorn until after you get your braces off.

 

We want to wish you a Happy Halloween next week and remember to take extra good care of your smile!