Oral Health Viewpoint: The Benefits of Braces

The benefits of straighter teeth include fixing issues associated with your oral health. In many cases, if your teeth are out of position, they are more likely to rub together and suffer enamel damage. Crooked teeth are at a greater risk for bruxism and other forms of dental damage in... Read more »

Eating Healthy With Braces

The start of a new year finds many people re-analyzing their lifestyle choices, and beginning new changes, such as incorporating a healthier diet into their day. For people with braces, dietary restrictions on things like raw veggies and plain popcorn may make it seem very difficult to “eat healthy.” However,... Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile and Braces While Playing Sports

Are you an athlete who has braces? If so, our orthodontists, Drs. Shehee and Callahan, strongly encourages you to care for your smile and braces while you practice and play. That way you can maintain a top-notch oral health and orthodontic appliance. To help you do so, they encourage you... Read more »

How to Fix Irritations With Braces

Are your braces bothering you? If so, our dentist, Dr. Chad Callahan, is happy to help you. Our team wants you to have the most successful, comfortable, and convenient orthodontic journey possible, so we would like to give you the tips you need to treat any problems with your braces... Read more »

Can Adults Get Braces?

If you’re an adult wondering if you can align your smile with braces, our dentist, Dr. Chad Callahan, has some good news for you: You can! Orthodontic treatment can help people of all ages. So, you no longer have to feel self-conscious about your crooked, misaligned smile. All you need... Read more »

Four Bad Beverages for Your Teeth

Some beverages can damage your teeth greatly, especially when you are wearing braces, where particles and sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities. Here are four of the worst culprits. - Soda: Sodas are terribly bad for your teeth. They typically contain high amounts of sugar, which sugars are converted... Read more »

Three Ways to Floss While You’re Wearing Braces

When you have braces, flossing can be a challenge. But Dr. Chad Callahan and our orthodontic staff want you to know that it’s really important that you do it. Fortunately, there are a few tools to try. Here are three of them, including the steps on how to use them... Read more »

Attending Your Routine Dental Cleaning and Exam Is Very Important for Preventing Cavities When You Have Braces

Your orthodontic braces are made from a variety of different components. They need to be tightened at regular intervals to aid in the process of realigning your teeth. Each of these sessions will minutely stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth in its dental socket. Preventing cavities and maintaining... Read more »

Keeping Your Braces in Good Shape

Our orthodontist recently recommended that you have braces in Pensacola, Florida. Did you know that there are certain things that you can do to protect your braces? Dr. Shehee, Dr. Callahan and our team are happy to give you tips to help you keep your braces in tip top shape.... Read more »

Prepare for Your Braces Placement

Your orthodontic treatment has been planned and it’s almost time for your braces to be placed by Dr. Shehee and Dr. Callahan. There are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for this important step in your journey to a straight smile. Clean Your Teeth Thoroughly If... Read more »