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Packing a Healthier Lunch for Your Child

There’s a problem with a lot of the typical lunch goodies that go into a lot of children’s lunches these days; they’re often full of sugar. While the school cafeteria usually dishes up something hot, many times it is also carb-laden. If you’re trying to get your child to eat healthier, it is often better to take the time to pack them a lunch. That may be a less expensive option, too. But picking the wrong items to pack [...]

Posted By Category: Food, HealthComments: 0Post Date: March 13, 2018

10 Best Foods to Eat if You Have Braces

In our last article, we looked at the foods you should try to avoid when you have braces. You may be wondering what you can eat. Don’t worry, this article will look at some of the foods you can eat that will help make cleaning your braces, teeth, and gums less of a hassle. Generally, start thinking about your favorite soft foods, those that aren’t too sticky, or too tough to chew. Any foods that can be rinsed away with [...]

Posted By Category: Braces, Food, RecipesComments: 0Post Date: March 13, 2018

10 Worst Foods to Eat if You Have Braces

Metal braces can be annoying when it’s time to eat lunch or dinner. Especially at first, when it can feel so frustrating to have to change your eating habits. But if you don’t be a little more cautious about those sticky foods you love, you’re going to have a hard time keeping your braces clean. Sticky foods like crunchy peanut butter can get little pieces caught between the wires and brackets of your braces. Since keeping your braces clean [...]

Posted By Category: Braces, FoodComments: 0Post Date: March 13, 2018

Retainers for Smile Protection

Getting your braces off may feel like the greatest day of your life. That is until the orthodontist suggests you wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting out of alignment. Don’t feel bad; this is the last hurdle before completing your orthodontic adventure. This article will explain how retainers work so that you can understand their importance and how they can protect that smile you’ve invested so much time and effort into improving. What’s a Retainer and Why Do [...]

Posted By Category: Braces, HealthComments: 0Post Date: March 13, 2018

Sports and Braces

One of the first questions we’re always asked, whether it’s a child, teenager, or adult, is whether they can still play sports with their braces. The answer is always, “Yes, but with some precautions.” This article will help you understand how to protect your braces – and yourself – from injury while playing sports with fitted braces. Do This One Thing to Protect Your Braces During Sports Here’s the good news: With a little-added protection, your braces will be fine. Traditional metal [...]

Posted By Category: BracesComments: 0Post Date: March 13, 2018

Was Your Car Spotted in January? Check Here!

Look to see if your car was spotted in January.  We even have some rainy day car pics! Let us know if you saw your car by commenting on picture. 🚙🚗🚙 (give patients name) good luck! See you around town!!!!!! #We❤️Truman  

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$500 Disney Gift Card Winner!

Congrats to our $500 Disney Gift Card winner!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so thankful for all of our amazing patients this year that we have caught with a magnet🚗🚕🚙You Rock!!!!! #wehavethebestpatients #We❤️Truman #magnet2017 IMG_7229

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Invisible braces? Ask Dr. Truman!

No matter your age, everyone deserves a nice, straight white smile. While traditional metal braces have been straightening the teeth of adolescents and adults for decades. But now there are other teeth straightening options that are more cosmetically appealing. We’re talking about Invisalign braces, the clear custom-made trays that function much like the old-school wire braces of the past. This article looks more closely at the Invisalign product and the types of situations where it offers an alternative to traditional [...]

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How to beat bad breath

Halitosis is awful. What’s even worse? You may not realize you have it. Halitosis is bad breath or an unattractive odor that emanates from the mouth. While bad breath can be common after eating onions or garlic, real halitosis is persistent even after brushing and rinsing with mouthwash. What’s the Cause of Bad Breath? It’s not really the cavities or eating stinky food or even gum disease that’s the real culprit of halitosis. The real problem is bacteria – and your mouth is [...]

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