How to Take Care of Your Braces This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and this means holiday foods and candies! But even with all those holidays treats around, participating can be hard for people with braces. Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to enjoy the goodies of the season, because of limitations of a braces-conscious diet. This is not true! Here are… Read more »

Now Is The Time to Get Braces

Would you like a fantastically straight smile? Are you sick of crooked teeth? If you are ready for orthodontic treatment, A Winning Smile Orthodontics has many options available for you! As each smile is different, we will conduct a simple exam to help you figure out how best to treat your needs. This will include… Read more »

Why Is Brushing My Teeth Essential?

We know you’ve heard it many times: brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for good oral health. But why is that, exactly? Did you know that brushing removes plaque from your smile? Plaque is that white, sticky substance that clings to your teeth. It’s the main culprit for tooth decay and gum disease…. Read more »

Your Orthodontist Follows the ADA Code of Professional Conduct

The American Dental Association (ADA) is the largest dental organization in the United States. It offers education and benefits to dentists and orthodontists, and helps to regulate the dentistry field around the nation. Your orthodontist, Dr. Scheurer McDevitt, is a member of the ADA and as such has signed the ADA Principles of Ethics and… Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Corrected the Alignment of Their Teeth

Each of your child’s adjustment sessions at Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt orthodontic clinic tightened the braces hardware to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in the sockets. Over time this has brought your child’s teeth into their correct alignment. Once this has been accomplished their braces can be uninstalled from your child’s mouth…. Read more »

Braces Can Help Correct Alignment Problems and Potential Dental Issues with Your Child’s Teeth

As your child’s 20 primary teeth are replaced by their set of 32 adult teeth it’s possible for minor alterations to occur in the alignment of their teeth. In some cases, the deviation in their dentition can be significant. If the misalignment is not corrected they could be an increased risk of dental attrition and… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Uses Hydrogen Peroxide to Remove Surface Stains from Your Teeth

Consuming dark beverages and certain dark foods can introduce tiny dark particles to your mouth. This can cause microscopic stains to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not removed in a timely manner, they can gradually cause more visible dental stains to appear on the teeth in your smile. One convenient way… Read more »

Many Adults Can Benefit from Some Form of Braces

The alignment of your teeth plays an important role in your oral function and the appearance of your smile. Even minor misalignments with your teeth can leave you with an unappealing smile, as well as a mouth that is increasingly prone to problems with dental attrition and dental fractures. In many of these cases, Dr…. Read more »

Why Is Fluoride Beneficial for Your Oral Health?

Did you know that fluoride is considered beneficial for your oral health? Although it may seem surprising given that it is a mineral that at very large doses can be toxic for infants, fluoride is considered safe for human consumption. Due to its benefits, fluoride has been added to a wide array of products and… Read more »

Uncorrected Alignment Issues in Adults Can Be Correct by Braces

In the past, there were times when minor alignment issues with a child’s teeth went unaddressed. This might have been related to a financial reason or because you expressed displeasure at the idea to your parents. Now as an adult, these minor alignment issues can pose a more significant threat. This can come in the… Read more »