Are You Considering Orthodontics as an Adult? The most common adult patients we see in our practice are those who had braces as a teenager, wore their retainers for a few years and then lost track of them at some point in college. Unfortunately our teeth are never static – they’re constantly changing and the … Continue reading Adult Orthodontics: Should I Choose Invisalign, Clear Braces, Lingual Braces or a Hybrid?
A dentist is similar to your family doctor – you visit them for your periodic check-ups and treatment of your general dental concerns such as a cavity. Especially with our orthodontic patients, we always emphasize the importance of continuing to see your general dentist every 6 months (or as often as recommended by your dentist or periodontist) … Continue reading What’s the difference between a Dentist & an Orthodontist?
I’m sure you’ve heard over and over the importance of maintaining a healthy & braces-friendly diet – low in refined sugars – during your orthodontic treatment. As with everything in life, it’s important for us to understand why sugars & starches increase the incidence of cavities – so that we are self-motivated to take better care of our … Continue reading Braces + Soda = Recipe for Disaster
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th, and Tri-Valley Orthodontics is a sponsor for Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Festival! What are you & your family up to this coming weekend? Our team will also be participating in the festivities on both Saturday & Sunday (March 12-13), so be sure to come by and say … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Dublin Festival & Healthy Green Recipes
The weather is slowly getting warmer, and we’re gearing up for spring. (photo: Las Trampas, right here in San Ramon where we love going on family hikes!) We wanted to take a moment to share with you some fun office activities and events we have going on and coming up! If you’d like to receive … Continue reading Tri-Valley Orthodontics Spring Newsletter
Many of our patients have questions regarding how to keep their smiles bright and white during their orthodontic treatment. First, we always talk about the preventive measures we can take to prevent staining in the first place. Other options range from simply incorporating a whitening toothpaste into your routine to using a professional whitening kit during your … Continue reading Keep your smile white! Tips to prevent stains & whitening solutions
Thank you to all of you who entered our New Year’s Contest! We were inspired & tickled by all the sweet, funny & personal resolutions you shared with us! Our Prize Winner was randomly drawn by our Patient Coordinator Erin – Congratulations to Kira! Kira’s resolution was “To be nice, … Continue reading Your Resolutions & Our January Prize Winner!
We hope you’re staying healthy, happy & warm so far this December. We’re counting down the days until the Holidays and have put together a braces-friendly holiday gift guide for you to enjoy! These gifts and stocking-stuffers make it easier to brush & floss effectively while in braces and also simplifies the process of putting together … Continue reading Braces-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide
Happy Friday! We have our Pre-Thanksgiving weekend roundup of family-friendly activities to do around San Ramon & the Bay Area for you below. For those of you who are kicking off your Thanksgiving week-long break, enjoy the start to your vacation with friends & family! Tri-Valley Orthodontics is working with the Contra Costa & Solano Food Bank … Continue reading San Ramon Bay Area Family-Friendly Weekend List & Food Bank Donations