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5 Home Care Hacks for Clear Aligners

At Total Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment.

 

That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience discomfort at a time when we can’t see them right away. We wanted to equip our orthodontic patients with some tricks and hacks that you can do at home, so you can ease discomfort and keep treatment on track until you are able to visit our office.Read More

Is Sparkling Water Bad for My Teeth?

We all know that sugary carbonated drinks do more harm than good to the teeth, but what about sparkling water? In most carbonated beverages, the acidity levels are very high – which can weaken tooth enamel.

If you’re not familiar with tooth enamel, it is the hard outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form. When left on the teeth for too long, the acid and sugar from carbonated beverages can cause significant tooth decay, stained teeth or, in some cases, gum disease. This is often discussed in association with sodas, but what about sparkling water? 

 

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ORTHODONTIST ACCEPTING SMILE DIRECT CLUB PATIENTS IN DENVER

Total Orthodontics: Where Your Smile Journey Takes a Joyful Turn for the Better

 

Facing the closure of Smile Direct Club? No worries, Board Certified Orthodontists Dr. Brooks Barefoot and Dr. Kevin Theroux are here to guide you back on the right orthodontic path! With two locations in Lone Tree and Greenwood Village in the Denver area, we’re the beacon of hope and excellence you are looking for to complete your Smile Direct Club treatment.Read More

5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To help, Dr. Kevin Theroux and Dr. Brooks Barefoot at Total Orthodontics shares some tips for teaching kids how to properly clean their teeth.Read More

5 Ways Your Smile Changes As You Age

Getting older isn’t a favorite topic of conversation, but it is important to understand how the body changes as it ages so you can continue to live a happy and healthy life as you grow older. One thing that changes as you age that people don’t often think about is your smile. Read on to learn more about how your smile ages and how you can take care of your teeth from Dr. Kevin Theroux and Dr. Brooks Barefoot at Total Orthodontics.Read More

Wait! Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating

Part of maintaining good oral hygiene is making sure to brush your teeth multiple times throughout the day. While most of us know to brush after eating, how soon is too soon? In order to answer that question, Orthodontists Dr. Kevin Theroux and Dr. Brooks Barefoot at Total Orthodontics will first explain the science behind tooth structure. Understanding this will help better explain why brushing right after eating is bad for your teeth.

 

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