Your Favorite Late Night Snack Could Lead to Tooth Loss

girl eating popcorn while using laptopIt’s 11 pm and, while you should be in bed, you’re standing in front of the fridge trying to decide a snack of choice before calling it a night. You know this isn’t the best life choice for your waistline, but did you know that it’s also bad for your oral health – especially your braces. Your orthodontic treatment increases the potential to leave food behind on the teeth after eating.

Late Night Snacking Can Lead to Tooth Loss

A 2010 study in Denmark discovered a relationship between midnight snacking and tooth loss. Over a six-year period, a group of over 2,000 adults (8% labeled “nocturnal eaters”) were found to have significantly increased their chances of tooth loss from repeated midnight snacking. Read More

What is the Value of Orthodontic Treatment?

woman getting braces examinedDid you know that orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth? The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) states, “The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great.” A straighter smile isn’t only good for aesthetics, it can also make it easier for you to bite, chew and even speak.

Cost vs. Value

Compared to the drastic increase in the price of a house or car in the last 20 years, you will get more value with orthodontic treatment as it typically lasts longer than most people keep a car or even the same house. With proper oral hygiene, the beautiful new smile you achieve with Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics can last a lifetime at an unbelievable value. Read More

Announcing Our “My Teacher Rocks” Contest!

Have a scholastic superlative to give out? An exceptional educator in your life worth acknowledging? Tell us why your favorite teacher rocks and YOU BOTH could win cash money!

Between February 19th and April 30th, we’re inviting our patients to leave an entry on our “My Teacher Rocks” Contest page explaining why your favorite teacher rocks.

All entries will be placed in a random drawing. If your name is drawn, you’ll win $50 cash, and your nominee wins $100 cash. Vinson Orthodontics will be drawing SIX winning names… that’s six chances to win big!

This is one of our most popular contests, so don’t delay. Share some kind words about a teacher that’s made a difference in your life for the chance to win cash! Good luck to all who enter, and a HUGE thank you to our area teachers for all you do each and every day!

Could Your Diabetes Effect Your Orthodontic Treatment?

smiling girl holding blood sugar monitorAlthough diabetes has become a fairly common disease in most recent years, it is still very serious and should be managed properly to avoid damaging effects to the body. These damaging effects include threats to your oral that can greatly influence your orthodontic treatment.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease is closer than most people think. Did you know that those with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease? For this reason, it is important for people with diabetes to understand its effects and practice good oral hygiene before, during and after orthodontic treatment.Read More