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How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

blog-featured-image-vitamin-d-and-orthodontic-treatmentWho doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well, sunshine lovers, Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics has news for you! A little sunshine actually HELPS your teeth during orthodontic treatment! Sunshine has been found to improve mood, our immune functions, and increases vitamin D production in our bodies.

The Importance of Vitamin D

While in braces, healthy teeth and gums are of vital importance. Vitamin D helps to support oral health in two ways:

  • It helps our bodies to absorb and utilize calcium

Vitamin D has several major functions. One of its major functions is moderating other vitamins and minerals – including calcium. Calcium is crucial because it fortifies our teeth and supports jaw and bone strength. Several studies have shown greater cavity risk for people who live in regions with little sunlight – sometimes as much as double the risk.Read More

4 Surprising Foods that can Cause Bad Breath

blog-featured-image-bad-breath-foodsEveryone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find out what Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics has to say about some bad breath causing foods!Read More

Hey Runners! Pay Special Attention To Your Oral Health

blog-featured-image-oral-health-and-runningWe know that exercise is very important for both our mental and physical health. However, have you thought about the effects of running on your oral health? While those two things may seem unrelated, they’re actually not. Fear not. Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics will explain the correlation between running and oral health.

Oral Health and Running

While the rest of your body may be in great shape, each extra training hour actually increases your risk of tooth decay. Athletes are at risk for two specific oral health problems: dry mouth effects and sports-related nutrition effects. Read More

2019 Refugee Hope Fundraising Results!

 

Throughout 2019, our patients donated to Refugee Hope Partners! Thanks to the help from our patients, Dr. Vinson & Vinson Orthodontics were able to donate $3000 to Refugee Hope!

What is a Refugee? A refugee is someone who flees a country to escape danger or persecution.

Did you know that million people have been forcibly displaced around the world?

Here’s how Refugee Hope Partners is making an impact right here in Raleigh, NC. It’s a community in Raleigh that opens their doors to refugee families from around the world! They support these families through educational assistance and tutoring, homework help, English reading and writing, early learning, swimming lessons, bible studies, medical advocate programs, and more. There is no limit to how far this program will go to ensure success as these children and their families assimilate into the US.

In 2020 we will continue our efforts to uplift and support this amazing organization and ask our patients to join us!

 

5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

blog-featured-image-kids-brushing-tipsGood 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. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics shares some tips for teaching kids how to properly clean their teeth. Read More

Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help

blog-featured-image-orthodontics-for-speech-problemsDid you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you struggle to pronounce certain words, your teeth could be the reason why. Thankfully, orthodontics can help. Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics can provide orthodontic treatment to resolve common oral problems such as:

  1. Lisp or Whistling

Lisps or whistles are common in children and adults and are developed due to open bites. An open bite occurs when the tongue doesn’t make a true connection with the roof of the mouth. This typically happens when pronouncing words containing the letter “s” or “z.” Patients with an open bite often pronounce these words as if they have the letters “th” instead of an “s.”

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