Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cosmetic Mouthwash VS Therapeutic Mouthwash

The next time you’re ready to buy mouthwash, make sure you know your mouthwash and the differences between cosmetic mouthwashes and therapeutic mouthwashes. Just like toothpaste, there are different types of mouthwashes to do different things for your mouth. This is why it’s important to know the key differences between cosmetic & therapeutic mouthwashes.

Cosmetic mouthwashes act as a mask for bad breath or help whiten teeth. Similar to a mint, cosmetic mouthwashes will merely cover your bad breath and give you a more agreeable taste in your mouth. Aside from that, there are also some cosmetic mouthwashes that help give you a brighter whiter smile.

Therapeutic mouthwashes, however, have clinical purposes for oral hygiene that go beyond masking the smell of your breath. Therapeutic mouthwashes serve to fight plaque, attack bacteria, and strengthen teeth with fluoride making them a better choice for our patients at Hinesly Orthodontics.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Myths About Braces

Some myths being discussed around the web regarding braces are legitimate concerns people may have. Keep reading to see what some of these myths about braces are.

If you kiss with braces, your teeth will get locked together. Unless you are really smashing your faces together there is a very small chance of your braces locking since the modern brackets slim.

Will braces set off the metal detectors at the airport?
The lightweight materials and the small quantity of metal actually in your mouth will not affect metal detectors.

Can braces rust?
Absolutely not!

Will braces interfere with radio signals or other electrical devices? No. Radio-loving gadget fanatics can rest easy.