Celebrate your oral health today!

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There’s a lot to celebrate today!  Not only is it the first day of spring, it’s also International Day of Happiness and World Oral Health Day. And what better to be happy about than your oral health? Though easy to take for granted, good oral hygiene makes a huge difference in your overall well being. And it’s essential if you want to avoid problems like gingivitis, tartar, and tooth decay.  In fact, 90 percent of people worldwide will suffer from oral diseases in their life time. In the United States, about 80 percent of the population has had some form of gum disease.

Good oral hygiene not only keeps your smile happy and healthy, it is also crucial for successful orthodontic care. People wearing braces are more prone to experiencing dental problems than non-braces wearers. If dental problems become too severe, braces will need to be removed and orthodontic treatment can’t continue. A word to our SCL patients: take good care of your braces if you want to finish treatment with a great looking smile!

In honor of World Oral Health Day, here are some tips on how to keep good oral hygiene when you’re wearing braces:

  1. Bring a dental kit with you to school. Brushing and flossing teeth between meals will make a big difference in avoiding buildup around your brackets
  2. Use a floss threader. This can make it easier to successfully floss when you have braces on your teeth.
  3. Change your toothbrush every 2-3 months. Old toothbrushes aren’t as effective because they carry bacteria.
  4. Add a mouth rinse to your oral hygiene routine. This can help reduce bacteria and plaque even more than traditional brushing and flossing.
Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


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