Orthodontic Health Month 2013You only get one chance to make a first impression, no matter what your age. Whether you are meeting new friends or interviewing for a job, a smile is important to building both personal and business relationships. It is a well-known fact that straight teeth and a great smile builds self-esteem, confidence, and influences how you present yourself to the world. Orthodontic treatment, no matter what age, is an investment in the future.

At Elliott Orthodontics our goal is to spread the word in New Boston and Merrimack NH that October is Orthodontic National Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.Read more on Celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October with a Beautiful Smile…

Sweet ToothSugar in our daily diet will always be an issue for dental and medical professionals, nutritionists, and parents. As long as sugar remains a large part of the American diet, we will continue to hear about all the negative effects sugar can have on the body. But the real question is… will we listen?

Overall, Americans are consuming less sugar than before, but Medical Daily reports we’re still getting about 13 percent of our daily calories from added sugars. A study from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey stated that two-thirds of added sugar is found in foods, and the rest in drinks, especially soda.Read more on Is Feeding Your Sweet Tooth Worth It?…

72-back to schoolIt’s that time of year again! The temperature is cooling off, fall sports are underway, and all the kids are headed back to school. At Elliott Orthodontics in New Boston and Merrimack NH, we want to offer a few helpful tips for going back to school with braces!

  • Make sure to follow the 2×2 brushing rule: brush your teeth for TWO minutes, TWO times each day! This will help keep your teeth and braces clean, which leads to quicker appointments and healthier teeth. If you want to brush after lunch, keep a toothbrush in your backpack.
  • Bring a water bottle to school. Drinking water throughout the day helps to keep your mouth clean, fight cavities, and prevent bad breath. Stick with water and you can’t go wrong.Read more on Orthodontic Tips for Back to School…