Orthodontic Information

Germs on Mouthguards Can Cause IllnessMust adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during orthodontic treatment. A mouth guard protects the braces and serves as addition protection, further reducing the possibility of tooth and jaw injury.

It is not uncommon for athletes to remove their mouthguard when playing sports and set it down, hold it in their dirty hands, or toss it into the case or Gym bag when the game is over. Do you or your kids clean your mouthguard before popping it back into the mouth the next you play? Who knows what germs are breeding on the mouthguard when stored away that can cause illness and oral health issues?Read more on Mouthguard – You Wear It… But Do You Clean It?…

Eat Right For HealthDid you know that research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition as the main reason why we choose one food over another? Even though hereditary, social, emotional and health factors play a role, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. So setting healthy standards are important to family health and lifestyles along with physical activity.

The key message National Nutrition Month promotes in March is how to mix good taste and nutrition with healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Preview a food chart of recommended school snacks.Read more on Eat Right During March National Nutrition Month…

Childrens dental health month Porter Orthodontics Baton Rouge LAThe National Children’s Center Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers, and many others each year.

This year's the 2014 NCDHM campaign features the slogan "Join the Super Smile Team!". The program first started almost 75 years ago in Ohio as a one day event. Since then, the concept has grown into a nationwide program that is promoted for the entire month of February throughout the country.Read more on Porter Orthodontics Proudly Sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month in 2014…