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Archive for December, 2011

Make 2012 the year to improve your oral health

Friday, December 30th, 2011


Many folks consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year that was, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2012? Dr. AJ Ortega and our team recommend that you make a New Year’s resolution to benefit your oral health!

It is important that New Year’s resolutions are reasonable and attainable, and that they improve your overall quality of life—for example, did you know that flossing every day is the very best way to prevent periodontal, or gum, disease? Using a straw when drinking sugary beverages can also help prevent cavities. There are many small steps that you can take to prevent cavities, oral infections and bad breath.

Be sure to give us a call if you need a few suggestions on ways to improve your oral health, or visit this helpful article from our friends at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). After all, we know your oral health is about more than just a beautiful smile.

Happy New Year!

-Your friends at White Rock Orthodontics

What do you love about the holidays?

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as our team at White Rock Orthodontics reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? A clean slate for 2012? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food? Also, what gift are you most looking forward to getting this year?

We’d love if you shared with us all the things you love about the holidays. Stay warm, and don’t forget to stay away from those sweets!

–The team at White Rock Orthodontics

Giving you a perfect smile with the Insignia system!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


At White Rock Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer the Insignia system of custom-designed brackets. With this system, Dr. AJ Ortega can design your smile on the computer by virtually moving the teeth into their perfect positions. Custom-made braces are then made for each tooth to gently guide your teeth into the position that was designed for you on the computer. Insignia’s innovative indirect bonding system and the ability to design your smile PRIOR to putting on the braces allows Dr. Ortega to maximize your case efficiency while delivering beautiful results!

If you have been considering orthodontic treatment, give Dr. Ortega a call! You can also find out more about our practice by visiting us on Facebook.

Are you wearing a mouth guard?

Friday, December 9th, 2011

With winter sports right around the corner, many patients here at White Rock Orthodontics will once again pick up the ball, bring the cleats out of seasonal retirement and hit the fields and courts for the return of sports action! During this time, however, Dr. AJ Ortega and our team urge our young athletes to play it safe when out on the field. Here are a few ways to ensure your mouth’s safety this fall and winter, courtesy of our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists:

1. Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as basketball, wrestling and hockey
2. Wear a helmet
3. Wear protective eyewear
4. Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
5. Be alert, even as a spectator

We hope that helps! Dr. Ortega and team will tell you protective gear is vital for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening activities. If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact our office or ask us on Facebook. Stay safe!

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