Carrots: Not Only for Your Eyes
You’ve heard about the many benefits of carrots. You know they are a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins. They’ll help you to have healthier eyes and can keep your waist trim when they are part of a balanced diet. Eat carrots and you can’t go wrong. They’re good for your teeth as well and can actually get rid of debris in your mouth after you’ve eaten. Think of eating carrots as a way to brush your teeth when you don’t have a toothbrush on hand. That being said, you need to do more than eat carrots to have a healthy smile. You need to go to the dentist. Brushing and flossing is a must. You also need to take care of any orthodontic concerns. If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, you can run into serious problems.
Talk to an Orthodontist About Your Teeth
You may not realize that your orthodontic issues can lead to health issues in the future. If your teeth are aligned in such a way that it is hard for you to keep your teeth clean, tooth decay can result. With tooth decay comes a build-up of plaque. Research has linked excess plaque to heart disease and problems with memory, like Alzheimer’s Disease. Sleep apnea has also been connected with problems with tooth alignment. You could also end up struggling with a TMJ disorder, a painful condition in which the jaw is out of alignment. All of these problems and more could have orthodontic roots.
Fix Your Smile Today
Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.
When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006
Dr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay Area native, graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor degrees in both Integrative Biology and Social Sciences and then went on to graduate from Harvard with honors for her Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
She continued her education at UCSF with a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Growth and Development, followed by an Orthodontic Residency with a Master of Science in Oral Biology.
She is Board Certified in Orthodontics. She received the American Association of Orthodontics Award for Craniofacial Research and the Harvard Odontological Society Award for Excellence in Research. Her work on preventing decay around braces has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics.