Childrens dental health month Papandreas Ortho N. Royalton OHThe 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 Papandreas Orthodontics Proudly Sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month in 2014…

Papandreas Ortho North Royalton OH Valentines DayLooking to treat yourself or someone you love to a Smile Maker for Valentines Day? There is no way to measure the magnitude of a healthy, beautiful smile. If you are looking for that special gift that allows someone to become the best possible version of themselves, orthodontic treatment is a great way to show how much you care.

The look of your smile can affect ones level of satisfaction and happiness in life. If you are uncomfortable smiling because of crowding, spacing, or are embarrassed how your smile looks … it can affect your self-esteem and impact your daily life both personally and in the workplace.Read more on Valentines Day Smile Makeover at Papandreas Orthodontics…

White Marks on Teeth After BracesChalky, opaque-looking white spots on the teeth are not uncommon today. Maybe you have them or perhaps you’ve seen them on the teeth of friends or family. Many things can cause white spots on the teeth. They can be a factor of nutrition, genetics, an excess of fluoride intake at a young age, or poor oral hygiene.

When undergoing orthodontic treatment, white spots can develop if plague is allowed to remain “around the brackets and along the gum line” for an extended period of time without proper brushing and flossing. Good oral hygiene is critical during treatment. Since the bonding material that glues the bracket to each tooth creates and air tight seal, you seldom see white marks underneath the braces but around the braces and along the gum line after braces are removed. Read more on Common Causes of White Spots After Wearing Braces…

Different Layers of teethAre you experiencing tooth sensitivity? Hot or cold temperatures, sweet or sour foods and drinks, and deep cavities or fillings often trigger this problem. Sensitivity is a common dilemma and an estimated 45 million Americans are victims! If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, sensitivity is also not at all uncommon.

Sensitive teeth normally occurs when the enamel on the outside of the tooth wears away exposing the dentin layer of the tooth. The dentin layer is very porous with tubes that run to the nerve center. When exposed, the tubes react to changes in temperature and different foods.

During orthodontic treatment, the discomfort a patient experiences is due to pressure that is placed on your teeth by the braces. This level of discomfort varies from patient to patient. The sensitivity is not permanent and will only last a few days. At Papandreas Orthodontics, we educate our patients on how to reduce this sensitivity to enhance a more pleasant orthodontic treatment experience. However, if you aren’t wearing braces, below are some common causes of tooth sensitivity. Read more on Sensitive Teeth – The Root of the Matter…