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How To Floss Like A Pro!

Using floss is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain good dental health. It is the process of cleaning between your teeth to remove debris and food from areas a toothbrush cannot normally reach and an important part of your daily routine to keep your pearly whites sparkling and healthy.

When wearing braces, it is even more important to floss regularly since food collects and sticks more easily around the brackets and wires. At McNamara Orthodontics it is critical for our patients to know that when they do not floss, the result is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria that can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth, around the braces, and can cause puffiness and bleeding of gum tissue. Even if you are wearing Invisalign aligners that are removable when eating, it is still important to floss on a daily basis to maintain good oral hygiene.

What is most important is to make sure that you floss correctly and clean your teeth thoroughly. Watch this video on how to floss and the proper care of your teeth while wearing braces.

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Congratulations “Seek & Find” Winner!

Congrats to the winner of our recent “Snowflake Seek & Find” contest. This member of the McNamara Orthodontics family correctly identified the number of snowflake graphics hidden throughout our website pages, and was chosen by chance in the final raffle!

Snowflake Seek and Find Online Contest Winner

The prize is a $100 gift certificate to Revel & Roll! Enjoy the “bottomless bowling,”!

Try your luck at our Spring Break World Scramble. Solve a series of spring break-themed words correctly, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Best of luck to all our participants!

Announcing Our Spring Break Word Scramble Contest

Amazon Gift Card McNamara Orthodontics in Ann Arbor MI

There’s still a bit of winter left to get through, but our “Spring Break Word Scramble Contest” will get you ready for the sunny days ahead.

Unscramble several letter jumbles to review spring-themed words. Solve every scramble correctly, and you’re entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

This contest runs from Tuesday, January 22nd through Thursday, April 19th. One entry per contestant! For more information on the Spring Word Scramble, check out our Contests page.

We wish all of our patients and their families a happy 2018! Stay warm!

Sugar In Soda…And Your Teeth

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Glass filled with sugar

Picture your favorite sugary drink. Odds are it’s either carbonated or contains too much sugar. Now picture what your teeth would look like if you only drank that for the next five years. Believe it or not, most of us would have significant tooth decay, stained teeth or, in some cases, gum disease.

Why Sugar is a Threat to Oral Health

Despite the fact that tooth enamel is the hardest tissue the human body produces, it cannot repair itself because it is not a living tissue. When we eat or drink sugary foods, our teeth become victims of injustice. Sugar sticks to our teeth, becoming a feeding ground for bacteria. Read more on Sugar In Soda…And Your Teeth…