New Year, New Me

At the start of each new year, we often hear people say, “New year, new me.” But what exactly does that mean? At Mcnamara Orthodontics, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.” To help you start the new year with a great smile and better oral health, we’ve come up with a list of Read More

The Impact of Smoking on Oral Health

When it comes to smoking, we’ve all been reminded constantly of the effects it can have on our overall health. In most cases, lung cancer is often the disease of choice that is a result of smoking. However, the damaging effects of smoking don’t stop there. Do you know the negative effects smoking can have Read More

Are You Over Brushing Your Braces?

Have you ever had that awkward experience when you drink a cold beverage and immediately feel a sharp pain in your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, one in eight people has this same problem with tooth sensitivity. So what’s the cause? Believe it or not, tooth sensitivity such as this doesn’t have anything to Read More

What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

The team at McNamara Orthodontics want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through the digestive system and is Read More

Fun Halloween Costumes Based on Braces

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at McNamara Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas you Read More

Announcing Cedar Point Contest Winner Tannah!

Congratulations McNamara Orthodontics’ patient Tannah H! Tannah is the winner of our “Cedar Point Ticket Search” Contest, scoring two tickets to “America’s Rockin’ Roller Coast.” We hid ticket graphics in a photo from Cedar Point. Tannah correctly identify the number of hidden tickets in the picture, and was then randomly selected from a drawing of finalists as Read More

Mail Order Orthodontics – Far Too Many Risks?

Would you consider undergoing orthodontic treatment to improve your smile without ever having to step foot inside an orthodontic or dental office? In the last couple years, there has been a significant increase in the purchase of mail order orthodontics and at-home teeth straightening kits, especially with teens. What’s the hook? It is advertised as Read More

Vegan Diet And Braces

While we’ve all heard that milk is great for building strong bones and teeth, not everyone drinks milk. Although more Americans are becoming proactive about taking care of their overall health, many of us have dietary preferences that exclude dairy products. Both calcium and vitamin D are essential to your oral health, but are you Read More

Orthodontic Treatment – When?

At McNamara Orthodontics, we suggest bringing your child in for an orthodontic evaluation at age seven. We recommend this age because the first molars come in around this time. While your child will have a mix of adult and baby teeth, our staff can identify any abnormalities or problems in the near future. These problems Read More

Can I Drink Alcohol While Wearing Braces?

You already know the effects alcohol can have on your body, but do you know how it can affect your oral health? At McNamara Orthodontics, our job is to educate adult patients on how to keep their teeth healthy during orthodontic treatment. Before you pick up that glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage, consider what’s inside. Read More