May 2014

6 Foods & Recipes for Better Oral Health

By |May 21st, 2014|blog|

By now, everyone knows to avoid sugary foods and dark sodas to keep our teeth bright, healthy, and sparkling, but what about specific foods we can choose to promote better oral health? Your food choices can either lead to tooth decay, or put you on a trajectory to good dental health. “The teeth and gums mirror what’s going on in the rest of your body. Therefore, what you consume influences the health of your smile,” Dr. Shawn Frawley said in an e-booklet by [...]

Take a Bite Out of Summer

By |May 12th, 2014|blog|

WHEN THE WEATHER HEATS UP, the first thing we want to grab is a refreshing snack and/or beverage. Often we are in the park, out on the lake, or simply in a position with limited options. When making these decisions unprepared, we often do not think about how what we’re ingesting affects our smiles. Here’s a handy list of foods and beverages that may do unexpected damage when we’re out having fun. Watch Your Intake: [...]

April 2014

Nail Biting 101

By |April 28th, 2014|blog|

Also known as onchophagia, the nail biting is a nervous habit that can have serious consequences. Stress, excitement, or boredom can trigger it, and approximately half of kids between ten and 18 have been nail biters at one time or another. According to experts, 30% of children and 15% of adults are nail biters, but most stop by the time they turn 30. Here are four reasons to put a stop to the habit: It’s [...]

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August 2013

How Braces Can Work at Any Age

By |August 20th, 2013|blog|

Are you an adult who is considering getting braces? Perhaps you’ve had them before, but over the years that dental work has been reversed. Or maybe you’ve never had any orthodontic work done, but are considering braces for the first time. In either case, Causey Orthodontics can help you enjoy straighter teeth, an improved bite, and a more beautiful smile. If you are considering getting braces, here is what you need to know about adult [...]

April 2013

April Marks National Facial Protection Month

By |April 3rd, 2013|blog|

April, also known as National Facial Protection Month, is upon us, and for Dr. Mark Causey and our team at Causey Orthodontics, that only means one thing: it’s once again time to remind our patients to protect their faces and pearly whites. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually. To us, that’s simply unacceptable. By simply wearing a [...]

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