How Dairy Can Benefit Your Oral Health

Is dairy a regular part of your diet? If not, it should be provided that you are not lactose intolerant. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), regular consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt can actually lower your chances of contracting periodontal disease (gum disease). Gum disease is caused by […]

Tis the Season to Promote Good Oral Hygiene!!

With the holidays right around the corner, Dr. Ashley L. Reynolds of Crescent Orthodontics in South Lyon, MI, reminds you to keep in mind your and your family’s dental health. Oral hygiene aids make great stocking stuffers! Creative ideas can make maintaining good oral health fun with things like cupcake flavored dental floss, or with […]

Tips to Help Minimize White Spots While Wearing Braces

Every orthodontic patient with braces in South Lyon, MI, looks forward to the day their braces are removed and they can see their beautiful, unhindered smile! Unfortunately for some patients, there are white spots outlining the area where their braces once were. These white spots are known as demineralization and are a result of poor […]

Braces Are off, Time for Retainers!!!!

When it is time for your braces to be removed at Crescent Orthodontics in South Lyon, MI, the next step is a retainer! Retainers are used to hold the teeth in their beautiful new positions. Removable Retainers Removable retainers are very easy to use and care for and make brushing and flossing easier and more […]

Toothbrush Timeline 3500 BC – 2014

3500 BC Back in 3500 BC Egyptians and Babylonians would chew on the ends of sticks until the fibers of the wood formed a brush which was then used to clean their teeth. Subsequently Miswak, branches of the Salvadora persica tree, was discovered. The Salvadora persica branches have healing and antiseptic qualities, and studies show […]

Maintain Your Beautiful Smile Post-Braces with Rentention

Caring for your smile does not stop when your braces are removed. Retention is a KEY componet of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Reynolds and her team at Crescent Orthodontics in South Lyon, MI, understand that many people do not realize the great importance of wearing retainers. Here are a few things we want our patients to […]