Just like the rest of your body, your mouth and teeth need to be well-nourished and taken care of in order to keep your smile radiant. Orthodontist Dr. Rob Forche at Rob Forche Orthodontics has four tips for keeping the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve!
Brush and Floss
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with a soft-bristled brush. It also recommends flossing daily in between teeth to keep plaque at bay. Flossing, while boring and annoying, is pertinent to oral health. Did you know not flossing is linked to heart disease? YIKES!Read More
Date night can be a nerve-wracking experience. From what to wear, where to go, what to talk about, the numerous variables of date night can wreak havoc on what should be a fun experience. You don’t want your braces to be another source of worry on this evening, and they don’t have to be!
With a few simple tips from Dr. Rob Forche at Rob Forche Orthodontics, you can flash your beautiful smile at your date as many times as you want without being worried about leftovers being hidden in your brackets.
At a Nice Restaurant – Stick to Soft Foods
While mood lighting can help hide a lot of things, it can’t get rid of food in your teeth. Stick to soft, tender foods so you can smile with confidence all night long. Pasta, mashed potatoes, soups, and other softer options are easy to eat and are less likely to have little bits that stick around in wires and brackets. Read More
You’re in between meals and craving something sweet, but you just started orthodontic treatment and know that many of your favorite foods should now be avoided. Is there anything sweet you can eat? The short answer is yes! Dr. Rob Forche and the staff at Rob Forche Orthodontics are here to explain the truth about sugar and how to satisfy your sweet tooth without damaging your braces.
The Truth About Sugar
Sugar is one of the leading causes of tooth decay and is off-limits during orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth healthy and strong. Whether you’re in braces or not, it is important to note that candy made of lots of sugar should always be avoided, especially during orthodontic treatment. Failure to do so could mean more dental work after your braces come off.
There is a common misconception that the type of sugar that you consume makes a difference in the overall effect on the teeth. This idea is false – texture and concentration matter immensely. The stickier the candy the more minutes it sits on your teeth the more likely the teeth are to decay or decal off, causing permanent stains. If eating a high sugar content food, the faster they are cleaned off the teeth by saliva, water or a toothbrush, the less risk there is. Once braces are on, sugar has many places to hide and the longer it’s left to sit on the teeth and braces, the more damage it causes.Read More
If you know Dr. Rob Forche well, you’re aware he’s a LEGO®s fanatic! Forche Orthodontics holds a yearly competition for patients to construct and submit their most creative LEGO building, structures, and designs!
Our winner for our 2019 contest is Ethan! His prize is two passes to LegoLand Discovery Center in Columbus, and a $100 Gift Card to the LEGO store. Congratulations, Ethan!
A huge thank you to everyone who submitted LEGO projects! Dr. Forche is thrilled to share his life long passion with so many of his patients.
Summer is winding down, get ready for fun fall events at Rob Forche Orthodontics! Keep your eyes peeled to our contest page. We hope everyone had a great summer!