Orthodontics

Do I need a referral?

January 20th, 2015

Not everyone has their own family dentist and many people forget about mentioning orthodontic work during their regular dentist appointments. The good news about coming to Pridemore and Cox Orthodontics is that you don't need to have any type of referral in order to book an appointment or to learn more.

Although there are some patients that come into our orthodontic office directly from a dentist referral a great deal of the people that we see in our offices are referred by other orthodontic patients and simply from finding our website online or through our advertising. If you are ever curious or concerned about your oral health it's important to set up an orthodontics consultation directly by calling our office.

You might feel a bit intimidated by the concept of price for orthodontic treatment but it is important to note that many health plans will cover the cost of orthodontic treatment, you’re financing in treatment options available and in all cases we will offer up the initial consultation for orthodontic treatment completely free of charge.

This means that you can have all of your questions answered, a recommendation for orthodontic treatment and an assessment of your oral health all at no risk to you and completely free of charge. To book a free consultation contact our office today. Regardless of whether you have a family dentist or dental referral Pridemore and Cox orthodontics is available to help you!

One of the most common brushing mistakes!!!

September 24th, 2013

Starting in the same place every time will allow other parts of your mouth and teeth to get less effort. With time this may in turn increase cavity build up and tooth decay.

Studies also show that most right handed individuals start at the upper left corner of their mouth and left handed people start at the upper right corner of their mouth. Since the initial effort put into brushing teeth is higher and decreases accordingly as we are about to finish brushing, the last parts of the mouth being cleaned will suffer.

When you are finished brushing, the most common areas cleaned include inner surfaces, chewing surfaces, and the back of the teeth. In order to avoid white spots with braces, you need to start brushing on alternate sides. Combining this with two minutes of brushing can ensure all teeth have equal chances of getting cleaned.