Bad Breath Survival Guide

We’ve all been there. On a date, at a job interview, or just talking with friends…suddenly you realize you have awful dragon breath. How did this happen and what can you do about it? Welcome to your bad breath survival guide. Poor dental habits are one of the main causes of bad breath. If you Read More

Protect Your Face…You’ll Be Happy You Did

April is National Facial Protection Month, so we are answering all of your burning questions about mouthguards and how to protect you teeth from unnecessary damage. What is a mouthguard? A mouthguard is an inexpensive piece of protective gear worn over the teeth. Athletes frequently use them to prevent sports-related injuries. Why are mouthguards important? Read More

Brushing with Braces!

A clean mouth is a happy mouth. And when Dr. Pulsipher and his staff see you have a clean mouth, we are happy too! When you have braces, you are playing a game of hide-and-go-seek with everything you eat. Here are 5 simple tips to keep your mouth happy. 1. It’s all about the angles. Read More

Fresh Breath Tips

Fresh Breath Tips for Braces Wearers – Eat a healthy diet. Unhealthy foods that are laden with sugar can contribute to bad breath. Stick with healthy produce, proteins, grains, and dairy found on the list of foods your orthodontist says are safe to eat with braces. – Drink Non-Sugary Beverages. Likewise, steer clear of sugary Read More

Back to School!

  Congratulations Alyssa D. for winning our Back to School Contest! Alyssa guessed 272 crayons and she is exactly right! Thank you to everyone that participated. Do you know your brain is like a muscle? When you exercise it, it gets stronger!! Learn something new everyday! Don’t miss our in office contest to win a Read More

Soft Drinks and Orthodontics

Soft Drinks + Orthodontic Treatment = A Recipe for Disaster Many people are not aware that soft drinks – even diet soft drinks, sports and energy drinks, and fruit drinks – contain acids, which can be especially troublesome for people in orthodontic treatment. Acids pull calcium out of the enamel, making the tooth soft to Read More

National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Each February for the past 62 years, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. With Read More

How to Clean Your Retainers

Orthodontic retainers are the devices that orthodontists give patients to minimize the movement of their teeth after the braces have been removed. Retainers are forever! There is no part of the human body that does not sag or wrinkle with age, and the teeth are no exception. Since you’re going to need a retainer from Read More

Straight Teeth Without Metal Braces

Looking for an alternative to metal braces? ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort-every reason to smile. With ClearCorrect, Dr. Pulsipher can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you Read More

Orthodontic Emergencies

True orthodontic emergencies are very rare; but when they do occur, we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain, or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the Read More

Fresh Breath Tips for Braces Wearers

– Eat a healthy diet. Unhealthy foods that are laden with sugar can contribute to bad breath. Stick with healthy produce, proteins, grains, and dairy found on the list of foods your orthodontist says are safe to eat with braces. – Drink Non-Sugary Beverages. Likewise, steer clear of sugary sodas and juices for the same Read More

Year End Insurance Reminder

The end of the year is coming quickly! Pulsipher Orthodontics wants to remind you to schedule any appointments that you might need to take advantage of any flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits that you may have. Please be sure to make us aware of any changes to your insurance for the year of Read More

Myths of Orthodontics

The stereotypical braces wearer – in middle school, with a mouth full of metal brackets – has led to numerous myths about orthodontics that discourage many people from getting the dental care they need. Myth 1) Orthodontic treatment is for kids. Although teenagers typically have braces, adults represent a growing proportion of orthodontic patients. No Read More