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Children and Orthodontics

May 17th, 2018
1. What is an Orthodontist?An Orthodontist is a highly trained specialist who has completed two to three years of training after graduating from dental school. An orthodontist not only straightens teeth but also is interested in the bite, facial profile, and oral growth. 2. Why should I see an orthodontic specialist?Orthodontist has two or three years of highly specialized training above and beyond that of a general dentist in correcting jaw and bite irregularities. An orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]

Tips from Beim Orthodontics for a Healthy Smile

May 17th, 2018

Protect Your Face

April 19th, 2018
It’s National Facial Protection Month so Beim Orthodontics would like to remind everyone to protect those faces (and those smiles) this spring.   Photo provided by perfectteeth.comDid you know spring is one of the busiest times in emergency rooms for mouth and facial injuries?  Several of these injuries happen in the spring because they are sports-related accidents that could have easily been prevented with the use of sports safety equipment. By utilizing equipment...  [Read full blog post]

Selfies 101

April 10th, 2018
Photo provided by livefortech.comWe know, at first it seemed a little silly, all these people taking photos of themselves and posting them online. But did you know that taking selfies is a great way to show off your personality and confidence? Taking a selfie is an art form in itself. A great selfie is more than just a quick camera click, it actually takes a level of skill to capture and edit the perfect one. But don't worry...Beim Orthodontics has your back. We have some simple...  [Read full blog post]

More than Just Straight Teeth

March 23rd, 2018
Beim OrthodonticsOur dedication to providing extraordinary personal service with compassion and consideration to the unique needs of each of our patients is our top priority. We feel open communication is extremely important in creating a positive environment for our patients and ensuring a successful treatment outcome. Here at Beim Orthodontics, we consider dental health to be an integral part of overall good health. We believe that good dental health can instill a sense of well-being,...  [Read full blog post]

This Stinks

March 5th, 2018
Photo provided by oralb.comAfter getting braces, new patients may develop bad breath from not cleaning their teeth properly. Simply doing a quick job brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your teeth in great shape, especially when you wear braces. Bacteria feeds on food particles leftover after you eat, and this sneaky bacterium creates an unpleasant odor.  We certainly understand bad breath can be uncomfortable to talk about, but it happens to most of us. The important thing to do if...  [Read full blog post]

Eating With Braces

February 23rd, 2018
Photo provided by oralb.comNow that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.Foods to AVOID with braces:Chewy foods — bagels, licoriceCrunchy foods — popcorn, chips, iceSticky foods — caramel candies,...  [Read full blog post]

Tips and Tricks

February 8th, 2018
Beim OrthodonticsWe know even despite your best efforts, the wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact Beim Orthodontics as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance.  If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you. Call our office for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-bonded as soon as possible. You may have a situation that requires...  [Read full blog post]

Crowd Pleasing Braces-Friendly Game Day Recipes

January 30th, 2018
If you're still searching for a few more snacks to add to your Super Bowl menu, we've got two that will be sure to score with your friends & family.Hot Ham & Cheese Party Rolls 1 can refrigerated pizza crust1 lb. deli ham (thinly sliced, but not shaved)12 slices Swiss cheeseGlaze:1/2 cup butter2 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon poppy seedsDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick...  [Read full blog post]

Benefits Beyond Your Smile

January 9th, 2018
Beim OrthodonticsDr. Beim and all the Beim Orthodontics team want to remind you that orthodontic health is much more than straight teeth. When Dr. Beim creates beautiful smiles for his patients, he places all the elements of the face into their perfect alignment for a healthy as well as beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at Beim Orthodontics also provides many additional health benefits. Here are just a few you might not realize:Prevent TMJ:TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders...  [Read full blog post]

Avoiding Orthodontic Emergencies

December 19th, 2017
At Beim Orthodontics we know that even with the best of care, braces can cause soreness to your mouth. This soreness is the way your body reacts to your teeth as they begin to move. Your braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy and beautiful smile but you may experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated.Canker SoresCanker sores are a common occurrence when braces rub inside the mouth. There are ointments...  [Read full blog post]

The Best Floss Ever

December 8th, 2017
Photo provided by oralb.comIf you’ve visited the dental care aisle recently, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. We often have patients ask us which floss is the “best” type of floss. In essence, all of the options on the market today do the same thing, and at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. We’ve listed a few of the options below.   Flossers: Flossers are small plastic instruments with a single floss strip and a pick on the...  [Read full blog post]

Thanksgiving Countdown!

November 16th, 2017
It seems like the month of November has really flown by! Thanksgiving is just a week away and we’re all looking forward to time with family and friends – not to mention all of the delicious food! While some holidays spotlight foods that might traditionally be a challenge to manage when you have braces, Thanksgiving is typically filled with foods that are braces approved!If you’re looking to add a new side dish or two to your Thanksgiving table this year, we’ve found two contenders that...  [Read full blog post]

Out With The Old & In With The New

November 9th, 2017
With cold and flu season starting, germs seem to be lurking everywhere! While it’s difficult to avoid catching the office cold or flu bug, you can help keep your number one oral hygiene accessory in great shape by replacing your toothbrush regularly. Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean, but how long should you a keep a toothbrush? It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one every 3 to 4 months, and directly after any cold or flu....  [Read full blog post]

Four Flavorful Fall Smoothies

October 19th, 2017
With Fall in full swing and with it the hectic holidays just a step further down the road, we thought we’d put together a list of a few fall-themed smoothies that can serve as a great (and easy!) breakfast or after school snack.Pumpkin Banana SmoothieIf you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie.2 tablespoons canned...  [Read full blog post]

Back To School Smiles

August 13th, 2017
Healthy teeth do more than provide your child with an opportunity to show off their smile. Healthy teeth enable your child to be more confident, allow for easier social development and help to promote over-all good health.Most orthodontic problems are inherited, and therefore cannot be prevented. However, early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Beim can often guide facial development and tooth eruption, and thereby prevent more serious problems from occurring. While your child’s teeth may appear...  [Read full blog post]

Invisible Braces...No Magician Needed

August 6th, 2017
Need to fix your smile, but the idea of traditional metal braces has you thinking twice? Well guess what, you can get a perfect smile and no one will know you're wearing braces.Whether you're a teen facing alignment issue or you're an adult wanting a little cosmetic improvement for a great smile and you'd prefer not to have braces, the nearly invisible ClearCorrect no-braces system may be the treatment for you. A quick evaluation by Dr. Beim will tell if you are a candidate for this convenient...  [Read full blog post]

Why Your Child Needs An Early Evaluation

July 28th, 2017
Orthodontics deals with the correction of teeth and jaws that are not in the right position. Beim Orthodontics has been a versatile help in creating a straight and healthy smile to patients who are affected with crooked teeth and other oral problems such as:  • Overbite: In which the front teeth lie so much far forward, protruding quite the lower teeth. • Underbite: In which the lower teeth lie too far forward, sticking out more than the upper teeth. • Crossbite: In which there is...  [Read full blog post]

Beautiful Smiles Have NO Age Limit

July 11th, 2017
Don't let age stop you from having the straight teeth you've always dreamed of. Braces aren't just for kids anymore. Parents are still making regular trips to the orthodontist's office, but these days more and more are leaving their kids in the waiting room.It's sad, but true…over time our bodies start to wear out, including our teeth. As you age, your teeth break down. Unfortunately, it's one of the most visible signs of aging. As teeth wear, the lower and the upper jaw move closer together....  [Read full blog post]

Your Smile Can Be Perfect For You

June 22nd, 2017
There are many factors that go into creating the perfect smile. From proper alignment of the teeth to correct jaw position and facial structure, each play a role in the appearance of your smile.Do you have a perfect smile? Get yourself in front of a mirror and have a look.1. The ideal relationship between the upper and lower front teeth should provide some vertical overlapping. Ideally, the upper front teeth should bite approximately 2 millimeters in front of the lower front teeth. And…the...  [Read full blog post]

You're As Young As Your Smile Looks

June 6th, 2017
Trying to find ways to preserve your youthfulness as you age?  How about starting with your smile.Your teeth are probably the only thing on your face that doesn’t get wrinkles, but your teeth certainly do show signs of aging. So if you want to look younger and healthier, your teeth are a great place to start! Although our teeth are extremely resilient, over the years all of the chewing and the overall natural aging process can take a toll on our smile. Here are three ways to make your...  [Read full blog post]

Take The First Step

May 25th, 2017
At Beim Orthodontics, one of our number one goals of treatment is to give you or your child a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime. One of the first things people notice about others is their smiles, so we highly encourage you to take the first step towards getting the smile you’ve always wanted and make your initial consultation at Beim Orthodontics. We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person...  [Read full blog post]

Win An Apple iWatch!

May 18th, 2017
Summertime is lurking around the corner, and at Beim Orthodontics that means it's time for another fun contest! This year, we're hosting the Flat Dr. Beim contest again and giving you another chance to win an Apple iWatch! This contest is fun, easy, and FREE to participate in. All you have to do is take Flat Dr. Beim with you this summer and take pictures! Post your pictures on our Facebook wall, tag us on your pictures on Instagram, or email them to be entered! Download your printout now,...  [Read full blog post]

Sports Equipment You Need To Know About

April 17th, 2017
Spring break has passed and once again our patients are ready to begin the spring sports season! April is National Facial Protection month and because many of our patients are active athletes in the Lake Mary, Florida area, the staff at Beim Orthodontics encourages spring sports safety. Whether you’re an athlete, coach, or parent we want to remind everyone to play it safe during organized sports to help prevent serious facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Here are 4 pieces...  [Read full blog post]

No-Bake Braces Friendly Dessert

April 10th, 2017
No-Bake Strawberry & Cream PieIngredientsGraham Cracker Crust: 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs ⅓ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ⅓ cup butter, melted Strawberry Pie Filing: 1 (3 oz.) package strawberry jello ⅔ cup boiling water ½ cup cold water ½ cup ice cubes 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip topping 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced Instructions1. Using a food processor, pulse graham crackers until crumbly. Mix in...  [Read full blog post]

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