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Spring Into Good Oral Health | Orthodontics Frisco, Prosper & Little Elm

April 20th, 2017

At Corbridge Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer those in and around Prosper, Little Elm, and Frisco, TX the best when it comes to orthodontics, including our braces and Invisalign treatments. As your trusted orthodontist, we don’t only want to provide you with a straighter smile – we want to provide you with a healthier smile as well. In order to help you achieve a higher level of oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment, we’ll be more than happy to give you a few simple tips.

Remember to Brush Often

While brushing twice a day (after breakfast and before bedtime) is recommended for most people, patients who are wearing braces should brush their teeth four times a day. The reason for this is because braces allow for many places in a patient’s mouth where food can get trapped. When food is trapped inside your mouth for a long period of time, it can eat away at your tooth enamel and cause cavities. When you’re wearing braces, it’s important to be strict with your brushing habits so that you don’t develop any cavities. We recommend brushing once after every meal and then again right before you go to bed.

Watch What You Eat

One of the most common causes for developing tooth decay is from eating harmful foods. While you’ll have to avoid hard foods and sticky foods when you wear braces because of the damage they can cause to your orthodontics, it’s also important to limit the sugary and acidic foods you eat. Acidic foods will eat away at your tooth enamel while sugary foods will cause bacteria in your mouth to produce more of these damaging acids. Some of the foods we recommend limiting include:

  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Energy Drinks
  • Fruit Juices
  • Pineapples
  • Pickles

Our March Event

We’d also like to take this time to mention that during the month of March, we gave out tickets to see Beauty and the Beast. It was wonderful seeing so many of our patients there! We all had a great time watching the movie and we hope you’ll come by and join us for our next family-friendly event!

Contact Your Prosper, Little Elm, and Frisco, TX Orthodontist Today!

If you’re looking for orthodontics, such as braces or Invisalign, in or around Prosper, Little Elm, or Frisco, TX, we encourage you to give us a call at (214) 705-6188. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you attain a healthier smile!

Annual Food Drive At Your Local Little Elm & Prosper TX Orthodontist

December 9th, 2016

Lend a helping hand this holiday season by donating canned food to Corbridge Orthodontics’ office. Here is your chance to help those less fortunate by gathering canned food and bringing it to our Frisco, Texas office. We are also providing people with more incentive to donate by offering a chance to receive Corbridge Coins. For every 5 items donated, you will receive 3 Corbridge Coins! This opportunity to contribute to our Annual Food Drive ends December 16th, so remember to donate before then.

Donate To A Great Cause

All the donations we receive at Corbridge Orthodontics will go to Frisco Family Services Food Pantry. The Frisco Family Services Food Pantry is the most utilized service of the agency, distributing over 47,000 pounds a month and serving more than 3,700 individuals. With your generous donation, the Frisco community can use their financial resources on other expenses during their time of need.

Most Needed Items

Non-perishable foods

  • Boxed Meal Helpers (hamburger helper)

  • Canned Tomatoes

  • Dry Beans

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Condiments (ketchup, mayonnaise, jam, jelly, dressing, etc...)

  • Canned Fruit and fruit cups

  • Sugar

  • Flour Cooking oil

  • Canned beans

  • Canned vegetables

  • Snack items

  • Breakfast bars

  • Cereal

Personal Care Items

  • Soap

  • Conditioner

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste

For Babies

  • Diapers size 3,4,5

  • Pull ups

Other Most Needed Items

  • Laundry Detergent (smaller containers; 64 load size or smaller)

  • Household Cleaners

  • Dish washing Liquid (smaller containers)

  • Disinfectant spray

  • Household disinfectant wipes

  • Toilet bowl cleaner

Visit Your Local Prosper & Little Elm Orthodontic Office Today

Give back to your community today by visiting Corbridge Orthodontics and donating to our Annual Food Drive. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about the food drive or just general questions about our orthodontic practice!

Dr. Corbridge’s Local Pumpkin Decorating Is Back!

September 21st, 2016

Providing Pumpkins To Dental Offices Around Frisco, Prosper, & Little Elm, TX

That’s right, Dr. Corbridge is back at it again with a new batch of pumpkins to send out to our local dental offices around Frisco, Prosper, & Little Elm, TX. If you happen to remember this from last year, we saw great success in sending out pumpkins with decorating kits to the local offices. From here, the offices all found interesting and creative ways to decorate their pumpkins, and show off the results to their patients. In 2015, we saw some pretty cool submissions- from traditional jack-o-lanterns, to painted pumpkins featuring Disney characters, there was a pretty awesome assortment in and around our communities last year. As such, Dr. Corbridge wanted to rally and see the same success this year!

Why Does Dr. Corbridge Do This?

The answer is far simpler than you might imagine. It’s because he wants to! Dr. Corbridge and staff are always trying to think up fun ways here and there to get engagement from the local dental community, and see what are some small little things we can do to help make our patients’ dental experience better. Whether you are going in for a dental cleaning with one of our neighboring dentists, or seeing Dr. Corbridge for your orthodontic Invisalign treatment, you should be coming into offices that celebrate fall, and all the fantastic things represented in this season. We may not have a pumpkin spiced latte machine, but we think this is a close second.

Following the decoration process, once all the pumpkins were spruced up by the dentists and their teams, our team from Corbridge Orthodontics would come back around and collect the pumpkins so that they could be displayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Helping to provide a little bit of decoration for the families of this great charity is just a little something we try to do on a yearly basis, and we are proud of the accomplishments we’ve made working with them.

As for the dentists, they're in it for the competition. Each office is designated to decorate a pumpkin, but after we collect them, each pumpkin is rated and voted for. As for the top three winners who've decorated the best pumpkins, the entire staff of that office receives an awesome prize! The prizes this year are:

  1. Grand Prize: $50 gift cards to Top Golf
  2. Runner-up: $30 gift cards o a dine in movie theater
  3. 3rd place: Dr. Corbridge caters lunch to the entire office

Come By Our Frisco Office Today!

Want to see OUR cool new pumpkin? Want to know how we plan to decorate this premier produce for our office and the Ronald McDonald house? Well you’ll just have to come by the office to find out! If it’s been awhile since your last orthodontic check up, or if you are considering undergoing your own orthodontic treatment for the first time, please contact us today and schedule an appointment! We’d love to see you come by visit us, so call today!

What to do if Your Lip Gets Caught Under Braces

August 20th, 2016

Even though most patients wearing braces experience a trouble-free treatment process, sometimes accidents can occur that can damage braces and cause injuries to the mouth, inside of the cheeks or lips. At Corbridge Orthodontics, we tell our patients to contact us right away if an accident occurs wherein their braces are damaged or broken. We will then do our best to work the patient into our schedule so they can come into our Frisco & Prosper orthodontics practice to have their appliances repaired.

If your lip becomes caught in your braces due to a sporting injury or just by accident, the first thing to do is to gently remove your lip from the braces. This can be temporarily uncomfortable but it is necessary so that healing can begin. Then we recommend placing a cold pack on the face over the affected area to reduce swelling. You can then place some wax over the part of your braces that is catching on your lips so it doesn’t happen again. Then contact our office for further directions. We may have you come in so we can see why this happened or we may give you some instructions and then see you at your next regularly scheduled appointment.

Importance of Wearing a Protective Mouthguard

Whenever you’re playing organized sports or taking part in any activity that puts you at risk for a facial or mouth injury, it’s important to wear a protective mouthguard that fits right over your braces. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and braces in case of a hard blow, a fall or a strike to the face.

Mouthguard made specifically for people wearing braces can be purchased at many sporting goods stores and online. Some brand names to watch for include ShockDoctor and UnderArmour. Your mouthguard should be looked at as a very important piece of sporting equipment you should carry with you so you can pop it in when you’re being active to protect your mouth, teeth and braces.

Contact Corbridge Orthodontics

If you have any questions about your braces or treatment or need some more tips for handling common emergencies, please contact us as we’re always happy to speak with you! We want all our patients to have an enjoyable, trouble-free orthodontic experience so they can get their straight, healthy and attractive smiles as quickly as possible!

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