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Archive for October, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

This is probably the only day when we say ok to sweets!!!  Happy Halloween😛

Having fun with our Halloween costumes

The only time when it’s ok to have SOFT candy!

Thank you Tina’s Yummies for the cupcakes!!!

Global Smiles Orthodontics


Running for Smiles:)

Dr. Edgar Mendieta was Running for Smiles at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon in Columbus, Ohio!  ImageWith over 18,000 participants Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named as the title beneficiary for the Columbus Marathon in 2012.

Our office at Global Smiles Orthodontics hopes to see you at the next event!

Benefits of Braces: Health and Big Smiles

Having straighter teeth allows you to better brush and floss all of the surfaces of your teeth and gums to improve your smile.  By doing so you can reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Straight talk about straight teeth

Having straighter teeth can improve your smile and health

Avoid tooth decay- After a meal, saliva mixes with bacteria and food and create an invisible coat called plaque. Plaque wears away tooth enamel, left untreated plaque causes pain, sensitivity and infection (ex: periodontal disease.)

Prevent Gum disease- Plaque can also wear away soft gum tissue.  Soft gum tissue can recede and fail to support teeth causing tooth loss. Gingivitis is caused by plaque that builds up around the teeth and gums. The gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Periodontal disease is inflammation around the tooth. Gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. The body’s natural response to infection is to start break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place.

Ultimately having straighter teeth helps improve your health, smile, & self confidence.  Give Dr. Mendieta a call today for an office visit!