Category Archives: Oral Care

a woman getting a check up after learning about the benefits of orthodontics

Benefits of Orthodontics for Your Smile

Orthodontics is a valuable branch of dentistry that was formed to straighten crooked smiles. Georgia orthodontic treatment often features braces for your teeth as the star player. These are composed of stainless steel spacers for braces which attached to your teeth and are linked by an archwire. The orthodontist will tighten the archwire every six […]

an example of an early sign of oral cancer

Early Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer affects the lips, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and tongue. It can also affect the throat, sinuses, and soft palate. As a result, it’s essential to get it treated as soon as possible. Failing to do so could lead to significant illness and may be life-threatening. Mouth cancer falls into a category of […]

woman identifies retainers that are right for her

What Retainer is Right for You?

If you would like to realign your teeth–or keep them aligned–there are a few different treatment options. One of those options is to use retainers.  Retainers are normally used after braces have aligned your teeth, but they may also be used to adjust minor misalignments that have not been treated with braces in some cases.  Retainers are […]

doctor explains the different types of braces

The Different Types of Braces

Braces are no longer the bulky, painful appliances that once resulted in children sometimes being called “metal mouth.” Today, they provide the wearer with a more aesthetic appearance, with less pain and discomfort. The caring team at Ricci Orthodontics offers customized care for every member of the family. Why Does a Person Need Braces? People need braces […]

a young woman learning about invisalign results

Invisalign Results: Before and After

Let’s talk about your life before Invisalign. Maybe you need a simple straightening. Or perhaps your issue involves an over- or underbite, or gaps between your teeth, all of which require slightly more work.  Whatever your particular case, it’s playing on your mind. You have found yourself avoiding opening your mouth because you are embarrassed […]

woman makes a new years resolution for her teeth

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Teeth

All too often, people tend to take care of their physical health needs while leaving their dental health on the back burner. One important point is that many people likely do not realize that their dental health actually affects their overall health and well-being. Making New Year’s Resolutions typically does not include New Year’s resolutions […]

woman learns about the importance of dental work after the holidays

The Importance of Dental Work After the Holidays

The holidays present an opportunity for you and your loved ones to treat yourselves to some of your favorite meals. While a little indulgence is fine, eating a sugary diet for a prolonged period exposes your teeth to the risk of decay and gum disease. For this reason, seeking professional dental work at Ricci Ortho, GA, is […]

man gets an oral checkup to maintain oral health after thanksgiving

Oral Health After Thanksgiving

The holidays have become infamous for excessive food and alcohol consumption. With all the sugary treats on the table, Thanksgiving can be a nightmare for your teeth. The following article will provide tips and advice from the experts at Ricci Orthodontics on maintaining good oral hygiene during and after the holiday season. Oral Health at […]

woman getting braces and receding gums checked by orthodontist

What Causes Receding Gums?

Keeping your teeth healthy starts with good periodontal care. It is impossible to have healthy teeth without healthy gums. Caring for your gums ensures that your smile looks radiant. If you have noticed redness or swelling in your gums, visit Ricci Orthodontics in Johns Creek, Georgia, for periodontal care. What Are Receding Gums? Gums begin […]

close up of dentist helping patient flossing with braces

Flossing with Braces

If you wear braces, you’ve already begun to invest in your dental health. But there’s more to maintaining a beautiful smile once you’re fitted. Flossing with braces is essential to keeping your teeth clean and strong through the duration of wearing the orthodontic device. Wearing Braces and What Happens When You Don’t Floss Every time […]