Blown Away by Bad Breath

Bad Breath and Halitosis by Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics in Marlton and Turnersville NJAt Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics, we understand that bad breath can be a big turn off for most people, especially those that are image-conscious. It is also very annoying for people who deal with the problem.

  • How can you tell if you have bad breath?
  • What is the cause of bad breath
  • Is there any way to prevent it?

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a term used to describe the noticeable bad odors exhaled when breathing. It is difficult to notice yourself, and embarrassing if you experience other people’s reactions. They may back away slightly when you start to speak or change expressions when the two of you are standing and talking face to face. If you are lucky, a friend or family member will let you know if you have bad breath before you are offensive to others.

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Do You Know What to Look for When Buying a Toothbrush?

What type of toothbrush to buy

There are many different types of toothbrushes to choose from and each brush has a different type of bristle! When buying a toothbrush, everyone here at Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics thinks you should know the bristles are your number one priority… then consider color, shape, and all the whistles and bells manufacturers use to lure you to buy their product.

There are generally three different types of bristles: hard, medium, and soft. We always recommend our patients, especially children and seniors, use a soft bristled toothbrush. This is true for a hand held as well as an electric toothbrush.

Why? Because using a hard and medium bristled brush can cause problems with your teeth and gums. If the bristles are too hard, they can wear away the enamel on your teeth and irritate the gums so they become red and sore. Over time, the wrong bristle can even cause your gums to recede.

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How to Survive Thanksgiving with Braces

Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics offers helpful tips for Thanksgiving Dinner with Braces in Marlton and Turnersville NJIf you’re a fan of food like we are (and really, who isn’t?), then Thanksgiving just might be one of your favorite holidays. Not only do you get to spend time with the ones you love, but you can also eat all the foods you might not get to eat as often.

So how do you enjoy the same joys of Thanksgiving while wearing your braces? To help you navigate the serving tables at your Thanksgiving gatherings this year, we at Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics have a few tips for getting through all three courses.

Starters & Appetizers

Typically, while you’re waiting for guests to arrive or dinner to start, appetizers are brought out to keep you satisfied until the entrees were ready. While many common appetizers may not be good to consume with braces on, there are still quite a few options still open to you. To make it even easier, we’ve created two short lists to follow:

  • Appetizer Do’s: cheese chunks or slices, salami or pepperoni slices, soft dips with bread, meatballs or cocktail weenies in sauce.
  • Appetizer Don’ts: crunchy raw vegetables, chips, popcorn, and nuts.

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Fall Invisalign Special: $600 Off Treatment!

$600 off Invisalign Treatment at Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics in Marlton and Turnersville NJFall is a time to give thanks, and Carlyn Phucas Orthodontics is thankful for YOU!!!

Does your smile beam with confidence? Are your teeth shifting? Never wore your retainer? Have you been wishing for a straighter, healthier smile? Dr. Carlyn Phucas invites you, your family and friends to receive an exclusive, limited-time offer:

$600 OFF Invisalign and Free Teeth Whitening ($250 value) when you start Invisalign Treatment between October 29th and December 19th, 2018. (Invisalign scan must be completed by December 19th.)

Dr. Carlyn Phucas is a certified Invisalign treatment provider with Elite Premier Provider status and assesses each person’s smile individually delivering outstanding results giving patients a “clearly” effective, incredibly comfortable and invisible way to wear braces!

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