Do Braces Cause Canker Sores?

Dr. Anthony Farrow of Farrow Orthodontics in the Wyndmoor, PA area says that the exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. A sharp tooth surface or dental appliance (i.e., braces or ill-fitting dentures) might trigger canker sores. Stress or tissue injury can cause simple canker sores. Certain foods including citrus or acidity fruits and vegetables (i.e.,…

Do You Need Braces?

Many parents in Philadelphia, PA wondered if and when they should take their child to an orthodontist for a consultation. Even adults themselves grapple with the question of, “Do I need braces?” Here’s a helpful list that outlines when you should call Dr. Anthony Farrow of Farrow Orthodontics to schedule an initial consultation: 1. Early…

Promoting Good Oral Hygiene in Kids with Braces

Sometimes kids forget to keep up with their oral hygiene responsibilities, especially kids with braces, so here’s some cool tooth trivia to get your child(ren) interested: Tooth Trivia #354 George Washington, the first president of the United States, had false teeth because his real teeth were so bad that they had to be removed. After…

Ten Tips for Sparkling Clean Braces

Food has more hiding spots than usual in your mouth now, so you have to be diligent in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discolored teeth and cavities. Keep your oral appearance up to par while wearing braces with these ten tips from Farrow Orthodontics in Mt. Airy, PA: 1. One tooth at a time.…

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Brushing Up On Basic Dental Care

Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease, and keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you avoid cavities. Dr. Anthony Farrow of Farrow Orthodontics offers the following tips to his patients in Mount. Airy, PA: 1. Brush your teeth at least twice a…

What Brand(s) of Bottled Water Do You Drink?

Fluoride strengthens our teeth and helps us maintain good oral health which is why Dr. Anthony Farrow of Farrow Orthodontics near Glenside, PA encourages patients to maintain some type of fluoride intake, especially if they have braces. However, as more people turn to bottled water and away from the tap, they may be missing out…

Keep Your Braces Sparkling Clean

Out with the Old, Keep Your Braces Sparkling Clean with the New Dr. Anthony Farrow of Farrow Orthodontics in Philadelphia, PA recommends that his patients replace their toothbrush every 3 months, when there is noticeable wear, or when they have an illness, and what’s cooler than recycling your old toothbrush by making a toothbrush bracelet?…

Say No to Nail Biting!

Nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement or boredom. Experts say that about thirty percent of children and fifteen percent of adults are nail biters, however most will stop chewing their nails by the time they turn thirty. Here are four dental and general reasons to…