(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon Smile)

Did you know that 90 percent of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime? That’s why March 20 is so important. Internationally recognized as World Oral Health Day, March 20 brings together people and organizations from all over the world to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and promote awareness of oral health issues.

Here at Damon Smile, we’re excited to be celebrating healthy smiles all week! Starting Monday, March 17, we’re kicking off 5 Days of Giveaways on the Damon Smile Facebook page! Visit our page to find how you can win fabulous prizes each day of the week.

As you know, our Damon Smile braces move teeth gently and quickly without frequent trips to the orthodontist. Even better, Damon Smile braces eliminate the need for elastic bands, which trap food and cause plaque build-up. As a result, Damon Smile brackets are more hygienic and promote a healthy mouth during treatment.

As you think about improving your oral health this week, remember that when left untreated many minor orthodontic problems may become worse, contributing to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive gum stress on gum tissue, and misalignment of the jaw joints. This can all lead to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Always seek advice from a local orthodontist!

To learn more about World Oral Health Day and how to get involved, visit www.worldoralhealthday.com.

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(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon Smile)

Congratulations, you’ve made the move to get the smile you’ve always wanted!

Now that you have braces, what does that mean for your daily brushing routine? It means brushing your teeth just became even more important! We’re here to help with four tips to keep your braces and teeth clean and healthy throughout treatment.

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  1. Always floss first – Before brushing, use floss to clean along and under the gum line to help dislodge any food left behind after eating.
  2. Choose the right toothbrush – Most brushes are contoured with shorter bristles in the center to fit easily around braces while also being able to reach your teeth, simultaneously cleaning both. For more information visit, we recommend visiting Crest and Oral-B’s “Embrace It” website: http://www.oralb.com/embraceit.
  3. Find your angle – Carefully angle your toothbrush for the most effective reach when cleaning above and below your wires. Watch this American Association of Orthodontists video for more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obuCKwrlfbM.
  4. Be thorough – Keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible by gently brushing your tongue, gums and roof of your mouth while also ensuring you cover every surface of your teeth and Damon Smile braces, including the front, sides and back.

Follow these simple, important tips, and you’ll be on your way to a healthy, glowing grin during your Damon Smile treatment!

Like this post? Check out “How Do I Brush My Teeth in Public?” for more helpful tips!

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The Results Are In & Your Smile Is In Style

December 19, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) more adults than ever are seeking orthodontic treatment.  As of 2012, more than 1.2 million people over the age of 18 have received treatment for a healthier, more beautiful smile. The treatment […]

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Damon Smile Website Wins 2013 W³ Silver Award

November 27, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) We’re thrilled to share that the Damon Braces website has been selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts as a 2013 W3 Silver Award winner in the category of health websites! The W³ Awards honor creative excellence on the Web, and the Damon […]

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Have a Fun and Braces Safe Halloween with these Candy Tips

October 21, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) Did you know nearly 600 million pounds of candy is purchased each year for Halloween? Between sticky caramels, sugary candy corn and gooey taffy, Halloween can be a frightful time for people with braces! To help you avoid severely damaging wires and brackets this […]

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Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month With Us!

October 10, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton to give you even more reasons to smile. During the month of October, we encourage you to take the pledge to “Always Smile.” National Orthodontic Health Month […]

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New Infographic Illustrates Why It’s ‘Never Too Late’ to Invest in Your Smile

August 29, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) To celebrate Damon Smile endorser and inspirational pro surfer, Bethany Hamilton’s recent wedding, we’ve created a special infographic that illustrates the benefits of having the smile you’ve always dreamed of—at any age. Titled ‘Never Too Late,’ the infographic spotlights powerful industry statistics while addressing […]

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Did You Know…? Fun Facts About Braces

August 15, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) Whether you’re in treatment now or thinking about getting braces, here are four fun bracket facts that you may not know! Fact: Your chances of being struck by lightning this year are 1 in 700,000, odds that don’t increase if you have braces[1]. Fact: […]

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#MakesMeSmile—Coming Your Way August 8

August 7, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon Smile) SPECIAL EVENT ALERT! Ormco is excited to team up with our friend Bethany Hamilton for a live Facebook chat, happening Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. PT over on the Damon Braces Facebook page: facebook.com/damonsystembraces. Have your chance to chat directly with the Soul […]

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What’s The First Thing You Notice When Meeting Someone New?

July 19, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon Smile) When you meet someone for the first time, what is the first thing you notice about them? Is it their eyes? Is it their hair? Is it their weight? A survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) found that, when meeting someone […]

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