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Stinky Breath? It May Be Because of One of These Foods

It’s no fun having bad breath. It’s even less fun when you don’t know what is causing it. While bad breath is genetic for some people, the culprit is often the foods we eat. There are certain foods that are notorious for causing bad breath, but there are also some lesser known ones you may be eating on a daily basis. Read on to find out about some bad breath causing foods from Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontics!

1. Pasta Sauce

The acidity from tomatoes in pasta sauce can cause a buildup [...] Read More

Important Tips for Protecting Your Braces During Sports

Fortunately, getting braces doesn’t hold you back from doing things you enjoy, like playing sports! Braces will not keep you from any sport or physical activity. Nonetheless, the price you pay for a beautiful smile is taking a little extra care of your mouth while in treatment. To be sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your mouth during athletic activities, be sure to read on for some advice from Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontic.

Play Safe, Play All Season

In general, it is not uncommon for an athlete to experience injuries to [...] Read More

Important Things to Know About Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a unique and exciting time in a woman’s life. It is vitally important during this time that a woman takes good care of her body for the sake of her health and the baby’s. This includes your oral health. Your increased hormones during pregnancy can affect your body’s response to plaque (the layer of germs on your teeth). This can lead to dental problems in some women, potentially resulting in gum disease and increased risk of tooth decay. Fortunately, with proper hygiene at home and professional care from your dentist, your teeth should remain healthy [...] Read More

Treat Your Teeth to a Spa Day

Our teeth do a lot to help us on a daily basis (think of how much gum, food, etc. you chew on a daily basis!). All of that hard work means even our teeth deserve a little pampering every once in awhile. Fortunately, the dental aisle at your local store has plenty of affordable products for you to treat yourself with. Read on to see which products from Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontics can have your teeth living the life of luxury!

You can have a trip to the oral [...] Read More

What is Causing Your Canker Sores?

These sores are small ulcers that can pop up in your mouth and on the inside of your lips and take days to heal. While they are not serious, they can be pesky and annoying. If you can find out what causes them, they can be easier to prevent! Keep reading for some advice from Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontics about what causes canker sores.

Well, the unfortunate news is that braces can contribute to them. This mainly happens in patients that are already prone to canker sores. They may experience an increase in [...] Read More

Easing Anxiety and Fear When Visiting the Dentist

Many people fear going to the dentist. However, it is important that you find ways to cope with this fear as seeing a dentist is an essential part of maintaining your oral health.It is estimated that nearly seventy five percent of adults in the United States experience some amount of fear with regards to visiting a dentist. About five to ten percent of those people have a strong enough fear to be considered sufferers of dentophobia. Keep reading for some advice about coping with dentophobia from Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontics.

Don’t Be Afraid to Speak [...] Read More