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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Did you know that there was an entire month dedicated to dental health? Dr. Cameron Jolley and the Jolley Orthodontics team are committed to helping young children understand the importance of healthy teeth. We work directly with dentists and pediatric dentists in our area to make sure that we are working together to keep parents informed and up to date on dental awareness.

History of Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Day was observed for the first time on February 8, 1949 by the American Dental Association (ADA). The observance was extended to one week in 1955 and to one month in 1981. The ADA has a...

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Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is important for many reasons. If you do not keep your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment, it is possible for your treatment time to be delayed and white spots to form on your teeth. Jolley Orthodontics does offer whitening options after treatment, but we would like to prevent the spots from appearing first.

Brushing & Flossing with Braces

Brushing and flossing keeps your teeth and gums clean by removing plaque daily. Dr. Jolley recommends brushing for at least two minutes after every meal and flossing at least once per day. Make sure large pieces of food are cleaned out of your braces and remember to clean all parts of y...

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Enduring Stay At Home and Shelter In Place orders means there are some simple things that Dr. Jolley would normally have you come into the office to resolve that we now need to find a way to help you resolve at home. To keep you, and our team, safe and minimize the risk of exposure, we know there are some things you can do to resolve discomfort at home.

Treating Discomfort at Home

Sometimes when you’re eating, you suddenly feel a wire poking you. Look in the mirror. It could simply be a wire is bowing out and isn’t completely off the bracket. If this is the case, use your finger to push the wire back into place.


IF that doesn’t work here are a few more things to try:


Cut off t...

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Avoiding Orthodontic Emergencies


Orthodontic emergencies happen when you least expect them. As with any emergency in life, prevention is key. Below are just a few tips for keeping your smile safe and avoiding an injury or broken braces. However, if you’re currently experiencing an orthodontic emergency, contact our office as soon as possible. Even if you think you can fix a broken appliance on your own, any errors can lengthen your treatment time and increase costs if done incorrectly.


Practice Good Oral Hygiene
After eating, brush and floss slowly and mindfully to make sure you remove food particles. When the braces come off, you want your teeth underneath to be happy and healthy! Tra...

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“We have had nothing but great experiences since moving over to Jolley from another orthodontist. From their finance to their front office, to Dr. Jolley himself, this practice is top notch. We are on our third set of braces (daughter, son, husband) and will be coming back for me next year.” - Laura B.

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We love getting feedback from happy patients! It is an honor to be trusted with the care of your family’s smiles and we are thrilled to know that your whole family is happy with their Jolley Smiles!

Dr. Jolley and his team are proud to be able to provide exceptional orthodontic care, including Invisalign and braces in the Trophy Club communit...

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Dental Health Month Fun Fact #5 - The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime! Aren't you glad it is just 2-3 minutes at a time?



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Dental Health Month Fun Fact #4 - You should replace your toothbrush at least every 3 months and always after you have been sick. This will help make sure the toothbrush has strong bristles and is clean.



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Dental Health Month Fun Fact #3 - Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. However, we need to make sure to keep it clean and strong!


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Dental Health Month Fun Fact #2 - The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime! That amount would fill at least two swimming pools. Saliva helps protect your mouth from germs and break down food you eat.



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Fun Fact: Dental Health Month


Did you know? The first toothbrush with bristles was made in China in 1498 using hair from hogs, horses and badgers! The first commercial toothbrush was made in 1938. Thankfully, our toothbrushes are no longer made from animal hair!