Why Athletes with Braces Need Mouth Guards

Your teeth are tremendously valuable. If you are an athlete with braces, you’ll need a mouth guard. 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in sports activities. If you wear a mouth guard, your chances of dental injury is reduced forty times over. When seen in that light, the... Read more »

Can Sugarless Gum Truly Fight Cavities?

Can sugarless gum truly fight cavities? Chewing sugarless gum for about 20 minutes after eating can help guard your tooth enamel. The benefits mean an increase in saliva production, which can wash away plaque buildup, neutralize harmful acids, and prevent cavities. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind... Read more »

Oral Health Tips for Teens

Being a teen isn’t easy. The physical, social and emotional changes that come with growing up can be rather difficult to navigate. Your teen years are also the time when your permanent teeth and bite become set for life. They therefore must be cared for delicately. That way they can... Read more »

Your New Braces Need Extra Focus in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day. This is especially important when you have braces. Cavities and other oral health complications could increase the amount of time it takes to fully realign your teeth. At the same time, Dr. Michael Hiller understands that... Read more »

Temporomandibular Joint Pain Can Be Treated

Do you suffer from jaw pain? If so, you could be a victim of TMD, yet thousands of people are often left wondering what TMD is and why it is important to treat. That is why our team here at Hiller Orthodontics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is happy to talk... Read more »

What Do Malocclusions Look Like?

What do malocclusions look like? Malocclusions, also commonly referred to as “bad bites”, refer to misalignments and incorrect fits with your teeth and jaws. Malocclusions can be caused by a variety of issues, many of which are out of your control. For all the various types and styles of common... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Smile While Straightening Your Teeth

When it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease, Hiller Orthodontics encourages our patients to maintain diligent daily oral habits along with regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist. This is even more important while you are straightening your teeth. If you are wearing aligners, cleaning is as simple... Read more »

Invisalign® for a Straight, Beautiful Smile

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners that are specifically for you. The aligners are made of comfortable, nearly invisible plastic. They are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. A new set of aligners is given to the patient about every two weeks to... Read more »

Straighten Your Teeth With Braces

If you are looking to have an orthodontic procedure done to ring in the new year with a better smile, turn to our experts at Hiller Orthodontics to help you choose the treatment option you desire. For a straighter smile that is sure to bring lasting results, why not consider... Read more »