The Best Age to Have an Orthodontic Evaluation

The Best Age to Have an Orthodontic Evaluation

Early on, orthodontists can see problems that may be occurring with teeth and jaw growth through the use of different diagnostic tools as well as a thorough clinical evaluation. Orthodontic specialists are specifically trained to evaluate potential orthodontic and growth problems as early as age 7 or even younger. If these problems are detected, the […]

It’s Never too Late to Get the Smile You Have Always Desired

If you’re an adult who’s unhappy with your smile, here’s good news. Braces are just as effective for older people as they are for the young. In generations past, adults were discouraged from having their teeth straightened. Back then, it was assumed braces worked best for children whose mouths were still growing. Today, we know […]

4 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers Your Teen Will Love!

Luv My Smile - Grass Valley & Salinas CA

Stockings just may be the best part of Christmas morning! So why not stuff it full of presents your teens will love? We have some last-minute stocking stuffer ideas that are sure to please your teen and their oral health! Oral-B Electric toothbrush kits– Our office is currently offering these amazing packages for only $99 […]

Enjoy Apple Hill with Braces

Autumn is our favorite season here in the foothills: crisp air, colorful leaves, occasional dusts of snow – and tons of apples. Fifty-plus years ago, 16 apple ranchers in the Camino area formed the Apple Hill Growers Association to promote and share their bounty. The organization now has 55 ranchers – and every fall they […]

Learn Why Most People Are Not Living to Their Maximum Potential

A recent report from The Huffington Post examines the results of a survey on the sleep habits of adults. Are you a sleep worker? No, not a sleepwalker, but a person who goes to work and attempts to function on too little sleep. It turns out, one-third of American workers are sleep working — not […]

Make Your Smile the Source of Your Joy

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. -Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Scholar, and Lecturer When you smile, the world smiles back. Both scientists and spiritual teachers agree that a great smile can transform you and your life. Not only are […]

Halloween Treats & Braces: A “SCARY” Combination

Halloween is spook-tacular, but it can often be a source of anxiety for anyone with braces. However, returning home after trick-or-treating with a bucket full of candy shouldn’t cause unnecessary stress. While good eating habits are very important, it’s also nice to experience the Halloween tradition and for many, that means eating tons of candy! It’s […]

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

When October rolls around most people think about pumpkins, Halloween, and trick or treating. Did you know that it is also National Orthodontic Health Month? The purpose of this month is to create awareness about orthodontics and how it is an essential part of your overall dental and physical health. Most people think of braces […]

Propel Your Orthodontic Treatment

Today, an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to enhance the social, psychological and functional status of their lives. However, an adult patient’s number one concern before starting orthodontic treatment is how long will it take. Thanks to the new, state-of-the-art PROPEL® System patients can now confidently achieve their orthodontic goals including a […]

Snoring Can Be A Serious and Life-Threatening Problem

Snoring is an important warning sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, also known as OSA. OSA occurs when the airway partially or completely collapses and blocks air from reaching your lungs. People who suffer from sleep apnea can stop breathing from five to over one hundred times per hour! It is estimated that over 85% of […]