What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

Dr. Barton Soper and the team at Advanced Orthodontics want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through the Read More

Can Orthodontics Improve Speech Disorders?

Speech Disorders…Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and how we communicate when talking. If you have issues speaking clearly, orthodontics can help! Lisping, whistling or slurring, and mispronunciation of words with “s” and “t” are the Read More

Sun Safety – You’re Burning Up

Sun Safety is important as kids are spending more time outside this summer when families go to outdoor outings and head to vacation destinations. With the nice weather and sunshine that comes with summer, it’s nearly impossible to stay indoors. Join Advanced Orthodontics and the Environmental Work Group (EWG) in their efforts, along with dermatologists Read More

Independence Day – Fun Facts

As Independence Day, July 4th, rapidly approaches, it’s clear we are already more than halfway into the year and more importantly … summer has arrived. Our team recently researched some fun facts about our nation’s favorite holiday to showcase why we love celebrating the day which hallmarks our nation’s independence. Did you know July 4th, Read More