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OrthoPros/DentalPros Encourages All Tucson Area Athletes to Protect Their Smiles During National Facial Protection Month (and all year round!)

Shin guards? Check. Helmet? Check. Cleats? Check. Mouth Guard? Double Check! Spring is here. And, for many Tucson kids and teens, that means it’s full-on soccer, baseball, skateboarding and lets-get-outside-and-do-something-athletic season. It also means April is here—which is National Facial Protection Month. In this month’s blog, we’ll be discussing just that—how to keep kids and … Continued

What to Expect When Getting Braces in Tucson at OrthoPros

After putting on braces for many years in Tucson, one thing never changes – the questions patients have about the process. You might be thinking: What will it feel like? How long will it take to get them on? Will my teeth hurt forever? Will I get sores in my mouth? Will the sores go … Continued

9 Clues Your Child Should See An Orthodontist

Braces… they seem like a rite of passage from adolescence to young adulthood. You may have wondered whether your child really needs braces and when. Though healthy teeth can be moved at any age, seeing an orthodontist early can mean less extensive orthodontic treatment later, and ultimately save you some money, too (and who doesn’t … Continued

Is Flossing Really that Important for Your Child?

Despite a report in the past that downgraded the importance of flossing, most dental professionals recommend that flossing remain a regular step in dental care. The purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove the plaque which would otherwise build up on teeth and along the gum line. Toothbrushes can only reach the front and … Continued

OP Kids Club!

Here at OrthoPros, we value all of our patients smiles, including our young patients who aren’t ready for treatment just yet. This is why we created the OP Kids Club! All patients under the age of 11 are invited to join our OP Kids Club. Members will receive a monthly newsletter with updates and activities. … Continued

Choosing an Orthodontist

Choosing an orthodontist for you or a family member is an important decision since you’ll likely be visiting that doctor for a good period of time. Here are some things to consider when selecting an orthodontist. 1. The doctor is a licensed orthodontist You may happen to come across general dentists in your community who … Continued

You Don’t Have to Stop Snacking

Some patients are initially concerned about eating with their braces when they first start orthodontic treatment.  While your teeth may be sore after first getting your braces on or after adjustment, there are still many foods and snacks that you can enjoy. In addition to choosing the right foods during any periods of mild discomfort, … Continued

The Importance of Mouth Guards

Dr. Kacer and the team at OrthoPros and DentalPros encourages anyone involved in contact sports to wear a mouth guard. Mouth guards protect your teeth and can prevent painful and expensive dental trauma that often occurs during contact sports. Not only does a properly fitted mouth guard keep your mouth protected, but it could lessen … Continued

The Importance of Oral Care

Why Oral Health Is So Important Here at OrthoPros & DentalPros, we’re dental professionals, so we are just naturally aware of the importance of a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. The benefits of good oral health seem self-evident to us. But for the all the other people in the world who don’t work in orthodontics … Continued

Is Invisalign Teen Right for My Child?

  Invisalign started as an orthodontic treatment for adults, but teenagers soon started asking for it as an alternative to traditional metal braces. If you don’t know what Invisalign is yet, basically it’s a treatment that consists of a series of clear plastic trays that fit directly over a patient’s teeth. The main advantage over … Continued


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