What About My Braces During COVID-19?

blog-featured-image-covid-19-and-bracesWith the rapid spread of COVID-19 forcing many orthodontic and dental offices to temporarily close, it is more important now than ever to practice good oral hygiene. Although we may not be sure exactly when our practice will be able to open its doors again, your smile is still our priority. For those currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, Dr. Fred Garrett and Dr. Richard Boyd at Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics can help. Here are a few ways in which you can maintain good oral hygiene and until your next orthodontic appointment:Read More

Congratulations to Rodeo Puzzle Contest Winner Amanda!

Congratulations to our patient Amanda, who tactfully completed a tricky online puzzle and was entered in a random drawing to see country superstar Chris Young at Houston Livestock & Rodeo on March 9th!

Check out this video on our Facebook page of Dr. Boyd making the surprise announcement while Amanda is in the office for her appointment! Congratulations, Amanda! We hope you have a great time.

Thanks to all of our patients who entered the contest and tried their hand at putting the puzzle together. There’s some fun contests and events (and plenty more of Dr. Boyd’s beloved megaphone!) on the horizon, so please keep your eyes to our Contest page!

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Why I Do Need To Wear Elastics?

blog-featured-image-elastics-and-orthodontic-treatmentElastics, also known as rubber bands, are a very normal part of orthodontic treatment. However, we know that people sometimes find them to be a nuisance or difficult to adjust to wearing. It is important to know that Dr. Fred Garrett and Dr. Richard Boyd at Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics has you wearing elastics because they are essential to the completion of the patient’s orthodontic treatment. 

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4 Surprising Foods that can Cause Bad Breath

green and herbal teasEveryone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find out what Dr. Fred Garrett and Dr. Richard Boyd at Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics has to say about some bad breath causing foods!Read More

Announcing Our Rodeo Puzzle Contest

Who’s headed to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in March? If you’re down to put your puzzle-assembly skills to work… it could be you!

Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics is giving away four tickets and a parking pass to attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Monday, March 9th at NRG Stadium. The tickets grant admission to the rodeo and the evening’s concert by award-winning country singer Chris Young!

Enter to win by completing our online puzzle. All patients who assemble the puzzle correctly will be entered in a random drawing to win the Rodeo tickets and parking pass!

Head over to our contests page for more information. This contest runs Wednesday, February 5th through Sunday, March 1st. We’ll see you at the rodeo!

How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Who doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well sunshine lovers, Dr. Fred Garrett and Dr. Richard Boyd at Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics has news for you! A little sunshine actually HELPS your teeth during orthodontic treatment! Sunshine has been found to improve mood, our immune functions, and increases vitamin D production in our bodies.

The Importance of Vitamin D

While in braces, healthy teeth and gums are of vital importance. Vitamin D helps to support oral health in two ways:

  • It helps our bodies to absorb and utilize calcium

Vitamin D has several major functions. One of its major functions is moderating other vitamins and minerals – including calcium. Calcium is crucial because it fortifies our teeth and supports jaw and bone strength. Several studies have shown greater cavity risk for people who live in regions with little sunlight – sometimes as much as double the risk.Read More