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Wait! Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating

Part of maintaining good oral hygiene is making sure to brush your teeth multiple times throughout the day. While most of us know to brush after eating, how soon is too soon? In order to answer that question, Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics will first explain the science behind tooth structure. Understanding this will help better explain why brushing right after eating is bad for your teeth.

The Science Behind Tooth Structure

The outermost area of the tooth is called enamel. It is the protective layer of each tooth [...] Read More

How to Handle an Invisalign Emergency if Your Orthodontist is Closed

At Redwood Shores Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment.

That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience discomfort at a time when we can’t see them right away. We wanted to equip our orthodontic patients with some tricks and hacks that you can do at home, so you can ease discomfort and keep treatment on [...] Read More

4 Simple Rules When Eating with Braces During COVID-19

You’ve already been told a hundred times, but we’re telling you again: be very mindful of what you eat while wearing braces. Dr. Eric Wu in Redwood City, CA is a firm believer that taking care of your braces is crucial to getting a great orthodontic result!

During the coronavirus quarantine, it is harder than normal for an orthodontist to fix broken brackets or handle an orthodontic emergency. You know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! This holds true when taking care of your braces and avoiding orthodontic emergencies.

We here at [...] Read More

What About My Braces During COVID-19?

With 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. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics can help. Here are a few ways in which you can maintain good oral hygiene and until your next orthodontic appointment:

Keep your teeth/braces clean – Continue to brush [...] Read More