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How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Who doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well, sunshine lovers, Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores 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 [...] Read More

Hey Runners! Pay Special Attention To Your Oral Health

We know that exercise is very important for both our mental and physical health. However, have you thought about the effects of running on your oral health? While those two things may seem unrelated, they’re actually not. Fear not. Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics will explain the correlation between running and oral health.

Oral Health and Running

While the rest of your body may be in great shape, each extra training hour actually increases your risk of tooth decay. Athletes are at risk for two specific oral health problems: dry [...] Read More

5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To help, Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics shares some tips for teaching kids how to properly clean their teeth.

Start Them Young – The best way for your child to learn how to properly brush their [...] Read More

Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help

Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you struggle to pronounce certain words, your teeth could be the reason why. Thankfully, orthodontics can help. Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics can provide orthodontic treatment to resolve common oral problems such as:

Lisp or Whistling

Lisps or whistles are common in children and adults and are developed due to open bites. An open bite occurs when the tongue doesn’t make a true connection with the roof of the mouth. This typically happens when pronouncing [...] Read More