Sugar in DrinksOrthodontist Dr. Robert Norris knows that the consumption of sugar will always be an issue for dental professionals, medical professionals, nutritionists, and health buffs everywhere. As long as sugar remains a large part of the American diet, we will continue to hear about all the negative effects sugar can have on the body. But do we listen?

At Stone Oak Orthodontics, we feel it is our mission to provide important information regarding the epidemic problem of sugar consumption in our country today and understand how the over consumption of sugar may cause many health problems in the future, especially for our children and generations to come.

You may think… Is this concern exaggerated?Read more on The Truth About Sugar – Are Your Ready to Take a Stand in San Antonio TX?…

Yearbook photo with bracesOrthodontist Dr. Robert Norris wonders if you have ever thought about why you don’t see many seniors with braces in high school yearbooks today? Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1960s or '70s and you'll see many “tin grins”. You don’t often see that today. Why? Kids today undergo orthodontic care at a much earlier age in San Antonio TX and treatment is usually completed before their junior year when most yearbook and prom photos are taken. Some patients, with special problems, begin orthodontic treatment as early as age 7 or younger.

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. This is when the permanent teeth begin to erupt and most orthodontic problems become apparent to general dentists and parents. If orthodontic treatment is indicated, the optimum time to determine the best course of treatment and timing to begin is when the teeth and jaws are still growing.Read more on Orthodontic Treatment is Often Considered a Rite of Passage Among Adolescents and Teens…

Traveling with InvisalignOrthodontist Dr. Robert Norris knows that at Stone Oak Orthodontics, some teens and adults opt for Invisalign, the “braceless” alternative to traditional braces to straighten teeth. What would you do if something happened to your Invisalign aligners while you were out of town? What if an aligner breaks, is left behind at a restaurant while eating, or you lost your purse or luggage with your aligners inside? Here are some tips for Invisalign patients on what to do if you are out of town and something happens to your aligners!Read more on Traveling with Invisalign – Are You Prepared?…

Oral Piercing Tounge Ring San Antonio TXOral piercings of the tongue, lips, and cheeks are growing in popularity and acceptance, and are considered a way to express ones personality in an art form like tattoos. However, did you know the human bite can be more “toxic” than an animal bite? Keeping this in mind, imagine what could happen to your mouth with oral piercings that collect additional food and debris (that breed bacteria and germs) while banging against your teeth over 1500 times a day when you swallow…Read more on In San Antonio TX…Oral Piercings – Is it Worth It?…