5 Tips To Stop Biting Your Nails

Whether you’re stressed, excited or bored, biting nails is a very common habit among kids and adults of all ages. Although it is more common among children ages 10 to 18, studies have shown that 30% of children and 15% of adults are nail biters. The good news is that most people drop the habit Read More

7 Vitamins For Great Oral Health

Just like your body, your teeth also require just the right amount of vitamins and minerals to maintain the great benefits of good oral health throughout your life. At Porter Orthodontics, our goal is to educate our patients on all aspects of health to maintain healthy teeth and gums. To make the most of your Read More

Learn How To Floss Like A Pro

Using floss is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain good dental health. It is the process of cleaning between your teeth to remove debris and food from areas a toothbrush cannot normally reach and an important part of your daily routine to keep your pearly whites sparkling and healthy. When Read More

Celebrate Thanksgiving Gratitude In Baton Rouge LA

Here at Porter Orthodontics, our team believes in the simple power of gratitude. What better time of the year to express our gratitude than Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving brings to mind different thoughts to different people. To most, it brings visions of a family Thanksgiving feast with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing with yummy gravy, cranberries, squash, Read More

Flex Your FSA

Wow! We are already in November of 2017. Only two months to go before the end of the year! For those families who have FSA (Flexible Accounts), now is the time to apply for your 2018 funding during open enrollment or to ensure you have spent all your allocated funds for 2017.

Wisdom Teeth – What Now?

Lately, the latest trend amongst trending topics has been celebrities keeping their Instagram followers up-to-date on their dental health. This includes top A-listers like Paris Hilton, Lily Allen, and Emile Hirsch. Even Ariana Grande has gotten in on the act. Recently, Grande gave social media users a front row seat to the removal of her Read More

Labor Day – Honors The Worker

  It’s that time of year again! Labor Day is our last chance to celebrate the summer. But what actually is the meaning behind Labor Day? Labor Day began in 1894. The US Congress decided that the first Monday of every September would honor the working men and women of our great country. This would Read More

Buck Teeth – What To Do?

Buck teeth, also known as a malocclusion or severe overbite, is much more common than we think. In many cases, buck teeth are a hereditary condition. But, it can also be worsened by prolonged thumb sucking, bottle feeding or the overuse of a pacifier. Throughout history, buck teeth have been the cause of bullying and Read More

Smile – A Glorious Wonder

A simple smile holds the key to many wonderful secrets. When you flash a those wonderfully beautiful pearly whites, you are sending a message not only to the world but subconsciously to yourself. You are telling the world that you are happy and confident but also telling yourself. We all smile when we are happy Read More

Sunburn – You’re Burning Up

The Team at Porter Orthodontics knows that regardless of the many health warnings about skin damage from the sun, many still subject themselves to the burning rays of the sun for extended periods of time. More than one-third of adults and 70% of children have admitted to getting sunburn at least once or twice in Read More

July 4th – Independence Day Fun Facts

We celebrate American Independence Day on the July 4th every year. We think of July 4th, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Read More

Father’s Day – Let’s Honor the Dads

Father’s Day is certainly not the oldest holiday in the World or even in America. Usually, Dads are celebrated by getting a day to do whatever they want…which most Dads believe to be a great idea. You will see Dads playing golf, fishing, bowling, working on their Model-T-Bucket hot rod or just plain napping in Read More