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The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

MOST OF US already know that sharks constantly grow new teeth, venomous snakes use their fangs like syringes full of poison, and elephants have enormous tusks. As lovers of teeth of all shapes and sizes, today we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a few lesser known bizarre teeth out there in the wild.

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For Busy People Invisalign Is The Treatment Of Choice

YOU’RE IN A RUSH AT THE AIRPORT, TAKING THE KIDS TO SCHOOL, hosting a conference, giving presentations, and meeting with very important clients. All through your busy day, you, the business professional, need to look and feel your best. You want straight, white teeth. Your every word counts. Clients need to listen to you, not

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Nail Biting And Oral Health

WE CALL SUSPENSEFUL BOOKS “nail-biters,” but the habit of nail biting itself has less exciting connotations. The most obvious consequence is torn, uneven nails, and in particularly severe cases, nails that become dramatically shortened and deformed over time. This alone would be enough of a reason to discourage the habit, but far more insidious are

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Cause, Effect, And Prevention Of Dry Mouth

HAVE YOU EVER woken up with your mouth feeling like a barren desert? Then you’ve probably experienced dry mouth, although it can be even more severe, making it difficult to speak or even eat. Dry mouth affects a tenth of the population, but why is it such a problem, why does it happen, and what

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Your Child’s Initial Orthodontic Evaluation

PARENTING CAN SOMETIMES FEEL like a time warp: one minute, you’re holding your new baby, the next, they’re getting a driver’s license. Because the time goes by so fast, we tend to want to hold onto our kids’ childhoods. However, that’s no reason not to plan ahead, particularly when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Don’t

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Medications’ Impact On Oral Health

  MANY OF US need to take medications to treat a wide variety of conditions. However, even as those medications treat our illnesses, they could be causing problems for our teeth and gums. Medicine And Oral Chemistry Some medications—even some vitamins—can damage our teeth for the brief period that they’re in our mouths. This can pose

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4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

  WE’VE ALL HEARD the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so the expression should really be “smile to burn calories!” But smiling will

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Taking Care Of Your Retainer

GRADUATING FROM BRACES to retainers is a major milestone for any orthodontic patient, but retainers still take work, because anything that spends that much time in our mouths will become smelly and covered in gunk if we don’t keep it clean. So how exactly do we do that? Well, to some extent, it depends on the

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Braces and Sugar

5 easy tips to reduce your sugar intake Do you know how much sugar you consume each day!  Do you know in some countries, the average can be well over 20 teaspoons per day? Sugar can be a major contributor to tooth decay. And, while you’re under your orthodontic treatment, it’s especially important to keep your

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Give the thumb sucking habit a flick!

The longer someone sucks their thumb, the harder the habit is to stop. Thumbsucking is a survival instinct at birth. Dr Rosario Rodriguez, a Specialist Orthodontist says: “People believe only children suck their thumb. From my experience in treating the habit, that is not the case. Over the 25 years of practising orthodontics, I have

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