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What’s Stopping You From Getting Braces?

MANY ADULTS MISTAKENLY believe that they missed their chance to get braces because they didn’t have them as teenagers. However, the number of adult orthodontic patients has risen dramatically over the last few decades, and today we’re going to debunk all of your excuses for not getting braces and show you why orthodontic treatment is still a wonderful option

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The Top 3 Worst Drinks For Your Teeth

ONE OF LIFE’S CRUELEST ironies is that so many of the foods and drinks we enjoy the most aren’t good for us at all. Naturally, as dental professionals, we’re particularly concerned about the ones that are bad for our teeth. That’s why we’re giving our patients a heads up about the three drinks that have the

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Oral Piercings: Self-Expression With Risks

WE ALL LIKE to show off our personality and sense of style in the way we present ourselves, from clothing to hairstyle to cosmetics. Piercings are often an important component of personal image, but unlike clothing and hairstyles, piercings come with health risks — particularly oral piercings. Common Oral Piercing Risks There will always be risks

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The Hidden Sugars In Our Food

WHEN WE THINK OF SUGARY FOOD, we usually picture things like lollies, cake, pie, ice cream, and soft drinks, but there is sugar hiding in many of the foods we buy at the grocery store — even foods we don’t think of as sweet! This is bad news for our oral health, because the harmful bacteria

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Should I Get Invisalign From A Dentist Or Orthodontist?

Picking The Right Person To Create Your New Smile The moment you decide to give yourself the gift of that new, perfect smile that you’ve always wanted, you’ll probably be filled with so much excitement and anticipation that you just can’t wait to get started. However, before you just look up where the closest Invisalign

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Early Orthodontic Treatment for Kids

WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten the length of orthodontic

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The Impact Of Smoking On Oral Health

YOU’RE PROBABLY FAMILIAR with some of the ways smoking impacts our health, particularly lung cancer. However, that’s not where the damage ends. Smoking can harm every part of the body, including our oral health. And the problems don’t end with stained teeth and bad breath. Gum Disease Gum disease begins as an inflammation of the gums,

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What To Look For In A Toothbrush

ON THE SURFACE, a toothbrush seems like just another item on the grocery list, but choosing the best one for you can be tricky. There are several factors to take into account, such as bristle softness, grip feel, head size, and whether to stick with manual or go electric. That’s why we’re here to help make

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Halloween, Lollies, And Your Braces

WE ALL LOVE EATING our favorite lollies from time to time, especially around Halloween. But those treats can get tricky for  patients with braces, because many of the standard goodies are harmful to braces. So how can you safely enjoy your spooky night of fun and sweets? Just follow our guidelines of what to aim for

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Which Type Of Braces Is Best?

STARTING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT is a big, important step. With all the different types of orthodontic appliances available, it can also be a confusing one, but that’s why we’re dedicating a post to letting you know the pros and cons of the each type and helping you determine what will be best for you. Invisible Aligners IF

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