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6 Braces-Friendly Recipes for Fall
Fall is here and you know the drill – leaves change color, football once again takes over our TVs, pumpkin spice rules the world, temperatures drop and we are all left craving warmer foods. It’s time for you and your braces to embrace the cool temps with these festively fall recipes: Turkey, White Bean & Pumpkin Chil...
6 Tips for Keeping Your Retainer Clean
Did you know keeping your teeth and your retainer clean helps prevent cavities and infection? Bacteria uses food particles to help create cavities. Clean teeth and clean retainers help keep teeth and smiles beautiful and healthy, so here are 6 ways for you to do just that. Wash your hands before and after wearing your re...
How to Catch, Treat and Cure Gum Disease
Do you ever spit out blood when you brush or floss? If you do, you could be seeing the early stages of gum disease, or gingivitis, as it’s commonly known. Luckily, if caught in the early stages, gum disease is reversible with a few changes to your oral care routine. It’s important to make these changes as soon as you notice pain or bleeding ...
Meet the CAO
The California Association of Orthodontists (CAO) is the Californian component of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)—the largest and oldest dental specialty organization. The CAO represents nearly 1,500 orthodontic members who practice in California. CAO members are specialists who have completed dental school and then successfully completed 2–3 years of additional training at an accredited orthodontic residency program. Our members are experts in diagnosing and treating all orthodontic problems in patients of all ages—from child to adult. Whether you are considering clear aligners or traditional braces, orthodontists have the training, the expertise, and the treatment options to make sure you get your best smile. Why trust your smile to anything less than a specialist?