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What Parents Need To Know About Thumb Sucking
THUMB SUCKING IS NORMAL for infants, but many parents wonder about its effect on their child’s future dental health. As a parent, you may have questions such as, “When should I be worried about thumb sucking?” or, “What will happen if my child continues to suck their thumb?” Because thumb sucking is so widespread–it’s estimat...
Can I Play An Instrument With Braces?
GETTING BRACES CAN BE VERY EXCITING! The promise of a beautiful, straight and healthy smile at the end of orthodontic treatment is more than worth the minor aches and pains that go along with achieving it. We understand, however, that you may have some more in-depth questions about undergoing treatment depending on your unique circumstances ...
Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth
HALLOWEEN IS ONE OF the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and it’s almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favorite food of the harmful bacteria living in our mouths, which means ...
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?