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What Parents Need To Know About Thumb Sucking

posted on 11-13-18
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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... More

Can I Play An Instrument With Braces?

posted on 11-6-18
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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... More

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

posted on 10-30-18
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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... More

Halloween, Candy, And Your Braces

posted on 10-23-18
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WE ALL LOVE EATING our favorite candy from time to time, especially around Halloween. But those treats can get tricky for orthodontic patients, because many of the standard goodies are harmful to braces. So how can you safely enjoy your spooky... More

Taking Care Of Your Retainer

posted on 10-16-18
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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.... More

Are Braces Triggering Your Canker Sores?

posted on 10-9-18
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CANKER SORES ARE SELDOM SERIOUS, but they can drive us crazy! These small, shallow ulcers pop up in our mouths and on the inside of our lips unexpectedly and sometimes take days to heal. The good news is that they’re fairly... More

Think It’s Too Late For Braces? Think Again!

posted on 10-3-18
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THE STEREOTYPICAL IMAGE of a child or teenager in braces is a thing of the past. In fact, more than one million adults in the U.S. and Canada currently wear braces! If you’re thinking it’s too late for you to straighten your... More

Why Correcting An Overbite Is Important

posted on 9-25-18
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IT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION to think that orthodontic treatment is simply for aesthetic purposes. In reality, having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can have lasting effects on your oral health. So, what if you have an overbite? Fixing your... More

How A Nail Biting Habit Affects The Teeth

posted on 9-19-18
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NAIL BITING IS A HABIT shared by between a quarter and a third of children and nearly half of teenagers. Compulsive behaviors don’t always have negative effects on a person’s physical health, but this one definitely does. In addition to leaving the... More

Taking Care Of Your Toothbrush

posted on 9-12-18
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WE ALL USE TOOTHBRUSHES to take care of our teeth, but what are we doing to take care of our toothbrushes? It’s critical that our toothbrushes remain in good condition so they can do their jobs of keeping our teeth healthy,... More