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How Your Orthodontist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

posted on 1-21-20
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FEELING A BIT TIRED at times during the day is completely normal, even with a good night’s sleep. Some people, however, struggle every night for a restful sleep, especially those with sleep apnea. Did you know that one in five adults... More

Making Malocclusions Bite The Dust

posted on 1-14-20
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A MALOCCLUSION OCCURS when the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together properly, which can lead to a variety of problems. These bad bites can impact our speech, our digestion (by making it difficult to chew our food), contribute to TMJ... More

How Will My Diet Change With Braces?

posted on 1-7-20
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GOOD NUTRITION IS extremely important to having a healthy smile. It also aids in orthodontic treatment! By eating right during your treatment, you can make sure your teeth are strong enough to support braces as well as avoid any setbacks. Avoid... More

The Hazards of Oral Piercings

posted on 12-31-19
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FROM CLOTHING TO HAIRSTYLE to cosmetics to accessories, our personal style is how we portray who we are, and this can include piercings. However, where clothing and hairstyles are very rarely health risks (we hope), the same isn’t true of piercings.... More

The Impact of Diabetes on Teeth and Gums

posted on 12-17-19
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ONE OF THE MOST common complications of diabetes is gum disease, and that isn’t the only way diabetes is hard on teeth and gums. Diabetes and oral health have a close relationship. If the diabetes isn’t carefully controlled, it will be... More

In the Event of an Orthodontic Emergency

posted on 12-10-19
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DO YOU HAVE A PLAN about what to do if something unexpectedly goes wrong with your orthodontic treatment? If not, we can help you out with some preparation tips. It also helps to know the difference between a minor issue and... More

The Big Scoop On Tooth Sensitivity

posted on 12-3-19
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DO YOU GET a painful jolt through your teeth every time you try to enjoy a bite of ice cream or a sip of fresh coffee? If you do, then you’re familiar with the woes of tooth sensitivity, and you’re not... More

Sugar, Its Many Aliases, and Your Teeth

posted on 11-26-19
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WHAT COMES TO MIND when you hear the word “sugar”? Probably your favorite type of candy or dessert, maybe your favorite soda. You probably didn’t picture barbecue sauce, granola bars, flavored yogurt, or fruit juice, but all of these and plenty... More

It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

posted on 11-19-19
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CHEWING ICE MIGHT SEEM refreshing in the moment, but it’s not doing any favors for your teeth or braces and aligner attachments in the long run. Today we’re going to take a look at why ice chewing is such a common... More

A Quick Guide To Retainer Maintenance

posted on 11-12-19
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THE DAY YOUR BRACES come off will arrive sooner than you think, but your orthodontic treatment won’t quite be over yet. In order to keep the straight smile you and our practice are working so hard for, you’ll need to wear... More