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posted on 4-3-17(0) Comments
ABC7 San Francisco speaks to a patient that tried to straighten his teeth with rubber bands, causing him to lose two front teeth! The AAO president warns patients against trying these methods themselves, and discusses the alarming rise in the DIY teeth straightening trend.
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KRCR in Eureka reported on the dangerous trend of DIY orthodontics, and spoke to CAO member Dr. Howard Hunt about patients he has seen attempt these worrying methods to straighten their teeth. One patient put a tight rubber band around his front teeth, which subsequently got trapped in his gums leading to severe infection and tooth loss.
posted on 3-31-17(0) Comments
CAO Member Dr. Gregory Ohanian spoke to EMaxHealth about the pros and cons of manual and electric toothbrushes. Thought you couldn’t use an electric toothbrush with your braces? Think again...
posted on 3-15-17(0) Comments
The dangerous trend of patients attempting to straighten their own teeth is rising and the CAO is making it a priority to educate the public about the consequences of this worrying fad. CAO member, Dr. Melanie Wang spoke to ABC10... More
posted on 2-15-17(0) Comments
It seems children today get braces or other types of orthodontic treatment earlier than their parents did. Is that the case and, if so, why? Perhaps one can say there was a paradigm shift in the early ’80s. There is... More