Helping Impacted Teeth Find Their Way

Helping Impacted Teeth Find Their Way

EVERY SMILE IS UNIQUE, right down to when the teeth that make them up come in. Some of us get our adult teeth on schedule, some early, some late, and some are left to wonder if a tooth or two might have gotten lost somewhere under their gums. When that happens, we...

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Which Type Of Retainer Is Best For You?

Which Type Of Retainer Is Best For You?

ALTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM hard to believe during the process, one day those braces will come off! Orthodontic treatment doesn’t end after braces, however. To maintain that beautiful, new smile you must wear a retainer as directed after the braces are removed. Remember that...

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Baby Teeth And Braces: Why Early Treatment May Be Best

Baby Teeth And Braces: Why Early Treatment May Be Best

WHILE MANY THINK BRACES are for correcting misaligned adult teeth, you may be surprised to learn that orthodontics can help correct your child’s bite before their adult teeth even come in! Baby Teeth Play An Important Role In Oral Health Primary teeth—more commonly...

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DIY Braces Are Dangerous

DIY Braces Are Dangerous

SOME DO-IT-YOURSELF projects leave us in awe of the sheer ingenuity and creativity involved. Others…not so much. DIY braces definitely fall into the latter category. There’s a reason it takes years of specialized training on top of dental school before orthodontists...

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Professional Orthodontics Vs. Mail Aligners

Professional Orthodontics Vs. Mail Aligners

ARE MAIL-ORDER aligners worth getting instead of professional orthodontic treatment with an orthodontist? We don’t think so, and it’s not just that we’re biased. Mail-order aligners can be cheaper and easier than in-office orthodontic treatment, but you’re really...

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month Is Here!

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Is Here!

STAYING INFORMED ABOUT the symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer is incredibly important. We oral health professionals are on the front lines of the battle against oral cancer, and we want to recruit our patients to fight with us. Oral Cancer Risk Factors By far...

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The Many Dental Career Paths

The Many Dental Career Paths

WHAT DOES A CAREER in dentistry look like? Being a dentist is an incredibly rewarding career, and beyond helping our patients maintain lifelong healthy smiles, we hope our team inspires at least a few budding dentists out there! We want to make sure you know all the...

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Do Your Friends Know These 6 Mouth Facts?

Do Your Friends Know These 6 Mouth Facts?

IF YOU’RE SHORT on fun topics of conversation for your next party, might we interest you in some weird mouth trivia? We’re sure you’ll be able to impress your friends. 1. The Bumps on Newly Erupted Adult Teeth Have a Name You might remember what it was like when your...

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The Tooth Fairy Across Time and Cultures

The Tooth Fairy Across Time and Cultures

ONE OF THE most prominent figures of the magic of childhood is the Tooth Fairy, but depending on where and when you are, the traditions around lost baby teeth are very different from what we have in our culture! Baby Teeth in Medieval Europe Centuries before the Tooth...

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Pioneers of Women in Dentistry

Pioneers of Women in Dentistry

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, so we’re celebrating two trailblazers for women dentists in North America. They paved the way for women in all dental specialties, including pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and endodontics. Lucy Hobbs Taylor Lucy Hobbs Taylor, born...

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