Beware of TikTok Dental Fads!

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. UNLESS THE DENTIST is on TikTok, it’s not a great platform to get dental health advice from. This year we’ve seen a number of alarming do-it-yourself dental procedures trending,...

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When Should Your Child See an Orthodontist?

Orthodontic problems rarely fix themselves. That’s why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be screened by an AAO orthodontist at age 7 By age 7, your child has enough permanent teeth that an orthodontist can spot a problem...

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Preventing Stains During Orthodontic Treatment

Top image by Flickr user Gordon used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original. UNLESS YOU’RE CHANGING the color of your wooden furniture, stains typically aren’t good news, and they’re especially...

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How Do Braces Actually Straighten Teeth?

Top image by Flickr user Hana Yamada used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original. BRACES ARE SO common for teenagers (even though they aren’t the only ones who can have them) that a lot of people might...

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Wisdom Teeth and Braces

ONE OF THE BIG rites of passage for young adults is wisdom teeth removal. Of course, there are people who can actually fit those third molars in their jaws comfortably and there are a startling number who don’t even grow them in the first place, but for people...

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Current Internet Trend You Should Skip

Despite popular opinion, the internet might not have all the answers…especially when it comes to your facial structure. The online do-it-yourself facial restructuring trend known as mewing (which, by the way, is not a medical term) suggests that tongue...

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Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools!

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. OUR TEETH CAN do a lot of things. They chew our food, they form a lot of the structure of our faces to make us look the way we do, they make it possible to speak clearly,...

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Why Do Straight Teeth Matter?

Straight teeth provide more than a great smile. Teeth are like gears on a wheel. They are made to fit together in a certain way to do a certain job. If they don’t fit together, they can’t do their job, and this may lead to a variety of oral health problems. For...

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