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The Basics of Enamel Hypoplasia

posted on 7-14-20
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THE AMOUNT OF work it takes to keep a smile healthy and strong can vary from person to person. For some people, simply sticking to a good daily regimen of brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist a couple times a... More

Impacted Teeth and Orthodontic Treatment

posted on 7-7-20
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NO TWO SMILES ARE the same, and the teeth that make them don’t always come in at the same rates. Some people get their adult teeth ahead of schedule, others get them late, and a few are left wondering if a... More

Chewing Ice Puts Teeth at Risk

posted on 6-30-20
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YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD before that it’s bad to chew ice, but do you know why that is? Let’s take a closer look at the damage ice can do to teeth and why many people want to chew ice in the first... More

Oral pH: The Chemistry of Healthy Mouths

posted on 6-23-20
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MOST OF US learn a little about the pH scale in our science classes as teenagers, but what does that have to do with oral health? A lot, actually, which is why we’re going to take this opportunity to give our... More

The Dangers of DIY Braces

posted on 6-16-20
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DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS can be wonderful ways to explore creativity, build something new, fix something broken, make something better, or simply save a little money. However, as medical experts who care very much about the health of your teeth, we have to... More

What Are All Those X-Rays For?

posted on 6-9-20
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JUST ABOUT ANYONE who’s been to the dentist has had dental X-rays taken, but how much do you know about the role they play in dental care? Let’s take a quick look at the different types of dental X-rays and what... More

Looking Forward to Retainers

posted on 6-2-20
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THE BEST DAY FOR every orthodontic patient is braces off day, but that’s not where treatment ends. To maintain those great results, it’s critical to wear retainers as instructed. So let’s take a look at the different kinds of retainers out... More

What Causes Canker Sores?

posted on 5-26-20
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CANKER SORES CAN be a real pain in the mouth! They might not be very dangerous, but they can make it pretty hard to have a good day. These angry little ulcers can form inside our lips and cheeks without warning... More

Oral Health and What We Drink

posted on 5-19-20
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WHAT WE DRINK can have a big impact on our oral health, sometimes in ways that seem counterintuitive. We want to take a look at some of the best and worst drinks for our teeth. Sugary Drinks Versus Oral Health It... More

Why Our Spit Matters

posted on 5-12-20
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WE DON’T USUALLY think very much about our spit, but it’s one of the biggest unsung heroes of our oral health. Just as a car engine can’t function for long without oil, our mouths need saliva for chewing, swallowing, and even... More