Plan Now, Save Throughout the Year

Plan Now, Save Throughout the Year

This may seem like an odd time of year to discuss HSA/FSA funds, but at the AAO, we think this could be the MOST appropriate time to talk about it. And more importantly, you do not have to wait. HSAs, Health Savings Accounts, and FSAs, Flexible Spending Accounts, are...

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Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

WE TEND TO think of straight teeth as being mainly about looks, but they actually come with several very real health benefits too! 1. Easier Brushing and Flossing Teeth that overlap each other and are crowded together can be harder to clean, leaving them more at risk...

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What to Pack in Your Braces Care Kit

What to Pack in Your Braces Care Kit

HAVING BRACES CAN affect your daily life in a lot of small and unexpected ways. The best way to prepare for them and minimize any inconveniences that can result is to keep a braces care kit handy anywhere you go. There are several items that should be in any braces...

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Oral Health Goal: Cut Sugar Intake in Half

Oral Health Goal: Cut Sugar Intake in Half

SUGAR GOES BY MANY NAMES and hides where we’d least expect it. Molasses and maltose? Sugar. Corn syrup and sucrose? Sugar. Honey and agave nectar? They’re sugar too! We Consume a Jaw-Dropping Amount of Sugar Sugar in some form is added to 74 percent of packaged foods,...

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Stress and Our Smiles

Stress and Our Smiles

MENTAL HEALTH AND physical health are tied together in ways we don’t always expect. That even extends to the relationship between oral health and stress. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools we can use to protect our smiles from the effects of stress. Stress Could Be...

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Oral Health Goal: Cut Sugar Intake in Half

Oral Health Goal: Cut Sugar Intake in Half

SUGAR GOES BY MANY NAMES and hides where we’d least expect it. Molasses and maltose? Sugar. Corn syrup and sucrose? Sugar. Honey and agave nectar? They’re sugar too! We Consume a Jaw-Dropping Amount of Sugar Sugar in some form is added to 74 percent of packaged foods,...

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Why Do I Need To Wear Elastics?

Why Do I Need To Wear Elastics?

WE KNOW THAT RUBBER ELASTICS are sometimes the most difficult part of having braces. They are, however, extremely important for improving your smile! Elastics work together with the brackets and wire in your braces to straighten your teeth and correct your bite....

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Malocclusions: What Makes a Bite Bad?

Malocclusions: What Makes a Bite Bad?

HUMAN TEETH ARE supposed to fit together in a particular way. That’s how we can speak clearly and chew effectively. If someone’s upper and lower teeth don’t fit together properly, we call it a malocclusion or bad bite. Besides impeding the important functions of...

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Healthy You in 2022

Healthy You in 2022

Know the facts when considering orthodontic treatment as an adult It’s a new year, you have made your resolutions, and on the top of your list is looking (and feeling) healthy!  As a part of looking healthy and with the understanding that on-camera meetings are here...

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Let’s Answer Some Orthodontic FAQs!

Let’s Answer Some Orthodontic FAQs!

MANY PEOPLE DON’T know much about orthodontic treatment, and we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from patients. Let’s answer a few of those now in a quick FAQ session! 1. What does “malocclusion” mean? The word “malocclusion” means “bad bite” in Latin. It’s...

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