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How Braces Move Teeth

posted on 8-18-20
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FORMER AND CURRENT braces-wearers know firsthand how much of an effect a few pieces of metal can have on a smile with the help of a skilled orthodontist. It’s pretty incredible, but how does this process actually work? What do the... More

Have a Speech Problem? Braces Could Help.

posted on 8-11-20
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BEING ABLE TO enunciate and speak clearly depends on several things. Speech disorders can happen because of a hearing impairment, genetics, or a cleft palate, but another cause that might not seem as obvious is the position of the teeth! Let’s... More

Tooth Anatomy 101

posted on 8-4-20
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HOW MUCH DO you know about what’s on the inside of your teeth? Let’s take a quick look! We feel that the more our patients know about the structure and anatomy of teeth, the better they will understand how to take... More

The Advantages of Straight Teeth

posted on 7-28-20
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CONTRARY TO WHAT some people might think, having straight teeth isn’t just about looking good — not that there aren’t aesthetic benefits too. Studies show that a person with straight teeth is seen as being happier, wealthier, and more attractive than... More

Stopping the Grind of Bruxism

posted on 7-21-20
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WHEN LIFE GETS stressful or frustrating, a pretty common physical response is teeth-grinding. Unfortunately, it can do a lot of damage if it becomes a habit, and it can even happen while we’re asleep. Chronic teeth grinding is called bruxism. The... More

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