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Daily Dental Hygiene for Braces

posted on 9-22-20
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WE SHOULD ALL BE happy to spend at least four total minutes a day brushing our teeth morning and evening (and then a few more for flossing), considering how important good oral health is. Braces-wearers might need to take a little... More

Defeat Bad Breath with a Tongue Scraper

posted on 9-15-20
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ONE OF THE MAIN things people overlook about a daily oral hygiene routine is cleaning their tongues. That’s right, it doesn’t stop with brushing twice a day for two minutes with a soft-bristled brush and flossing daily. The rough surface of... More

Get the Most out of Your Toothbrush

posted on 9-8-20
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AN IMPORTANT PART of keeping your teeth and gums healthy is your toothbrush. That might seem so obvious that it’s not worth saying, but you’d be surprised how many basic mistakes people make when it comes to their toothbrushes. We want... More

Habits We Don’t Realize Hurt Our Teeth

posted on 9-1-20
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TOOTH ENAMEL RANKS between steel and titanium on the Mohs Hardness Scale. That makes it harder than any other substance in the human body, and it also makes it harder than iron! However, it’s still fairly brittle and very vulnerable to... More

Why Do We Get Crooked Teeth?

posted on 8-25-20
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IT’S NOT ALWAYS fair or logical, but we get judged on our appearance all the time, and having crooked or straight teeth is a big factor in that. Studies show that people with straight teeth are perceived to be more successful,... More

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