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The Anatomy of Teeth

On the surface, teeth look pretty simple. They’re white (usually), they’re hard, and they help you do things like chew food and pronounce consonants. But beneath their shiny exterior, there’s a complex system at work. To best take care of …
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Orthodontist, Dentist, and Oral Surgeon: What’s the difference?

When you have teeth or mouth problems, you should always consult a professional. But which type of professional do you need? The mouth is a complex environment which is why there are multiple types of doctors who specialize in different …
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What if My Retainer Doesn’t Fit Anymore?

If you have braces, you’ll probably have to wear a retainer once they’re removed. The same goes for Invisalign. Unless it’s a permanent retainer, you won’t have to wear it all the time, and you might not have to wear …
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Braces and Speech Problems

We all know that braces can give you beautifully aligned teeth, a healthier smile, and a better feeling mouth. Those are things we all want, and yet, some may be hesitant to get braces. Why? There’s a couple of reasons. …
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Keeping Your Gums Clean and Your Mouth Happy

When it comes to the mouth, the gums go under appreciated. Everyone focuses on the teeth and the lips, and the gums are left literally hidden in the shadows. But the truth is, your gums are doing a lot of …
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Halitosis? The Causes Behind Bad Breath

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and taste something terrible. Putting your hand to your mouth, you breathe out and quickly sniff. Then you gag. You have …
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Teeth Whitening – Is it Bad for my Teeth? What if I have Braces?

Teeth are meant to be white. It’s their true, natural state. But maintaining that color can be tricky for some. Especially if you drink a lot of coffee/soda/tea, eat a lot of citric foods, or you’re a smoker. Brushing with …
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Tooth Enamel – Why it’s Important and How to Protect It

You hear almost every teeth related thing reference tooth enamel, but do you really know what it is? Or what it does? Or why it’s important? If you value your teeth (and you should), then you need to protect your …
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Choosing an Orthodontist in Burnsville, MN

Located right where 35E and 35W come together, Burnsville is positioned perfectly for those who enjoy suburban life but still like to visit the actual Twin Cities from time to time. Additionally, it’s very close the Mall of America and …
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The Worst Foods for Braces

There are some foods that are always bad for your teeth: candy, soda, large amounts of acidic foods, ice cubes (when you chew them). That’s pretty common knowledge. For those who have braces, there are a few more foods to …
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