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Common Orthodontic Myths

Even the most insane yet common orthodontic myths can spread like wildfire, and they are just as tricky to put out. These types of tall tales are not like Paul Bunyan and Babe blue ox. Instead of entertaining and inspiring …
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The Importance of Regular Appointments During Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is not a single clinic visit treatment. This isn’t a set it and forget it type of treatment. There are many micro-precision corrections made by the Orthodontist that require specially timed movements and appointments. These appointments can reduce the …
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The Dangers of Sour Candy for your Teeth

It’s really no secret that when consumed in mass quantities, candy can be detrimental to your teeth. This is especially true when it comes to candy that is coated in sour flavoring or powder. Make no mistake about it, constantly …
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The Pros and Cons of Chewing Gum

Your parents used to tell you it would rot your teeth, your teachers used to tell you to spit it out and your friends used to tell you it would sit in your stomach for seven years, if swallowed… We’re …
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How to Use Your Flex Dollars Before the End of the Year

A Flexible Spending Account is a great benefit that is offered to many employees across the country. The ability to deposit tax-free money into an account has helped families purchase everything from necessary medications to affordable braces in Minneapolis. While …
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Do Braces Cause White Spots on Your Teeth?

Getting braces is very common and safe, but patients still have questions. One of the most common questions we get is, “do braces cause white spots on your teeth?” Separating the Myth from the Facts Unsightly white spots on your …
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Why Yogurt is Good for the Gums

If you love yogurt, you probably enjoy it for the taste and perhaps for the fact that it can help with digestion. Many yogurts contain probiotics that are really good for helping regulate the body’s digestive system, but did you …
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How to Know if You’re a Candidate for Invisalign

If you need braces, you may be afraid that you’re going to get stuck with some ugly, uncomfortable metal in your mouth. Fortunately, many people have the option of using Invisalign. This new technique makes use of a series of …
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The History of Braces

Did you know that the first braces were found on bodies thousands of years old? It’s true! Archeologists have found very crude braces on mummies unearthed in Egypt and have found evidence that the ancient Greeks were practicing orthodontics as …
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Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed Before Orthodontic Care?

The most common type of orthodontic care that most people will get is braces. While some adults do get braces in their later years, most people get them as children or teenagers. These braces help realign their teeth and give …
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