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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mouth

A new year means a new list of goals that everyone wants to accomplish. For some, their 2018 resolutions might look suspiciously similar to their 2017 resolutions. For others, they might be eager to try something new or different. If …
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How to Overcome Your Fear of the Orthodontist (and Braces)

It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or an adult, going to the orthodontist probably isn’t something you’re looking forward to doing. You don’t know what they’re going to say. You worry they’ll invade your personal space. You’re unsure of …
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How Long Have Braces Been Around?

People often think of dental care as a recent invention. While the procedures followed and tools used may be newly refined and developed, they have roots that go much further back. For example, Egyptians would crush rock, mint, salt, pepper, …
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Retained Baby Teeth as an Adult

Children’s mouths can change a lot over a small time frame. Old teeth fall out. New teeth grow in. Alignment shifts. Their body grows. While we start seeing children in our office as young as 7, treatment age varies greatly. …
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Dealing with Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is something that can happen to everyone, whether you have braces or not. Most of the time, it simply means you need to drink a little more water. However, if you’re experiencing unexplainable dry mouth frequently, it could …
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Braces Success Stories: What It’s Like to Have Braces as a 41-Year-Old Male

Braces carry a lot of stereotypes and assumptions. As orthodontists, we encounter them all the time. People say things like: Braces are only for kids. Grown men definitely don’t wear braces. Braces are too expensive. Braces are very uncomfortable/painful. All …
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Teeth Irritation and Braces

Irritation in your teeth or mouth is something everyone will deal with at some point. Whether it’s a severe issue like a cavity or you have a simple canker sore, it’s not something anyone wants to experience. Mouth pains can …
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

There’s a lot of toothbrushes on the market. Maybe too many toothbrushes. Where do you even start when buying a new one? Some go straight for a pretty color or the newest model they saw in a recent commercial. But …
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Just About Everything You Need to Know Regarding Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants white teeth. While proper dental care is the best and most important way to go about doing so, sometimes you need an extra boost. Teeth whitening is a popular practice that has been around for a long time. …
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Tips and Tricks for Smiling

For some, smiling comes easy. They can flash that picture-perfect smile on command at any moment. For others, it can be a struggle. What you thought was a nice-looking smile turns out to be more of a snarl.  And in this social media “selfie” world, …
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