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Category Archives: Teeth Care

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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Signs that It’s Time to Get Braces

If you’ve been sick for multiple days without any signs of getting better, you know it’s time to go to the doctor. If there’s a sharp pain in your tooth that won’t go away, it’s time to go to the dentist. But …
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Vacation and Braces

We’re nearing summer time which means it’s the start of vacation season! After the strenuous months the new year brings (not to mention the brutal winter), a little getaway is just what most of us need. If braces are now …
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Making Brushing Fun for Kids

Teeth brushing is the most fundamental part of keeping a healthy mouth. For children, it can be a struggle. Either they don’t want to brush their teeth or they forget or maybe you even forget. But it’s important that you …
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Peg Laterals and Braces

While orthodontic treatments are able to correct a variety of alignment and spacing issues in teeth, some situations require a more collaborative approach. Recently, we’ve seen many patients dealing with small or underdeveloped teeth. Sometimes, a patient may have a …
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Do Teeth Heal?

If you get a cut, you bandage it and your skin heals. Break a bone, and you’ll wear a cast until the bone mends. But when you have a tooth that’s infected or cracked, can it heal itself? Or do …
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Does It Really Take Fewer Muscles to Smile?

When you’re a little kid, you’re told a number of things by adults that aren’t actually true. Sometimes, the adults were just trying to scare you. Other times, the adult was just wrong. Things like “swallowed gum stays in your …
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Braces and Missing Teeth

The goal of braces is to bring your teeth together in proper alignment. This includes straightening as well as closing gaps in between teeth. But what happens if you’re missing a tooth altogether? Can you still get braces? Will it …
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Having Braces While Pregnant- Is it Okay?

Safety is a top concern for any pregnant woman. The life you live is now being lived for two. You don’t want to take any unnecessary risks or push yourself too hard, but you also want to make sure to …
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Braces Cost Breakdown

When it comes to deciding whether or not to get braces, one of the primary concerns people have is cost. How much will braces cost? As far as the overall cost is concerned, it really depends. We’re unable to provide …
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