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Food for thought: How your Thanksgiving dishes hurt/help your teeth

Food for thought: How your Thanksgiving dishes hurt/help your teeth

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family, and life! It’s also a time to indulge in delicious foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. While it’s common knowledge that some of these foods are not friendly on the waistline,...

Understanding the Need for an Orthodontic Specialist

Understanding the Need for an Orthodontic Specialist

Like our pediatrician, many of us are quite particular about our family dentist. We come to trust them with our family’s oral health and get comfortable with their treatment, practices, and advice. But have you considered an Orthodontic Specialist? While the family...

How to Decode Your Bite

How to Decode Your Bite

Decoding your bite. It’s an odd sounding, but apt exercise in understanding the precision of our teeth. Our teeth fit together like lines of code or details in a story. If you’re writing code and a symbol is misplaced, that command isn’t going to perform as expected,...

How To Avoid Cavities This Halloween

How To Avoid Cavities This Halloween

Whenever you eat sugary (highly acidic) foods like candy, baked goods, fruit juices, and soda, it leaves plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque turns into acid that will attack your tooth enamel, eventually breaking down and creating...

Is the right person straightening your teeth?

Is the right person straightening your teeth?

Congratulations, you’ve decided to invest in orthodontic treatment! But, before you begin treatment, it’s important to make sure the right person is straightening you or your loved one’s teeth. There are many providers of orthodontic treatment, but the right providers...

Four horrific dental health mistakes

Four horrific dental health mistakes

Here are four horrific dental health mistakes: 1. Using mail-order orthodontics. Mail-order service is a new trend in health care. In some cases, it makes sense, for example, mail-order contacts. However, moving teeth is a complicated process. Each at-home aligner you...

When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

This may be the most important warning I give you: think twice before having permanent teeth removed. Before you read any further, know that extractions are no longer needed in over 99 percent of orthodontic patients. As a prospective patient, you need to advocate for...

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