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Mouth-Changing Wisdom About Your Daily Dental Care Routine

Mouth-Changing Wisdom About Your Daily Dental Care Routine

Brush in the morning. Brush at night. Floss. Sleep. Repeat. Your daily dental care routine is probably pretty simple. In fact, the habits might be so ingrained, you don’t even think about them anymore. But what if there were some simple changes you could make to your...

DIY Orthodontia: A New and Unfortunate Fad

DIY Orthodontia: A New and Unfortunate Fad

DIY is great – for certain things. While do-it-yourself has a place in the home, it doesn’t have a place when it comes to orthodontic care. Unfortunately, DIY orthodontia is a growing trend that’s doing more harm than good. Here’s what you should know about DIY braces...

Cutting Down Time in Braces: Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

Cutting Down Time in Braces: Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

“How can I make treatment go faster?” This is a common question from people undergoing orthodontic treatment. After all, no one likes wearing braces. What they want is the result at the end. Is there any way to make that happen faster? Yes, there is! Accelerating...

Pain in the Mouth: Addressing Tooth, Joint, and Muscle Pain

Pain in the Mouth: Addressing Tooth, Joint, and Muscle Pain

Mouth pain isn’t just unpleasant, it’s a sign that something’s wrong. That’s why you should never ignore mouth pain, whether you feel it in the tooth, jaw joint, or surrounding muscle. Here are some common types of pain associated with the mouth – and what you can do...

Ready, Set, Go! The Basics of Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment

Ready, Set, Go! The Basics of Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment

Accelerated orthodontic treatment is one topic I have been very interested in throughout my career. Speeding up orthodontic treatment safely and reliably is very complicated, but it is powerful to know these four accelerators. 1. It's all about the timing. The most...

Three Things to Consider Before You Choose an Orthodontist

Three Things to Consider Before You Choose an Orthodontist

In this day and age, consumers are provided with more choices than ever. From which travel website to use to which toothpaste is best, the options seem limitless. On the surface, this seems like a good thing, and in many ways it is, but the sheer volume of choices...

Know Your Appliances (Outside of the Kitchen)

Know Your Appliances (Outside of the Kitchen)

If you have been, or are preparing to go, to the orthodontist, it can be overwhelming to see and hear all of the treatment options available. Just google, “orthodontic appliances” and you will see countless metal and plastic pieces that can go in your mouth. To make...

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