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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...

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Ortho

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Ortho

There are countless factors to consider when trying to decide whether or not to pursue treatment, and who to trust with your oral health. Simplify your decision-process by considering these five things before choosing an orthodontist

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 4: Pulling Permanent Teeth

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 4: Pulling Permanent Teeth

After your initial exam with an orthodontic provider to check for misaligned teeth and a “bad bite,” one or more treatment plans will be presented. If your doctor recommends pulling any permanent teeth, it’s wise to stop and think twice. The question you should be...

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 3: Correcting Your Bite

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 3: Correcting Your Bite

Orthodontic treatment not only moves crooked teeth so they are beautiful and straight, it corrects major bite problems. Although “bad bites” can seem subtle, and may not present noticeable symptoms, a bite that doesn’t fit well together can result in long-term...

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