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Top 5 Dental Apps for Kids and Adults

We all spend a lot of time on our smartphones today. You know how to use them to call, text, and even play games… but did you know you could use them to improve the oral health of your family? There are some great dental apps available, both free and paid, that offer you useful […]

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12 Ways to Clean & Protect Your Retainer

If you’ve ever had braces, chances are you’re familiar with a retainer. Retainers are a common orthodontic appliance, especially among young people, and are often the final step in perfecting your pearly whites after braces are removed. The most common purpose for a retainer is to help teeth stay in their new position after shifting […]

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Messy Dental Impressions are History Thanks to Digital Mouth Scanners

The dreaded dental impression – getting one used to be awkward, messy, even downright unpleasant for many patients. But thanks to modern technology, digital mouth scanners have made creating dental impressions easier than brushing your teeth.

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Is It Wise to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth, much like a human’s appendix, is a biological blast from the past. It is believed they were essential to early humans who had much more space in their mouths, but aren’t necessary for modern life. In fact, they can literally be a real pain. These teeth typically emerge in our late teens or […]

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Orthodontics for Adults – Your Complete Guide

Braces – they’re certainly not just for kids. In the United States alone, more than 1 million people over the age of 18 are adding braces to their smile, and that number grows by the day. Why? Some have serious orthodontic issues – such as over or under bites, incorrect jaw positioning, or jaw joint […]

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Not Mad About Metal? Here are 3 Alternatives to Traditional Braces

Not so long ago, there was only one real option to straighten teeth: metal braces. If you wanted that perfect smile, your teeth had to hide under a layer corrective metal for a while. But times have changed and so have your orthodontic options. Today, you can subtly straighten your smile and avoid a brace-y […]

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The Great Debate: Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign vs Braces It’s an election year, and there is no shortage of debates – not even in the orthodontics field. One of the most common debates you’ll hear in dental offices is The Great Braces Debate: Invisalign vs braces. While both products are effective in aligning teeth to create a beautiful smile, each has […]

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Is the Waterpik a Good Alternative to Flossing with Braces?

We all know that flossing is extremely important for our dental health. Even with this knowledge, most of us often go to bed without ever touching the cracks of our teeth. For parents, it seems impossible to get children to floss. Add braces to the mix, and it can become a serious battle to get […]

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Dental Genetics: Can You Blame your Parents for Your Dental Problems?

Are you a dedicated brusher and flosser, but still have problems with tooth decay? Have you noticed that your crooked smile closely resembles the smile of one of your parents? In recent years, there has been a lot of research in the area of dental genetics. It’s been discovered that there are two major types […]

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What is the Right Age for Your Child to Get Braces?

Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in the last few decades. With all of the options available and the technological advances within the industry, the number orthodontic treatments have skyrocketed. According to the American Association of Orthodontists more than 4.8 million Americans have braces; 78% of which being under the age of 18.

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